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Capital Equipment Project Engineer - Food or Packaging

Location: North Jackson, Ohio 44451
Posted:Tue, June 16, 2020
Salary:US$100000 - US$130000 per year
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Project Engineer will lead the development and execution of manufacturing plant capital projects including scope, schedule, budget, procurement, installation and start-up. The project engineer also provides technical leadership for processing, packaging, utility and facility systems. This position will functionally report to the VP, Engineering & Maintenance but will be based in the North Jackson, OH Production Facility.


Lead Engineer on capital projects - Including overall project management of scope development, budget, system design, equipment sizing and selection, schedule, construction, installation, start-up, check-out, and closeout
Lead system design development for unit operations which includes improvements to existing equipment using appropriate technical evaluation and involvement
Pro-actively lead collaboration with cross-functional partners to develop margin improvement and technical innovation opportunities
Conduct and/or manage experiments, trials, and analyses to validate and advance technical opportunities
Partner with Procurement to source, obtain quotes, and negotiate per desired specifications (evaluate submissions with team and management for approval)
Provide effective communication and documentation of work including technical plans, experimental reports, financial analysis, and management updates.
Communicate status and issues regarding project activity on a continual basis
Work with R&D and Food Safety/Quality to identify appropriate system requirements
Offers engineering support and troubleshooting assistance to the cross functional plant and company teams
Provide innovative technical solutions required to meet business objectives with emphasis on productivity
Provide support to annual capital planning process, which may include development and management of the capital program for the facility
Develop and maintain strong relationships with existing and new vendors, suppliers, and contractors
Ability to travel up to 10 - 20%, depending on project priorities.
Other duties as assigned

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Company cross-functional teams including Operations, R&D, Quality, Safety, Finance, Procurement, Marketing, and Corporate Sr. Leadership
Plant factory teams from operator to plant manager
External vendors and contractors


Bachelors Degree (or higher) in Engineering or Technical/Scientific Discipline
At least 5 years of relevant engineering experience within a culture of continuous process improvement
Proficiency with CAD software for drawing creation and editing
Proficiency in reading and interpreting P&ID, layout, equipment and fabrication drawings
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Experience with Mass balance process flows and calculations
Experience with fluid ingredient, dry ingredient, and package handling within manual and automated systems
Experience with 3A (preference for experience in USDA Dairy Sanitary Design Standards)
Knowledge of utility (steam, water, air, NH3, etc.) design and impacts on the process
Knowledge of electrical and controls systems
Experience working with multi trade-based vendors/contractors
Experience leading large multi-discipline projects
Familiarity with Continuous Improvement tools and processes
Experience in plant operations and industrial environments understanding equipment design and impacts to materials, labor, and work processes

Experis is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA)

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