Overview of Position:
We are a rapidly expanding food and beverage Company seeking a Project Manager of Engineering that will be responsible for the execution of capital & maintenance projects supporting our bottling, canning and aseptic process lines. This position could be a Senior level role depending on the experience of the candidate. Job may require occasional Holiday, weekend/evening work supporting a 24-hour/7-day operation.
Description of Responsibilities:
Identifying/solving issues and managing scope, budget and quality in a proactive, timely manner.
Engineering support activities to facilitate completion of specific projects.
Schedule, budget, coordinate project objectives within budgetary limits and reporting status.
Process engineering and equipment layout, integration, and specification services for projects that include a comparative analysis and executive summary for senior management.
Vendor equipment investigation, selection, price negotiation, coordination, and procurement efforts related to projects.
Participate in monthly and/or weekly project reviews for technical and design concerns with Senior Management.
Preparation and review of scope documents, job specifications, proficiency evaluation, price negotiations and contract terms.
Analyze and plan for installation of equipment and related construction activities.
Management of on-site contractors.
Inspects work progress, equipment and construction sites.
Project start-up and commissioning equipment.
Management of Process & Package Specifications & Sourcing.
Work intricately with facility management and staff to aide in continuous improvement efforts.
Job requires frequent work on the production floor to support equipment startups, troubleshooting, etc…
Working knowledge of Auto-CAD.
Working knowledge of PLC, RS Logix and Wonderware.
Data Acquisition and related Manufacturing tools to drive OEE improvements.
Working knowledge of maintenance management, CMMS’s, root cause & problem solving.
Strong project management skills.
Familiarity with high speed food manufacturing processes related to Chocolate, fruit flavors, drink bases, or confectionary is desirable.
Strong analytical thinking, problem solving skills and an aptitude for detail and strong organizational abilities a must.
Strong presentation and interpersonal skills with customers (internal and external) and vendors.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related course study.
Minimum 5 years experience in a Food Manufacturing or related environment
PE and/or PMP desirable but not mandatory
Aseptic experience is desirable but not mandatory