Job Reference Code: WP-467
Location: OH/IN metro
Salary: $95-115K + discretionary bonus
Last Updated: 01/24/2019
Our services have been retained to recruit two CORPORATE PROJECT ENGINEERS for a multi-plant, billion dollar plus food processor based in Midwest (OH/IN region – large city). Both positions report to VP of Engineering, are newly created roles and require 40-50% travel to company facilities. My client is one of the best kept secrets in the food industry, is growing and offers great initial challenge and long term opportunities.

Scope: The Project Engineer initiates and executes mid-to large-size capital projects that improve plant operations and utilization to achieve maximum productive capability at the lowest operating cost. • Determines project specifications by studying product design, customer requirements, and performance standards; completes technical studies and prepares cost estimates • Coordinates multiple projects with management, plant personnel, engineering, suppliers and consultants; provides on-site supervision of contractors as required. • Evaluates impact of changes to plant operations, safety, and food safety prior to and subsequent to project implementation; calculates return on investment; presents capital projects to senior management for approval. • Reviews and recommends changes to plant layout to optimize flow for new and replacement equipment. • Collaborates with site leadership and operational excellence teams to complete detailed analyses of plant performance and improve utilization of equipment, personnel and utilities • Partners with Technical Services, R&D and Operations to identify and implement the latest technology and best practices for equipment selection and facility maintenance standards across all sites • Analyzes vendor and equipment alternatives for new or replacement machines. • Analyzes and recommends warehouse and material handling methods. • Analyzes and recommends building construction materials and applications. • Compiles and submits information for all required department/corporate monthly, quarterly and annual reports. • Researches and recommends resolution to environmental or safety issues

Qualifications: • BS degree in engineering or a technical field, preferably in chemical or mechanical engineering. • Minimum of 3-5 years of prior experience in processing and/or packaging manufacturing. • CPG, nutritional, or food processing experience is preferred – will consider anyone with continuous processes and finished product packaging. Key questions candidates must answer: • Have you ever managed a project that required coordination of external resources such as equipment manufacturers, system integrators, construction contractors and engineering design firms? Yes = good! • Have you ever been responsible for the startup of a new piece of equipment or manufacturing line? Yes = good! • Have you been brought into a setting to troubleshoot a design problem or improve efficiencies within manufacturing? Yes = good!

Competencies: • Strong analytical, financial and project management skills • Experience with continuous improvement, Lean, or Six Sigma – Green belt or Black belt is preferred • Stable work history and on upward path in career • Understanding of systems and controls integration would be a plus • Experience using AutoCAD and Microsoft Office software • Effective at technical business communication

Salary in the $95-115,000 base range with discretionary bonus, competitive benefits and solid relocation assistance. These are immediate needs…please send resume ASAP if any interest or questions. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon!

Wade Palmer Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc. 417-889-3434 – off 417-860-5607 - cell