Job Reference Code: WP-441
Location: Southern Wisconsin - not Milwaukee
Salary: $105-110,000 + 5% bonus potential
Last Updated: 09/05/2019
Our services have been retained to recruit a PROJECT ENGINEER for a new plant start-up in medium size Southern Wisconsin community (moderate cost-of-living, good schools, healthy economy and superior quality of life). Current plant population of 55-60 with anticipated growth to over 80 by early Winter and upwards to 150 by Summer 2020. Our client is an emerging, national multi-plant producer of aseptic and low-acid drinks. The Project Engineer will assist in the development and execution of capital programs and projects for a new state of the art aseptic manufacturing facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Identifying and solving issues and managing scope, budget and quality in a proactive, timely manner. • Works as a team with engineering support to facilitate completion of specific projects. • Assist in management of scheduling, budgeting, coordinating project objectives within budgetary limits and reporting status. • Providing process engineering and equipment layout, integration, and specification services for projects which include comparative analysis, technical evaluations and executive summary for senior management. • Vendor equipment investigation, selection, price negotiation, coordination, and procurement efforts related to projects. • Contractor scope development, management of contractors and inspection of construction to ensure adherence to company standards for safety, quality and practices. • Participate in monthly and/or weekly project reviews. • Analyze and plan for installation of equipment and related construction activities. • Examines and inspects work progress, equipment and construction sites. • Assists in project start-up and commissioning of equipment and systems. • Improve manufacturing line performance, evaluation of performance metrics to understand areas of improvement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 3+ years food industry capital project management experience. • Auto-CAD proficient for 2-D layouts • Project management experience with small to medium sized projects • Familiarity with high speed food manufacturing processes related to Chocolate, fruit flavors, drink bases, or confectionary is very desirable. • Experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project.

Salary to $105-110,000 with 5% bonus potential, relocation assistance, competitive benefits and excellent visibility and growth potential. Please send resume if any interest or questions. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!

Wade Palmer Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc. 417-860-5607 - cell