Project Engineer will be responsible for the conceptualization, development, design, evaluation, recommendation, and upon approval, execution of engineering programs that will contribute to the Manufacturing objectives.
- Proactively seek and recommend to the Plant Engineering Manager both short and long-range facility improvements, facility expansions, and manufacturing equipment projects.
- Conduct implementation studies for process or method improvements.
- Provide organization and a detail-oriented approach using an approved project management methodology.
- Ensure that all project documentation is complete and that all project deliverables are on schedule and within specification and budget.
- Facilitates all major approval points during the project approval process.
- Identifies when each needs to occur and follows up on approval outcomes.
- Evaluate and make recommendations for new processing equipment and systems for adaptation to the manufacturing process.
- This includes the evaluation of a proposal’s impact on efficiency and its cost-effectiveness.
- Conduct detailed technical studies of existing equipment problems; analyze alternative solutions, and provide conclusions and recommendations.
- Develop project specifications; conduct pre-bid information meetings with contractors, gather contractor bids; analyze and award bids; schedule and supervise equipment installations.
- Report project status on a regular basis to management and project team
- Work with team members to define and maintain the project scope, requirements, and deliverables.
- Manages cross-functional teams in an efficient and productive manner to complete required tasks
- Coordinate with team members to create project schedules, maintain project budgets, and provide project leadership through the construction and transition stages.
- Deal with Municipalities/Government Agencies
- Prepare and maintain meeting minutes for all project meetings; keeps track and follow up on all open items.
- Provide or arrange supervision of equipment installation on some weekends or holidays.
- On all projects over $5,000.00, obtain three competitive bids. Exceptions must be explained and documented.
- Request Purchase Orders and keep track of project costs using ERP software and other tools
- Complete and obtain all contractor paperwork and place on file. This includes certificates of insurance (general liability and workers comp.), purchase orders, and contractor’s training to ensure all contractors are trained and understand the Plant’s Safety and GMP policies.
- Coordinate all project activities between the contractor and the plant departments involved.
- Ensure that all Company rules are enforced, as well as local, state, and federal laws (i.e., OSHA, FDA).
- Conduct daily (or as needed) information and planning meetings on major projects requiring the coordination of activities with other departments, Amy’s personnel, and/or contractors.
- Generate mechanical and electrical drawings using AutoCAD.
- Utilize appropriate software for projects that require critical path scheduling, Gantt charts, and milestone schedules that are germane to the effective and efficient conduct of the project.
- BS Degree in Engineering and a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a project engineer or project manager in a similar environment.
- Experience in Food Manufacturing a must.
- Must be PC literate, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook) and AutoCAD.