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Mechanical Project Engineer
Battle Creek, MI

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The opportunity:

  •  The Mechanical Project Engineer coordinates the planning, organizing, and completion of engineering projects with area of assigned responsibility. 
  •  Working within an engineering process to define and participate in the development of projects to implement or improve manufacturing efficiency and/or general process improvements and initiatives. This includes providing technical direction, assistance and engineered problem solutions to maintenance and operating personnel. 
  •  Manages all phases of capital and expense projects from inception through final project. 
  •  Supports mill goals for safety, environmental and other concerns. 
  •  Outlines project requirements, assigns tasks, and supervises progress to ensure that project objectives are being met.


How you will impact:

  • Manage multiple capital and maintenance projects, including planning, design, documenting, budgeting, and implementation.
  • Manages ongoing facilities infrastructure maintenance programs.
  • Assist in the attainment of mill goals by serving on special teams or supplying teams with necessary technical support and responds to field questions
  • Ability to motivate or influence others is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy and trust
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical information in various forms, and deal with several abstract and/or concrete variables simultaneously.
  • Ability to assess situations based on facts and quickly reacts to provide direction to employees involved.  Assists with troubleshooting and fixing plant problems.
  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret and summarize information and written materials.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence and documents.


What you need to succeed:

  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree with 2-4 years of industrial work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Coordinates and supervises work with outside contractors on various sized maintenance-related projects.  Maintain projects on budget and on schedule.
  • Learn and understand maintenance/plant operations. Makes recommendations for training, improved procedures, manpower requirements and selection.
  • Must be able to generate drawings, specifications, and instructions necessary to convey project requirements to others.
  • Dedication to ensuring a safe work environment, ensuring inherent process safety is adhered to on all project designs and ensuring all projects receive adequate hazard reviews prior to installation, and managing project safety.
  • Solid ability to organize and plan and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain a balance of work priorities and complete assignments within established timeframes is required. 
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is essential. 
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a demanding work environment. 
  • Ability to work independently and interact collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to draw valid conclusions. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including ability to present information in a clear and concise manner to staff and employees at all levels.
  • Strong leadership ability along with high ethical standards – uncompromising on worker safety and regulatory compliance requirements.


What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

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