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Sr. Project Engineer
Memphis, TN

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OUR CLIENT IS A LEADING FORTUNE 500 FOOD MANUFACTURING COMPANY REPRESENTING SOME OF THE MOST ICONIC BRANDS IN THE INDUSTRY. WELL KNOWN FOR THEIR EMPLOYEE CENTRIC CULTURE (FREQUENTLY AWARDED TOP 25 BEST PLACES TO WORK) AND COMMITMENT TO FOOD SAFETY, WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A SR. Project Engineer TO JOIN THE TEAM.
MUST HAVE AN ENGINEERING DEGREE.
Work Arrangements: 100% on-site
The Senior Engineer, Projects role will lead the execution of projects related to food safety. Primary responsibilities include developing scopes of work, user requirements, project plans, budgets, and cost controls.
Work Arrangements: 100% on-site
Reports to: Plant Engineer
In this role you will:
· Develop technical mastery as applicable to the role
· Participate in and/or lead Improvement teams to provide targeted improvements to meet Plant and SBA objectives
· Writes project charters and project funding requests
· Provide technical leadership within cross functional teams to deliver initiatives and plant projects
· Lead options analysis for project technology decisions / process changes supporting product/process innovations, working as required with Corporate, SBA, and multi-functional technical teams
· Develop or oversee the development of Engineering deliverables for project definition, execution & start-up; (location & technology selection, installation details, installation and start up sequencing & checklists)
· Participate in Food Safety audits
o Working with the Sr. Manager of Technical Food Safety to assist in audits of other sites
o Is accountable for timely audit summary responses, verified counter measure activities, and driving and tracking audit corrective actions for their home site
· Identify, Develop, and Execute improvement projects – including developing the funding request, managing the capital & engineering execution through start-up and clearly communicates project status, outages and watch-outs as the primary link between the project team and upper management
· Interact with vendors, develop equipment specifications, perform equipment testing, lead Commissioning / Qualification / Verification (CQV) tasks as required
· Develop self and others – Technicians, Managers, Engineers
· Identify and address opportunities to improve food safety within the facilities (i.e. foreign material and microbiological controls and mitigations)
· Collaborate and build relationships within plant, SBA, and Corporate resources to implement new standards and practices
· Owns site adherence to Food Safety Standards from a mechanical and structural perspective
· Will own a safety system at the site
· Will own a Quality Key Element System
· Travel to other sites, vendors as needed. Average 10 – 15% with peak periods higher
What we are looking for:
Minimum Requirements:
· Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
· A Minimum of 3 years of experience in project management
· Experience in food manufacturing
Additional skills and experience that we think would make someone successful in this role:
· An Electrical, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering degree
· People management or experience leading team(s)
· Understanding, demonstrated utilization, or participation with Initiative Management (IM) Pillar tools
· Experience with daily management systems to assure quality and/or food safety


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