Sr Project Engineer

at Kerry in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

About Kerry

Kerry is the world’s leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role

The position is a hybrid role.

Leads site process improvements and supports various projects in Capital improvement ranging $5k – $3MM. This position requires strong knowledge in Food Process (preferably Fermentation), Project Management, and sanitary design for food manufacturing. The Engineer will lead these projects through accurate project forecasting and budgets, equipment procurement, scheduling, integration, installation, start-up and successful project closure. Personnel Safety and Food Safety design standards will lead priority in all projects.

Key responsibilities

+ Manages process improvement and facility capital projects from a technical, financial and manpower perspective.

+ Directly participates in the design, development and creation of scope for engineering projects (process & infrastructure) or the engineering work of the department.

+ Experience with justifying, implementing and closing capital project ranging from $5k-$3MM.

+ Creates project estimates and timelines for initial project consideration.

+ Identifies and proposes equipment and/or processing options to meet objectives within projects.

+ Leads the bid process, budgeting and submission process for capital and operational projects.

+ Directs the installation, commissioning, qualification and verification for regional engineering capital projects.

+ Manages and coordinates the activities of teams and contractors to ensure successful project execution.

+ Creates and publishes schedules to prioritize the actions of project management

+ Leads project meetings for design and project reviews.

+ Communicate clearly, both written and verbally, with contractors, plant personnel, peers and management.

+ Prioritizes and leads projects with an added value for the plant in line with methodological principles

+ Ensure all engineering work aligns with corporate engineering standards, including sanitary design, ergonomics, employee safety and food safety requirements.

+ Identifies operational improvements and initiates cost savings measures.

+ Ensure all safety, quality, and regulatory standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded.

+ Maintain a consistent and reliable attendance record.

+ Cultivate a positive and innovative work environment.

+ Complete other assignments and initiatives as requested.

Qualifications and skills

+ Requires a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, or similar engineering discipline.

+ Overall 5+ years’ experience in engineering.

+ 5+ years’ experience in identifying & implementing Process Improvements to increase capacity / efficiency.

+ 5+ years’ experience in Project Managementwith responsibility for projects exceeding $1MM.

+ Related experience in Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, or biotech industries.

+ CAD Experience preferred and an intermediate level or better.

+ Experience with Microsoft programs (Project, Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).

+ Willingness to Travel 20% based on project needs.

Compensation Data

The typical hiring range for this role is $105,129 to $159,134 annually and is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, location, etc. In addition to your pay, Kerry offers benefits such as a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and retirement contribution (all benefits and incentives are subject to eligibility requirements).

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be foundhere (\screen\reader\optimized.pdf) . Additional information can also be here (\EEO\_Supplement\Final\JRF\QA\508c.pdf) .

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a starter kit, investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name.

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Job Posting: JC253816940

Posted On: Jan 15, 2024

Updated On: Apr 24, 2024

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