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Project Engineer / Project Manager

Company: Stuffed Puffs-- Filled Marshmallows
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Project Engineer / Project Manager role is responsible for identification, design and execution of small to medium sized Capital Projects, as well as participation in larger scale Capital Projects (in excess of $500k). The ideal candidate will have experience in food manufacturing, GMP knowledge, and can communicate across all groups of the organization. This role will report to the Director of Capital Projects.
Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with Production, Planning, QA, & Maintenance to identify projects and issues as well as coordinate ongoing projects.
  • Propose and control the project costs in accordance with the capital plan.
  • Evaluation, selection, and management of third-party contractors and/or suppliers from time to time.
  • Must be self-starter who can take basic direction and run with a project on their own.
  • Monitor the project in accordance with the key performance indicators, including within budget, delivered on time and successfully handed over.
  • Ensure that all assets are well designed (i.e. plant layout, equipment selection etc.) and fit the business purpose through applying new technologies, proven principles, thorough design reviews and basic science.
  • Check the validity of all mandatory safety, environment, energy, line efficiency and performance reports in respect to engineering.
  • Be proactive in investigating any issues relating to non-compliance, major breakdowns, and non-conformance with key performance indicators.
  • Ensure the correct SME (Subject Matter Experts) are involved in all design reviews.
  • Always ensure safe work sites and installations that are easy to operate, clean and maintain as well as guaranteeing after commissioning the safe, consistent manufacture/distribution of quality products.
  • Ensure that the operators, mechanics, electricians etc. are effectively trained and that the transfer of the equipment to the client is both smooth and efficient. This includes all the supporting documentation that will be required to operate and maintain the plant. e.g. operating instructions, equipment manuals, plant layouts, maintenance instructions, spare parts listing, etc.
  • Support the operation of the process or plant until required deliverables are achieved.
  • Participates in the evaluation and optimization of existing processes with overall project monitoring by supervisor or project manager. Work closely with the technical staff of equipment suppliers and customers.
  • Conduct root cause analysis to address technical issues, and some project management. Develop, scale-up, and commercialize new processes to minimize cost and maximize simplicity and flexibility in accordance with committed time and budget constraints. Screen alternative equipment suppliers and summarize capabilities and recommend suitable candidates based on information.
  • Assist in implementation of new process installation and final validation of equipment. Maintain competence in food technology and new equipment offerings by attending technical meetings to identify new opportunities with respect to product/process.
  • Evaluate existing processes and optimize processes and plant efficiency.
  • Participate in calibration of new equipment with respect to metering rates to optimize processing.
  • Complete equipment validation studies through the operational qualification (IQ/OQ) and long-term validation (PQ) to qualify new equipment. Participate in evaluation of online equipment which allows for early detection of process errors/product non-quality.
  • Work with R&D to conduct pilot plant tests to verify new process capability.
  • Investigate new equipment and facilitate development and installation.
  • All other duties as assigned
    Requirements:
    • B.S. Degree in Engineering preferred
    • 5+ years' work experience in project engineering and some project management.
    • Experience with automated equipment in the food processing industry a plus.
    • High level of attention to detail.
    • Excellent documentation skills.
    • Strong Mechanical aptitude.
    • Strong communication skills both written and oral.
    • A full complement of business computer literacy skills (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, database software etc.)
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Must possess appropriate communication skills allowing direct interaction with outside suppliers, internal Managers and Sr. Management.
    • Ability to work independently on multiple projects.
    • Works well in a team environment.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    • Demonstrate a willingness to share skills and information with others.
    • General knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices.
    • Basic knowledge of workplace safety.
    • Must be detail oriented and notice even the smallest of issues that may become bigger problems in the future.

Keywords: Stuffed Puffs-- Filled Marshmallows, Bethlehem , Project Engineer / Project Manager, Engineering , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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