Project Engineer
Muscatine, IA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Job Description

The Project Engineerdirects and coordinates exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering project for the plant or within the area of assigned responsibility by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Key Responsibilities of the Role

  • To ensure projects are completed on time within budget or with successful attainment of objectives.

  • Completes specific phases or aspects of the project such as technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans and product testing.

  • Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems.

  • Controls expenditures within limitations of project budget.

  • Prepares interim and completion project reports.

  • Providefunctional and technical support to the factories to minimize production and maintenance problems.

  • Apply engineeringexpertiseto equipment design, problems solving, and quality improvement.

  • Participate in committee or task forces where necessary to contribute to company goals.

  • Support PRC and key support projects as technical advisor or project manager.

  • In every activity, use the principles of TQM "To do the job right the first time". This includesestablishingrequirements and the process maps necessary to meet the customer's requirements and all things done right the first time.

  • Promote TQM through actions and communications to all customers (internal and external), conformance to requirements, toprovidequality products and services andprovidetechnical solutions/leadership for the reduction in cost of quality.

  • Development of project scope, justification, and factory/company impact.

  • Appropriation preparation including cost estimates, savings, and timing plan.

  • Development and management of cost controls, asset controls and scheduling controls.

  • Hires and supervises various contractors in the scope of project manager.This may encompass all project areas and total up to 50 people dispersed among distinct trades.

  • The incumbent must maintain a strong back-up source of technical files,vendors, andmanufacturers, and engineering groups in order to respond to needs for new packaging methods or to identify technologies/equipment for application in the packaging area.

  • Evaluate,planand implement approved projects inhedirection of Engineering, Project Review Committee and/or Management Board.

  • Cost Reduction/Production Improvement;Participateactively in Company efforts to reduce operational costs and improve finished quality attributes. Develop projects whereappropriate toinitiateutilizationof cost cutting/quality improving technique or equipment.

  • Analyzing and preparing appropriation request for capital improvement and replacements of inefficient assets,collectingand organizing data for future capital improvements on afive yearcapital spending budget basis; maintaining and active cost reduction program.

  • The incumbent must alsopossessa high levelof humanrelation'sskills to be able to efficiently interact with individuals from varying work disciplines and cultural backgrounds.

  • Direct and compile capital budgeting; collect future capital project requirements from factory departments and compile into a final five-year capital budget. Control thecurrentlyfiscal year budget to ensure that the current factory needs are met as wellsassuring that its needs are well positioned for the future.

  • Analyze and prepare appropriation requests; prepares and financially analyzes all capital and expense appropriation requests. This includes new facilities and equipment for factory operating improvements,capacityincreases and replacement of equipment.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an accredited engineering school or related field isStronglyPrefered

  • 3+years of experience or full cycle Project Engineering experience.

  • Strong background in mechanical and hydraulic systems, packaging methods, and materials, electronics and computer applications, and electrical systems.

  • Strong communicationskills arerequiredfor presentations to factorystaffson technical issues or specific projectactivity.

  • Ability to read,analyzes, andinterpretsgeneral business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability towritereports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and thegeneral public.

  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructionsfurnishedin written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Ability to work to flexible schedule including days, afternoons, midnights, and overtime as needed.



Location(s)Muscatine Factory

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact .

It is the continuing policy of The Kraft Heinz Company to afford full equal employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
Final candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship. Exceptions requesting work visa sponsorship will be reviewed on a case to case basis.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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