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Project Engineer

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Champaign
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Champaign, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 15-Feb-2024

Ref #: R-79484

Description & Requirements

The Project Engineer directs 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.
  • Provide functional and technical support to the factories to minimize production and maintenance problems.
  • Apply engineering expertise to 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 includes establishing requirements 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, to provide quality products and services and provide technical 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, and manufacturers, 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, plan and implement approved projects in he direction of Engineering, Project Review Committee and/or Management Board.
    • Cost Reduction/Production Improvement; Participate actively in Company efforts to reduce operational costs and improve finished quality attributes. Develop projects where appropriate to initiate utilization of cost cutting/quality improving technique or equipment.
    • Analyzing and preparing appropriation request for capital improvement and replacements of inefficient assets, collecting and organizing data for future capital improvements on a five year capital spending budget basis; maintaining and active cost reduction program.
    • The incumbent must also possess a high level of human relation's skills 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 the currently fiscal year budget to ensure that the current factory needs are met as well s assuring 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, capacity increases and replacement of equipment.


      • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an accredited engineering school or related field is Strongly Prefered
      • 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 communication skills are required for presentations to factory staffs on technical issues or specific project activity .
      • Ability to read, analyzes , and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
      • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
      • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general 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 instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
        • Ability to work to flexible schedule including days, afternoons, midnights, and overtime as needed.

          About Us

          Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

          Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

          Why Us

          We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food.

          Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

          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

Keywords: Kraft-Heinz, Champaign , Project Engineer, Engineering , Champaign, Illinois

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