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  • 1661 Feehanville Drive
    Mount Prospect, IL 60056

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Project Engineer

Mizkan America, Inc • Mount Prospect, IL

Posted 6 days ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - Road Warrior
Experience - At least 5 year(s)
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Manufacturing, Engineering


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Job Description

SUMMARY: The Project Engineer works with remote plants to generate project submissions and manage implementation of approved projects as assigned. Tasks include processing and packaging operations with adherence to quality standards, strategic planning involvement, root cause analysis, and problem resolution. Reports to the Director of Corporate Engineering.




  • Executes assignments under guidance from Director of Engineering with adherence to timelines and budgets
  • Partners with corporate and plant management teams to ensure the development of detailed scopes of work, effective project generation and implementation upon approval
  • Provides engineering expertise in the areas of raw material and product handling, processing, and packaging
  • Conducts engineering studies as assigned on new and existing manufacturing processes, equipment, tooling and materials to optimize production efficiencies, minimize waste/scrap and ensure quality standards and safety requirements are met
  • Recommends methods, materials, and layouts for improvements based on manufacturing needs and capabilities
  • Develops detailed project submittals with accurate cost generation for project submission, ROI analysis and approval consideration
  • Works with plant maintenance and contractors to generate costs to complete installation and startup of projects
  • Performs problem solving studies for root cause analysis determination, develops recommendations and resolves manufacturing problems identified within plant operations
  • Supervises and directs other project lead people where appropriate and controls outside contractors relative to plant policies and scope of work
  • Tracks capital expenditures for adherence to approved project spending limits
  • Interface with OSHA, EPA, BRC and other regulatory and 3rd party agencies as required
  • Assists the Director of Engineering in developing, implementing and maintaining annual engineering budget and 5-year capital plans


Job Requirements


  • BS degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering

  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience in a food processing/manufacturing environment

  • Air Permitting knowledge and experience is highly preferred

  • Must be able to work with and manage consultants and contractors

  • Must have a good understanding of 3-Phase electrical power, motor controls, compressed air and steam generation and their distribution systems

  • Allen-Bradley Programming experience a plus

  • Commitment to excellence, high standards, and company values

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects, priorities and meet deadlines

  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level

  • Technical skills in engineering, project development, and costing

  • Ability to work with all levels (plant personnel and corporate management)

  • Good judgment capability with the ability to make timely and sound decisions

  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player

  • Strong organizational, planning, and analytical skills

  • Must be motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work enthusiastically with constantly changing priorities

  • Effective level of interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills

  • Ability to persuade and influence others to assist with and complete projects

  • High level of proficiency with AutoCAD, MS Project and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is essential

  • Up to 75% travel depending on work load



    Mizkan America, Inc. is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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