- Continuous Improvement
- Project Management
- Project Engineering
- Food Processing
- Health Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Disability Insurance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Dental Insurance
McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Project Engineer . This new hire will work in the Flavor Solutions Plant, located in South Bend, IN. The Project Engineer will report to an Engineering Manager.
With more than $5 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation and service. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better ™
As a company recognized for exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays and vacations.
Under the direction of the Engineering & Maintenance Manager and guidance from senior engineers, this position is responsible for managing multiple capital projects of moderate value/complexity from the evaluation through implementation stages. The role effectively works with stakeholder teams to deliver reliable solutions employing performance based technical specifications, procurement, FAT's, installation, commissioning, start-up, operation, maintenance and improvement of packaging machinery and manufacturing support systems. This role delivers effective results by investigating, analyzing and improving manufacturing equipment systems. Project workload can vary with regulatory and environmental priorities.
Work with manufacturing and maintenance partners to provide technical support in the design, development, purchase, installation, commissioning, start-up, operation, maintenance and improvement of packaging machinery and support systems. Provide watch dog technical support periodically until improvement results are successfully sustained for a period no less than 90 days. For projects that do not deliver results, significantly refocus efforts to deliver the expected results.
Support and lead improvement activities: Focused Improvements, Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED), packaging systems analysis, spare parts processes to increase reliability and overall systems optimization. Actively participate in daily management activities to improve systems reliability. Attend specific team meetings and daily plant-wide communication meetings as required to advocate and support manufacturing and other business partners results.
Preparation of final CAAPs in accordance with best practice procedures. Ensure that projects are properly planned to provide sufficient funding, review supporting data to determine that stated results and deliverables are achievable and secure the necessary approvals. Monitor implementation of capital projects to ensure that projects are completed as planned and that approved funds are properly spent to deliver the specified IRR % results. Perform post-installation audits, reconcile financial metrics, and share key learnings for future project improvements.
Coordinates the selection, design, and layout of processing and packaging machinery to ensure efficiency, reliability, optimum space utilization and adequate production capacity. On an ongoing basis, initiate design changes and modifications to further improve machine efficiency, facilitate packaging design changes, cost reductions, and to expand the capability of existing equipment to efficiently produce new products. Assure that all projects successfully deliver vertical start-ups.
Provide technical support of cross functional project teams to resolve technical and other challenges that develop during project execution. Seek out opportunities to coach and mentor team members on technical competencies and understanding.
Evaluate, develop, document and implement cost reduction projects and deliver on key targets.
Work closely with site training, vendors and operations teams to effectively facilitate training for technicians, managers, mechanics and other partners. Verify that knowledge is transferred effectively to the incumbents and that manufacturing certification processes are validated and robust. Lead project teams from concept through start up and through initial operational phases. Assure that all projects are successfully completed and project results are sustained.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical/Chemical preferred) required
Minimum three years’ experience in a project engineer role
Minimum one years’ experience in food processing, pharmaceutical, chemical processes, or consumer packaged goods, required
Experience with PC software, including MS Office and AutoCAD, required
Experience and knowledge with/of machine control systems and safety risk mitigation required
Excellent ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
Flexible to work all shifts as needed
Experience with Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs) and automation preferred
Experience leading and coaching project / Continuous Improvement Process, Teams, and Technicians preferred
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
Experience with MS Access, Project, and SAP preferred
McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future.