Summary: This position is accountable for providing capital engineering support within Operations. This includes executing engineering projects for capital installations $200M+, project management from design through startup, and providing long-range technical planning and strategies for the business.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Typical tasks for this position include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Responsible for capital project execution including equipment selection, justification, CAR processing, purchasing, and installation. Support start-up efforts including in-person training and documentation.
  • Design, recommend and implement manufacturing systems that are designed for machine, human interaction, method/process, raw material & environmental variability. Design to incorporate Lean principles to improve reliability, ease of use & maintenance, minimize changeover times, and to minimize production losses.
  • Provide cross-functional project management across key areas including RD&E, Finance, Marketing, and other company locations.
  • Manage projects through design-review process from project scope charters through successful startup transition to the local site team. This includes working with the plant operational teams on providing training, writing appropriate standard operating procedures, and maintenance training plans & parts.
  • Apply the Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations to day to day operations and capital project work. This includes writing appropriate procedures, conducting Change Management paperwork, knowing and applying electrical and hazard codes, signing off on Hot Work and Confined Space, correctly using contractor safety guidelines, and timely equipment inspections/certifications.
  • Frequent interface with plant personnel, operators, coordinators, and maintenance personnel across a 3-shift operation.
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Principal Engineer – Packaging | Direct Hire

Vernon Hills, IL

Summary: This position is accountable for providing capital engineering support within Operations. This includes executing engineering projects for capital installations $200M+, project management from design through startup, and providing long-range technical planning and strategies for the business.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Typical tasks for this position include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Responsible for capital project execution including equipment selection, justification, CAR processing, purchasing, and installation. Support start-up efforts including in-person training and documentation.
  • Design, recommend and implement manufacturing systems that are designed for machine, human interaction, method/process, raw material & environmental variability. Design to incorporate Lean principles to improve reliability, ease of use & maintenance, minimize changeover times, and to minimize production losses.
  • Provide cross-functional project management across key areas including RD&E, Finance, Marketing, and other company locations.
  • Manage projects through design-review process from project scope charters through successful startup transition to the local site team. This includes working with the plant operational teams on providing training, writing appropriate standard operating procedures, and maintenance training plans & parts.
  • Apply the Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations to day to day operations and capital project work. This includes writing appropriate procedures, conducting Change Management paperwork, knowing and applying electrical and hazard codes, signing off on Hot Work and Confined Space, correctly using contractor safety guidelines, and timely equipment inspections/certifications.
  • Frequent interface with plant personnel, operators, coordinators, and maintenance personnel across a 3-shift operation.

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