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Project Engineer - Project Design

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

Job Description:

General information

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

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 14-Mar-2024

Ref #: R-73114

Base Salary Range: $110,200.00 - $137,800.00

Target Total Cash Range: $165,300.00 - $206,700.00

Target Total Cash: Target total cash represents this role's annualized cash earning potential at target (base salary + target bonus). Target total cash is contingent on targeted company performance achievement and individual attainment of performance goals. Therefore, target total cash is not guaranteed earnings. In addition to base salary and bonus, this role is eligible for additional compensation in the form of equity.

Compensation Disclaimer: The compensation offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors.

Description & Requirements

Here at Kraft Heinz, we grow our people to grow our business, because we believe that great people make great companies. When you join our table, you can expect access to an array of comprehensive wellness benefits* and perks, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 7% 401(k) matching, Business Resource Groups (BRGs) to help foster diversity, inclusion, and belonging for all employees, an industry-leading total rewards package that emphasizes a high discretionary bonus.

*Benefits begin 30 days after hire for hourly employees, and immediately upon hire for salaried employees.

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Project Engineer - Project Design at a glance...

The Project Engineer - Project Design will be part of a small design team passionate about Growth, Capacity and Cost Improvement Manufacturing Strategy, with a packaging equipment focus. The team is responsible for developing large-scale projects from their ideation to the point of execution. These projects are specifically identified for their criticality to service, innovation, or business continuity.

This individual will require both the project management and technical knowledge to develop the scope for complex manufacturing and automation projects. While this role will be focused on packaging expertise, team members are encouraged to have general knowledge of infrastructure, utilities, and process technologies.

What's on the menu?

  • Be responsible for the creation, development, and implementation of pivotal initiatives.
  • Research and refine technical solutions to reduce labor reliance across multiple product categories.
  • Build preliminary budgetary estimates across multiple teams (packaging, process, infrastructure, and utilities) to guide the business towards the best ROI capital investments.
  • Work with the Supply Chain Development function to create cases that support the proposed engineering scope.
  • Develop project design, detailed scopes of work, cost estimates, timelines and bid documentation for capital projects that are identified as high potential for investment.
  • Apply and improve specifications and standards for packaging equipment, taking findings from each project and codifying them for future use.
  • Work with third party engineering firms to develop for-bid and for-construction drawings.
  • Act as a resident guide within the package equipment field of expertise, providing guidance to the broader team on the strategic fit within the Manufacturing Network.
  • Identify and prioritize opportunities based on the business segment cost needs and the latest technical solutions.
  • Present to senior leadership about project viability during conceptualization, future pipeline ideas, and project updates during the scope development stage.

    Recipe for Success - apply now if this sounds like you!

    • A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical Engineering or related field/experience is required.
    • Strong computer skills.
    • Possess a deep understanding of Manufacturing KPIs.

      Work Environment & Schedule

      This position is considered a Normal office environment with moderate travel to customer locations, stores, manufacturing facilities, etc.; offices are open workspaces Additionally, this role requires 30-50% domestic and international travel. The travel requirements are cyclical and will be dependent on the development stage of the project. Many of our factories are located several hours from the nearest airport, so a driver's license is required.

      Physical demands include but not limited to:
      • Constant keyboard or text input
      • Occasional accessing high or low objects
      • Occasional scaling staircases
      • Frequent standing during Commissioning, FAT and Startup

        This job description is not designed to cover or contain all duties or responsibilities that are required of the role. Duties or responsibilities may change or be added with or without notice.

        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

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