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Project Engineer

Requisition ID 12126
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
Recruiter KW1
Posting Type LI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry
A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.
Where you'll work:

If you are looking to join a growing company and enjoy hands on project management in a food manufacturing environment with multi-site responsibility, then we are looking for you! 


We do prefer candidates to reside in southern, WI or Chicago, IL area and/or overall the Midwest. We also will relocate! Up to 25-40%+ travel may be required – depending on project(s) location. This person will be responsible for supporting our exciting Applied Health & Nutrition plants. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to be exposed to complex food processes, large capital projects and lead and drive a project team.


The Senior Project Engineer has the responsibility to lead and support engineering, systems integration, and process improvements through capital projects and operational efficiency projects within our manufacturing sites.  This position will concurrently support multiple projects at one or more facilities throughout the organization.

What you'll do:

Every day you will Identify operational challenges, analyze and develop solutions for improvements to support capital projects.  Develop designs and process specifications using complex calculations, prepare flow sheets, scope of work documents, and drawings necessary to satisfy project requirements as well as coordinate design review meetings.


  • Be on the floor with the teams to make productivity improvements -analyze and evaluate project designs and ensure compliance with engineering principles and company standards for food processing;  including sanitary design, operational efficiency, health, safety, and environmental sustainability.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to detail operations of new equipment or revise SOPs to reflect changes to operations, as the result of modifications to existing equipment.
  • Write, debug, and troubleshoot process control logic using Kerry standard software including: programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human-machine interfaces (HMIs), and reporting, alarming, and trending software. Assist site engineering in the troubleshooting of plant instrumentation.
  • Develop process specifications and systems by making calculations, preparing process flow diagrams (PFDs), piping and instrumentation drawings (P&IDs), site and floor plans, elevation drawings, utilities matrices, and other project documentation as applicable.
  • Oversee all phases of assigned projects from inception to final operation. Responsibilities include project planning, estimating, reporting, organizing project staff, coordinating, scheduling, installation, commissioning, and financial control.
What you'll need to be successful and safe:
  • Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably a Chemical or Mechanical Engineering Degree?
  • Do you bring demonstrated (10+ years) years Engineering experience and (10+ years) in Project Management related to Food, Beverage, or Pharmaceutical?
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Versed in project schedules, cost estimates, PFDs, P&IDs, site and elevation drawings, utilities requirements development, interpretation of P&IDs, with a good understanding of process and instrumentation control.
  • Would be a plus to have experience with food processes, tanks, boiler installation and replacement, wastewater treatment system & automatic palletizer.

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                         

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