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Project Engineer - Food, Beverage

Requisition ID 9929
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
Recruiter AR1
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.
About the role

As the world's largest industrial vinegar producer, Fleischmann's Vinegar welcomes a new era while continuing to deliver the quality customers have expected for the past 100 years. Kerry's Applied Health & Nutrition company acquired Fleishmann's Vinegar in 2018 and we'd love for you to join our Engineering Team. This role can be located remotely (home based)

Join our AHN (Applied Health & Nutrition) Business Unit as the Project Engineer 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.

This role is remote (home based), with 60% travel, with preferred home base in the Chicago area or more travel will be needed.

Key responsibilities

Lead and supports various projects in Capital improvement ranging $5k - $3MM, and operational improvements up to $500k in scope.  This position requires strong knowledge in Project Management, process and packaging improvements, and sanitary design for food manufacturing.  The Engineer will lead these projects through accurate project forecasting and budgets, equipment procurement, scheduling, integration, installation, start-up and successful project closure.  Personnel Safety and Food Safety design standards will lead priority in all projects.     

  • Manages process, packaging and facility capital projects from a technical, financial and manpower perspective.
  • Directly participates in the design, development and creation of scope for engineering projects or the engineering work of the department.
  • Experience with justifying, implementing and closing capital project ranging from $5k-$3MM.
  • Creates project estimates and timelines for initial project consideration.
  • Identifies and proposes equipment and/or processing options to meet objectives within projects.
  • Leads the bid process, budgeting and submission process for capital and operational projects.
  • Directs the installation, commissioning, qualification and verification for regional engineering capital projects.
Qualifications and skills

If you’re up to the challenge and have the following qualifications and background, please apply.

  • Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably a Chemical or Mechanical Engineering Degree?
  • Do you bring demonstrated (8+ years) years Engineering experience and 5+ in Project engineering 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 Liquid Beverage Processes, tanks, boiler installation and replacement, wastewater treatment system & automatic palletizer etc.


Project Engineer, Food, Beverage, Sr Engineer, Senior Engineer, Project Management

1301 Mark Street, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

3141 W. North Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160

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 .                                                                                                         

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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