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Project Engineer

Requisition ID 47651
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
Posting Type DNI

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

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

What would you do?

Under direction of the Engineering and Maintenance Manager, the Project Engineer manages projects to meet all technical requirements while assuring they stay on-time and within budget.


Key Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to:

  • Create capital proposals including scope document, cost estimate, and timelines.
  • Development of a detailed scope of work, creation of equipment specifications, finalizing purchasing documents, creating and maintaining detailed timelines, expediting and receiving material and equipment, and commissioning activities.
  • Develops project specifications by making calculations, preparing process flow diagrams (PFD’s), piping and instrumentation drawings (P&ID’s), site and floor plans, elevation drawings, utilities matrices, and other project documentation as applicable.
  • Leads the selection of contractors/vendors in actual design and specifications of installations.
  • Conducts feasibility studies for new or existing systems.
  • Recommends improvements in the area of operational safety for a project.
  • Assures compliance with Kerry’s sanitary design standards.
  • Develops Work Instructions (WI’s) to detail operations of new equipment or revises SOP’s to reflect changes to operations as a result of modifications to existing equipment.
  • Ensure Change Management Process is followed, and documentation is completed timely and accurately per pharmaceutical standards.
  • Ensure contractors/vendors follow Kerry Safety and Food Safety requirements and standards at all times.
  • Assures compliance with Kerry Sanitary Design Standards and Hygienic Zoning Requirements.
  • Effectively communicate project statuses and expectation to team members and project teams.
  • Develop capacity models for existing processing lines and identify bottlenecks that restrict capacity.
  • Using continuous improvement tools, lead projects to de-bottleneck processes, improve throughput, reduce waste, and decrease costs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice

What would you need to be successful?


  • Oversee entire project resource base including internal and external engineering and construction firms.            


  • Four-year college or university program degree in relevant Engineering discipline; Electrical or ME preferred.


  • Significant broad-based project management experience (at least one project over $2m).
  • Understands where/how to spend engineering dollars and how to manage internal/external engineering resources. 
  • Background in food processing to include sanitary factory/process design. 
  • Strong process improvement background with at least 5 years direct process improvement experience in the food industry. 
  • Experience with a food equipment manufacturing or similar experience is required.

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 .                                       

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name.                                                                   

Nearest Major Market: Wausau

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