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Beverage Project Engineer - Seattle WA

Requisition ID 28449
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
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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

The 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 (Seattle, Delta, St. Claire).  This position will concurrently support multiple projects at one or more facilities throughout the organization.

Leads 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.     

Key responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Manages and coordinates the activities of teams and contractors to ensure successful project execution.
  • Creates and publishes schedules to prioritize the actions of project management
  • Leads project meetings for design and project reviews.
  • Communicate clearly, both written and verbally, with contractors, plant personnel, peers and management. 
  • Prioritizes and leads projects with an added value for the plant in line with methodological principles
  • Ensure all engineering work aligns with corporate engineering standards, including sanitary design, ergonomics, employee safety and food safety requirements.
  • Identifies operational improvements and initiates cost savings measures.
  • Ensure all safety, quality, and regulatory standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded.

Qualifications and skills

  • Requires a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, or similar engineering discipline.
  • Overall 10+ years experience in engineering.
  • 5+ years experience in Project Management with responsibility for projects exceeding $1MM.
  • Related experience in Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, or biotech industries.
  • CAD Experience preferred and an intermediate level or better.
  • Experience with Microsoft programs (Project, Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • 10-key and moderate typing skills 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 .                                                                                                         


Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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