Project Engineer in Lexington KY

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The J.M. Smucker Company
Project Engineer
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Lexington KY
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Project Engineer/Manager

The J.M. Smucker Company has a unique culture rooted in our Basic Beliefs, strengthened by Our Commitment to Each Other and perpetuated by the creation of an environment that leads to the continued growth of our employees.
Inspired by more than 120 years of business success and five generations of family leadership, The J. M. Smucker Company makes food that people and pets love. The Company&##39;s portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, includes iconic products consumers have always loved such as Folgers, Jif and Milk-Bone plus new favorites like Caf Bustelo, Smucker&##39;s Uncrustables and Rachael Ray Nutrish. Over the past two decades, the Company has grown rapidly by thoughtfully acquiring leading and emerging brands, while ensuring the business has a positive impact on its 7,000+ employees, the communities it is a part of and the planet. For more information about The J. M. Smucker Company, visit .

Project Engineer

Lexington, KY

Plant Engineer

Execute capital improvement projects to increase capacity, provide new product capability, reduce costs, or improve reliability, quality, and/or safety results.

  • Develop capital project recommendations based on engineering studies, loss analyses, and department requests
  • Develop project plans that define scope, schedule, budget, and business impact and risks; execute plans while identifying issues and obstacles and collaborating with resources to resolve
  • Charter and lead effective cross-functional project teams
  • Develop detailed equipment specifications, gaining input from operational and maintenance resources
  • Lead factory acceptance tests (FAT&##39;s) to ensure new equipment meets specifications
  • Manage project budgets and schedules using company data and software systems
  • Provide engineering and technical support to the operation to solve problems; assess critical information and apply logic and structured problem-solving techniques to make effective decisions or recommendations
  • Effectively manage engineering and construction contractors
  • Provide leadership for an HSE (Health, Safety Environmental) Key Element system
  • Investigate, test, and validate new technology for use in improving plant equipment or results
  • Work with operational startup leaders to conduct CQV (Commissioning, Qualification, and Verification) plans for new equipment systems or processes
  • Develop Request for Proposals (RFP&##39;s) and bid analyses to evaluate and select contractors and equipment vendors
  • Update AutoCAD drawings or ensure completion by engineering contractors or in-house CAD designer; ensure project documentation is complete and organized
  • Lead or assist in plant experiments and testing to determine equipment capability or feasibility for new products or improvements


  • A Bachelor&##39;s degree in Engineering is required; a Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical Engineering degree is preferred


  • At least 5 years of project management experience is required
  • Experience at directing engineering contractors and construction contractors in the field
  • Food processing or packing experience is preferred

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technology
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and projects
  • Proven ability to complete projects on time and within budget
  • AutoCAD skills desired
  • Ability to teach others
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Interest in manufacturing management as a future assignment
  • Willingness to travel
  • Willingness to relocate for future opportunities

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