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Project Engineering Leader - RT

Absolute Opportunities
Holdrege, Nebraska, 68949, United States
November 14, 2018


Project Engineering Leader - RT

Holdrege, Nebraska 68949

This position is self-directed and is responsible for project engineering leadership to the Engineering department. Supervises and directs engineering activities of the exempt engineering staff and hourly associates. Leads major engineering projects including project planning, justification, specification development and budgeting. Projects may include developing and implementing improved methods of manufacturing, procedures, and processes that result in improved efficiencies, yields, machine operations, and product quality. The position provides technical support to the development and the implementation of new products, new processes and new materials. This individual will perform both at a (multi-program) level and at the task level. This position handles multiple projects/programs while keeping to key deliverables.

Leadership - Directly responsible for the outcome of other engineering resource performance and results, provides direct supervision, decision making, and guidance to less senior engineers. Provides significant leadership for process and machine designs for new product/process developments.

Accountability - works independently with little to no input required, reports to engineering manager or unit manager. Accountable for capital budgets, design outcomes. Generates new project ideas. Engineering work is subject to the review by Engineering Manager, or Plant management. Works with all Manufacturing areas of the Holdrege Plant regarding process and machine designs. Works with Plant engineers, management, vendors, consultants, and interfacing with other Plants and platform teams on development, design, and the fabrication of equipment or processes for new products. Ensures that all equipment, processes and facilities meet the requirements of designated government regulations such as OSHA, GMP, FDA, EPA, etc.

Provides lead in creativity around solving problems. Generally able to identify solutions to problems

Project Planning - Prepares and implements an improvement plan for areas of responsibility for major projects relating to: future machine and equipment needs (related to growth and replacement), preventive maintenance needs, new product support, general and manufacturing support, and general process related improvements. The plan or proposal is to include the proposed technical approach, estimated implementation costs, estimated resource needs, and a time schedule, (Pert or Gantt Chart).

Process & Product Data - Maintains a working knowledge of new methods, equipment, product specifications, waste, costs, through put rate, and material costs. This technical data is to be used in the justifications of new equipment and cost reduction projects.

Documentation - Prepares process descriptions and manufacturing specifications as required. Thoroughly documents all project and or process changes in accordance with good project management practices.

Develops a financial analysis to secure capital funding for projects, potential manufacturing cost reductions and process improvements.

Coordinates communication between division R&D and plant personnel on new products, product improvements, and product problems.

Supervises, trains, develops and evaluates engineering staff. Responsible for development and review of yearly performance goals for process engineering group.

Contributes with continuous improvement on plant project selection and resource allocation to meet plant objectives.


3 – 5 Exempt Associates

1 – 3 Hourly Associates


May be responsible for capital projects from $200K to $15MM.

Expense and labor budget and forecasting.

10-20% Travel Requirement

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary)

1. Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering discipline from a recognized, accredited university.

2. Five or more years experience in project of process engineering.

3. Thorough knowledge of mechanical engineering as it relates to manufacturing processes and related equipment.

4. Strong verbal, written, analytical, persuasion and interpersonal skills.

5. Highly developed project management skills.

6. Proven problem solving and decision making skills.

7. Demonstrated managerial courage.

8. Ability to manually operate a computer with a standard keyboard.

9. Knowledge and the ability to use AutoCAD, Inventor and other design software

10. Machine design experience. - Preferred:

11. Thorough knowledge of plant operations (accounting, purchasing, quality control, etc.), company policies and general management techniques. - Preferred:

12. Six Sigma methodology experience with Black Belt certification. - Preferred:

13. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder?

14. Salary Expectation?

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