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Job: Project Engineer - (Elizabethtown, PA; Hackettstown, NJ; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, TN)
Operations, Production & Supply Chain role
Full Time Job
Posted on: August 14, 2019
Locations: USA (Pennsylvania)
Job Description:
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A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

***This role can be based out of: (Elizabethtown, PA; Hackettstown, NJ; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, TN; or possibly another Mars Wrigley Site)***

Purpose of Role:

This Regional Project Engineering Role will be a part of the MWC Americas Major Projects Team. The individual in this role will be responsible for all aspects of planning and executing projects from ideation to project closure. The scope of the role could include leading projects in the areas of buildings and infrastructure, process, general manufacturing processes, and packaging systems depending on business needs. The role owns the overall leadership of major capital projects via the MWC Engineering Execution Standard. This role will be based out of, or require significant travel to, all of our major sites across North America (Hackettstown, Elizabethtown, Chicago, Cleveland, Waco, etc.)

This is accomplished by:
Engaging project team members, encouraging them to proactively perform assigned tasks
The engineering knowledge required to execute projects
Engineering and design decisions to deliver reliable and safe mechanical and electrical systems
Contributing to a winning environment which promotes safety, trust and confidence
Complying with and reinforcing safety, security and environmental policies
Developing skills that support excellence in execution and leadership
Meeting commitments of project scope, time, budget, and financial projections
Using the adopted project management techniques to deliver successful projects
Being an active leader and participant in the project development process
Project Estimates
Project Scope
Project Schedule
Innovative ideas
Technical information required for project design
Maintaining a collaborative attitude to solve problems by partnering with other supply functions
Creating and supporting standards for equipment selection and installation
Following established ways of working
Actively interfacing with functional groups on the project team

Principal Accountabilities:

Develop industry and product specific relevant technical skills
Develop personal effectiveness and functional interpersonal competencies
Motivate fellow associates by high quality solutions that protect the integrity of our product
Participate in the recruiting process when requested
Provide innovative Engineering solutions that drive a competitive advantage

Ensure delivery of assigned objectives for scope, time, budget, and cash flow
Maintain the project adherence to scope, deliverables, and critical success factors
Communicate with the project steering team to ensure project objectives are achieved
Seek and apply appropriate technology to gain and a sustain technical competitive advantage
Support initiatives that shorten new product and project cycle times
Seek and support lean ways of working and apply lean principles in the engineering process and as a project deliverable
Understand and make decisions to improve business measurements such as Return on Total Asset earnings (ROTA), Fixed Asset Turnover Ratio (FATR), etc.

Continuously improve technical knowledge
Depending on project parameters personally design systems and select hardware, or direct third-party engineering firms providing design services to meet their contract deliverables
Continuously improve personal efficiency and performance to provide value added engineering
Key member and contributor of the Commissioning, Validation, and Start Up (CVS) Team
Actively participate in the development of engineering standards and tools
Support safety, security and environmental policies
Contribute innovative ideas to provide competitive advantage
Identify, protect and expand intellectual property of corporation
Maximize asset utilization through value added engineering and lean design

Support project objectives and challenge activities not aligned with those objectives
Directly manage all assigned project work
Understand and support the Five Principles, Vision to Win, and the Winning Environment
Effectively monitor and improve a safe work environment
Ensure delivery of quality work
Actively plan and participate in project activities

Minimum Requirements:
5 years of experience in a comparable technical engineering position – food, beverage, pharmaceutical or related industry prefered.
Understanding of engineering principles – knowledge of engineering disciplines: process, packaging, electrical, construction, and/or computer services.
In-Depth understanding of designated functional engineering area of expertise (for specific job requirements – controls, process, packaging, building/infrastructure, etc.)
Ability to collaborate in a cross functional environment with many partners.
Strong communication, listening, and influencing skills
Strong critical thinking skills
Ability to come up with innovative ideas
Ability to travel 20 – 60% of the time depending on project demands.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering or MBA
10+ years’ of experience in a comparable technical engineering position – food, beverage, pharmaceutical, or related industry preferable.
Experience in a CPG or FDA regulated environment.
Engineering project management from idea creation to project closure.


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