Pinnacle Foods

  • Engineering Manager

    Location US-MI-Imlay City
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.
    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.






    The Engineering Manager will have regional responsibility for capital project implementation and execution. This will include complete accountability for capital and expense project spending; working with Corporate Engineering on short and long-term capital planning; interface with Corporate innovation and productivity initiatives; support manufacturing, continuous improvement and maintenance in meeting annual goals and targets. Projects may range in scope and complexity from minor facility maintenance projects to major capital initiatives. In addition to on-time, on-budget delivery, projects must be implemented to ensure optimum plant performance, maintaining quality food products, worker and environmental safety, and the lowest feasible conversion cost. This individual will also provide technical leadership to ensure continuous improvement of equipment and process capabilities.




    • Responsible for capital project initiation and implementation, using the company's Project Management Toolkit.
    • Primary interface for Corporate led projects and innovation initiatives.
    • Develop and maintain plant drawings, P&ID’s, etc.
    • Provides technical expertise for facility and process/package engineering, with a mindset for continuous improvement.
    • Acts as a technical resource to plant leadership team(s) on technical issues.
    • Provides regular project updates to key plant and corporate stakeholders.
    • Seeks and introduces applicable new technology to drive process improvements.

    Other related duties as assigned.







    • Must have 10-15 years of experience in manufacturing or engineering related field with extensive project management experience.
    • Must have at least 5 years of experience in Process, Packaging, or Facilities Engineering within the food, beverage, or pharmaceutical industry.
    • Must have practical understanding of continuous improvement applications in engineering design.
    • Strong experience in process system design and sanitary design.
    • Proven cost reduction abilities.
    • Multi-plant experience strongly preferred.
    • Must be a high energy, self-starter.
    • Excellent project management skills.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including developing and presenting investment business cases to senior leadership.
    • Strong problem solving and plant-floor troubleshooting skills.
    • Proficiency with AutoCAD.
    • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and priorities. Ability to lead and coordinate multiple resources (i.e. employees, contractors, consultants, etc.)
    • Ability to thrive in a matrix organization, supporting the needs of multiple facilities and corporate priorities.



    • Bachelors in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering (or other pertinent engineering discipline)
    • MBA or Professional Engineering License is a plus.


    Travel requirement: 10% or less



    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
    qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
    protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
    origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
    other legally protected basis.







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