SUMMARY: The Project Engineer utilizes engineering methodology to implement capital and process improvement projects. Uses CAD to do basic design and to modify existing engineering drawings. Administers capital estimates and ensures that project spending is within authorization. Ensure process capability and reliability of new installations of production equipment. Project Engineer reports to Engineering Manager.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop scopes of work and detailed cost estimates for capital and major maintenance projects.
Works within the Maximo system to set up projects, obtain authorization and tracks to completion.
Administers project details and ensures that spending is within the amount authorized.
Tracks actual spending on all capital and major maintenance projects vs. the annual budget and publishes routinely.
Utilizes Computer Aided Design software to design equipment modifications as well as modifying existing drawings.
Implement process and equipment improvement projects to reduce cost, improve reliability and production.
Effectively interfaces with production team, technical manager, facility manager and others as needed.
Interfaces with the legal department to form purchasing contracts on larger purchases.
Negotiates with contractors to insure that project spending and terms are optimized plus risks are mitigated.
Interface with contractors to insure the project scope covers all details and projects are installed as intended by RWCB; insure project timeline is understood and agreed to, avoid any change orders that would impact project cost over-runs.
Manages the inventory of engineering drawings.
Maintains an organized work area plus equipment staging areas.
Utilizes training to assist team in resolving production, safety, quality and reliability problems.
Available for weekend call duty and share team shutdown responsibilities.
Performs other related duties, as required.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
BS in Mechanical Engineering preferred. Chemical or Electrical engineers will be considered.
5-10 years of applicable experience in an engineering and manufacturing environment.
Knowledgeable in the operation of pumps, piping, valves and other system components used in our mill.
Computer savvy, experienced with CAD, MS Project, Outlook, Word and Excel. Experience with Maximo a plus.
Good writing and communication skills.
Ability to negotiate price and terms on project purchases.
Knowledge and application of safe work practices and OSHA equipment requirements.
Excellent analytical, organizational, planning and problem-solving/troubleshooting skills.
Comfortable in a manufacturing environment.
Ability to work independently and effectively on teams
Demonstrate respect, ownership, cooperation and responsibility.
Willing to work nights and weekends as required.
Limited traveling required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Able to work in hot, humid, cold and noisy industrial environment.
Willingness and ability to work in confined spaces and with heights.
Able to work in tobacco free environment.
Willingness and ability to wear safety glasses, earplugs, hard hat, steel toed boots and any other required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
This company is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
About Rand-Whitney Containerboard
For over 75 years, Rand-Whitney has been a leading innovator in the packaging industry.
We are an independent, privately-owned company with a unique, family values approach to the way we do business. As a member of the Kraft Group companies, Rand-Whitney prides itself on delivering only the highest levels of quality and service to all business partners.