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Capital Project Engineer

Position: Capital Project Engineer

Location: Midwest

Industry: Food Manufacturing

Reports To: Director of Engineering

TCH Resource & Recruitment, Inc., an established food, and beverage manufacturing industry recruiting firm has been engaged to help recruit an experienced Project Engineer. Our client is a well-known, branded beverage manufacturer with several sites in North America.  

This leader will identify, evaluate, develop, design, and implement plant improvements in many areas:

– packaging asset replacement/upgrade projects

– bottling/canning and packaging systems and optimization process changes

– new technologies to achieve increased productivity

– enhanced manufacturing/packaging flexibility and capacity

– improved product quality

– improved safety systems


  • Provide a mix project engineering and project management on assigned capital projects primarily with a primary focus on packaging equipment and automated material handling systems.
  • Interface with internal customers and stakeholders (Operations, Maintenance, Quality, EHS) and operating personnel to by providing hands-on situational troubleshooting expertise as well as identification, investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of new and innovative projects, processes, or equipment to achieve operating cost reductions, increase in throughput, capacity expansions, manufacturing flexibility improvement opportunities, improved product quality, and governmental compliance.
  • Responsible for scope definition, capital cost estimates, operating cost savings development, investment justification, system design, cost value analysis, equipment design specifications, development of engineering design specifications, and supervision/management of outside consulting engineering firms and contractors.
  • Prepares capital cost estimates and determines applicable cost savings, financial feasibility, capital risk and ROI/NPV for new equipment, construction, and modification to existing operations and systems.
  • Develop business case and plan for investment in new initiatives and new technologies.
  • Provides technical engineering consultation, assistance, and leadership.
  • Ability to travel between locations

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Engineering Degree required (Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, or Chemical)
  • 5-7+ years of progressive project engineering and project management experience within the food, beverage, or consumer products industry with a mix of plant engineering and corporate engineering exposure.
  • 2-4 years of experience in a high-speed liquid filling operation
  • Experience specifying, managing installation, and starting up automated packaging equipment lines and/or material handling systems.
  • Continuous Improvement experience
  • Demonstrated packaging equipment/process troubleshooting skills
  • Capital project management skills and experience

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Prior experience as a front-line packaging operations manager or supervisor
  • PMP Certification
  • Mix of packaging, processing, and utilities engineering experience a plus.
  • Experience with liquid process systems as it relates to filling equipment and product supply
  • Knowledge and understanding of packaging automation and line controls
  • Knowledge of beverage packaging materials including cans, glass bottles, labels, corrugated, and paperboard packaging.
  • Experience with Manufacturing Excellence Programs such as the Integrated Work System (IWS).

Some Perks: 

In addition to generous healthcare on day one, stock purchase plan, 401k and more, full time employees will also have the following perks available*: 

  • Tuition reimbursement Fertility/adoption support 
  • Free financial coaching 
  • Health & wellness program and discounts 
  • Professional development & training 

For More Information Please Contact:

Tim Healy                                                                   781-837-0987


TCH Resource & Recruitment, Inc.