• Project Engineer

    Job Locations US-MO-Kansas City
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    Project Engineer


    Responsible for all technical activities on assigned projects. Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates assigned engineering work; monitors work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices, and standards; ensures effective communication and coordination on assigned projects between all disciplines and all other project participates. Responsible and accountable to ensure that all assigned project resource personnel are coordinating their activities with other project participants and that the requirements of the contract are successfully satisfied. Not responsible to ensure the technical accuracy of specific design details in areas where not qualified: However expected to have sufficient technical knowledge and awareness of details to be able to recognize when technical problems are developing in the various disciplines, and to initiate appropriate corrective actions.


    • Design/direct/manage projects (as assigned) to include capital budget development, capital budget maintenance, and expense reduction projects.
    • Coordination and checking of engineering deliverables, includes creating project engineering schedules and forecasts; Monthly project status reports and change orders. 
    • Accountable for the successful completion of engineering projects. 
    • Requires extensive regular contact with assigned project clients or plants. 
    • Assist in the preparation of engineering project proposals. 
    • Budget monitoring and trend tracking. 
    • Participating in contractor meetings and resolving manufacturing/engineering and management project issues. 
    • Design/develop cost reduction projects, for plants and corporate, including follow-up and involvement from conception to completion. 
    • Facilitate the design, purchase, and implementation of machinery and equipment for manufacturing processes, as well as coordinate projects and improvements with plants.     
    • Using management skills, establish relationships with vendors to keep equipment updated and current with latest technology and improvements. 
    • Prepare reports and paperwork as needed to communicate properly all projects with management and other interested parties to include plants and vendors where applicable. 
    • Work to assure compliance with governmental rules, codes, standards, regulations, and with industry standards. (e.g. OSHA, EPA, RCRA, UST’s, CERCLA, SARA, DOT, and other as applicable). 
    • Develop programs and plans for long range needs of plants in line with corporate requirements and needs. 
    • Create presentations as needed or assigned to properly communicate project information. 
    • Develop process and project documentation to include capability studies, flow analysis, project charts, blueprints, CPM charts, equipment layouts, Pareto analysis, cost reduction studies, and others as assigned or appropriate. 
    • Assist R&D efforts to implement new products or process into production for improvements and/or competitive advantage. 
    • Participate in corporate business unit (as applicable) and plant efforts to maintain safe and orderly work environments. Work with plant (or across business unit as appropriate) to foster and develop teamwork in our efforts to be productive and competitive. 
    • Assist plants and vendors with equipment design improvements.
    • Establish project goals, budgets, and timelines.
    • As appropriate or assigned, may assume environmental responsibility to include air permit, storm water permit, hazardous waste compliance and SARA, etc. and submission of required reports. Will also conduct related training as required. 
    • Performs other duties as assigned.



    Bachelor’s degree in related engineering or related discipline. Plastics equipment and process technology/engineering or related discipline or equivalent combination of experience and education.


    Five to eight years experience in engineering discipline in corporate and plant settings with a solid, demonstrated record of achievement.  Relevant plant operations or technical experience will also be considered. MUST BE HIGHLY SKILLED WITH PLC.


    Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to work with multiple discipline projects. Proficiency with personal computers, including Microsoft Suite. BATC Safety Training may be required for corporate business unit position. AutoCAD preferred.

    Heavy travel required.


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