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Project Engineer/Manager - Dairy Manufacturing

Company Name: Kroger Manufacturing
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary:

Provide technical and professional leadership in the areas of project management, engineering and maintenance, for all food manufacturing plants. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Role model and demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide technical and professional leadership by developing, planning, and implementing capital projects and improvements.
  • Aid in evaluating new business and line extensions.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new facility planning and construction.
  • Oversee outside vendors, architects and engineers creating project bid documents and assist facilities in awarding contracts.
  • Manage multiple assigned engineering projects establishing manpower, budgets, scheduling, equipment, and materials.
  • Manage project schedule, scope, budget and quality via project management skills.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate current and new equipment and technology.
  • Prepare process analysis of new and existing processing technologies and systems.
  • Specify and design processing, packaging and utility systems.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and cost-benefit analysis.
  • Provide construction management and start-up management.
  • Incorporate personnel safety, food safety and regulatory requirements into all solutions.
  • Maintain an up-to-date awareness of Federal, State, and Local engineering codes and regulations.
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements.
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems.
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field
  • 4 + years of progressive engineering leadership experience (L-8)
  • 6 + years of progressive engineering leadership experience (L-9)
  • 8 + years of progressive engineering leadership experience (L-10)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Relevant engineering experience in operations, project management, process design and contractor supervision in a process environment
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with strong grasp of engineering disciplines, plant operations and construction
  • Experience formulating and executing plans that when complete, met pre-defined project goals
  • Computer skills including spreadsheet and project scheduling
  • Ability to travel significantly (75+ %)

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Prior experience in the food manufacturing industry with a preference for Dairy or Bakery
  • Proven project management experience of complex projects

Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 75%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: General Office- Cincinnati

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Jobs at Kroger Logistics:  To support and reward our hardworking and friendly associates, we offer much more than just a paycheck. We strive to feed your future by offering the ingredients you need to create your own recipe for success at work and in life. Our associates receive a full plate of benefits that promote their physical, emotional and financial well-being, including access to competitive health care and retirement benefits, paid time off, mental health resources, associate discounts and opportunities to learn, grow and advance. Our associates also get to help us make a difference in our communities through our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste and Framework for Action: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plans. Visit the to learn more about our work in the communities we serve and how our associates help us be a good neighbor.

Below is a list of some of the benefits we offer our associates.

Health & Well-being Benefits:

  • Health care benefits
  • Paid time off such as vacation, sick leave, and parental leave
  • Mental and emotional support resources through our Employee Assistance Program

Financial Benefits:

  • Participation in a 401(k) plan, subject to certain eligibility requirements
  • Group term life insurance eligible
  • Eligible for an annual bonus based upon company performance
  • Associate discounts

Growth and Development Benefits:

  • Tuition assistance, college scholarships and educational leave of absence, depending on varying criteria by location and subject to certain eligibility requirements
  • Robust internal training and development resources to grow your career

We want the best for associates and our customers, and together, we strive to create a welcoming and engaging environment where you’ll love to work. If you are interested in becoming a valued member of our team, apply now. We look forward to getting to know you!

Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger Manufacturing || None || Engineering & Operations; Management; Manufacturing || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Project Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Construction, Food Safety, Engineering, Quality

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