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Sr. Project Engineer - Controls and IT - Cleveland, TN


Cleveland, TN, US, 37312


A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.



Sr. Project Engineer
Cleveland, TN


Relocation Assistance Available

Job Purpose:
The Project Engineer is responsible for the development of control systems for automating manufacturing processes and packaging systems and deliver projects to the business that provide a competitive advantage.
Controls design includes developing control concepts, program design, functional and equipment specifications, instrumentation selection and operator interface development.


What we are looking for:
Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree - OR - Six years of control, electrical, or electronics experience including computer programming, systems analysis and design, electrical or electronics production system troubleshooting, and problem resolution will be considered in lieu of degree requirements.  Two years of this exposure must be in an industrial production environment similar to Mars manufacturing facilities.
• Five to ten years’ experience in a comparable technical position - food, beverage, pharmaceutical or related industry preferable
• Basic understanding of engineering principals - knowledge of engineering disciplines: Process, Packaging, Electrical, Construction or Computer Services
• In-depth understanding of designated functional engineering area of expertise (for specific job requirement i.e. controls, process, packaging)
• Team skills - high performance team experience
• Approximately 20-50% travel requirement depending on project demands


Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Controls/Electrical/Electronics is preferred, including courses in computer science. 


Key Responsibilities:

The Project Engineer also directs the modification and installation of electrical and control systems. This is accomplished by:

• The technical and project management knowledge required to execute projects that deliver stated business objectives
• Contributing to a winning environment which promotes safety, trust and confidence
• Complying with and reinforcing safety, security and environmental policies
• Developing skills that support excellence in execution and leadership, including effective communications and establishing clear accountability with the project team, contractors and vendors.
• Meeting agreed upon commitments of project scope, time, and budget
• Being an active leader and participant in the project development process
• Developing detailed project scope with clear deliverables
• Developing accurate and achievable project schedules
• Developing project cost estimates with a high degree of accuracy
• Facilitates the transfer of knowledge of control systems and electrical projects to site stakeholders through the CVS process.
• Managing multiple projects to deliver safe, secure and environmentally responsible results that meet the stated project objectives

What can you expect from Mars?
• The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career.
• An industry competitive salary and benefits package.
• To be respected and valued.
• The Five Principles at the center of every decision we make.
• The opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better world for generations to come.



Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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