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Engineering Project Manager (Victorville, CA or Franklin, TN)


Victorville, CA, US, 92392


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.


Job title:             Engineering Project Manager

Location:            Victorville, CA or Franklin, TN

Segment:            Petcare



The Project Manager is responsible for the design and installation of projects across multiple sites.  The role is that of a qualified (degreed) Engineer that will have a strong focus on managing projects as well as technical design.  This will require the ability to work across multiple segments (wet and dry pet food) and all aspects of engineering functional areas.  The Project Manager is an active member of the Engineering team and project team(s) currently assigned.  The Project Manager is responsible for deploying his/her engineering know-how to successfully execute and deliver projects to the business. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of projects up to approximately $10M in value.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide innovative Engineering solutions that drive a competitive advantage
  • Ensure delivery of assigned objectives for scope, time, budget, and cash flow
  • Ensure priorities are aligned with overall project priorities
  • Communicate with the Engineering Leadership Team to ensure project objectives are achieved
  • Seek and apply appropriate technology to gain and a sustain technical competitive advantage
  • Support initiatives that shorten new product and project cycle times
  • Seek and support lean ways of working and apply lean principles in the engineering process and as a project deliverable
  • Understand and make decisions to improve business measurements such as ROTA, FATR etc.
  • Support sites with Technical capability.
  • Continuously improve technical knowledge
  • Key member and contributor of the CVS Team
  • Actively participate in the development of engineering standards and tools
  • Support safety, security and environmental policies
  • Contribute innovative ideas to provide sustained technical competitive advantage
  • Identify, protect and expand intellectual property of corporation
  • Maximize asset utilization through value added engineering and lean design
  • Support project objectives and challenge activities not aligned with those objectives
  • Effectively monitor and improve a safe work environment



  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience in an comparable technical position - food, beverage, pharmaceutical or related industry preferable.  Experience working in manufacturing facility a plus





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: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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