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Sr. Project Engineer - Packaging


Waco, TX, US


Being a Mars Associate is all about opportunity. The opportunity to do the kind of challenging, interesting work that shapes the world’s best-loved brands. To work with real purpose, supported by talented, friendly people from all sorts of different backgrounds. And to access the tools, training, and experience you need to have a positive impact on our business, on the planet, and, most importantly, on your own career. Being a Mars Associate is more than a job. It’s the opportunity to start your tomorrow, today.

Sr. Project Engineering – Packaging Equipment 
The Sr. Packaging Project Engineer is responsible for the design and installation of packaging equipment projects.  This role will lead all phases in the execution of a Capital Project from Business case development and technical design / solution selection to managing the physical installation, checkout, validation and start-up of the equipment.  The Project Engineer is an active member of the Engineering community, packaging engineering team, the local engineering team, and assigned project team(s).  The Project Engineer is responsible for deploying his/her engineering know-how, business knowledge and creativity to successfully design, execute and deliver projects to the business that provide a competitive advantage. 


What are we looking for?
•    BS degree in Engineering; an advanced degree in Engineering or MBA considered a plus
•    4+ years’ experience in a comparable technical position - food, beverage, pharmaceutical or related industry preferable
•    Proven track record in successfully executing capital projects of greater than $1M value.
•    Demonstrated ability to safely manage consultant engineering firms as well as mechanical and electrical installation contractors in a factory environment.
•    Proven deep understanding of engineering principles - knowledge of engineering disciplines: Process, Packaging, Electrical/Controls, Construction, Utilities
•    Prior knowledge and experience in food safety and clean design a plus
•    Strong communication, listening, and influencing skills
•    20%-50% travel requirement


What would be your key responsibilities?
•    Provide innovative Packaging Engineering solutions that drive a competitive advantage
•    Ensure delivery of scope, timeline, budget, and cash flow for all assigned engineering projects in accordance with the Engineering Work Process (EWP)
•    Accurately scope and estimate capital projects that are technically feasible and meet business and segment plans
•    Communicate and collaborate with all Stakeholders and other functions (R&D, Quality, Commercial, Finance) to ensure capital project objectives are clearly defined and achieved.
•    Key member and contributor of the CVS (Commission, Validation, Start-up) Team
•    Effectively monitor and improve a safe work environment

What can you expect from Mars?
•    The opportunity to learn and develop, taking charge of your own career across Mars
•    An industry competitive salary and great benefits package
•    401(k) match
•    Chance to work cross functionally, and add value and impact to the business
•    If you are passionate, a great problem solver, resilient and have a high drive for results, then we want to hear from you!






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.


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