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Bel Brands USA Jr. Project Engineer in Leitchfield, Kentucky

You know our brands, The Laughing Cow, Babybel, Boursin, Kaukauna, Merkts and Price's, which elicit smiles across America. They are daring, responsible and deliver dairy goodness. As you imagine, this mindset is contagious! Bel Brands USA is part of an international family company, which has led an ambitious growth strategy for 150 years and is today the world's third largest branded cheese company. If like our 12,000 employees globally, you want to have an impact in an entrepreneurial and demanding company, and share smiles around the world, dare to live the Bel experience!

Be you. Be ambitious. Be Bel.

Bel Brands USA has been named Chicago's "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" for 10 years in a row. The company is headquartered in Chicago and operates three manufacturing plants in Little Chute, WI, Leitchfield, KY, and Brookings, SD.

Job Description Summary

The Jr. Project Engineer performs engineering work for the Project Engineer using normal engineering practices, assist in keeping within budget and timelines. This position helps by utilizing management skills, assist in technical solutions and cost estimates to support the facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a safety-first mindset- both employee safety and food safety

  • Safely analyze and design project improvement opportunities which align with Bel’s values.

  • Project ownership including, pre-project planning, quantifying and presenting project options.

  • Participate in design of installations and project supervision including written proposals, managing execution, cost and deadlines.

  • Manage the execution of projects while holding contractors accountable. Not only to the scope of the project, but to the policies/procedures set forth by the plant.

  • Identify and assist the facility with performance issues or improvements.

  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices as stated within the policy.

  • Follow all safety rules and procedures by working safely and ensuring safety of others. Follow all food safety procedures.

  • Follow all environmental protocols as applicable to job to prevent pollution to air, land, or water. Follows all sanitation procedures and work instructions.

  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by Management.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • BS/BA Degree in Engineering and/or equivalent experience is strongly encouraged

  • Prior project management experience is a plus

  • Knowledge of budgeting process using MS Excel strongly preferred

  • Strong MS computer skills usage is strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of the following programs is a huge plus:

  • Microsoft Project

  • AutoCAD

  • SAP

  • PLC knowledge and programming ladder logic

Performance Expectations: Confidentiality, quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, and thoroughness of work performed; ability to gain the trust and respect of senior management, management team at the facility and employees, maintain the integrity of confidential business and product information; ability to communicate effectively and develop good working relationships with employees at all levels of the company, ability to work with and through others is essential to accomplish goals and objectives of the Company.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office and manufacturing environments. Hours of work will generally be during regular business hours and average at least 40 hours a week. There will be some variation in work hours due to special projects, deadlines and other concerns. Ability to lift up to 30 lbs., as well as climb ladders. Some travel will be required – US as well as international. Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn in the plant as required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Relationships: Strong working relationships with production, QC, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Maintenance, Innovation, Marketing and Finance.

Bel Brands is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Bel Brands also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also Bel Brand’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

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