Corporate Engineering Project Manager in Garner, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 6/18/2018

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Job Description

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified. They do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.  

Incumbents in this position are expected to perform the essential functions, tasks, duties, responsibilities, and physical requirements of this role with or without reasonable accommodation within the described work environment.  

Butterball, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.


Job Summary:

To manage multiple projects from conception through completion with emphasis on cost, scope and schedule. To research and develop new equipment and processes, which will improve product quality, production efficiencies, and reduce manufactured costs.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Participate with the Engineering Department to support:
  • Production Growth
  • Food Safety Initiatives
  • Facility Safety
  • Quality Assurance
  • Process Equipment and Utility Maintenance
  • Process and Utility Efficiency Improvements
  • Process and Plant Improvements
  • New Product Introductions
  1. Develop and implement methods to improve efficiencies of plant utilities and production processes.
  2. Insure all new equipment and utility installations meet USDA requirements and the company’s strategic plan.
  3. Plans & Designs engineering projects & assembles project team.
  4. Direct the activities of project teams including employees, vendors, & contractors.
  5. Support the Corporate R&D Department.
  6. Perform project management function for assigned projects; insuring project goals, timeframe, and budget are achieved.
  7. Develop equipment specifications, source competitive bids, and develop contracts for new equipment.
  8. Work with other company departments to test and evaluate new equipment and processes.
  9. Lead the development, with the Corporate Purchasing Department, of national contracts for equipment purchases.
  10. Assist with the development and administration of the capital budget.
  11. Support personal development of all Engineering Departments employees.
  12. Ensure best value is received in purchase of materials and labor for all project related work.
  13. Provide Engineering leadership at each plant location.
  14. Ensure each project meets the governmental requirements of OSHA, EPA, BOCA, DEQ, Board of Health, and other federal, state, and local agencies.
  15. Support Vice President, Engineering in any assigned projects and accomplishment of Company goals.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have vast experience in project management, including cost control, contractor and vendor evaluation and selection, and schedule development and adherence.
  • Must be able to anticipate potential problems and resolve before cost and schedule are impacted.

Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience managing projects with an emphasis on cost reduction


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