Project Engineer

Rembrandt, IA
Full Time

Job Summary:


Reporting to the Site Manager the CI/Project Engineer will use a combination of industrial engineering and continuous improvement concepts to develop scientific manufacturing standards, best practices, and works with the organizational functions to improve performance.  As a key member of the management team, this person plays an integral part of the Rembrandt Organizational Excellence Process and works to identify and resolve process and productivity improvement opportunities.  Utilizing practical continuous improvement tools, this position identifies and addresses performance bottlenecks and finds ways to run processes better and faster and measures success by reducing waste and process losses, improving productivity, and increasing the operator's sense of ownership of systems. The Continuous Improvement/Plant Engineer provides support site wide, ensuring consistency, training and mentoring team members in learning production principles and techniques to help build a culture of standards and continuous day-to-day improvement, along with developing management control systems to aid in financial planning and cost analysis.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements best business practices and institutionalizes throughout the organization; pilots new processes and extends to Site
  • Provides engineering studies, designs, and justifications for approval to support Operation goals
  • Manages projects within budget, delivering targeted return on investments
  • Leads business improvement processes by becoming a business partner with operations and supporting functions, working with them to identify opportunities, develop solutions, and implement agreed upon continuous improvement alternatives
  • Drives cataloging of opportunities, quantification of opportunities, management of resources to capture data, coordination of ideation and project management to ensure execution of milestones
  • Collaborates across functions to ensure consistent implementation of new, improved processes
  • Establishes measurable criteria to ensure desired results are obtained and provides management with updates via tracking reports reflective of Key Performance Indicators in line with set priorities and timing targets
  • Identifies training needs for facilities and assists in the deployment of agreed to training techniques, content, and timing
  • Develops effective influential relationships with internal and external customers, ensuring proposals are commercially and financially informed
  • Review’s business processes to enhance effectiveness and benchmark with Industry Best Practice



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 4 years of related work experience
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding in 6 Sigma, 5S, Lean, OEE, and others CI techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large capital projects
  • Experience with manufacturing standards and costing processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; capable of presenting quantitative information in an easy-to-understand format



  • 5+ years of related work experience
  • Previous experience with live birds or in the food industry
  • Bilingual (Spanish)

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