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Project Engineer

at Hearthside Food Solutions LLC

Posted: 1/16/2020
Job Reference #: 5000561802806

Job Description

Project Engineer

Ready for a New Challenge?

Could you succeed in a fast paced, world class, food manufacturing environment focused on safety, quality and customer service? Do you want to build a rewarding manufacturing career with a young, fast growing and innovative company?

We are one of the fastest growing food companies in the US today; part of the new wave of American manufacturers and we are looking for a few people with the right stuff.


Hearthside is seeking a Project Engineer for our Wenona, Illinois manufacturing facility. This role is responsible for all aspects of project management including, but not limited to: electrical, mechanical, processing and packaging equipment installation. This person reports to a (corporate) Director of Engineering.

Who We Are

We are Hearthside Food Solutions, a new kind of food company, and the industry's largest contract manufacturer. You won't find our logo on store shelves, but our passion for quality and efficiency is evident in every product we make.

Founded in 2009, today we operate 25 production facilities in eight states, employing over 7,500 people. In an industry growing at 2%, we made the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies list three straight years. Our customers are some of the world's finest food companies.

Attributes for Success

A successful Project Engineer must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and work well with people at all levels both internal and external. Candidates must also be able to communicate in English and be able to give/acknowledge instructions and problems.


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Project Engineering: Scenario analysis, scope development (includes budgeting, timelines, resources, drawings, etc.), implementation, commercialization and project close-out.
  • Project Management: Lead teams related to projects from inception to completion.
  • Maintenance Management: Maintenance management knowledge related to MRO inventory, spend, line optimizations, TPM, CMMS, MTTR and MTBF.
  • Capital Budgeting: Able to evaluate assets to determine required capital to enhance operations, to extend useful life and to increase operational efficiencies.
  • AutoCAD drawing development.

A detailed job description with specific responsibilities will be provided during the interview process.


Hearthside offers a highly competitive compensation package, including salary, full healthcare benefits, 401(k) and more.

Education and Training

We are hiring degreed candidates from the Engineering field or candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualified candidates should possess a minimum of 3 - 5 years project management experience to include AutoCAD. Experience in a manufacturing environment is required with food experience preferable.

Next Steps

If you are seeking an opportunity in world class manufacturing with a dynamic company, if you possess the skills and traits described above, and if you are ready for a challenge, Hearthside would like to hear from you!