Project Engineer

Yorkville, IL 60560

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Piping/ P&ID Job Number: Js634085517 Compensation: $45-55 / hour

Job Description

Title: Project Engineer

Location: Yorkville, IL

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Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Summary:
  • The Project Engineer is responsible for developing and optimizing plant and process layouts, managing machine design, and maintaining PDM systems. The role includes creating complex technical drawings, supporting R&D and capital projects, and ensuring compliance with safety and plant standards. This position requires proficiency in SolidWorks and a strong background in mechanical design and reverse engineering.

Job Duties:
  • Develop and optimize plant and process layouts to improve production efficiency and safety.
  • Design machines and components, reverse engineer parts, and create detailed drawings for fabrication.
  • Manage and maintain the PDM site vault, including removing and archiving obsolete files, incorporating vendor drawings, and updating/revising plant layouts and documents.
  • Adhere to plant standards for creating, storing, and organizing documents and drawings.
  • Search the PDM vault for plant layouts, documents, schematics, and drawings to share with vendors and associates.
  • Produce complex technical drawings, including P&IDs, process flow diagrams, 3D solid models, pipe routing drawings, and general schematics.
  • Support the R&D team with technical knowledge throughout the new product development cycle, from prototype creation to final production equipment.
  • Utilize cloud point data and field dimensions to create 3D models, dimensional drawings, concept layouts, documentation, installation, and “as-built drawings”.
  • Reverse engineer components to achieve cost savings or refurbish old equipment.
  • Support the safety team with traffic, emergency, and evacuation layouts to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Design mechanical components and assemblies such as platforms, cleaning/storage carts, guards, and catwalks.
  • Support process improvement efforts through innovative mechanical designs.
  • Modify new and existing equipment to comply with local plant standards and improve performance.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in a project engineering role within the food manufacturing industry.
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks with substantial experience in creating and managing 3D models.
  • Strong understanding of PDM systems, with experience in setting up and managing a PDM vault.
  • Proficiency in producing P&IDs, process flow diagrams, and other technical drawings.
  • Experience in machine design, reverse engineering, and detailed drawing for fabrication.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a focus on process improvement.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, including R&D, safety, and production teams.
  • Good communication skills to interact with vendors and associates effectively.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and business needs.
  • Commitment to maintaining high safety and quality standards in all work processes.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 
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