Project Engineer
Madison, WI 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description
Job Description

Plant Project Engineer
Pay Range $64,500 - $75,000
Sign-on Bonus - $1000
Madison, WI 53716

Who We Are
We are IFF. We are the catalyst for discoveries that spark the senses and transform the everyday. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is a leading innovator of sensorial experiences that move the world. At the heart of our company, we are fueled by a sense of discovery, constantly asking "what if?" That passion for exploration drives us to co-create unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty, detergents and household goods, as well as beloved foods and beverages.

At our Madison location, in operation since 1906, you will be part of a team that is a global leader for Cultures and Probiotics addressing the world's challenges by helping to innovate and create products to provide safer, healthier, and more nutritious food.
Where science and creativity meet.
Join our team!

What We Offer
* Comprehensive Medical Insurance - Including a generous company contribution to a Health Savings Account
* Prescription Drug Coverage, Dental, and Vision Insurance. We also offer Life and even Pet Insurance
* Legal Assistance
* Short-term and Long-Term Disability Protection
* Maternity and Paternity leave
* 401k - 100% match up to 6% - automatic 3% company contribution!
* HSA company contribution ($600 individual & $1,200 Family)
* 3 weeks of paid-vacation to start (prorated in the first year)
* 12 company-paid holidays annually
* Wellness Program - Earn credits receive a total of $500 Premium Differential
* On-site employee gym
* Career Development Program - Learn and grow at IFF
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Employee Assistance Program
* Company-sponsored holiday party and seasonal events
* Located on the Madison Metro bus route

Job Requirements

Identification, specification and execution of plant improvement projects delivering measurable results to advance the safety, quality, and efficiency of manufacturing processes at the Madison plant.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
* Define plant improvement opportunities using engineering insight, process knowledge, plant team engagement and valid data analysis.

* Recommend changes and build justification for improvements to the site from a number of perspectives, (production, maintenance, technology, safety, etc.)

* Build relationships with production, maintenance, EHS (Environmental Health and Safety), QA and Manufacturing Technology colleagues in order to safely and efficiently execute project tasks.

* Navigate the site change control process to ensure project compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.

* As needed, obtain quotes from, direct, and supervise contractors for completion of site projects

* For projects as assigned, lead project execution from start to finish, keeping all the above in mind.

* Apply the same project leadership principles to subsets of larger capital projects. This will include leading commissioning and project handover efforts from the production standpoint.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
* Bachelor's degree in Engineering (e.g., Bio/Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial) Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology; applying principles, techniques, procedures and equipment to the design and production of food products/ingredients

* Knowledge of production processes, quality assurance, quality control, costs and site specific quality programs such as GMP's, HACCP, FSSC 22000, NSF, ICH Q7, etc.

* Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.

* Ability to identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance

* Ability to determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affective outcomes

* Experience troubleshooting equipment/processes to determine operating errors and recommend appropriate action

Working Conditions
This position operates in both the office and plant environments. A strong plant presence is a must.

Must adhere to plant GMP's and wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as appropriate in accordance with plant policy.

About Madison, WI
Located in south-central Wisconsin tucked between Lakes Mendota and Monona, Madison has earned a reputation as one of the best places to live and work in the country. Ranked as #3 in the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America, Madison offers 200 miles of trails and a chain of 5 sparkling lakes, with big city vibes and small-town charm. Visit Capitol Square to enjoy a variety of museums and amazing architecture, browse through the unique selections at largest farmer's market in the US, enjoy endless festivals and live music, or stop by a farm to table restaurant or craft brewery for a taste of Wisconsin. There's always something fun to do in Madison.

Want to find out more about us?
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At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Madison

It is IFF's policy to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws and to provide equal employment opportunity to Company employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital or civil union status, pregnancy, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, protected disability, genetic characteristics, HIV status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of the Company's employment practices, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfers, promotions, compensation and terminations. Any employee requiring an accommodation of a protected disability should notify management or his or her Human Resources Representative. Employees with questions or concerns about discrimination in the workplace are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of his or her Human Resources Representative or any other member of management. Appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination may be taken against any employee who violates this policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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