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Project Engineer - Fremont at Mars, Incorporated

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Fremont, Nebraska

Job Description:

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.



Job Summary:

The Project Engineer plays a key role on the Technical team in regards to capital project management and the Maintenance team. They will own the Project Management process for the site in order to identify, scope, plan and execute small and large minor capital projects. They will also be a key member of the Maintenance leadership team that will lead root cause analysis and assist in the management of the Reliability program.


Key Accountabilities:

Capital Projects:

  • Own the Project Management process for the site.

  • Manage the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and closing of the project.

  • Participate in forecasting meetings for capital spend.

  • Engage all stakeholders effectively in the Project Management process.

  • Strive to use continuous improvement strategies to implement changes to the plant project management process.

  • Maintain engineering data for the site to include updating drawings and ensuring change control is followed.

  • Main point of contact for all capital projects for the site.

  • Create POs for equipment and contractor work.

  • Manage contractors on-site, to include issuing permits and ensuring adherence to plant rules.



  • Rotating member of the technical team for after-hours support on technical issues.

  • Participate and lead root cause analysis on breakdowns within the technical team.

  • Back-up for the Technical Manager for Maintenance leadership.

  • Lead and/or participate in all technical team meetings.

  • Assist with maintenance forecasting meetings.













Key Lateral Responsibilities:

  • All internal site teams.

  • CVS and Engineering Project Teams.

  • Global Engineering.


Key Critical Competencies:

  • Strong Project Management skills.

  • Root cause analysis skills.

  • Coaching and Developing.

  • Conflict management.

  • Team building skills.


Key Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Ability to engage and work with vendors to complete projects.

  • Food safety, ISO, HACCP, food processing and materials conversion.

  • Organizational and time management skills.

  • Minimum of five (5) years managing mid to large capital projects.

  • Bachelors degree in a technical field preferred.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.



  • Follow all safety procedures.

  • Role model of safety execution.


Quality & Food Safety:

  • Utilizing knowledge of Q&FS systems.  The associate ensures Food Safety requirements are effectively performed.  This includes training of other associates on the Food Safety & Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), ensuring CCP monitoring is in effect and continuous improvement of the process with any changes to our working environment is practiced.


Critical Learning Experiences:

  • Demonstrated ability to continuously improve plant project management process.

  • Clear ability to relate to, motivate, and effectively train people.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Proficient in MS Office.

  • Excellent Project Management skills.


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.