Mechanical Engineering Project Manager

Operations
Goodyear, AZ
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

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fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that produces nourishing and great-tasting milk-based products made using a patented cold-filtration process that removes some natural sugars while concentrating the protein and calcium naturally found in real cows’ milk.

Our line of delicious, lactose-free fairlife® products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, which has 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk; fairlife® with DHA, ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife YUP!®, a line of flavored milks; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife smart snacks®, a drinkable snack to help curb hunger between meals; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support one’s journey to better health; and the newly launched fairlife® creamers, coffee creamers designed to help enhance your coffee experience. In partnership with The Coca-Cola Company®, fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed throughout the United States (U.S.) and Canada; all other fairlife drinks are available in the U.S.

To learn more about fairlife and its collection of products, please visit fairlife.com.

job purpose: The Mechanical Engineering Project Manager will be a part of fairlife’s Project Pierce engineering and project management teams, a new greenfield plant located in Goodyear, AZ located in the western suburbs of Phoenix, AZ. This individual will have ownership for the overall successful end-to-end project management of all building, facilities infrastructure/utilities and packaging equipment from detailed engineering through operational acceptance. This role is responsible for ensuing the design, installation, commissioning, validation, operation, and maintenance of equipment meet Company standards. After commissioning and operational acceptance, this role will transition to Plant Engineer reporting to the Plant Manager.

 

responsibilities:

  • Own the engineering and development of plans for the building, facility infrastructure/utilities and mechanical systems
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities concerning design, construction, modification and maintenance of the building, facilities infrastructure/utilities and mechanical equipment
  • Effectively collaborate and coordinate with other functions and trades to ensure work is performed on time and within budget
  • Troubleshoot problems and develop root cause and corrective actions
  • Create and manage KPIs for the processing function
  • Develop and plan annual down time and preventable maintenance activities
  • Prepare performance and availability/reliability calculations, in accordance with ongoing continuous monitoring effects
  • Provide recommendations for enhanced performance of the facility
  • Provide process engineering oversight to the process infrastructure
  • Ensure plant compliance to Federal, State, and Corporate regulatory requirements and environmental laws, rules & regulations
  • Coordinate with other functions in plant to ensure compliance with all environmental laws and regulations
  • Partner with vendors and suppliers to leverage insight, training, and productivity
  • Assist in the identification, design, validation, and communication of technologies that support the Innovation pipeline
  • Participate in business planning process by providing capital estimates for new mechanical systems and plant trials, as well as provide timing estimates for new commercialization

 

skills/qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field required
  • 5+ years of mechanical engineering of low acid food products or pharmaceuticals
  • Self-starter: ability to take charge and possess and positive and proactive attitude
  • Ability to communicate clearly with technical and non-technical cross functional teams
  • Strong understanding of system capabilities and provide solutions to successfully produce new products within project deadlines and budget
  • Ability to communicate clearly with all levels of the business, both within the organization and externally
  • Demonstrable teamwork and maturity with a strong work ethic and leadership skills
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment

position location: Goodyear, AZ

reports to: Senior Project Manager / Plant Manager

travel requirements: 20%

Why fairlife



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  • “What I like most is the sense of family around me. It’s hard to leave your family daily, but to feel that you are walking in to see your second family makes the daily routine easier.”
    Erica Peppers
    Corporate Controller
  • “The pace at which we move here is invigorating! I can catch someone in the hall, share an idea, and three days later they will show back up to share how we could do it. It’s thrilling!”
    Perri Gordon
    Director of Marketing
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager
  • “What I like most is the sense of family around me. It’s hard to leave your family daily, but to feel that you are walking in to see your second family makes the daily routine easier.”
    Erica Peppers
    Corporate Controller
  • “The pace at which we move here is invigorating! I can catch someone in the hall, share an idea, and three days later they will show back up to share how we could do it. It’s thrilling!”
    Perri Gordon
    Director of Marketing
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.