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Project Engineer - MD

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Position Summary:

The Project Engineer will support Safety, Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, and Processing Operation requirements of the Madera, California facility. This position will focus improvements on areas of safety, increasing Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), as well as implement systems and best practices to ensure proactive measures are being taken for continuous improvement.  The project engineer will help develop and lead the plants vibration, lubrication and thermography programs.  The project engineer will be instrumental in developing the systems to drive and sustain reliability improvements.


Capital Budget Projects:  Manage all phases of multiple capital projects.   

  • Participate in capital appropriation process

  • Manage capital projects to assure that project expectations are met including cost and time constraints

  • Maintain and update ACAD layouts

  • Research and purchase new equipment for new and existing products

  • Evaluate automation equipment to increase production output

  • Design equipment layout for new applications

  • Assist with capital budget tracking

Plant Technical Support

  • Assist to solve facility engineering issues

  • Manage in house projects as assigned

  • Manage the plant maintenance department

  • Interact with governmental, state, and local authorities.

  • Trouble shoot all equipment and product flow issues

  • Achieve results by updating the technologies and productive structures of the plant to overcome technical operational difficulties without increasing manufacturing costs or resources

  • Develop technical solutions for operational issues that result in increased efficiency, lower cost, or increased safety

  • Apply Lean methods to make observations and take measurements directly, as well as collecting and statistically interpreting data from the other technical and operating staff involved

  • Responsible for contractor oversight as it relates to assigned project responsibilities.

TPM, Lean, Plant Reliability Responsibilities

  • Hands-on facilitation of root-cause investigation events in all areas of the plant

  • Hands-on completion of maintenance repairs when needed

  • Drive asset care and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) strategies

  • Improve the performance of production lines and equipment by using effective preventative predictive, troubleshooting and problem-solving maintenance techniques

  • Partner with members of maintenance, engineering and safety to ensure best maintenance practices are employed

  • Develops and/or improves maintenance standard work procedures and work instructions

  • Advises/Participates in proper execution and documentation of maintenance repairs and TPM activities

  • Analyze predictive maintenance data to ensure proper preventative maintenance activities are being conducted

  • Applies value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign and make/buy decisions

  • Achieve a high-level proficiency in of the 3 pillars of reliability – Vibration, Lubrication and Thermography through training and certifications (can be acquired on the job)


  • B.S. degree in a related engineering field required (Mechanical, Electrical or Related Field)

  • 2-5 years technical experience required

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational/time management skills

  • Ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels of the organization

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong background with PLC Programming

  • Software skills including MSOffice, Excel and statistical analysis programs are required

  • Knowledge of CAD software

  • Knowledge of FDA Regulations; Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices; Knowledge of the Code of Federal Regulations; Knowledge of standard engineering practices are also required

  • Electrical / PLC Experience or any equivalent combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. 

  • Demonstrate ambiguity to change

Drug Free Workplace:

 All applicants who have received an offer of employment, as a condition of employment, are subject to our pre-employment drug testing process. The pre-employment testing procedure consists of dual testing methods: hair sample testing and a 10 panel urine sample test. Positive results will result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment immediately and the applicant will no longer be considered for employment. PLEASE NOTE: Medical Marijuana is not accepted as an exemption even where medical marijuana use is legal under state law, regulation or ordinance: testing positive for the presence of Marijuana or its metabolites will be considered a positive result and will result in withdrawal of the offer.

COVID VACCINE REQUIREMENT*: To support the health and safety of our team members, successful candidates for employment in this role must (1) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and to have submitted proof of vaccination status, or (2) request and receive an approved accommodation based on medical circumstances or sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances.

*Only applicable for Corporate positions based in Princeton, NJ and Ewing, NJ

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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