Project Engineer

Job Location US-ID-Pocatello
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Allied Reliability is seeking a Project Engineer for a major frozen foods manufacturer. The primary purpose of this position is to provide for the conceptualization, development, design, evaluation, recommendation, and upon approval,execution of engineering programs that will contribute to the Manufacturing objectives. This requires that activities be self-initiated and self-directed, as well as responsive to needs as defined. The primary goal is to complete projects on time within budget.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Recommend to the Plant Engineer both short and long-range facility
    improvements, facility expansions, and manufacturing equipment
    projects. Conduct implementation studies for process or method
  • Provides organization and a detail-oriented approach using an approved
    project management methodology.
  • Enures that all project documentation is complete and that all project
    deliverables are on schedule and within specification and budget.
  • Facilitates all major approval points. Identifies when each needs to occur,
    and follows up on approval outcomes.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations of new processing equipment and
    systems for adaptation to the manufacturing process. This includes the
    evaluation of a proposal’s impact on efficiency and its cost-effectiveness.
  • Conduct detailed technical studies of existing equipment problems;
    analyze alternative solutions, and provide conclusion and
  • Develop project specifications; conduct pre-bid information meetings with
    contractors, gather contractor bids; analyze and award bids; schedule
    and supervise equipment installations.
  • Facilitates all major approval points. Identifies when each needs to occur,
    and follows up on approval outcomes.
  • Reports project status on a regular basis to management, and project
  • Works with team members to define and maintain the project scope,
    requirements and deliverables.
  • Manages cross functional teams in an efficient and productive manner to
    complete required tasks
  • Coordinates with team members in the creation of project schedules,
    maintains project budgets, and provides project leadership through the
    construction and transition stages.
  • Possesses strong problem-solving capabilities
  • Prepares and maintain meeting minutes for all project meetings; keeps
    track and follows up on all open items.
  • Provide or arrange supervision of equipment installation on weekends.
    On all projects over $5,000.00, obtain three competitive bids. Exceptions
    must be explained and documented.
  • Generate Purchase Orders and keep track of project costs using the
    company’s ERP system and Thomas Capital Projects Data Base.
  • Complete and obtain all contractor paper work and place on file. This
    includes certificates of insurance (general liability and workers comp.),
    purchase orders and contractor’s handout (reviewed and signed).
  • Coordinate all project activities between contractor and the plant
    departments involved. Ensure that all Company rules are enforced, as
    well as, local, state and federal laws, (i.e. OSHA).
  • Provide monthly activity and project status report to the Plant Engineer
    due at the end of every month. This will be done through a project
    summary memo.
  • Conduct daily (or as needed) information and planning meetings on
    major projects requiring the coordination of activities with other
    departments, personnel, or contractors.
  • Generate mechanical and electrical drawings using AutoCAD. Develop
    and maintain a drawing library including a drawing numbering system as
    well as an up to date log.
  • Utilize Microsoft Project for projects that require critical path scheduling,
    Gantt charts, and milestone schedules are germane to the effective and
    efficient conduct of the project.
  • For projects involving plant employees, (i.e. mechanics, electricians),
    schedule employees through the Maintenance Manager, and supervise
    employees while they are assigned to work on the project. Notice to
  • Maintenance should be given, whenever possible, at least 5 days in
  • Provide technical support to all plant departments on an as needed
  • On an as needed basis assist the Maintenance Department with
    technical support, and training.
  • Uphold the mission of the Food Safety and Quality Policy. This includes following all Food Safety
    and Sustainability programs and participating in all required training.

    This position does not have direct supervisory responsibilities. At times, may
    be required to supervise the daily activities of other employees working on
    projects he/she is managing.






To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • BS Degree in Engineering from a four year college or university.


  • A minimum of two to five (2-5) years of experience as a project
    engineer or project manager in a similar environment.


  • Must be PC literate, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word,
    Excel, Power Point, and Project 98.


  • Able to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and
  • Ability to write correspondence.
  • Able to effectively present information in one-on-one and group
    situations to other employees of the organization.


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of
    measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and
    interpret bar graphs.


  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out
    instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables
    in standardized situations.

None required.




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