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Position at Plumrose

Job Title: Engineering Project Manager – Growth Channels

Location: TBD, Chicago Base


Our Company, Your Opportunity:            

Plumrose USA is a company with an 80-year history of providing high quality, great tasting sliced meats, bacon, ham and ribs.  Plumrose was recently acquired by JBS, the world’s leading provider of beef, chicken and pork, with a vision of building the company into a leader in Protein Centric Prepared Foods. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements. This is an opportunity for a person who wants to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.

Our Mission:

To be THE BEST in all we do.  We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders.  All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.


Determination, Simplicity, Availability, Humility, Sincerity, Discipline, Ownership

Scope of Position:

The primary responsibility of this role is to manage key growth capital projects for Plumrose that involve major plant expansions or new plant construction. The position will report to the Director, Business Development & Engineering with Plumrose.



  • Manage major capital projects with scope > $20M
  • Assist with project scope development, initial sourcing of necessary external resources to help with completion of overall project scope and deliverables
  • Must be knowledgeable in all areas of OSHA’s process safety management and EPA’s risk management program (RMP) requirements
  • Work with internal/external resources to generate layout drawings, gather competitive bids, coordinate installation of equipment, track invoices and payments
  • Arrange to have appropriate records prepared and maintained
  • Manage total capital spend and project timelines including line and plant startups
  • Own the commercialization process during the planning and execution phases
  • Owns the hand-off from project team to plant operations
  • Maintain frequent communication with all plant departments as well as external vendors

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


Skills and Qualifications:

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 to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Engineering or related field is preferred
  • 5 – 7 years of experience in a food manufacturing facility
  • Meat processing, slicing & packaging is preferred
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Efficient time management skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer skills, including knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office products
  • SAP knowledge beneficial


The position will require about 75% travel.

If interested, please apply at
We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.
Plumrose USA is an equal opportunity employer.