Pactiv Evergreen Inc.

Facilities Project Engineer

Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
Position Type
Full Time
Pay Type


Position Summary

The CAPEX & Facilities Engineer has overall management responsibility for major capital equipment and facilities projects in the range from
$0.1MM-$7MM. Responsibilities include: technical investigation, equipment selection/specification, project justifications, installation and start- up. In executing these projects, this person leads corporate and plant teams and coordinates with vendors, with key deliverables to include projects that meet budget, timing and performance goals. The person in The person in this position is also responsible for tracking PACTIV EVERGREEN's overall capital program to ensure we meet budget and timing objectives. Additional areas of focus include cost savings; primarily through automation and problem solving.


Key Job Accountabilities

Major Capital Project Management
Manages facilities and equipment capital development and execution, assuring effective selection and implementation of the right technologies; integrates safety requirements and considerations into project design and execution; acts as subject matter expert regarding equipment; collaborates with the Manufacturing department to develop standard work procedures for set-up, operation and processing.

Continuous Improvement and Engineering Cost Reduction
Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing groups to identify opportunities and generate cost reduction results; drives focus on direct labor reduction through implementation of automation, as well as improving machine output and reducing down time/pack out loss.

Problem Solving and Quality / Productivity Improvement
Ensures sufficient resourcing to support quality and manufacturing functions, including the help chain, and leads quality improvement efforts; provides effective solutions to complex problems through sound root cause problem solving deployment.

Equipment and Vendor Database Management
Monitors equipment trends in thermoforming and extrusion equipment as well as in plant support equipment systems (compressed air and water systems). Maintains database on equipment/capabilities, age and limitations and develop and maintains a list of critical specifications for equipment purchase, including including safety requirements, electrical certifications, and components specifications. Supplies manufacturing with equipment emergency contact list.


Kalamazoo is in the southwest region of Michigan. It is midway between Chicago and Detroit on I-94 and offers commercial transportation by train, bus and major airline at the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport. Kalamazoo was recently named one of the 150 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2020-21 by U.S. News and World Report and ranked the No. 1 Coolest Place in the U.S. with the lowest cost of living. It's the home of the Kalamazoo Promise, three colleges and universities, nationally recognized healthcare systems, diverse and affordable housing, clean and safe drinking water, and many parks, lakes, and golf courses.





Engineering Principles-
Thorough understanding of engineering principles and how to apply them


Thermoforming Technology-

Basic understanding of thermoforming and extrusion technology


Product Handling and other technologies-
Understands equipment used in product handling and decorating. Knowledge of equipment and methods available in the market


Financial Analysis-
Can analyze and create a business case related to new equipment purchases or business opportunities


Equipment Safety-
Knowledge of Pactiv Evergreen and regulatory safety requirements. Able to conduct safety reviews on new equipment installations


Thermoforming Equipment-
Understands the operation and components of extrusion and thermoforming equipment: motors, valves, heaters, pnuematic systems. Able to troubleshoot


Basic CAD-
Ability to create and manipulate drawing in 2D

Manage Vendor Relationships-
Understands the techniques required to develop, maintain and manage business relationships with vendors in order to implement and manage projects


Working knowledge of the SAP system as it relates to CAPEX tracking and purchasing


Technology Investigations-
Able to investigate alternate technologies with a focus on decorating and product handling systems


Microsoft Office Suite-
Proficiency in MS Office products. Windows, Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.


Skills & Abilities


Project Management-
Develops and manages the scope of a project, explains the project plan and identifies key stakeholders in project. Manages budget, subordinates and outside contractors to get numerous tasks completed on time and within budget


Plans and organizes work activities; manages several tasks at once. Anticipates problems and mitigates risks. Maintains a high level of energy and commitment to juggle multiple tasks, priorities and interruptions


Team Player-
Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals. Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, shares information as appropriate, and shares credit for team accomplishments


Problem Solving-
Goes beyond temporary fixes and seeks to grasp what is actually happening with problems, find their causes and prevent the problems from reoccurring


Education Requirements

Degree/Diploma Obtained Program of Study

Bachelor of Science Engineering Or equivalent experience


Experience Requirements

Years of Experience/Type of Experience

10 years Project management with manufacturing equipment Required Plastics Converting Machinery in a Plant Setting and
Demonstrated Experience in Analyzing and Solving Problems


****PLEASE be sure to list your current/two most recent positions on the application if you are unable to upload a up to date resume. 




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