Capital Project Engineer – Blow Molding/Injection Molding

Position Summary:

The Capital Project Engineer’s core job responsibilities require familiarity with a wide variety of manufacturing equipment, concepts, and manufacturing principles to develop accurate and complete capital cost solutions for different business units designed for finance to develop a ROI business case.

A seasoned manufacturing engineering or highly experienced candidate will develop solid estimates of potential projected capital costs required for projects between $1-15 Million.  Using CAD to define precise equipment installation, integrating the necessary plant adaptation, including utilities (power, water, air, chiller-water, etc.), completing an entirely new installation or upgrading a production line.

Strong Excel knowledge is needed to follow the established process of compiling a spreadsheet with critical data for a successful project hand-off to program management.  Taking responsibility for accuracy in confirming the best solution with hard estimate costs, plant location information and all equipment data required through a series of phases including internal and external peer reviews.

Being familiar with blow molding and other vendor equipment specifications, along with developing a thorough knowledge of the manufacturing processes will be expected of the candidate.  An ability to define machine operating conditions for new capital equipment that when assembled  will constitute a complete production process considering all cost efficient solutions.  

Interviewing candidates will need to demonstrate solid communication skills with sales, operations, plant managers, engineering, program management, capital procurement, and commercial agents.

Accuracy will be the key trait of the Capital Project Engineer in producing the final project cost, completed within the deadline, working with the solution team.  Strong presentation skills will be needed in a series of review meetings, at which time the completed solution is approved for the next step of finance review and finally, board approval.  


Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering with 5-7 years’ experience.  (preferred).

10+ years related experience in daily plant manufacturing or management (considered).

Capital project experience (preferred).

AutoCad design (preferred).

LEAN Manufacturing methods; Six Sigma process control knowledge (preferred). 

Proficient in MS Office; Word, Excel, Power Point. (must).

Collaborative software; MS Teams, WEBEX, etc. (must)

Familiarity with business software; ERP, Product Workflow and MS SharePoint (preferred).

Positive attitude, independent self-starter with a drive and urgency (must).

$85k – $95k yearly based on qualifications

health, life, short/long term disability, dental, vision

paid time off