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Nestle USA’s technical organization is going through a transformational journey by leveraging leading automation and digital technologies coupled with manufacturing and operational excellence practices to deliver best-in-class products and results.


This transformation is aimed at improving efficiency and enhancing the overall performance of our manufacturing network. We are also driving manufacturing and operational excellence practices to ensure that our production facilities are operating at their highest potential to create the best-tasting, high-quality, consumer-preferred products. This includes optimizing production lines, implementing lean manufacturing principles, and continuously improving operational processes with no compromise to food safety or quality. By embracing automation and digital technologies, our technical organization is staying ahead of the competition and adapting to the rapidly changing business landscape. In addition to adopting new technologies, this transformation is also about fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement within our organization.


Overall, we are committed to leveraging automation, digital technologies, and manufacturing and operational excellence practices to create the best possible manufacturing environment to produce great food and beverages for our consumers. 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

LOCATION: Solon, OH, Chicago, IL or near a Nestle USA facility


TRAVEL: 70 - 80%


​The Engineering Project Manager Expert is responsible for providing technical leadership by identifying, developing and executing capital projects for the factory.  This position will maintain visibility to the design process and assure adherence to all established key components and project deliverables as well as directly manage overall project execution including construction and commissioning.  Additionally, this position will coordinate with the client as well as various other groups inside and outside of the organization.


Preliminary Project Development including Charter development
Assist in development of pre-project approval documents including project charter, project management plan, project kick start, estimate and milestone schedule creation.
Monitor design progress and deliverables are met in adherence to established project key components.​
Receive design details from design team with full understanding of project deliverables to coordinate bid package development and release for construction bidding and field execution.
Select contractors and contracting methods based on engineering ways of working methodology.


Project Execution Support and facilitation
Direct and execute installation, construction, and commissioning of assigned projects.
Manage adherence to project scope and secure approvals for all changes in projects based on engineering ways of working methodology.
Manage and control project budget providing cost forecasts and cash flow projections through development of project cost and status reports on at least a monthly basis or as requested by project stakeholders.
Manage and maintain project milestone schedules with integrated detailed scheduling as agreed upon in the project charter.
Manage data collection and feedback process for projects.
Monitors processes for compliance with quality and GMP requirements in accordance with FDA and OSHA regulations.  ​
Provide construction management and plant startup assistance as needed to ensure successful project execution
Evaluate, select, and issue contracts for construction firms through bidding and prequalification vetting processes.
Provide self-directed project management of assigned projects from end to end with minimal supervision from department manager.   


Administrative / Business support
Monitor work output from less senior engineers on the project team as assigned by the department manager.​
Provide technical support to Factory operations.
Will support and participate in Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE) and Total Performance Management (TPM) as a part of their job responsibility within the Business Unit or assigned factory.


Responsible for ensuring that one exhibits an attitude of absolute intolerance for unsafe situations and never implement any change, whether directly instructed to, or under your own initiative, without first questioning its impact in relation to product safety/quality, people safety and the environment. No compromises will be tolerated.



  • ​Bachelor degree within engineering and minimum 7 years of related work experience.



  • 7+ years experience managing capital projects with increasing responsibility and complexity in a manufacturing, industrial, military, or related environment​
  • Preferred: 7+ years of project management experience in a manufacturing, industrial, military, or related environment
  • Preferred: Experience using SAP and/or Microsoft Project
  • Preferred: TPM experience.​



  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Ability to analyze data
  • Ability to using problem solving techniques to resolve issues and implement change
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.  
  • Proven ability to complete major projects in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Ability to schedule resources effectively so continuous improvement is not sacrificed for day to day results.
  • Additional consideration for those that are considered subject matter experts in a particular field of engineering (process, packaging, refrigeration, etc.)​





The approximate pay range for this position is $126,000 to $171,000. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to knowledge, skills and abilities as well as geographic location.


Nestlé offers performance-based incentives and a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k with company match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits.  Incentives and/or benefit packages may vary depending on the position. Learn more at About Us | Nestlé Careers (nestlejobs.com)




It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.


To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.


The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.


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