KIK Custom Products

  • Project Engineer

    Job Location US-IL-Danville
    Posted Date 9 months ago(9/6/2018 4:27 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    KIK Personal Care
  • Overview

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    Site Overview:
    KIK Custom Products’ Personal Care Division’s Danville, Illinois contract manufacturing facility is located conveniently in Danville near Champaign, IL. The facility runs 24 hours at 5 days a week and is registered and compliant with the FDA, EPA, & cGMP. This plant contains eight aerosol productions lines for pressurized products and three liquid production lines for the manufacturing of personal care and OTC consumer products.


    Position Summary

    This is a highly interactive engineering position that works closely with multiple departments and customers. The Project Engineer develops project scope, funding proposals, generates specifications, and handles supervision of contractors and internal personnel for effective project delivery. Variety of work will include process design, process optimization, process modeling, chemical system improvements, new product development, safety and environmental compliance, development and implementation of initiatives or other work related to process improvement. Duties in support of operational goals include promoting and maintaining a safe work environment, ensuring product quality standards are met, reducing cost and improving production throughput. Our Process Engineers help the organization transform workplace and work cultures to become safer, more efficient, and more environmentally sustainable.


    Essential Job Functions

    • Envisions, analyzes, and manages initiatives and capital projects to improve the functionality, safety and efficiency of key plant process systems.
    • Leads process improvement studies to reduce cost, increase material utilization, integrate new products/processes into production and reduce variation; implements necessary changes and documents changes to SOPs.
    • Preparation of Process Flow Diagrams, heat and material balances, equipment specifications and operating instructions in support of an executed project.
    • Effectively present/convert technology and design to for IQ/OQ and PQ documentation- for QA/QC review
    • Supervision of capital projects necessary for the continued improvement and modernization of the plant; ensuring timely completion of project scope within budgets 
    • Understands and applies company’s processes for capital funding, execution and documentation. 
    •  Develops project scope, funding proposals, and generates machinery specifications and test protocols for major purchases. 
    • Coordinates project work with project stakeholders including but not limited to Operations, Scheduling and follows applicable Safety, GMP, FDA Codes and/or Guidelines, as they pertain to each project. 
    • Coordinates and supervises outside contractors and other personnel as required. 
    • Manages all phases of assigned projects including spending control, fund tracking, close-out. Ensure that documentation requirements are met for all phases. 
    • Provides input into the budget process and provides technical assistance and training, as needed.


    • Bachelor degree in Engineering
    • 0 -2+ years experience in manufacturing project engineering experience
    • Must be able to juggle multiple competing priorities
    • PSM experience a plus
    • Limited weekend work pending project requirements may be necessary
    • Up to 10% travel to FAT testing on an annual basis


    Thank you for your interest and consideration of a career with KIK!

    KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

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