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Date: Nov 12, 2022

Location: Stuarts Draft, VA, US

Company: Hollister Incorporated

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified

Location: Stuarts Draft 
Department: Operations 

**We are open to the possibility of relocation for this position.


Project Engineer Summary:
The Plant Project Engineer will serve Manufacturing Operations as primary customer. The position will liaise with Global Engineering (GE), New Product Development (NPD), Research and Development (R&D), Quality Assurance (QA) & Supply Chain (SCM) in order to effectively carry out its responsibilities. This person will assist in coordination of project engineering activities associated with the further development of new and existing manufacturing capacity. The position will utilize learnings from existing manufacturing technologies to aid in the development of new technologies with the overall objective of developing and implementing higher output systems.


Project Engineer Responsibilities:

  • New Process Implementation: Position responsible for timely implementation of new manufacturing
  • processes in the designated Value Stream area. Projects will include Capacity, New Products, and Cost
  • Reduction, and will involve highly automated production equipment. Scope would include: User
  • Requirements (URS), Functional Design Specifications (FDS), Capital Approval, conducting Design reviews
  • (FMEA tools).
  • Project Planning & Tracking: Position will be responsible for developing & tracking project plans, and
  • formally communicating same. Also, position will be responsible for maintaining project budgetary control.
  • New Process Concept Development: Position will be responsible for overseeing development of
  • concept for fully automated manufacturing systems, working with a technology partner, completing proof of
  • principle by prototyping key bottleneck areas, and developing a high level concept that meets customer
  • requirements.
  • Process Improvements: Position will be responsible for identifying and implementing process & product
  • improvements in the area.
  • New Product introduction: Support timely introduction on any new products or product upgrades in
  • the designated Value Stream area; including development of product costs (COGS)
  • Process Qualification: Support qualification of new products/processes, and ensure compliance to
  • quality standards through execution of protocols.
  • Safety/ Risk Assessments: Position will be responsible for ensuring safety compliance in the area, and
  • supporting both conduction and timely closeout of risk assessments.


Specialized Skills/Technical Knowledge:

  • Coordinate project activities across multi-functional and cross-geographical teams to meet project
  • deliverables.
  • Frequently demonstrate highly technical and professional competencies on medium to high profile projects

Project Management:

  • Use systematic techniques to break technical projects into fundamental task requirements.
  • Obtain (negotiate for) resources as needed, communicate direction to team members, assign tasks as
  • appropriate, and ensure that commitments are met.
  • Monitor project progress to anticipate problems and develop solutions before they become critical, and use
  • clearly understood metrics to report progress to management.

Process Development:

  • Develop process concepts and alternatives and prepare formal written justifications for financial
  • authorization.
  • Lead or coordinate the design and testing of prototype processes for proof of concept work.
  • Create process specifications, request for quotations, factory acceptance plans, validation plans, and other
  • relevant documentation to support process introductions.
  • Foster and manage vendor partner relationships to support process introductions.

Business Acumen:

  • Understand accounting principles, capital and expense planning, cost center reporting, and other tools to
  • understand project and departmental performance.
  • Use sound business principles to evaluate alternatives and provide technical direction.

Technical Knowledge:

  • 2D/3D CAD skills, with expert knowledge of Pneumatic Circuits & Controls.
  • Familiarity with DOE techniques, statistical analysis tools, and/or DFM principles.
  • Machine design experience
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Plastic Welding Heat Seal Technology
  • Plastic Part assembly
  • Servo Control systems
  • ASQ Green/Black Belt Certification


Project Engineer Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years’ work experience in general project engineering, with a focus on mechanical systems and their application in a manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years Project Management experience; Project Management Professional Certification
  • Process background desirable; with medical, chemical or plastics experience preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Plastics or Electrical Engineering or related discipline required
  • Master's Degree a plus


Project Engineer Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer License (P.E.)
  • Certified Professional Engineer (CPE)
  • Six Sigma qualifications
  • OSHA 10/30 Certified


Our Total Rewards package in aggregate is above market and includes competitive pay, generous paid time off programs, peer-to-peer recognition, health and life insurance, wellness programs and incentives, generous retirement savings, and a unique Benefit of Employee Share Ownership Program (BESOP).


Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. 

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 30093


Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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