Project Engineer

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The Role 

GTI is looking to take our manufacturing operation to the next level by optimizing our engineering workflow process and building out automated production lines in our manufacturing facilities. As the Project Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, installation, vendor selection and management, and startup of our new automated production lines. Our ideal candidate will have previous CPG experience, a strong engineering background, and the vision and project management chops to own implementation of the new system from inception to completion. If you are a problem-solving, agile team player with no ego, get stuff done with excellence human, we want to connect!
This role may be based either in our Chicago headquarters, or in one of our production facilities. Significant travel (50%) is required.

Responsibilities 
  • Research, develop, and propose appropriate new project applications 
  • Develop tools and templates that feed Engineering Workflow Process 
  • Assist in facility layout planning and design, including HVAC, environmental controls, managing contractors, etc. 
  • Manage all aspects of engineering projects from planning to budget, equipment selection, vendor management, processes, project schedules, procedures, systems, to final project handoff and support 
  • Develop project charters; ensure project objectives, scope, rationale, and success criteria are adequately defined, documented, and approved by key stakeholders prior to commencement of work and budget expenditures 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders such as marketing and R&D to ensure shared goals are met; interacts / engages with senior leadership on project updates, reporting 
  • Own negotiations, contracts, communications and direction of project system manufacturers, equipment vendors, and internal/external partners. 
  • Establish and enforce factory acceptance test criteria 
  • Prepare project status reports; keep management, clients, others informed of project status/related issues 
  • Responsible for SOP documentation, training, communication, observation program, standards manuals, and other documents as necessary 
  • Other duties as assigned 
Qualifications  
  • 3+ years’ experience in a Project Engineering role and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field. 
  • Experience in manufacturing, reliability, continuous improvement, systems engineering, controls engineering, and/or industrial engineering practices 
  • CPG manufacturing/packaging experience is preferred 
  • Able to travel (50%) 
  • Strong verbal / written communication, presentation skills 
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to manage large-scale projects from conception to implementation 
  • Ability to work effectively with little supervision; highly independent / flexible setting priorities 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and shift focus between tasks / projects 
  • Ability to collaboratively lead / influence stakeholders across organizational functions 
Additional Requirements 
  • Must pass any and all required background checks  
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry  
  • Must possess valid driver’s license 
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age 
  • Must be approved by state badging agency to work in cannabis industry 
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Location

Green Thumb is located in River North, a short walk from the Chicago Brown Line and near the Ohio expressway entrance.

What are Green Thumb Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
GTI offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees to be used on transit and ride sharing apps!
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
GTI has a 420 Happy Hour which occurs on a monthly basis hosted by rotating team members who create a theme-based event.
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