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Project Engineer

About Green Thumb Industries:
Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer, is dedicated to providing dignified access to cannabis while giving back to the communities in which they serve. GTI manufactures and distributes a portfolio of branded cannabis products including Rythm, Dogwalkers, The Feel Collection, and Beboe, among others. The company also owns and operates rapidly growing national chains of retail cannabis stores called Rise™ and Essence. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, GTI has 13 manufacturing facilities, licenses for 89 retail locations and operations across 12 U.S. markets. Established in 2014, GTI employs approximately 1,100 people and serves thousands of patients and customers each year. GTI was named a Best Workplace 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Business. More information is available at GTIgrows.com.
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.


  • 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
  • Oversee construction management
  • 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


  • 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 

At GTI we believe that our corporate community should be a reflection of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity across race, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, experience, and thought—not only because it is right, but because it makes us better. Our mission—the right to wellness—informs our commitment to champion economic opportunities in communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs through employment and community involvement. GTI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
We can't wait to meet you.

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325 W. Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654

What are Green Thumb Industries (GTI) Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
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