Pinnacle Foods Engineering Manager in Denver, Colorado


At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.SCOPE OF POSITION:

The Engineering Manager will bear responsibility for strategic engineering initiatives, delivering supply chain productivity, and supporting innovation initiatives within the Denver plant. The Engineering Manager is responsible for the research, development, design, application, and testing of a wide range of machinery and systems, both as standard products and with custom features, according to productivity and innovation initiatives. This position oversees implementation and execution of project plans through design, installation, testing and implementation. They will direct, organize and manage all resources in support of engineering projects. They oversee and supervise the projects and activities with a focus on performance, budget, safety, and compliance.



  • Working through Plant Managers and Plant Engineers to develop long term site investment plans and preparation of individual projects to support plant goals

  • Manage capital forecast, and annual plan, including timely preparation of capital project written submittal, funding and execution as necessary to meet all capital commitments for the year

  • Manufacturing liaison to the plant, responsible for integrating business strategy with the Engineering function

  • Support plant objectives by applying Engineering resources to performance gaps – productivity, quality, customer service.

  • Provides strategic leadership for defining and executing engineering vision, objectives, strategies and metrics

  • Provides technical leadership, guidance, support and oversight in equipment design and development; plant equipment specifications, acquisition and installation; machine tooling; service engineering, major equipment repair and overhauling

  • Provides overall stewardship for the engineering developmental projects (i.e. internal conceptualization and identification / management of external partners for equipment development) and identification of new equipment engineering opportunities

  • Translation of high-level equipment engineering development goals and strategies into projects / programs

  • Ensures equipment research design, development, and emerging technology are a company competitive advantage

  • Maintains an awareness of future engineering development

  • Plans the development and/or acquisition of required talent though development of skills and capabilities in the appropriate Engineering field

  • Develop site specific strategic capital plan 2-5 years out



  • 10+ years’ experience in manufacturing setting with demonstrated leadership skills at various levels

  • Experience working in a food manufacturing environment, preferred

  • Corporate interface including cross-functional team leadership

  • Demonstrated ability to manage mid-scale engineering development programs within complex organizations both internally and with external suppliers

  • Strong technical and project management capabilities

  • Strong track record in delivering business results

  • Demonstrated analytical skills using tools such as statistics, downtime tracking, mechanical history, project planning, etc. to identify improvement opportunity areas.

  • Solid knowledge within process and package is desirable

  • Broad base of leadership as well as a strong understanding of the business equation and how it impacts product initiatives, both practically and strategically

  • Detail oriented, organized, reliable and resourceful

  • The successful candidate will be capable of working effectively in a high energy and rapidly moving environment


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline is required.


  • Travel for this role will be approximately 15%

Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard toprotected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, nationalorigin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or anyother legally protected basis.



Job ID2018-6252