Heartland Food Products Group is a global leader in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, producing low-calorie sweeteners, coffee, coffee creamers and liquid water enhancers. We manufacture and market Splenda, the #1 brand in the low calorie sweetener category and the most recognized in the world.


We make coffee, tea and water taste better and help people live happier, healthier and longer lives by making it easy to reduce sugar.


We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package. Come grow with us!


This role is not a remote opportunity, it is on-site at our Manufacturing Plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. 



The Project Engineer will support manufacturing operations with the introduction of new processing, packaging or facility fixed capital assets. Identify, develop and implement process improvements. He or She will also serve as a technical resource for designing and implementing technical solutions. Accountable for timely delivery of  project engineering deliverables in a multi-functional environment. This could involve the relocation and optimizing of the existing fixed asset base and/or the purchase of new fixed assets.


Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing capital projects from initiation to delivery utilizing engineering project management processes and procedures
  • Adhering to regulations, industry best practices,   and company engineering standards.
  • Ensuring the successful completion of all project phases; scope, budget, execution, and delivery.
  • Manage internal and external resources throughout the project lifetime.
  • Manage communication and relationships with all stakeholders throughout the lifetime of the project.
  • Providing technical solutions, design support, and equipment troubleshooting assistance to operations.
  • Recommending and implementing continuous improvement projects and developing the necessary justifications and return on investment to drive these improvements.
  • Developing knowledge mastery in new systems to train and coach plant engineers and maintenance staff with thorough transfer of knowledge and documentations.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced and dynamic manner with quick response to change of direction.
  • Proposing and implementing work processes, procedures and technical resources in accordance with the Engineering Policy.



  • BS Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical.
  • 5 – 15 years Project engineering or Management Experience in a fast-paced manufacturing setting with experience in Food or Pharma manufacturing.
  • Strong experience in capital project management utilizing standards and projects delivery through Initiation, planning, and execution. Skilled in developing DQ, FAT, CQV, Ramp up analysis, and other project management protocols.
  • Proficient in MS Office especially excel and Microsoft projects, and ability to use CAD to develop and edit system designs and machine layouts. Ability to read electrical schematics, P&ID, construction drawings, and other technical documents.
  • Preferred experience in a beverage, aseptic and/or food manufacturing environment.
  • Understanding of financial analysis, relevant business KPI’s and CAPEX budgeting and preparation


Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to physically perform the functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions
  • Must be able to work seated using a computer and phone for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work extended hours, such as daily overtime and an occasional weekend
  • Must possess visual acuity to document company records
  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods.
  • Lifting up to 40 pounds