November 7, 2020
Newark, NJ
Job Type



AAK USA Inc. is a global leader with over 100 years of history in producing and selling value-adding vegetable oil solutions for food and non-food applications. Our products go into food market sectors such as plant based foods, bakery, dairy, confectionary, and infant nutrition, and our non-food applications include fats and oils for use in personal care products, candles, animal feed, and much more. AAK has industry leading products, services and technologies that enable our customers to succeed. We have a proven track record of working side by side with our customers to create solutions that work. Further information on AAK can be found on the company’s website

We are currently seeking to hire a Project Engineer for our manufacturing facility in Port Newark, NJ.

This position supports operations by increasing product output and quality through design modification of existing and installation of new equipment. This may include, and is not limited to new facilities design and start-up, troubleshooting and process improvements such as filtration, deodorization, interesterification, bleaching, and process flow control.

This plant-based position is a key team member of the owner’s production team, in some cases leading the implementation projects and coordinating process design activities performed by engineering and construction contractors.


 Performs process studies to identify opportunities to improve manufacturing and energy efficiency

 Presents results to management both verbally and in written reports


 Executes capital projects managing schedule, scope and costs.

 Manages project finances, with a strong control of scope, schedule deviation

 Reports on capital projects to management and senior management regarding current activities and forecast

 Develops capital investments projects following the appropriate stage gate methodology

 Diagnoses process deficiencies, and create design improvements

 Performs process modeling studies to identify improvement opportunities

 Develops with the stake holders clear project premises, budgets scopes and detailed schedules

 Evaluates process schemes from operating data as needed

 Prepares process datasheets for equipment and instrumentation

 Updates and maintains documentation such as material balances, P&IDs and automation functional descriptions.

 Safety, Health and Environmental Performance

 Demonstrates safety leadership in day to day activities and by incorporation in process designs

 Gatekeeper for the process aspects of Management of Change

 Educates and coaches operations and maintenance personnel to facilitate understanding of new processes

 Participates in process safety reviews

 Assists the Safety and Environmental Manager as necessary by implementing environmental improvement initiatives

 Additional responsibilities

 Provides oversight of contractor(s) process design performance

 Participates in planning for plant commissioning & start-up

 Provides consulting on process questions as a member of the start-up team

AAK USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to workforce diversity. EOE. M/F/D/V.

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