Project Engineer

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world through wholesome dairy products. Since our founding in 1984, Hilmar Cheese Company has been committed to innovation and sustainability. Our state-of-the art production facilities convert an abundance of locally sourced high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose. The Cheese and Ingredients that we produce create a wide variety of retail and food service products from sliced and shredded cheeses, to protein supplements and infant formula. We are a trusted partner to premier food and beverage brands in for than fifty countries helping bring their vision into reality.


Throughout our decades of success and growth we have remained committed to our mission and values and these principles unite our people and guide all that we do.

A Typical Day

The Project Engineer is a technical project manager responsible for managing capital projects that execute the strategic plan of Hilmar Cheese Company and accomplish goals of the steering team.  At the direction of the Site Engineering Manager, the Project Engineer is the engineer on short and long-term engineering projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the implementation of capital projects to include concept development, establishment of project teams, process and design optimization, technical and economic evaluation of alternatives, scope definition and control, estimating, scheduling, development of funding requests, detailed engineering and design, regulatory compliance (environmental, safety, USDA, TXDHS, CDFA, and FDA) and project validation.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with project team, collaborate with project team in project execution to include: R&D, manufacturing, sales, maintenance, engineering, safety, quality, environmental, and accounting as applicable.
  • Project scheduling, communication, costing, procurement, and budget management for projects up to $25 mill dollars annually.
  • Generates project POs, project initiation documentation, and review and approve consultant and contractor invoices utilizing SAP.
  • Review and track field changes, lead the execution of design and construction implementation as well as any changes.
  • Understand and apply to designs: Engineering principles (thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and process controls), theories, concepts, practices, and techniques, applying statistical analysis as necessary.
  • Engage in and develop mathematical models for engineering designs utilizing excel or similar program.

What You Will Need

  • High School Diploma and 7 years related experience, OR Associate's degree in Engineering or related field plus 3 years related experience, OR Bachelor's in Engineering or related field plus 1 year related experience.
  • Proven leadership and teambuilding skills.

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor's in Engineering or related field plus 2 year related experience OR Master’s degree in related field.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The role has periods of time when the work environment is sedentary and conducted in an office environment balanced with frequent occasions that require prolonged walking or standing, lifting/ carrying/handling moderate weight objects on a regular basis.   Is required to wear PPE and have a regular presence in manufacturing and warehouse environments in both temperature controlled and uncontrolled locations. Must frequently interact with people verbally.  Specific details of the essential functions of the position is available in the Job Safety Analysis, made available on request.

Food safety is a companywide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacture and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products.


This description is a general statement and does not include other duties as assigned

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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Nearest Major Market: Amarillo