Project Engineer - relocation assistance and sign on bonus available at Newport News, VA

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Project Engineer - Newport News, VA

*Relocation Assistance and Sign-on Bonus available*

About High Liner Foods

High Liner Foods was founded in 1899 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada as a small salt fish company. Lunenburg is still the current home of our Canadian Operations.   As a category leader in Seafood, High Liner Foods has a strong footprint across Canada and the U.S. with close to $1 billion in sales.

High Liner Foods is the seafood brand people trust. Every day we’re Reimagining Seafood to Nourish Life through a focus on our customers, innovation, and of course, responsible operations. Our talented team is committed to the High Liner Foods goal of becoming the leader in branded, value-added seafood in North America.  

We offer professional, technical and operational career opportunities across Canada and the United States. We believe in building a high-performance organization by investing in our people. We are focused on developing future leaders from within and fostering career growth and advancement.  

It’s our time to make waves. Join us. 

High Liner Foods is a career destination. We look for high-performing talent who value:  

  • Safety - it’s our #1 priority 
  • Opportunities to contribute to your community through volunteerism 
  • A culture of inclusion, support and recognition  
  • Senior leaders that are highly accessible and available to employees 
  •  A strong focus on education and career development through training
  • Competitive salary and performance rewards 
  • A comprehensive benefit plan designed to keep up with the changing healthcare needs across North America 

Position Summary:

As a Project Engineer, you will be responsible for the day to day engineering requirements of a growing manufacturing operation. This would include monitoring current process and procedures, identifying and implementing improvement plans, developing new processes and assuring compliance with environmental and worker safety.

A typical day might include the following:

  • Working with our internal and external resources to revamp major plant facilities (refrigeration, hydraulics, electrical, etc.) 
  • Researching, specifying, acquiring and installing processing and packaging equipment.
  • Documenting new modified facilities and processes using Computer Aided Design software (CAD).
  • Providing technical support on projects reliant to Production, Maintenance and R&D.
  • Leading the continuous improvement of our production processes.
  • Working with the Environmental Health & Safety group to engineer out potential hazards to provide a safe working environment for our #1 asset, our employees.
  • Assuring Food Safety & Environmental Safety.

This job might be for you if:

  • You enjoy collaborating with other departments and can relate complex ideas to them in non-technical terms
  • You are a Technology Champion. You stay current on the latest technologies and can recommend & implement them to improve our manufacturing processes.
  • You’ve had experience as an Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Plant Engineer or Facilities Engineer
  • You have a minimum of 5 years experience in the food industry including experience working in frozen food processing. You’ll get us really excited if you’ve worked with Seafood before.
  • You know what NH3 is. We have lots of refrigerated cold space and process freezers and we need Engineers to make sure the systems are installed working properly! (Yes HR had to look that up)
  • You believe in a good education and so do we. We’d like you to have a minimum of a BS in Engineering whether its Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Chemical (or related).
  • You are open to travelling as needed by the business

In return for the experience you bring to the table, you will be given the opportunity to join a progressive, growing organization that has seen its revenue grow 270% in the last six years. With a reputation for excellence in North America and the global marketplace, you will have the professional benefits of a career with an international organization. This function is seen as a key piece of the corporate strategic plan, so you’ll also be given the opportunity to grow professionally and develop new skills as the organization continues to expand.

Offering a competitive compensation package coupled with a bonus, benefits and retirement plan, this is a chance for you to take the knowledge you’ve acquired in your career to date and have a real impact on the business.

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Health, Safety & Wellness

At High Liner Foods, we believe strongly in the safety and wellness of our employees. Our organization has a number of policies, programs and practices that focus on safety, wellness, health and sustainability of the overall organization. Company employees, including temporary/agency and contract workers, are required to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination status if their role requires business travel by a means requiring vaccination (including, but not limited to, international air travel and/or domestic air and rail travel within Canada) per regional laws/regulations. Employees will be considered fully vaccinated if they have received the required number of doses of a vaccine which has been approved by the health authority of the country in which they work.

Recruitment Process

Our process is meaningful but efficient! We want to get to know you and show you what our world is like.  

Applicants who demonstrate potential will be contacted directly for a preliminary phone interview. Successful applications from this stage will participate in a behavioral-based interview with the hiring leader.  

All hires are conditional upon the successful completion of references and background checks.

High Liner Foods is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity & inclusion. Applicants that require accommodation in the recruitment and selection process may contact for assistance.

Current employees please note: this position is referral bonus eligible! See our policy for more details.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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