Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Kicking Horse Coffee

Wake Up & Kick Ass

YOUR DAILY MISSION: Analytically oversee our coffee production process and lead Manufacturing CAPEX projects.

We’ve been making kick-ass coffee for over 25 years.

We’re Canada’s #1 selling Whole Bean coffee. All our coffee is Organic and Fairtrade, roasted right in the Canadian Rocky Mountains smack dab in the middle of nowhere.

And it’s not just our coffee that’s good. We’ve been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada by Great Place to Work since 2015. We work hard and have fun. That’s how we roll.

A critical thinker, you have a keen eye for detail and innovation. Curious and courageous, you love bringing big ideas to life! You lead and manage Manufacturing CAPEX projects as well as supporting Production Departments in the problem-solving tasks on existing equipment and processes. You have a knack for continuous improvement puzzles and are obsessed with how automation can improve job quality. Whoa, you’re awesome!

Reporting to the Plant Engineering Manager and working closely to the 3 Production Departments (Maintenance, Roasting and Packaging). Within the leading and management of Manufacturing CAPEX projects you are responsible for the Preliminary Study, Project Definition, Design, Manufacturing, Installation, Validation, Commissioning, and handover to Production of new production equipment and/or whole systems. Additionally, you will support the Production Departments in Operations to analyze rising problems and methodically design the needed solutions.


  • Lead Manufacturing CAPEX projects (new production equipment or systems) according to the KHC Engineering Project Management guidelines.
  • Manage and coordinate internal teams and external vendors/partners working on a specific
  • Manufacturing CAPEX project.
  • Manage Manufacturing CAPEX projects (new production equipment or systems) in terms of activities, budget and timeline.
  • Support the Production Departments in Operations to analyze rising problems and methodically design the needed solutions.
  • Contribute to the growth and evolution of the Engineering Department through the internal
  • Continuous Improvement and Standardization initiatives.
  • Contribute to the definition of KHC Operations CAPEX plans and projects for future years and Lavazza Group Strategic Plans.


  • Degree in Engineering (B. Eng.) – preferred: Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics, Aerospace, Chemical or Industrial
  • Minimum of 3-5 years or work experience in Engineering areas/departments.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills, including strong working knowledge of PC applications (MS Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Project Management experience and/or training and/or certification is an ASS-et.
  • Working knowledge of MS Project is an ASS-et
  • Working knowledge of a 2D CAD (AutoCAD) is an ASS-et
  • Previous work experience in the Food & Beverage industry is an ASS-et


LOVE You love people: relationship builder with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
SOPHISTICATED Annihilate mediocrity: strong attention to detail, high standards for quality and excellent time management. Unbelievably organized. ‘Nuff said.  Strategic with an ability to predict the results of actions and plan accordingly.
COURAGEOUS You’re a chameleon when it comes to change. Analytical, agile, and energized in a fast-paced environment. People trust you: demonstrate a high degree of personal integrity and self-care and confidentiality.
AWAKE You are self-aware, open to feedback and willing to grow in a fast-paced environment. You like open, honest discussion in a team environment.
INTENTIONAL Deets are your thing: analytical, curious, detailed, you sweat the small stuff. #ZenAF Attitude: calm, cool, and collected, no matter what.

When individuals thrive, communities thrive. And we are here to help that happen. The following perks and programs have been designed with intention, to ensure our people prosper.

  • The Dough: This annual salary, depending on experience, is $72,100 – $92,700
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Designed to support employee wellness and mental health, our benefits program is as full as our mugs! In addition to our standard medical and dental coverage, we offer:
    • $700 wellness and recreation allowance annually.
    • $2,000 flexible paramedical services coverage per year.
    • A whole heck of a lot of time off including 4 weeks of paid vacation after one year of work.
    • Celebrate your birthday with a paid day off and a $100 gift certificate to your local business of choice.
    • Access to emergency or crisis support through our Employee & Family Assistance Program.
  • Mug Fillers: Damn good discounts on coffee beans and have all the caffeine you will need to keep you fuelled onsite.
  • Community Giving: Our Dream Fund provides Kicking Horse Coffee dreamers with financial funding to put towards community projects.
  • Continued Education: All employees have access to world-class, online learning through our partnership with Harvard ManageMentor.
  • Exceptional Human Beans: Working with a kick-ass team? We think that is the best perk of all. Our crew of coffee lovers love what they do and are great at it too!

Sound like your cuppa? You should probably apply. Create your account with our candidate portal (through Get Hired) and submit your resume and application form. Since you’re more than just a resume, please be prepared to answer a few questions about yourself including:

  1. Tell us one thing about yourself we would not find on your resume.
  2. Why do you want to work with us?
  3. What inspires you about small-town, mountain living?

Love means welcoming everyone to ensure an inclusive place for all. We seek team members from all walks of life, backgrounds, and cultures.


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