The Engineering Manager is responsible for all aspects of Project Engineering at the Holdrege site. The role is responsible for the Facilities department and all associated activities. This position will be responsible for implementing the Project Engineering strategy to ensure future capacity, and cost reduction targets, are achieved, develop plans, generate justifications, and manage large scale capital projects.

Additionally, this person needs to be familiar with concepts and application of Lean Manufacturing techniques and able to play a key role in driving improvements in plant productivity.


  • Plans, designs and implements new projects to improve productivity, efficiency and capacity of Holdrege facility.
  • Oversees all new equipment design activities, and acceptance; project schedules; vendor management; and, cost estimates for all major projects
  • Responsible for creation and management of Engineering and Facilities capital budgets
  • Responsible for the development of all Project Engineering personnel within the Project and Facilities Teams
  • Through Facilities Partner and Facilities Project Engineer responsible for the management of the Site ensuring all activities associated with the operation of Plant services and facilities (including boilers, air conditioning systems, utilities, security and other soft services) are fully maintained
  • Through Project Engineering is responsible for future Engineering Project Management and is the direct link Diabetes Care WW Engineering group based in Franklin Lakes, NJ
  • Ensures resources are allocated to projects that will support company’s Holdrege site and Diabetes Care business goals and objectives
  • Ensures that any statutory legislation and/or quality system requirements are adhered to with regard to process changes and process initiation, including GMP and Validation processes
  • Ensure compliance to Health and Safety legislation and best practice
  • Actively pursues cost reduction opportunities, to meet challenging annual plant budget requirements
  • Actively seeks opportunities to share learning and copy best practice with other sites
  • As part of the company’s Holdrege Environmental Management Team, support the maintenance of the Environmental Management system in accordance with ISO14001 and applicable regulations
  • Participate in the implementation of initiatives which support the WW Manufacturing Strategy
  • Complies with, and responsible for enforcing, all local and corporate Company’s safety regulations policies/procedures.
  • Complies with all Company’s corporate and local quality policies/procedures/practices through consistent application of sound Quality Assurance principles. Ensures compliance through appropriate communication, training and education of sound Quality Assurance principles. Responsible for the activities and programs as defined for this position in the Quality Systems Manual.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.
  • Observes all safety, environmental and quality system standards.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field
  • 5+ years related engineering experience in a regulated business or manufacturing setting.
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience

​Additional Responsibilities

This position will supervise and direct an organization of 25 – 30 professional level associates. Direct reports include:

  • Project Engineering Leaders
  • Facilities Manager
  • Facilities Project Engineer
  • Controls Engineering Leader
  • Engineering Assistant

For additional details regarding submission eligibility and payment terms, please refer to your contract. Only submissions from agencies with current service contracts in place will be considered.

Security Clearance Required: No

Visa Candidate Considered: No

Looking for someone who has the potential to eventually move into the Plant Manager role.

Our facility in Holdrege, NE is the world’s largest manufacturer of diabetic insulin syringes.

A little history on our company in Holdrege

Production began on the original 12,000 sq. ft. site October 16, 1966 with 63 employees manually assembling syringes, 30 years later the 350,000 sq. foot facility celebrated their anniversary with over 700 employees manufacturing medical devices using high speed automation and producing millions of our products daily. We are currently the World's Largest Manufacturer of Diabetic Insulin Syringes.

Our products are currently shipped to Africa, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Korea, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan and Uraguay.

Core purpose

We embrace learning, stewardship, lean principles, flexibility, quality, low cost, cycle-time reduction, and other appropriate best business practices. Intentional alignment of these practices allows us to conquer marketplaces in an uncertain and ever-changing world. Our families, customers, and communities expect us to be the best. Anything short of excellence cannot protect the livelihood of our associates, guarantee long- term viability of our plant, ensure an uninterrupted supply of products for disease management, create and protect jobs, or enable us to be good stewards to our communities.

Our success depends on robust alignment of the following principles:

  • Performance: We use metrics to show financial and operational performance. Our decisions are data-driven. Business issues are resolved through fact-based problem solving. Validated processes based on the principle of ‘on target with minimal variability’ allow us to obtain the financial performance to be Company’s #1 plant.
  • Learning: We embrace, implement, and share learning. Our organization of multi-skilled associates support each other, own appropriate risk taking, and use positive and negative experiences as opportunities for learning. Our empowered work teams organize around product lines, and have roles centered on process and purpose rather than function.
  • Leadership: Every associate is a leader and change-agent. We care about our people, physical assets, customers, and success. Behaviors aligned with Company’s values earn teams the freedom to act. Decisions are made by those doing the work balancing the needs of those affected.
  • Continual Improvement: We continually improve our process chain through disciplined use of Lean and Six Sigma, synergistic principles to reduce variation. Lean enhances process standardization and layout, while Six Sigma investigates and resolves variation from the standard. Proficiency in process innovation and the use of appropriate quality tools allow us to have the best quality and be the manufacturer of choice.
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Holdrege NE