Senior Project Engineer

Whitehall, WI

Ornua (meaning “new gold”) is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, proudly bringing the unique taste of Irish dairy to the world for over 55 years.  


Do you have a passion for Engineering in the Food Manufacturing Industry? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with a mission driven organization? Can you envision yourself becoming part of a team creating hands on solutions for complex challenges? If so, we have an exciting opportunity where you will be part of a team to design and implement automations, the development of plans to support several sites across the US. Ornua is actively seeking a Senior Project Engineer who will who enjoys the blend of design and project management, along with business development to provide engineering support to our 6 facilities.  


Why Ornua? 

  • Our co-operative ethos lies at the heart of how we do business as a purpose and values-led organization, creating value for Irish dairy farming families. 
  • Our Values lie at the core of everything we do. Our five values encourage us to Seek and Embrace New Ideas, Make It Happen, Be Our True Selves, Show You Care, and Achieve Great Things Together. 
  • We invest in our people and foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement. 
  • Dynamic Working policy in place which facilitates flexible hours and hybrid working. 
  • Career Progression including Global Mobility opportunities. 
  • Comprehensive Benefits with regional specific offerings. 


Why This Role Is Valuable: 


A Senior Project Engineer with Ornua Ingredients North America is responsible for improving the physical environment for the benefit of the business in a sustainable manner and there is nothing more satisfying, rewarding, and challenging.   

What You Bring To The Role: 


  • Demonstrate complete understanding of a wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in a manufacturing process technology  


  • Support company goals and objectives, policies, and procedures, GMP and FDA regulations by working within and including pre-production and post-production compliance in coordination with document control, regulatory, quality and food safety compliance requirements 


  • Be a change agent with a forward-looking mindset 


  • Work with New Product Development Team to assess and provide input on projects being considered for manufacturing, ensuring the introduction of a capable and efficient operation 


Ornua has ambitious growth plans and we’re building a team to help enable and accelerate that growth. We are looking for people who share our values, are curious, forward-looking, take ownership and work together to build a future for themselves and Ornua. 


How do you want to make your impact?  

To learn more, please visit Ornua at 

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