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Project Engineer

Cullman, AL

As a Project Engineer, your key responsibility will be to work with customers and internal business units to successfully launch new products.

Perks and Benefits: 

  • Closed Sundays 
  • Quarterly Bonus based on profitability 
  • Ownership in the company through ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) 
  • 401k Retirement plan
  • Zero deductible health, vision, and dental insurance after 30 days  


  • The Project Engineer provides strong leadership to a cross-functional launch team which shares a high degree of ownership and accountability in support of a common goal – excellence in new product launch.

  • Act as the primary point of contact for customer communication regarding overall program status and timing. Elevate gaps to project goals to the customer and Royal leadership while driving resolution.

  • Provide expert technical leadership in coordinating, facilitating, motivating, and directing efforts of cross-functional product development teams.

  • Support the Hudsonville Technical Campus during initial project definition, deliverables, and customer interface.

  • Lead launch projects upon transfer to the Cullman Manufacturing Facility from the Technical Campus.

  • Monitor APQP / PPAP / PSO development to meet customer objectives.

  • Lead reporting of project status to Royal leadership including leading project tollgate reviews.

  • Ensure all activities associated with major project gates are completed and reviewed per schedule

  • Execute engineering and color changes, VA/VE activities, and tool lifecycle management for the project life 

  • Achieve cost, timing, and quality goals associated with the project launch.

  • Support the pursuit of new business opportunities through development of key customer relationships. 


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering or similar

  • Program Management experience within the Automotive Industry preferred

  • Plastic Injection Molding experience required/knowledge of plastic part design principles

  • 10-15 Automotive or similar years of experience

  • Independent, self-motivated, and flexible

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills - ability to manage the customer

  • Ability to facilitate team and customer meetings by delivering information effectively and in a well-organized manner.

About Royal:

Royal is a diverse manufacturer of injection molding, urethane foam and assemblies. We serve the automotive, furniture, and consumer products industries. We are growing and looking for talented engineers to join our team!

People who succeed at Royal are those who share the values of our company: Integrity. Stewardship.

Teamwork. Hard work. Excellence.

We're committed to being the employer of choice. Our goal is to build a culture of commitment where everyone is respected and valued. Where everyone participates. Where everyone matters. We give our employees the responsibility -- and the authority -- to make decisions. We try to provide the best possible work environment. We encourage creativity. We applaud ingenuity. We reward problem solving.

We recognize that we are only a part of our employees' lives. Our culture embraces the family. We celebrate accomplishments -- both inside the workplace and out. We aim to replicate the family structure by establishing work teams committed to one another -- and to our customers.

Are you ready to make a difference? Apply today! Royal offers a competitive wage and benefit package - including quarterly bonuses based on profitability, outstanding health insurance, ownership in the company through our ESOP (retirement) plan, and much more.


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