Operations Engineer

Location: Chicago, IL

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Job Posted
Jul 05, 2024
Company: Cresco Labs, LLC

Company & Role Overview






  • Develop comprehensive project plans, including scope, schedule, budget, and resource allocation.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional internal stakeholders, including engineering teams, EHS, construction managers, and facilities personnel, to define and execute against project objectives and deliverables.
  • Utilize document management system(s) to organize and track all project documentation.
  • Own and implement project management best practices to ensure efficient execution and timely delivery of projects.
  • Utilize technical expertise, in partnership with stakeholders, to evaluate facility requirements and develop innovative solutions to meet project goals.
  • Provide technical expertise and direction throughout all phases of the project lifecycle, from conceptual design to commissioning and handover.
  • Understands basic facility electrical, mechanical, and environmental (HVAC, humidity, boiler, etc.) systems. Understands basic diagrams, sketches, operational manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications.
  • Collaborate with Site Facility Engineering and maintenance team members as required to provide direction on trouble shooting and issue resolution.
  • Identify potential risks and proactively implement mitigation strategies to minimize project disruptions.
  • Develop and monitor project performance metrics, implement corrective actions as necessary to ensure adherence to project goals and objectives.
  • Scope and develop projects in conjunction with local facilities teams and corporate strategy groups.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for project stakeholders, including Cultivation, Manufacturing, Operations and Construction teams.
  • Facilitate regular project meetings and provide timely updates on project progress, milestones, and challenges.
  • Participates in relevant trade and industry events, bringing back leading-edge practices and technologies for the Cresco Team to consider.
  • Implement quality assurance processes to ensure that project deliverables meet the highest standards of quality and compliance.
  • Conduct thorough inspections and audits to verify compliance with engineering specifications, building codes, and industry standards.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to project team members, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, encouraging team members to contribute ideas for enhancing project efficiency and effectiveness.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering; Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, preferred.
  • Proven experience in facility engineering and / or project management, with a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong technical background in facility design, construction, and operations.
  • Proficiency in project management methodologies and tools, such as Microsoft Project, Trimble or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft products - Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • Proficiency in Sketchup Pro and Layout, Auto CAD, or a comparable alternative.
  • Excellent communication and people skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, with a history of successfully leading and motivating project teams.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to think critically and analytically.



  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

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Company BenefitsBenefits for this job may vary.

401(k) with Company Match, Career Advancement, Dental, Medical, & Vision Benefits, Flexible Time Off / Unlimited Vacation, Inclusive Environment, Paid Parental Leave, Paid Time Off to Volunteer, Relaxed / Casual Dress Code, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

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About Cresco Labs, LLC

Cresco Labs is one of the largest public, vertically integrated, multistate operators in the cannabis industry. Our portfolio of in-house cultivated and manufactured brands features some of the highest quality, most awarded and most popular cannabis products in America. With dozens of locations nationwide, our owned and operated Sunnyside® dispensaries provide a welcoming, positive, judgement-free place to shop for anyone at any point on their cannabis journey. Founded in 2013, Cresco Labs’ mission is to normalize and professionalize cannabis through our passionate employees. As stewards of the cannabis industry, our teams are constantly focused on supporting the needs of our fellow colleagues, consumers, customers, and communities alike. With a focus on Social Equity and Educational Development, our SEED initiative ensures that our company reflects the communities in which we serve, ensuring equal opportunity for all in cannabis. At Cresco Labs, we aim to revolutionize and lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on quality and consistency of product, and to bring legitimacy to the industry with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.