The Plant Engineer is responsible for all engineering, project and maintenance related activity for the plant. As Plant Enginer you will be responsible for supervising staff, as well as oversee hiring, training, company rules, and morale of maintenance employees. We are seeking an experienced leader with prior food industry experience to be responsible for the following duties:
Plan, coordinate and direct the design, layout, installation and maintenance of the building, building support systems and production equipment in a cost effective manner in accordance with corporate and production requirements.
Plan and provide general project and maintenance schedules to subordinate supervisor to ensure that the plant is operating efficiently.
Oversee investigation and troubleshooting of equipment malfunctions and direction of repair activities as necessary to minimize downtime.
Assist in the establishment and monitoring of maintenance supplies, spare parts, replacement parts, tools and contract services as required.
Assist in vendor selections, cost negotiations and approve invoicing.
Research, implement and recommend improvements to building, utilities and plant equipment to reduce costs, improve product, improve efficiencies and improve the general safety of the plant.
Provide technical assistance to production departments; diagnose and make recommendations to eliminate production problems and to improve operating effectiveness through more efficient use and care of equipment.
Establish and implement record and filing systems on matters relating to maintenance, equipment, engineering, research and purchasing activities.
Monitor utilities usage, diagnose excessive consumption rates and implement procedures to minimize costs.
Work closely with Plant Manager to develop capital appropriation budget and provide input on engineering, purchasing and installation requirements for capital projects.
Utilizing AutoCad, design equipment, building and plant utility layouts as required and retain past, present and future layouts on file.
Provide around the clock maintenance for the facility.
Prepare reports of departmental activities as requested.
Assist other OSI facilities as required.
Perform other duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in food science, engineering, statistical studies or equivalent work experience.
Seven to ten years food manufacturing experience in a progressively more responsible role. Meat industry strongly preferred.
Ability to clearly communicate and present complex ideas to a diverse audience.
Thorough knowledge of methods, materials and processes associated with food manufacturing.
Experience with a variety of lean manufacturing practices a plus.
OSI Group - 2 years ago
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