Chief Engineer - Plant
Robison & Smith, Inc. 2 reviews - Gloversville, NY

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The Chief Engineer in a Robison & Smith laundry and textile plant is a top-notch, highly skilled and multitasked engineer, who acts as the core of a highly functional mechanical support team, and reports to the Director of Operations.

The primary objective of the position is to provide mechanical/technical support for laundry service operations, many of which are carried out by modern automated production equipment. Secondarily, the cheif engineer will provide technical support for facility systems, which include: plant air compressor, high-pressure steam plant, HVAC, lighting, fire protection equipment, building & grounds, painting, general housekeeping, landscaping, etc.

The ideal candidate will have extensive skills, training and experience in the following disciplines:
  • Automated Systems: Motion Control Systems; Process Control Systems; PLC's; Electro-mechanical controls.
  • Electrical Systems: Single-phase & Three-phase; AC/DC; NEC; Circuit Protection; Motors & Drives.
  • Reading schematics and blue-prints.
  • Mechanical skills; machine troubleshooting and repair.
  • Facility maintenance and general building operations.
  • Fluid power systems: Hydraulic; Pneumatic; Steam.
  • HVAC Systems.
  • Preventive Maintenance: Cleaning; Lubricating; Inspecting; Adjusting.
  • 600 hp Boiler plant and high-pressure steam heat operations.
  • Fabrication & Welding.
Skills / Requirements: Qualifications: Candidate must have effective communication skills and a positive attitude. Must be dependable and have an attendance record that can be verified by past employers. Highly motivated with attention to detail. Basic PC skills are required (Word, Excel, Outlook). MUST be able to work as part of a team, but with limited supervision. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Education: Successful candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent. The position also requires a minimum of two years maintenance engineering experience, and specific knowledge of machinery, electricity, electronics, plumbing, hydraulics, pneumatics, and boiler applications. Strong electrical & control systems experience/ability is preferred. The successful candidate must be able to speak and comprehend English, read English and write in English legibly.

Physical Requirements: This position requires standing and moving throughout the plant during the workday. Handling the maintenance tasks will require some stooping, bending, pulling, pushing, working on ladders and in cramped areas. The candidate must be able to properly lift up to 100 lbs.

Upon offer of employment, candidate must be able to pass a company required physical examination and drug screen.

About this company
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Robison & Smith is one of the largest and most up-to-date commercial laundry and drycleaning operations in New York State. One of our...