SENIOR PLANT ENGINEER
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP building Products) - Tomahawk, WI

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Purpose

Perform engineering work related to planning, devising or adapting methods to improve manufacturing production. Examine equipment, processes, operations and makes improvement recommends that are aligned with predetermined objectives. independently manage, coordinate installation and/or construction activities related to capital and technical projects in a plant setting.

Responsibilities

Manage a capital program consisting of approximately 15 projects, valued up to $10 million with annual cash flow up to $2.5 million across a single facility.

Provide overall leadership for engineering projects/programs with NPV up to $10 million.

Plan and execute all aspects of a capital project or technology initiative up to $1 million in size including basic data gathering, engineering evaluation, scope-or-work development, preliminary design, cost estimation, financial analysis, detailed design, contract negotiation and detailed scheduling.

Assist with maintenance initiatives such as preventative / predictive system, chronic failure resolution or EOM project implementation.

Provide input to business and function for the development of their strategic and operating plans.

Provide engineering/technical advice to co-workers in all businesses and functions

Develop budget and manage performance against it for projects/programs managed

Conduct training for engineering and other personnel in the areas of Engineering and Manufacturing

Participate as a team member in leading business process improvement within the company

Assume responsibility for personal safety and for the safety performance of all personnel, projects and programs managed

Maintain Engineering records according to corporate Records Retention Guidelines

Work closely with other Corporate Functions including Supply Management, Audit, Financial Services, Environmental Services and Information Technology to assure conformance with corporate policy

Conduct special projects/studies, as opportunities arise, relating to technology and capital effectiveness

Perform other duties as necessary

Qualifications

Familiarity with Life-Cycle planning and long-term capitalization techniques for manufacturing facilities

The ability to manage engineering projects/programs up to $1 million in size

Familiarity with world-class manufacturing techniques, including Just-In-Time, Lean Manufacturing, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing

Familiarity with building products industry, equipment, and processes

The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to a variety of complex business problems

The ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

The ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs

The ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

The ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems

An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

The ability to communicate effectively

The broad education and experience necessary t understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal contex

A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

A knowledge of contemporary engineering and business

The ability to use the techniques, kills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Education

BS in Engineering, Applied Science, or related field

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification desirable

Experience

5+ years experience as a practicing professional in one or more of the following fields; engineering, capital project management, manufacturing, business process development or auditing

Experience in managing engineering programs/projects up to $1 million in size desirable

Demonstrated ability to complete multiple project cycles

Or any combination of experience and training the demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.

Work Environment

This position works in both an office environment and in a manufacturing environment.

Moderate to heavy travel requiring a flexible schedule is required.