As a member of the plant management team, provide technical leadership and direction to operations activities and support the plant goals / deliverables. This position reports directly to the Sr. Director of Engineering with a dual reporting relationship to the Director of Operations assigned to this facility. This position has no direct reports but works collaboratively with the maintenance, production, safety, QA, and environmental managers.
Responsibilities include; however not limited to: facility / equipment / production systems maintenance, environmental, plant energy utilization, Operational Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), local capital planning and deployment, and management of all major capital projects. The Plant Engineer insures facility structure and infrastructure is maintained to meet or exceed the operational needs including but not limited to: electrical, mechanical, boiler and refrigeration systems. They will also maintain accurate and current drawings of plant floor and layouts.
This position will interface with local technical leadership and direction with respect to the plant operations management efforts. Based on plant goals and deliverables, they will work collaboratively with maintenance leadership to deliver high performance facilities / equipment / production systems maintenance programs that deliver maximum uptime and reliability.
This position must effectively work with and be a valued member of the operations management team to ensure the technical requirements of safety, environmental, energy, and production are met or exceeded. They will lead and direct the continuous technical improvement of the facility, equipment, and production systems in collaboration with members of the plant team. They will prepare, justifie, and manage accurate technical department expense/capital (plant managed capital) budgets with appropriate accounting information. The Plant Engineer will ensure an adequate level of technical expertise to maintain an effective operation and ensure adequate contractor / consultant personnel levels and skills to achieve the highest value facility maintenance and local capital programs.
This position requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in an Engineering/Technical discipline and five years relevant plant engineering or project engineering/management experience, preferably in the food industry. An advance degree may be substituted for three years of the required plant engineering or project engineering/management experience.