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Plant Engineer

Company: OSI Group
Location: Chicago
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Plan, organize and direct all engineering, project, and maintenance related activity for the plant. Responsible for supervising, through Supervisors and Managers, a group of employees involved in plant maintenance and engineering activities.

  • 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, production and regulatory, requirements.
  • Plan general project and maintenance schedules and provide to supervisors and managers to ensure that the plant is operating efficiently and that around the clock maintenance services are available.
  • Establish and communicate targets for measuring department efficiency; i.e., down-time, repair costs, parts costs, inventory levels, labor hours, etc. Measure progress and provide coaching to supervisors and managers to achieve targets.
  • Identify vendors for use in construction projects, maintenance supplies, outside services and other needs. Negotiate costs and seek final approval from the Plant Manager.
  • Research, recommend and implement, as approved, improvements to building, utilities, processes, and plant equipment to reduce costs, improve product, improve efficiencies and otherwise support established facility goals and objectives.
  • 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.
  • Ensure that accurate and compliant records relating to maintenance work, equipment, engineering, research, purchasing, and all regulatory agency contact are maintained.
  • Monitor utilities usage; diagnose excessive consumption rates and implement procedures to minimize costsWork closely with Plant Manager to develop capital appropriation budget and provide input on engineering, purchasing and installation requirements for capital projects. --- Participate on a variety of teams that work cross-functionally to improve processes within the organization and assist other company facilities as required. --- Responsible for complying with applicable regulatory, governmental, safety, environmental considerations. --- Prepare routine and ad hoc reports on project status, costs, down-time, maintenance activities and other related matters. --- Coach, motivate, discipline, train, terminate and effectively manage the performance of hourly and salaried team members.
    Required Skills
    • At least (7) seven years of experience managing the work of others engaged in maintenance or engineering work (preferably in meat or other food industry).
    • Possess expert level knowledge of federal, state and local regulations as applies to the construction, maintenance and operation of a manufacturing facility and its equipment.
    • Ability to create, read, and analyze a variety of blueprints, schematics, and similar documentation.
    • Working knowledge of federal, state and local safety and environmental regulations and related operational best practices.
    • Ability to manage complex installation and modification projects involving major capital expenditures in the area of responsibility.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with peers, management and external contacts.
    • Ability to supervise and manage the work of others to achieve established goals and objectives.
    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred or equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities obtained through working
    • Work is generally performed within a manufacturing environment subjected to temperatures of cold and warm along with wearing the proper PPE, with standard office equipment available along with plant manufacturing environment.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, bend, walk, use hands or finger, talk, hear, feel objects, tools, or controls; may be required to lift up to 50 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision to a computer screen OSI Industries is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. OSI does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program. #CB#
      Required Experience

Keywords: OSI Group, Chicago , Plant Engineer, Engineering , Chicago, Illinois

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