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Plant Engineering Manager

Position: Plant Engineering Manager
Reports to: Director of Operations
FLSA Status: Exempt
JOB SUMMARY:
The Plant Engineering Manager provides technical knowledge along with communication, collaboration, and general management capabilities. The Manager will maintain a roadmap of planned and potential plant improvement initiatives. The role involves responsibility for the implementation and scheduled review of site projects and plans. Primary contact for project support and plant engineering execution. Defines work methodology, sets goals and priorities; provides site leadership and supervision for site engineering, instrumentation and controls, and overall performance of LVT plant operations. The Manager is responsible for delivering increased site capacity through leadership, capital projects and continuous improvement. The Manager orchestrates site technical resources to manufacture quality products. This includes maximizing the value from the existing assets and collaborating with engineering and maintenance to deliver reliability excellence.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: include the following and other duties may be assigned as needed.
Reviews the operation of plant equipment and systems constantly, to minimize unplanned downtime, anticipate solve problems in a timely manner, and to identify opportunities for improvement.
Directs and inspects facilities for regulatory compliance. Assesses and monitors facility repairs to ensure cost effectiveness; establishes criteria for repair versus replacement of facilities
Lead the controls and operating system strategy for plant equipment. Assists Plant Mechanics and Electricians with equipment troubleshooting.
Plans, develops and prioritizes projects and weekly work plans; ensures that materials are ordered, projects are designed and planned, and budgets adhered to.
Coordinates and monitors status of work orders; estimates, requests, and purchases materials and equipment; and estimates labor costs
Ensures that maintenance technicians are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated so that the maintenance program can be accomplished in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.
Tracks, analyzes and improves key maintenance parameters such as asset utilization, maintenance cost & inventory, PM compliance, schedule compliance, etc.
Directs, maintains, and enforces the safety program for the maintenance department; reviews safety records to uphold standards of maximum safety for all maintenance technicians.
Coordinates activities with Plant Operations Departments.
Implements programs and procedures required to ensure plant cleanliness.
Assists with planning and implementing plant improvements and expansions.
Supervises shop operations include a variety of scheduled equipment set-up activities, preventive and routine maintenance activities.
Manages equipment maintenance requests.
Plant Security (Shut down/ Lock up), Interfaces with outside Security Company.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position supervises Maintenance Engineers, Maintenance Mechanics, and Electricians. Ensures that Maintenance Technicians are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated so that the maintenance program can be accomplished in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner. Plans, develops and prioritizes projects and weekly work plans for the team; ensures that materials are ordered, projects are designed and planned, and budgets adhered to. Manages SAP Time keeping.
QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree in electrical or mechanical engineering required; 3-5 years proven experience in supervisory capacity in manufacturing, assembly, fabrication or production control environment preferred; Lean Manufacturing, 5S and/or 6 Sigma experience a plus
Solid knowledge of manufacturing equipment & processes, maintenance & repair, planning, scheduling; knowledge of rubber manufacturing industry a plus
Superior communication and interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships at various levels of the organization; excellent leadership, teambuilding and negotiation skills
Ability to manage multiple activities concurrently in a fast paced manufacturing environment
PC proficiency including: Microsoft Office Suite & SAP. CAD experience a plus
Must be able to work off-shift hours
Comprehensive knowledge of equipment and facility maintenance programs and procedures
Considerable knowledge of safety principles and practices
Technical knowledge and skills in working with Calenders, Presses, Steam Systems, Automated Packaging Equipment and other manufacturing equipment
Knowledge and experience with state and local safety, fire, construction, and public access regulations experience; an understanding of blueprints and building codes
Flexibility and ability to cope with several tasks simultaneously are required;
Must be physically and mentally fit to respond to emergency situations.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, & technical procedures. Ability to write various types of reports. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, managers, & regulatory agencies.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, & percentages. Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts to practical situations when necessary.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid Drivers License
LEAN/5S & 6-Sigma Certification a plus
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception & ability to adjust focus.
The employee must be able to climb ladders and work in high, precarious places up to elevations of 175 feet.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, in some cases extreme heat in certain areas of the manufacturing facility. Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment to include, but not limited to: eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, etc. The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate to loud depending on the area of the manufacturing facility.
? May require strenuous lifting (up to 50 lbs.), bending, climbing, walking.
? Exposure to potentially hazardous chemical solutions
? Exposure to extreme heat
? On 24-hour emergency call.
Special Requirements
? Ability to meet a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends and available on-call for emergencies by telephone and/or cell phone.

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