Plant Engineer

New Berlin, WI 53151

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Project Management Job Number: Ca969345817 Compensation: $100000-120000 / year

Job Description

Title: Plant Engineer

Location: New Berlin, WI

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Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Summary:
  • The role of the Plant Engineer entails overseeing the comprehensive maintenance and lifecycle management of building and facility systems, as well as taking the lead on all Capital Projects from initiation to conclusion. The Plant Engineer will be engaged in diverse projects encompassing site development, facility enhancement, production assets optimization, safety enhancements, quality improvements, and productivity initiatives. This pivotal role focuses on achieving cost efficiencies, yield optimization, reliability enhancements, and tailored customer solutions.

Job Duties:
  • Capital Project Leadership:
    • Prepare comprehensive capital funding requests, budgets, timelines, and financial rationale.
    • Negotiate procurement of equipment and contracted services.
    • Efficiently manage vendors and contractors, ensuring timely delivery of deliverables.
    • Lead the Change Management process for each project.
    • Direct day-to-day project execution and guide projects to successful closure.
  • Facility and Infrastructure Oversight:
    • Supervise building, grounds, and facility aspects, including:
    • Plant lighting enhancements.
    • Process and building HVAC systems management.
    • Optimization of process heating and cooling systems.
    • Ensuring robust fire protection systems.
    • Compliance with wastewater and environmental regulations.
    • Exterior landscaping and snow removal.
    • Maintenance of roofing systems.
    • Management of utility systems and consumption.
  • Safety Team Collaboration:
    • Actively engage in Safety Teams to lead continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration:
    • Collaborate seamlessly with Maintenance, Quality, and Operations teams.
    • Spearhead process upgrades, including automation and technology integration.
  • Process Efficiency and Resource Optimization:
    • Innovate manufacturing methodologies, labor utilization standards, and cost analysis systems.
    • Strategically optimize floor space, materials, personnel, and equipment usage.
    • Conduct ergonomic compliance evaluations for workstation designs.
  • Multi-Project Management:
    • Simultaneously manage multiple projects.
    • Diligently track project costs and source data from internal and external sources.
  • Continuous Improvement and Design:
    • Analyze existing operations to propose economically justified improvements.
    • Develop work simplification strategies and supportive job aids.
    • Undertake specialized project design, as necessary.
  • Vendor and Contractor Management:
    • Identify, qualify, and select vendors, suppliers, and contractors.
    • Obtain competitive bids and skillfully negotiate contract terms.
    • Oversee performance evaluation of vendors and contractors for safety, quality, and productivity.
    • Approve invoices and payments based on agreed-upon deliverables.
  • Project Scoping and Budgeting:
    • Develop comprehensive scopes of work, project budgets, and cost estimates.
    • Align with safety, quality, and schedule requirements.
  • Project Completion Accountability:
    • Ensure timely completion of assigned projects.
    • Foster seamless coordination and communication among project stakeholders.
    • Alert management of project delays or budgetary challenges, suggesting alternative actions.
  • Technical Testing and Commissioning:
    • Conduct factory acceptance tests, failure tests, and commissioning activities.
    • Provide leadership for new process start-ups.
  • Construction and Maintenance Oversight:
    • Strategically plan, organize, and manage activities related to structures, facilities, and systems construction and maintenance.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Chemical, or related engineering/technology discipline.
  • Three (3) years of engineering or project management experience within a manufacturing setting.
  • Profound understanding of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mass/material balance, and process design.
  • Effective Communication Skills: Proficient in articulating complex concepts both in writing and verbally, adept at engaging in discussions, and equipped with basic negotiation skills for interactions with various stakeholders.
  • Interpersonal Competence: Collaborative team player, respectful, readily offering and requesting assistance as needed.
  • Technical Proficiency: Strong grasp of project management and engineering methodologies.
  • Positive Outlook: Maintains an optimistic and constructive attitude, adept at recognizing challenges and devising effective solutions.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 
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