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Working for Landmark Plastic, a leading manufacturer of plastic products used in the horticulture industry, the Plant Engineer is responsible to deal with managerial and operational tasks. This job involves reviewing operational plans and process origination through thought leadership and execution. Ensuring machinery and processes meet compliant regulations, and through collaboration with maintenance and other department managers problem solving and eliminating ongoing operational issues that arise are impacting our KPIs. At times there can be physically demanding requirements, with long hours spent standing or crawling or crouching to fix equipment and machinery. This job is well suited to great problem-solvers who have strong mechanical skills and enjoy working as part of a team.
Essential Job Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
1. Improve Equipment: Bring an emphasis with plastic industry best practices and stays current on advances in equipment and techniques. Maintains a strong network with industry support providers. Coordinate with Maintenance on mechanical issues with the equipment.
2. Train Plant Personnel: Train and assist plant personnel in carrying out safety and quality control procedures so that everyone on the team is in compliance with the appropriate regulations. Also deal with any administrative tasks that coincide with this training, such as completing reports or updating reports.
3. Project Planning: Originate and review project plans to ensure that timelines and blueprints are accurate and that cost estimates remain on budget. They also continuously monitor projects and provide advice and guidance for any necessary changes.
4. Ensure the Facility Complies with Regulations: Responsible for ensuring the facility is compliant with relevant regulations and that regular check-ups are carried out to verify that machinery and processes are safe.
5. Develop Operational Processes: Responsible for developing operational processes for projects in different departments that support our KPIs. Departments including tooling, maintenance, thermoforming, injection molding, extrusion.
6. Key Metrics: Responsible for both meeting and exceed KPI’s as defined by your Leader.
1. Must be a team player with strong mechanical abilities and excellent diagnostic skills.
2. Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering-related subject as well as the following abilities:
a. Mechanical skills – plant engineers work with all machinery and any robotics used in the manufacturing process to check that they are working to peak efficiency and maximum safety, so mechanical skills are a must.
b. Dexterity – plant engineers work with tools and machinery on a daily basis, so dexterity is vital to ensuring tasks are carried out safely and efficiently.
c. Problem-solving skills – as mechanical issues arise, plant engineers need to identify ways to resolve them as quickly as possible, so problem-solving and troubleshooting skills are advantageous.
d. Attention to detail – a key part of this job is to spot any problems with machinery and to identify processes that can be improved to benefit the organization and the safety of the team, so applicants for this job should be detail-oriented.
e. Teamwork – plant engineers work closely with other members of the team, so it is important that they always have interpersonal skills and the ability to remain professional.
f. Process oriented – where opportunities to standardize exist, taking a leadership role in generating a consistent process that enables measurable improvements.
The minimum requirement to become a plant engineer is a bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical, or industrial engineering. Prefer a post-baccalaureate education as well as on the job experience in middle management in a manufacturing environment.
Supervisory responsibility is likely, dependent on experience, but would not exceed several individuals at any time.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be subject to mfg. shop floor conditions.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following have been identified as physical requirements of the job:
• The employee must be able to perform the duties as noted above.
• The employee is frequently required to sit or stand for long periods of time and walk distances, as well as stoop, bend, kneel and crouch.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
• The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, reach or feel and manipulate objects or controls.
• Must be able to wear PPE and work in a manufacturing shop floor environment.
This is a salary full-time position. Hours vary depending on production needs. Core days are Mon-Fri with Sat/Sun as needed during high production times. This is a 24-7 manufacturing facility and projects, meetings may require attendance or presence outside of normal 7am-4pm Mon-Fri.
This position may lead to future career roles such as Plant Manager, EH&S Mgr, Operations Manager.
Landmark Plastic provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national original, religion, age, equal pay, disability or genetic information.
Commitment to a safe work culture and attendance is critical to the success of the position.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.