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Plant Engineer- Mulitple Locations job

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Industry:  Packaging
Job Type:  Full Time


Quincy IL

Valdosta GA

I.  Job Summary/Scope - Summarize the purpose of this job and its contribution to the department or the organization.

The Plant Engineer will provide engineering support for the plant, to include project implementation, production and equipment improvement initiatives and to support the daily operations of the plant to ensure all safety and quality goals are achieved.

II.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities - List the job’s essential or most important functions and responsibilities.  Include all important aspects of the job-whether performed daily, weekly, monthly, or annually, and any that occur at irregular intervals.  Describe each of these responsibilities in detail in order of importance. Each responsibility may be assigned a percentage of time if appropriate.

  1. Project management, purchasing, and supervision of contractors for all projects to assure completion on a timely basis within budget
  2. PAdhere to and enforce Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and HACCP requirements.
  3. Lead and assist management with appropriate training to assure regulatory compliance.
  4. Report to plant manager.
  5. Maintain appropriate communication/relationships with all employees, vendors, visitors.
  6. Provide the necessary safety training to contractors.
  7. Follow, monitor, and ensure compliance with all safety, food safety, environmental, GMP rules, regulations, and policies.
  8. Attend daily production/quality meetings.Provide technical support for plant processes and improvements
  9. Observe facility operations on a regular basis.Communicate with Supervisors on a daily basis.
  10. Communicate with Supervisors on a daily basis.
  11. Oversee facility operations.
  12. Plant Superintendent assumes responsibilities in his/her absence.

III.  Supervision – Mark the appropriate box to indicate whether this position has supervisory responsibilities and the number of direct reports.

__This is a Supervisory position

_X_This Position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

__Indicate the number of Direct Reports

IV.  Competencies - Some of the most common competencies are:  Analytical Skills, Strategic Thinking, Forward Thinking, Project Management, Presentation Skills, Communications – written and oral, Teamwork, Business Acumen, Cost Consciousness, Change Management, Leadership, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Skills, Language Skills, Reasoning Ability, Customer Service, Mathematical Skills, Innovation, and Creativity.


Identify 3-5 competencies important to this position with a description of its importance.

  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills with proven ability working well with people.
  2. Ability to identify critical areas for improvement and develop plans for correction. 
  3. Competent in making sketches, drawings, line layouts, plans etc., and written instructions as necessary to affect equipment maintenance / repair.
  4. Participative team attitude skills with all personnel to assure production standards, safety, and sanitation levels are maintained as defined by the Mission Statement.
  5. Good skills in ammonia refrigeration, steam generation and PLC’s.
  6. Good problem solving skills through team and individual efforts.
  7. Excellent analytical skills and problem solving skills.


V.  Jobholder Entry Requirements


(Identify the minimum and preferred education level)

BS degree in engineering or technical related area from an accredited college/university ; Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical preferred

Related Experience:

(Identify the years of experience required)

Proven Engineering experience of 3 – 5 years preferably with ammonia experience

Equipment/Software Skills

(Identify the equipment and knowledge required on specific software packages or programs necessary for this position)

Working knowledge in personal computers (Microsoft software necessary, Project management, Microsoft Project preferred) and basic understanding with Allen Bradley PLC. Knowledge of CMMS such as MP2 is a plus.  Must have good working knowledge of general PC systems.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

(List any licenses, certificates and registrations that are required to perform the essential duties of this job:  CPA, CMA, PhD., PHR, Engineer’s License, A+ Certification, etc.)

None required, any maintenance related licenses would be a plus such as PE, ASME welding, ammonia, PLC’s, wastewater, etc.


VI.  Essential Physical and Mental Requirements – For Each category please provide specific information as relates to this position.


(Identify the necessary type of activities for this position:  sitting, walking, climbing, lifting.  For each activity, provide details as to how long, how far, how much, how often, etc.)

Ability to walk distances across facility, climb steps and ladders on occasions,  sitting at office desk work, sometimes in cooler atmosphere (35-45 degrees) , sometimes in engine room (+ 95 degrees in hot months). 


(Identify the necessary type of senses for this position: visual, hearing, speaking, smell, and touch.  For each sense, provide details as to specific requirements.)

Ability to hear, see, speak, smell and touch well is necessary to perform basic essential task.


(This includes learning, reasoning and analyzing.  Provide details as to the type and level of mental reasoning this job requires.)

Basic problem solving skills will be necessary


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