Plant Engineer Job Description

Plant Engineer Job Description

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Plant engineer provides technical support for right of way permitting and acquisition including the preparation and approval of road and railroad crossing permit drawings and the preparation approval of property plats used to acquire the necessary right of way and temporary construction workspace for assigned projects.

Plant Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective plant engineer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included plant engineer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Coordinate plant shutdowns, including coordination of plant personnel tasks, hiring contractors, and ensuring all necessary materials and equipment are obtained
Support/comply with all process safety management and risk management plan practices (EIS, PSM, MOC, etc)
Responsible for scrap reduction initiatives as it relates to reduction in Risk Prior Numbers
Documentation Review for accuracy and timely completion all quality programs
Ensure that the requirement to control the product is being fulfilled
Drive Quarterly goals to meet objectives
Execute WOs assigned by customer groups, ones initiated by Engr, when they apply to daily plant support or troubleshooting
Maintain 24 hour Plant manufacturing operation
Analyze facility operations processes for continuous improvement opportunities in quality, cost and throughput
Operational support for manufacturing equipment including press room equipment

Plant Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Plant Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PMP, FE, RCDD, LEED, BESA, CEM, CMRP, ISO, BB, GBPL

Education for Plant Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the plant engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Education, Industrial, Manufacturing, Technical, Chemical Engineering, Science, Project Management

Skills for Plant Engineer

Desired skills for plant engineer include:

Procedures and industry standards
Property rights
Permit acquisition
Network plant and local practices
Construction principles
Microsoft Office and the ability to learn custom software

Desired experience for plant engineer includes:

Responsible for performing engineering and technical duties during implementation and audit of all facility related tasks
Experience with new product commercialization
Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse team environment across a matrix organization
Ensures Quality System is implemented
Uses statistical techniques to quantify & analyze plant or systems
Works cooperatively with Plants, Distribution, Engineering, R&D and Regional Quality to identify root causes of quality issues & implement processes to resolve issues

Plant Engineer Examples


Plant Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a plant engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for plant engineer
  • Ensure that technicians maintain a level of expertise within their emphasis through training, SOP development, goal development, follow-up, and performance appraisals
  • Provide operational and technical support to the plant technicians
  • Perform activities to improve the reliability and efficiency of plant operations
  • Coordinate and supervise project implementation, control project costs, monitor progress and quality of the projects
  • Participate in the ISO certification process
  • Participate in the PSM certification process for SMR plant
  • Maintain positive customer relations to ensure continued satisfaction
  • Participate in the use of the computerized maintenance management system
  • Perform job functions to always ensure on time, in spec, delivery of gases to the customer
  • Train production technicians and ALLEX engineers on all aspects of plant operations
Qualifications for plant engineer
  • Must be able to use tools, lifts, fabrication equipment if necessary to perform maintenance or other adjustments to the machine
  • Requires adequate hearing to receive detailed oral information over the phone, two way radio and in-person
  • Requires ability to convey detailed spoken information to internal and external customers individually and in groups, both over the telephone and in-person
  • Requires adequate visual acuity to use a computer screen and read written documents
  • Excellent communication skills (listening, written, presentation)
  • Manage the Gas Production Facility during any absence of the facility manager

Plant Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of plant engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for plant engineer
  • Ensure operating procedures are followed/updated as needed
  • Ensure operating rounds are completed each shift consistently, actions are taken as required
  • Perform process troubleshooting
  • Identify/recommend process changes
  • Develop capital project scope, cost and schedule as assigned
  • Partner with Reliability Center to execute predictive/preventive maintenance to eliminate catastrophic failures/unplanned maintenance
  • Set/maintain high housekeeping standards
  • Act as plant manager during his/her absence
  • Complete assigned action items from audits and other sources on time
  • Understand, monitor, optimize operating costs within authorized budget
Qualifications for plant engineer
  • Develop cost/economic justification for capital projects
  • Identify/implement opportunities to reduce costs
  • Participate in Evergreen Capital planning process
  • Continuously monitor/improve efficiency, availability
  • Utilize national purchasing agreements and frame agreements
  • Assist with training new technicians

Plant Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of plant engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for plant engineer
  • Must be available for evening and weekend emergency repairs
  • Other duties as assigned, which may include (but are not limited to) misc
  • Identify hazards and analyze risks associated with new and existing facilities and operations
  • Manage a capital program consisting of approximately 10 projects, valued up to $1 million with annual cash flow up to $500 thousand across a single facility
  • Conduct special projects/studies, as opportunities arise, relating to technology and capital ef/ectiveness
  • Ensures required licenses and permits are obtained and maintained (air, water, fire)
  • Models a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Follows engineering standards on sanitation design for Food safety and quality of food
  • Lead efforts to return assets to service in a production area in an efficient manner and without repeat failures
  • Be accountable for tactical work to maintain assets in your assigned area in an economical manner
Qualifications for plant engineer
  • Able to maintain a plant filing system and control of engineering documents
  • Ability to read/red-line key operating documents
  • Display mechanical and electrical aptitude for equipment operation/troubleshooting
  • Strong communication, team leadership skills
  • Ability to work extended hours/shift work as business needs dictate
  • Must have a Degree in Mechanical Engineering/ Chemical Engineering or any other engineering discipline

Plant Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of plant engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for plant engineer
  • Must support, manage, and participate in BBS, ASA, SAFE, SMS, TPM
  • Continually improve the reliability of plant and maintenance techniques
  • Improving energy efficiency of plant and energy awareness of staff
  • Being technical specialist, exploiting new engineering technologies
  • Setting, maintaining and auditing engineering standards
  • Provides technical advice and support to resolve unusual problems
  • Communicate information relating to project needs and technical requirements
  • Interact daily with the site operations and maintenance teams, contractors, and support other engineers as needed
  • Interface with the site management and supervision
  • Work with vendors and outside contractors
Qualifications for plant engineer
  • Experienced in the development of engineering projects as part of a multidisciplinary team (preferably including different products and technologies in mechanical/equipment areas)
  • Must be physically able to perform confined space inspections wearing a respirator lift over 50 lbs, work from elevated platforms and climb ladders/stairs
  • One year related mechanical engineering experience preferred
  • Experience in ethanol production, chemical processing, food processing, oil refining, or a power plant preferred
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status
  • BS level degree in Engineering or related discipline and 3-5 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment

Plant Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of plant engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for plant engineer
  • Review, control, and make disposition of supplier scrap (defective parts from the assembly lines)
  • Create and maintain traceability process for certification and Nuclear component documents
  • Participate in and represent manufacturing quality interests in reviewing and approving engineering changes, custom quotes and new PPD projects
  • Lead the resolution of production quality issues including investigation, problem solving and implementation of corrective/preventive/improvement actions
  • Perform internal quality audits to verify continual compliance to TopWorx procedures and work standards
  • Perform external quality system audits on suppliers to ensure compliance to TopWorx requirements
  • Review and disposition customer returned products
  • Assist as a trainer / mentor to production operators in the usage and interpretation of drawings, process procedures, and work instructions
  • Execute small Capital projects as necessary for OEE improvements
  • Manage compliance technician and ensure environmental reporting is current / maintained
Qualifications for plant engineer
  • Seasoned professional
  • Green-Belt required
  • Zero to 5 years experience as a practicing professional in of the following fields
  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering (High Voltage)
  • Experience in substation design – 11kV to 132kV
  • Experience in AIS design

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