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Plant Engineer
Morganton, NC

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$90,000 - $120,000 / yr


The Plant Engineer will be an integral part of the engineering and leadership teams, driving plant activity, continuous improvement, and process optimization.  Looking for a change agent that thrives in dynamic environment with broad scope and is motivated by being able to make a measurable impact.




Ø  Operations: Improve performance, reduce waste, and contribute to growth

·         Ownership of engineering aspects in production optimization of site processes.

·         Assist production in troubleshooting efforts, including data gathering and trending.

·         Develop computer-based tools to improve efficiency at the site.

·         Assist with identification, development, and implementation of capital projects to improve safety, environmental compliance, quality, productivity, and cost.

·         Able to support plant maintenance activities.

·         Identify and implement projects to reduce cost and energy usage and to improve productivity.

·         Lead process optimization activities in cooperation with other functions

·         Lead continuous improvement activities including root cause analysis, predictive failure analyses, capital spares, etc.

·         Leads Six Sigma efforts for the maintenance team and actively participates on Site Teams

Ø  Project Engineering:  Support activities to keep the plant in optimum operating condition.

·         Serves as Project Manager for plant projects.

·         Maintain plant engineering documentation: flowsheets, plot plans, electrical drawings, and mechanical integrity files (includes PFDs, P&ID s, Operating Procedures)

·         Direct outside vendors and service providers for project installations

·         Drive the Preventive Maintenance and Inspection programs; leads all EIT activities with support from the maintenance team.

·         Ensures SOX and ISO activities related to engineering are timely completed.

·         Supports projects and coordinates installations with site maintenance team.

·         Ensures SAP PM system and MI systems are fully implemented and utilized.

·         Uses structured problem-solving techniques, analytical tools, and teamwork to improve Product quality.

Ø  Associate Engagement: Continuously contribute to the growth and development of the team that makes the site run.

·         Participate in recruiting and interviewing as needed to identify key talent to contribute to the site.

·         Assist with safety, environmental, and technical training.

·         Recognize good performance and give corrective feedback/progressive discipline as needed.

·         Encourages growth and development through providing strong, actionable feedback in the annual performance review process team members.

·         Participates in 360 feedbacks; participates in Leadership Development meetings; serves as a member of the Site Leadership Team; supports and drives continuous improvement activities for the facility.

·         Presents key performance indicators to leadership staff.  Effective partners with production staff; encourages continuous improvement mindset in others.

·         Participates in Mechanical Integrity projects and ensures goals align with those of the site and the Corporation.






v  BS Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years’ experience in chemical plant or refinery, or equivalent industrial manufacturing

v  Ability to apply and lead with safety, environmental and industrial hygiene rules, and regulations at the forefront of your work.

v  Ability to engage site associates as well as effectively interact with team members at all levels of the organization.

v  Demonstrated ability to critical thinking and analytical skills in all aspects of your work.

v  Self-driven with high a level of initiative.

v  Strong leadership qualities and ability to engage associates through every stage of their work.

v  Demonstrated ability to drive associate alignment and accountability.

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