Do you possess 3+ years of progressive experience in facility maintenance, safety programs, and capital project management? Do you have experience in plant operations, engineering and electrical, mechanical, pneumatic systems maintenance? Are you safety focused with the ability to build a culture of safety? Do you like making and seeing an immediate impact from your efforts? If so, AND, you have excellent communication skills, we want to hear from you!
For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!
General Purpose and Scope of Position:
The Plant Engineer will be responsible for the design, budgeting and successful implementation of the unit’s capital plan and a variety of day to day plant operations including partnering on the safety program, overseeing new machinery installation, training, housekeeping oversite, maintenance, and ongoing machinery management. The Plant Engineer also serves as the primary contact and manager of the capital planning process for the facility and will be involved in a variety of project and process improvements including facility, building, and equipment upgrades. This position reports to the Director of Operations for aquaculture and livestock.
Key Skills and Abilities:
Ability to manage on-budget completion of capital investment projects
Experience creating project charters, outline scopes and timelines for on-time completion of projects
Strong project management skills including large-scale capital improvement and construction projects
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and changing work environment
Strong process implementation and management skills
A professional individual with strong leadership and organization skills
Ability to create and lead a cultural focus on safety
A team player who excels at building relationships and encourages staff growth and development
A creative individual with experience in all aspects of plant operations with an eye for efficient production methods and an understanding of best practices
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks for the best production efficiencies
Ability to efficiently manage machinery installation projects
Ability to implement and oversee company policy regarding worker safety and housekeeping standards
Experience working with a diverse workforce
MS Office computer skills
Key Personal Attributes:
A hands-on approach to problem-solving machinery maintenance
An individual with a high level of integrity, who will represent the Company well
A relationship-building individual that can communicate strong production organizational skills; build new and leverage existing relationships with equipment suppliers, service vendors, and contractors
Process focused and results-driven
Collaborative focus to partner with others to achieve the same goal
Enthusiasm for creating a positive attitude in the work environment
Education and Experience:
Three plus years’ project management, experience in facility maintenance, and team management
Experience in feed or food manufacturing operations
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Grain Science, Food Science, or relevant trade certification/s (preferred)
Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables:
Lead by example. This is a hands-on role.
On-site project manager for new equipment and facility capital improvement projects.
Responsible for manufacturing process review and improvements.
Oversee all upgrades and future capital needs for the facility.
Work with existing maintenance departments across multiple locations to coordinate major equipment repair, oversee preventative maintenance programs, monitor parts inventory levels, and maintain written machinery maintenance SOPs.
Must have a working knowledge of electrical and wiring diagrams, process flow diagrams, construction blueprints, etc.
Must be able to read and interpret equipment O&M documents.
Must have a working understanding of the principals of extrusion, pelleting, particle size reduction and dry bulk material handling.
Responsible for and abide by all aspects of plant and employee safety as outlined in the Wilbur-Ellis Environmental, Health, and Safety Management System.
Follow all safety, regulatory, and administrative policies and procedures.
Meet and complete all WECO regulatory safety requirements.
Ensure equipment passes employee safety inspections, food safety inspections, quality control inspections and meets OSHA standards.
Able to work and contribute to a team approach with a positive attitude and outlook.
Ensure the safe operation of company equipment.
Create and lead training sessions and meetings when necessary.
Present a professional image to our internal and external customers through personal appearance and overall location cleanliness.
Perform any other duties assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner.
Oversee overall location safety and housekeeping plans and management.
Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive annual salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
Opportunity to earn a performance-based bonus based on results
If you are a current Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!
Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer
Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.
Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people
Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-three years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to quality work, our customers and each other.
Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry’s best workforce
Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.
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