The Plant Engineer is responsible for the development and execution of capital projects and machine reliability for the combined polyisocyanurate (ISO) insulation, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) single-ply commercial roofing, and injection molded ridge vent manufacturing plants. This role will assist in the plant startup of our brand new polyisocyanurate (ISO) insulation plant. The Plant Engineer, in partnership with the Maintenance Department, will manage ongoing capital needs, coordinating plant shutdowns and down days with the Maintenance Department. The Plant Engineer has impeccable planning and execution skills and is an effective communicator. He/She is responsible for meeting all safety, quality, service, and cost goals for all capital projects.
The Plant Engineer reports to the Maintenance Manager and is responsible for all lines TPO / ISO / IM to achieve optimum manufacturing performance.
A BS degree in engineering, preferably Chemistry, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering is required with 7+ years of the combined project, reliability, and/or controls engineering experience in a manufacturing environment. The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to safety with experience with manufacturing controls.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide technical support to operating departments in statistical applications, process capability assessment, and problem-solving.
Coordinate resources to ensure timely and accurate execution of plant projects for process improvement and new product development efforts.
Develop a detailed long-range budget for the plant’s annual capital expenditures to present to Corporate Engineering and Finance.
Support all plant products, processes, and materials trials.
Ensure that plant operations conform to technically and environmentally related OSHA and EPA requirements.
Implement cost reduction opportunities and means to strengthen the organization.
Improve machine reliability and plant efficiency using root cause analysis tools including Pareto charts, 5 whys, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, etc.
Create and maintain a culture to identify and implement continuous improvement ideas.
Identify controls and automation upgrade opportunities, and implement upgrades with our corporate controls group.
Assist the maintenance team in troubleshooting major production line issues.
Maintain compliance with safety standards, housekeeping, and personnel policies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS
Ability to troubleshoot and solve production challenges
Familiar with standard manufacturing concepts, practices, and procedures
Familiar with Programmable Logic Circuits (PLCs), Ladder logic, and drive interface (HMI). Preferably Allen Bradley experience.
Knowledge of Google applications; docs, sheets, slides, etc. is preferred. Basic computer skills are required.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS
Ability to respond to requests in a professional and timely manner
Demonstrated intermediate communication and interpersonal skills
Strong planning, prioritization, organizational and reporting skills
Independent problem- solving skills
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Frequent sitting, walking, and standing; occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing
Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone
Required to sit, stand, walk and use hands to grasp, handle or feel objects, tools, and product samples
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
Must have the ability to differentiate colors precisely
Required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel or crouch
Ability to perform detailed testing processes in various process conditions
Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of manufacturing equipment and machinery
Ability to read and concentrate via computer data entry typing and proofreading
Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds
A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (preferably ChemE, EE or ME)
Preferably 7+ years of demonstrated manufacturing experience
Proven leadership and teambuilding skills.
Advanced communication skills and G Suite proficiency.
Should have knowledge of rotating equipment, machine design, bearings/lubrication, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electronics (PLCs/HMI/Programming).
EMPLOYMENT / BENEFITS
GAF offers a competitive salary and benefits package including 401(k), medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, tuition reimbursement, and vacation/holiday pay. The New Columbia facility is a tobacco-free workplace. At GAF, we believe our employees are our greatest resource. GAF is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity. EOE M/F/D/V. Must have the ability to work in the U.S. without current/future need for GAF visa sponsorship.
We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).