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Plant Engineer-Food

Momence, IL 60954

Posted: 02/15/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Industrial Engineers-Including Health and Safety Job Number: 80315

Position Specifics:

The Plant Engineer will be overseeing all plant expansion projects including buying, installing, maintaining, and repairing production equipment. 
  • Ensure food processing equipment is working effectively and within quality/food safety guidelines. 
  • Work on new processing techniques in the development stage and develop ways to bring them to production scale. 
  • Develop and assist other engineers with AutoCAD drawings and development.
  • Responsible for the mechanical integrity and equipment upgrades.
  • Manage and lead changes to production lines  to PLC based controls and instrumentation. 
  • Improve  performance while preparing plant for future opportunities by identifying and implementing new equipment, materials, and processes.
  • Work with plant and business leadership to create, prioritize, and drive the plant process improvement strategy, including short and medium-term projects. 
  • Work closely with Maintenance team to ensure equipment maintenance meets need of process strategy. 
  • Ensure all new or modified equipment meets the proper safety and quality standards. 
  • Collaborate with safety and Quality departments. 
  • Serve as member of emergency response team

Experience required: 
  • Previous experience in a food or pharmaceutical manufacturing industry
  • Experience in one or more of the following:  stainless steel design and fabrication, sanitary piping, recent work in fluid dynamics, PLC automation, and/or pump sizing
  • Work with plant utilities such as electric, steam, or air consumptions and how it impacts performance
  • Strong understanding of the quality and safety standards involved in food/pharmaceutical manufacturing experience and how it plays a role in our processes. 
  • AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS (nice to have), MS Office/Project Management Software skills

Skills required: AutoCAD, MS Office

Education: BS in Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or similar is preferred but not required. 
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