The Plant Engineer designs equipment and manages the process and equipment layout for efficient production of toll and manufacturing plant business. This position also leads the maintenance, continuous improvement and engineering groups and is responsible for directing work activities engaged in repair, maintenance and installation of machines, tools and equipment. The Plant Engineer also manages plant capital projects and is responsible for plant property and equipment assets integrity management.
The employee's primary duty must be the performance of office or non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of Helena or Helena's customers. This also includes the exercise of discretion and independent judgement with respect to matters of significance.
What your day may look like
- Manages and develops team members to establish a respect for assets and maintenance of plant equipment and facilities to maximize the useful life of equipment.
- Ensures equipment integrity at all times.
- Maintains buildings, grounds and utility systems for the plant.
- Manages plant capital and maintenance budgets including: budget planning and approval, cost tracking and reporting, fixed asset management and vendor negotiations
- Manages and assists in creating and monitoring capital projects, including: project definition and approval, project planning, schedule, cost estimation, team work assignments, risk management, engineering design, functional specification of process and equipment, project controls, cost and change management, procurement of equipment, labor, and materials.
- Conducts project execution, including leadership of project team, vendors, suppliers and internal and external stakeholders.
- Takes ownership of projects throughout life cycle.
- Serves as the primary technical resource for the plant, for both internal and external needs, including: engineering and execution of non-capital projects driven by maintenance, safety, quality, efficiency, reliability, continuous improvement or other drivers.
- Assists operations in process analysis and equipment troubleshooting to identify improvement opportunities.
- Trains and mentors employees, including engineers, maintenance, interns and production teams as it impacts the process and equipment.
- Provides expertise in technical safety (process and equipment) as needed to assist the safety and environmental health team.
- Stays abreast of changes in the industry and new technical developments through continuing education, research and personal development.
- Maintains plant drawings, including P&IDs, layouts and electrical drawings.
- Participates in internal and external safety and quality audits as needed.
- Has primary responsibility for maintaining the mechanical integrity and managing the life cycle of all plant property, processing systems and equipment (excluding laboratory equipment).
- Leads the plant maintenance teams, including HI and contracted. This includes setting overall direction and goals for safety, process reliability, preventive maintenance, staffing needs, training and customer service, in conjunction with goals and directives set forth by the Plant Manager.
- Other work-related duties as assigned by leader.
- Regular and reliable attendance is required.
Education and experience needed for this position
- Bachelor's degree in engineering is required.
- Five years of manufacturing experience with demonstrated increasing responsibility is required.
- Three years of leadership experience is required.
- A degree in mechanical, chemical, electrical or industrial engineering is preferred.
- Professional Engineer license is preferred.
Other skills that will help you succeed
- Knowledge of codes and regulations that impact the design process.
- Knowledge of the principles of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement.
- Computer skills, including Microsoft Office and AutoCAD.
- Interpersonal, organizational, presentation and communication skills (written and spoken English).
- Ability to manage multiple tasks or projects and meet deadlines.
- Experience with a variety of engineering disciplines and principles, including:
- Process/Mechanical -- machine/equipment design, fluid flow, solids handling, heat transfer, strength of materials, mass/energy balance.
- Electrical/Controls -- electric power distribution, power and control wiring, process control strategy, instrumentation, automation, pneumatics, and hydraulics.
- Facilities -- site planning, HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, building design, steam, utilities, construction management, and engineering economy.
- Must be able to travel by various means.
- Able to work at elevated heights up to 50 ft.
Being a leader at Helena
At Helena, we lead by example. Our leaders are expected to demonstrate the same qualities that we value in our employees -- integrity, passion and accountability. When you become a leader at Helena, you are not just overseeing a team of people, you are inspiring and empowering those around you to be better each day. And when our leaders do that, success comes naturally.
In this leadership role, you will be responsible for overseeing the Engineer, Continuous Improvement Manager, CI Coordinator, CI Technician, Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Mechanic and Maintenance Technician. This includes carrying out leadership responsibilities such as interviewing, hiring, training and coaching employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees and addressing complaints and resolving problems by following all of Helena's policies, procedures and applicable laws.
Your work environment and the physical aspects of the job
There are potential hazards associated with any chemical manufacturing business but at Helena Industries safety is our highest priority. We seek out extensive safety measures including engineered solutions and personal protective equipment and put them in place to minimize exposure to anything that could potentially be harmful to our employees.
The work environment for this position is that of a typical plant environment where the noise level is usually moderate to loud. In this position, you will regularly work near moving equipment/mechanical parts and could be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, chemical and biological hazards, vibrations and a risk of electrical shock. This position requires you to use your hands for many different tasks and to talk, hear, walk, stand and sit. You may be occasionally required to lift or move up to 50 pounds.
Lab and office positions at the plant would only have occasional exposure if they must go out into the plant.
Who we are
Helena Industries has provided formulations and packaging solutions for companies around the world for over 60 years. As one of the largest chemical toll manufacturer's and service companies in the U.S., we set the bar for the industry in ensuring the safety of our clients' technology, brand and assets with integrity and pride.
Helena is a special place to be
At Helena, we are family. Our employees take care of each other and support each other at work and in their personal life. Our family-like atmosphere creates a positive work environment that allows our employees to be high-performers because they feel comfort and compassion from their leader and team.
Our family-like culture is centered on our employees who embody our core values which we refer to as R.A.P.I.D.S. -- Responsive, Attitude, Proactive, Integrity, Dependability and Safety. At Helena Industries, you will find transparent and open communication. We care about our employees and value their opinions. We appreciate that our employees want to understand their contribution to the company's mission, that they take ownership of their responsibilities and then are trusted to perform.
At Helena Industries, you will find recognition for hard work and positive reinforcement through excellent benefits, competitive pay and daily workplace interactions.
Helena's commitment to diversity and inclusion
At Helena, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where all our employees feel safe, valued and have the opportunity to succeed. We embrace different backgrounds and human experiences because our customers are also diverse. When we all show deep appreciation for each other and our customers it builds trust that strengthens Helena and keeps us competitive.
Helena supports individuals with disabilities and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform job responsibilities.
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Helena is an equal opportunity employer.