Plant Engineer

Job Requisition: 7031

Plant Engineer (Direct Hire)

Charter TWPMI

Job Requisition: 7031

Description for Plant Engineer:Plans, implements, and oversees plant-engineering activities including capital projects and facility upgrades. Specializes in design, mechanical and process engineering while supporting the functions of other departments. Performs and/or oversees the design, installation, and implementation of new or upgraded plant and processing equipment as well as troubleshooting and continual improvements for existing equipment and processes. Secures bids for services and equipment and functions as the project manager for specific capital projects. Write equipment specifications for new and upgraded equipment. When applicable, trains maintenance and other plant personnel in the use and care of the equipment. 

Responsibilities for Plant Engineer:

  • Evaluate existing manufacturing processes and identify areas for improvement 
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout 
  • Design detailed layouts for equipment, processes, and workflow 
  • Research and develop new processes, equipment, and products 
  • Work with Sales, Research and Development, Operations and Customers to improve current and new processes as well as new products 
  • Develop and implement cost-saving measures and quality control systems 
  • Ensure manufacturing processes, equipment, and products comply with safety standards and legal regulations 
  • Work with Plant Manager, Maintenance, and equipment vendors to plan and coordinate activities concerned with the design, construction, modification, and maintenance of equipment and machinery 
  • Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends 
  • Oversee installation of new equipment and participate in install 
  • Work with Maintenance on maintaining machines 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management 

Requirements for Plant Engineer:

  • BS Degree in manufacturing, industrial, or mechanical engineering 
  • 10+ years of experience in Plant Engineering 
  • Proficient using AutoCAD, Solidworks, data analysis programs, and related software 
  • Proficient with NFPA processes – including, though not limited to, gas/electric/fire safety, blocks & vents 
  • Experience evaluating and troubleshooting manufacturing processes and machinery 
  • Experience two or more of the following: 
    • mechanical design 
    • thermal drying 
    • chemical handling 
    • industrial electrical 
  • PLC troubleshooting (PLC programing not required) 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 
  • Team player able to work with people from diverse backgrounds 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written 
  • Flexible with work hours for all shifts and days 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • High level of technical expertise 
  • Strong analytical thinker 
  • Self-starter 
  • Ability to work independently and without a lot of structure 
  • Able to participate and engage during formalized meetings 


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