Job Description

Plant Maintenance Engineer

Location: US

About the job: The Plant Maintenance Engineer will be responsible to develop and lead a corrective and preventive action (CAPA) regime so as to document and manage plant’s (batch continuous chemical plant) processes and maintenance issues including utilities as a stepping stone to creating proactive culture.  In addition, the Plant Maintenance Engineer will be tasked with ensuring efficient and reliable production regime with intended quality output. Also to develop operating documents, process troubleshooting, implementing maintenance reliability program and guide teams on daily basis to enhance and achieve reliable plant operations.

Job Description:

  • Review current, continually improvise and implement standard operating work procedures and instructions for plant startup, normal operations and troubleshooting, planned and emergency shutdown, and including plant equipment & utilities operations and maintenance.
  • Lead to resolve production process issues to assure stability with intended product quality.
  • Identify root cause taking corrective action and standardizing revised /new work procedures to prevent recurrence reflecting correct operating parameters.
  • Ability to achieve standard product output within intended specifications and specifying controls for critical parameters such as temperature, batch process time etc. to ensure consistency and stable operating range; and understand the impact caused by process equipment and instrumentation in delivering intended quality.
  • Troubleshooting plant issues and providing instructions and guidance to operators and maintenance technicians to resolution on required basis and by consulting the plant manager.
  • Develop and lead a corrective and preventive action (CAPA) regime so as to document and manage plant’s processes and maintenance issues including utilities as a stepping stone to creating proactive culture.
  • Rework instructions process tweaks as required working with the technical team and required analysis
  • Implement maintenance reliability program including predictive maintenance to ensure equipment are monitored and alarms for planned resolution.
  • Involved in reliability improvement programs at both sites to set the proactive tone.
  • Daily or regular plant walk-down to be on top of activities in progress. Guide maintenance team for day to day troubleshooting as required. Review PM plans for critical equipment.
  • Raise purchase requisitions as required for necessary purchases to keep plant operative
  • Strive to achieve the best in class of output keeping the factors such as quality, cost, delivery and safety.  Drive cost-benefit-value add awareness in production.
  • Demonstrate an excellent level of personal involvement and awareness in all Environmental, Health and Safety matters and compliance
  • Work with production shift leaders to establish process monitoring and control steps as in procedures. Review implementation of Statistical Process Control in operation. Lead opportunities for improvement and optimization in terms of cycle times, yield, cost reduction, packing operations, improve safety working with respective teams such as technical, EHS.
  • As required lead and coordinate implementation of Management of Change in the plant
  • Train operators and maintenance technicians on required basis to ensure communication to changes is always closed.  Support projects engineering as required

Job Requirements:

  • BS in either Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • 5-10 years of maintenance experience in batch continuous process plant operations preferably in a chemical plant.
  • Experience working on plant equipment especially rotating equipment performance such as pumps, blowers, reliability centered maintenance and utilities operations in a small-medium sized chemical plant.
  • Experience with equipment reliability which is a standard among many process plants including troubleshooting.
  • Experience with or working knowledge of chemical plant processes is a PLUS
  • Self-starter, detailed oriented, team player, proactive nature, assertive, safety first mindset, manage diversity, motivator, good communication skill and energizes the team, good contractor management skills, inspires continuous improvement.
  • Able to work independently and must be results oriented.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

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