Plant Engineer Job Description Sample
- Compiling and completing project packages. Included is oversight of the complete project design and supervising outside engineering consultants.
- Responsible for plant utilities such as plant potable, process, cooling and fire water systems, septic systems, natural gas distribution system, plant fire suppression systems, compressed air system and cooling systems, including documentation and maintenance.
- Responsible for the storage of critical parts/components such that they are inspected for weather protection, etc. For example, fan wheel & shaft assembles, trunnion roller assembles, raw mill journal assemblies, etc.
- Responsible for monitoring and supervising any plant modifications and improvements.
- Responsible to obtain and maintain accurate documentation for the cement plant.
- Developing conceptual design layouts and general arrangements as well as preparing preliminary job cost estimates and final capital expenditure requests.
- Conduct studies of operating procedures to develop methods of prolonging equipment life, increasing mill and kiln efficiency, increase life of mill and kiln linings, improving utilization of fuel, etc.
- Provide engineering support as needed to execute projects.
- Designing and drafting using CAD Software.
- Directing the work of contractors and plant personnel before (project design), during (construction), and after (inspection) project.
- Collect engineering data for use in preparation of cost estimates for construction and maintenance projects.
- Assist in the preparation of annual operating schedules, operating budgets, cost estimates.
- Document, justify and submit capital expenditure requests.
- Will act as an information service to all departments.
- Other duties as directed by Management.
- Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Chemical or Mining Engineering.
- Must have 2+ years’ experience as a degree engineer preferably in a cement plant operation environment.
We are currently seeking an individual for a Plant Engineer position who will support Praxair's Hydrogen (HyCO) and Carbon Dioxide (USIG) in East Chicago, IN. The successful candidate will report to the Whiting Facility Manager.
The Plant Engineer will provide day-to-day technical support with emphasis on plant improvements, process safety, and process consistency. The plant engineer will interface with various functional teams including Safety & Environmental Services (S&ES), Maintenance, Reliability, Project Engineering, Productivity, Process Controls, Process Safety, as well as operating teams at other HyCO facilities in the US.
Key responsibilities will include:
Provide process safety stewardship in areas of operating procedures, operating/technical manuals, critical safety systems, management of change, pre-startup safety reviews, process hazards analysis, incident investigations, audits and assessments, alert compliance, operations training, alarm management, P&ID updates, and action item follow-up.
Lead plant startups / shutdowns and provide as-needed support for plant turnaround planning and execution.
Lead and assist in quality assurance (ISO 9000) training and system management.
Champion and assist management of change program for the facility.
Champion and promote productivity initiatives including Six Sigma and Cost Reduction.
Monitor plant efficiency, KPI's, and alarm management program.
Assist plant operations with basic personnel safety fundamentals including safety meeting participation, ACMS compliance, HWC, HWP and CSE functions based upon experience.
Troubleshoot equipment problems and implement solutions.
Champion and promote a strong safety culture.
Assist in the development and delivery of process training.
Provide technical expertise to plant operations and maintenance technicians.
Propose and execute small capital projects.
Lead or participate in incident investigations (RCA / RCI).
Assist plant operations with EAM compliance.
Lead or participate in cross functional teams.
Conduct equipment analyses and pressure drop surveys as needed.
Support continuous improvement initiatives.
Participate in reviews of and maintain a working knowledge of Standard Maintenance Procedures, Standard Operating Procedures, Site-specific Operating Procedures, and Engineering Standards.
BS 2 / MS 1 years experience in an engineering role preferably in a manufacturing environment
Must have strong technical skills including knowledge of practical application of Process Safety procedures such as PHA, MOC, and RCA.
Must have a positive attitude, be willing to quickly adapt to changing situations, have strong communications skills, and a strong will to build and maintain productive relationships across departmental lines.
Must be able and willing to adapt to a work schedule that coincides with plant operational needs. Must also be able and willing to work for extended periods of time in an operating plant under various environmental conditions. Must also be able and willing to work inside of confined spaces.
Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently as well as to lead and participate on cross-functional teams.
Must be willing to carry a laptop computer and cell phone for occasional use during off hours.
Must be able to manage multiple priorities, drive issues to completion, and obtain results.
Must be detail-oriented with an ability and desire to persevere.
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2017 the company employed a total workforce of 18 135. In the financial year 2017, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.377 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant's corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation through R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.
Ensure the operational availability of the plant and continually improve process technology with consideration to internal and external regulations, product quality, economy, current technology, equipment integrity, occupational and process safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental protection.
Initiate and develop concepts to improve plant efficiency, maximize equipment reliability, optimize maintenance spend, and reduce energy costs
Scoping and cost/benefit analysis of potential projects within area of responsibility
Steer and control project progress in order to achieve agreed project targets with regards to scope, timeline, and budget
Lead small investment or maintenance projects
Maintenance and Reliability
Ensure technical and optimal availability of the production equipment in area of responsibility
Create and maintain all technical plant documentation; ensure proper utilization of Management of Change
Work together with planners to define technical locations on equipment and in SAP
Deliver equipment bad-actor list from analysis of OEE, observations, discussions, and develop appropriate maintenance strategy with maintenance and reliability
Define and participate in equipment specific inspections during scheduled equipment shutdowns
Develop equipment specific start-up and shut-down procedures and ensure automation when possible
Occupational and process safety, environmental protection
Perform and lead process risk analysis; support and implement corresponding action items
Identify safety critical instrumentation, controls, and devices on process equipment and ensure they are included in the SAMACO list with the appropriate preventative maintenance schedule
Provide technical support during incident investigations
Ensure and control compliance with internal and external regulations, guidelines, obligations from authorities and other requirements regarding quality, safety, environmental protection
Support and evaluate engineering projects by performing feasibility studies, preliminary engineering, and technical dimensioning of equipment
Select proper technical partners that provide viable technical solutions for current processes
Control quality and operational readiness of purchased equipment
Continuous Improvement/ Clariant Excellence
Identify appropriate cross-functional team and lead structured problem-solving workshops to develop solutions for challenges in area of responsibility
Execute weak-point analysis using Lean-Sigma methods, such as DMAIC, targeting cost reduction, efficiency increase, and a trouble-free operation
Lead, champion and support continuous improvement initiatives and activities to ensure KPI's are met
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide technical assistance to all personnel in area of responsibility
Provide plant support during introduction of new products to full scale production
Provide support during commissioning of new equipment
Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned
Minimum Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Chemical Engineering Preferred)
3+ years experience in a chemical process manufacturing environment required
Lean/Six Sigma Greenbelt a plus
Must have excellent overall computer skills, SAP experience is preferred but not required
Ability to work varied work hours
Must be a self-starter and able to make fast and accurate decisions
Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple, concurrent tasks effectively.
Critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making ability.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Job Title: Plant Engineer
Location: Tolleson, AZ – Beef Plant
Reporting to: Plant General Manager
Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for all maintenance activities, the operation of all utility systems, and project engineering at the plant site
Must lead, develop, and motivate between 50 to 70 hourly employees and 18 salaried employees, working 24 hours per day-7 days per week
Insure reliability of plant equipment and establish and meet downtime goals for the fabrication and slaughter areas.
Ensure plant meets operational goals for outlying areas such as warehousing, waste water treatment, rendering, etc.
Oversee massive training programs to maintain the skill level of the hourly and salaried workforce.
Motivate interest in, and insure compliance with stringent plant safety programs while maintaining high levels of labor efficiency and effectiveness in responding to breakdowns and plant interruptions.
Actively involve maintenance personnel to insure their expertise is used to improve food safety wherever applicable.
Maintain close communications with operations and other plant departments and develop an appreciation for overall plant performance issues in all employees within the department.
Help insure reliable and cost effective operation of utility systems continuously on line, including steam generation, ammonia refrigeration, air compression, electrical distribution and others.
Help develop capital investment ideas that support overall plant profitability and develop and maintain the organizational capability to accomplish these projects.
Represents the corporation in dealing with outside firms such as vendors and local government authorities
Evaluate the performance of superintendents and foreman, taking corrective or remedial action as needed.
Represent the entire plant's needs and point of view in discussions with corporate engineering, regarding technical standards, project scope development and accomplishment.
Ensure that the maintenance division complies with all Food Safety, Personal Safety and Environmental Programs, Regulations and Directives
Develop and grow a trusting relationship with the USDA to insure that their requirements are being met
Manage and maintain Repair & Maintenance budget for plant
All other duties as assigned by plant manager
Background in ammonia refrigeration, steam generation, air compressor technology, chain drives, all types of conveying systems, variable frequency motor controls, sanitary condition maintenance, cost accounting and motivational theories within a multi-ethnic workforce
10 years minimum of progressively more responsible positions within industrial maintenance field. Minimum of 5 years within a food processing industry
Bachelor's or Master's degree in industrial engineering or related field, PE license, or relevant field experience applying concepts, principles and methods which these degrees and certification comprise
Must be able to work flexible and extended hours, including some weekends
Able to be on call 24 hours per day-7 days per week
Demonstrate strong leadership skills with the ability to grow and develop positive relationships
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.
Responsible for managing the activities of the maintenance department of a large complex plant to keep building and equipment in proper state of repair, in order to reduce mechanical downtime and keep product flow and production lines running at maximum efficiency. Responsible for the development and implementation of maintenance systems associated with High Performing Manufacturing Organizations (Preventative/ Predictive Maintenance, TPM, etc.).
Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:
Responsible for the development and implementation of maintenance systems associated with High Performing Manufacturing Organizations (Preventive and Predictive Maintenance, TPM, etc.).
Ensures appropriate scheduling of work to promote maximum amount completed with minimal plant downtime, resulting in higher plant efficiency.
Maintenance Staff and Safety
Manages the maintenance staff through delegation, policy and procedure administration, assignment of work responsibilities, planning, organizing, directing and follow-up of the work assignment.
Promotes plant safety performance through administration, enforcement of company and plant policies, procedures and training consistent with the objectives of Smithfield and in compliance with Federal and State agencies.
Accountable for providing long term solutions and day-to-day support to all operating teams having issues with troubleshooting, problem analysis, equipment failures, etc.
Ensures the smooth daily operation of the plant with minimal repetitive issues.
Capital project development and post-approval management.
Manages and schedules project elements to ensure minimal interruption to plant operations.
Delivers finished projects as designed, on time and on budget with no safety, food safety or environmental issues.
Key Performance Indicators
- Develops and/or maintains Key Performance Indicators for tracking and reporting the performance of the maintenance function (supplier performance, equipment reliability, overall equipment effectiveness, etc.).
- In the absence of key personnel the employee's supervisor or qualified designee (one that has been trained in the key employee's duties) is responsible to complete or delegate the completion of all required tasks and responsibilities.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 8+ years' relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
Bachelor's Degree, preferred.
Minimum of 5+ years' experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
High level of leadership skills, organizational planning, teamwork, analytical reasoning, and adaptability.
Possess advanced technical skills in the mechanical/electrical fields (e.g. PLCs, instrumentation, mechanical engineering, etc.) and is able to lead resource planning efforts in a large manufacturing environment.
Thorough knowledge of maintenance systems, work order process, preventive/predictive maintenance, TPM, etc.
Ability to use exposure monitoring equipment, interpret and communicate results.
Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word.
Capable of communicating and expressing ideas clearly and concisely, in both written and oral formats.
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Strong interpersonal, technical and presentation skills required.
May be required to work long hours and weekends.
Provides leadership and guidance to employees in the Maintenance Department.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Office and plant setting. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.
Recently ranked at #72 on Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in the world, Martin Marietta, a member of the S&P 500 Index, employs more than 8,500 employees at operations spanning 27 states, Canada and the Bahamas. A leading supplier of aggregates and heavy building materials, dedicated teams at Martin Marietta supply the resources for the roads, sidewalks and foundations on which we live.
At Martin Marietta, we are always looking for the best and the brightest, for people who have the potential to be the Company's future leaders. We are building on our foundation of success by selecting the finest people and helping them realize their potential. When you decide to build your career at Martin Marietta, you'll know what it's like to be respected, challenged and rewarded.
The Plant Engineer provides project oversight and coordination, construction, layout and process design, and technical support for plant maintenance and operations, plant modifications, plant expansion projects, and improvement projects that improve plant performance. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager.
Compiling and completing project packages. Included is oversight of the complete project design and supervising outside engineering consultants.
Responsible for plant utilities such as plant potable, process, cooling and fire water systems, septic systems, natural gas distribution system, plant fire suppression systems, compressed air system and cooling systems, including documentation and maintenance.
Responsible for the storage of critical parts/components such that they are inspected for weather protection, etc. For example, fan wheel & shaft assembles, trunnion roller assembles, raw mill journal assemblies, etc.
Responsible for monitoring and supervising any plant modifications and improvements.
Responsible to obtain and maintain accurate documentation for the cement plant.
Developing conceptual design layouts and general arrangements as well as preparing preliminary job cost estimates and final capital expenditure requests.
Conduct studies of operating procedures to develop methods of prolonging equipment life, increasing mill and kiln efficiency, increase life of mill and kiln linings, improving utilization of fuel, etc.
Provide engineering support as needed to execute projects.
Designing and drafting using CAD Software.
Directing the work of contractors and plant personnel before (project design), during (construction), and after (inspection) project.
Collect engineering data for use in preparation of cost estimates for construction and maintenance projects.
Assist in the preparation of annual operating schedules, operating budgets, cost estimates.
Document, justify and submit capital expenditure requests.
Will act as an information service to all departments.
Other duties as directed by Management.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Chemical or Mining Engineering.
Must have 2+ years' experience as a degree engineer preferably in a cement plant operation environment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must possess supervisory management skills.
Must be a people person, team player and willing to work in a team environment.
Excellent communication skills are a must.
Must have the ability and willingness to travel.
Working knowledge of design and drafting using CAD.
Self-motivator and able to work without supervision.
Health Care Reimbursement Account
Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
Employee Assistance Plan
Paid Holidays and Vacation
401(k) with Company matching
Salary Continuation – Short-Term Disability
Long-Term Disability Options
Employee Life Insurance
Spouse & Dependent Life Insurance
Business Travel Accident Insurance
Direct Deposit Payroll
Educational/Tuition Assistance Plan
College Scholarship Program – for dependent children
Matching Gift Program
New Auto Purchase Discount Plans
We are an equal opportunity employer.Qualified minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
At Niagara, we're looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.
Consider applying here, if you want to:
Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.
Develop lasting relationships with great people.
Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.
We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.
Job Summary Details
Routine facility maintenance duties including plant electrical infrastructure, chilled water systems, HVAC and air exchange systems, facility structural maintenance compressed air systems and water farm systems.
Develop monitoring systems which will evaluate the health of facility maintenance
Coordinate all preventative maintenance systems through in plant labor and outside services.
Plant project work including assisting with implementation of corporate projects, assisting with data collection initiatives as it relates to corporate requests and executing plant task assignments in the areas that are in need of evaluation and task corrective action.
Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job.
o Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.
o 0-2 year(s) experience in the field
experience may include a combination of work experience and education
o 2-4 years experience in the field
- experience may include a combination of work experience and education
Good organization and planning skills
Experience managing and working with contractors.
Hands on technical capability, but good communication skills to delegate assignments
Experience reading and understanding blue prints, electrical schematics, and technical documents
Experience negotiating with suppliers
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work well with people at all levels of the organization
Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook
- Minimum Required:
o Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field
o Master's Degree in Engineering or related field
Required: None Required
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This Engineering Professional position is for an Engineering Specialist role in the Praxair Sabine Enclave, and will be assigned as a Plant Engineer to the HyCO production facilities in the Port Arthur Motiva and Valero Refineries producing hydrogen.
The successful candidate will report to the Texas Gulf Coast Technical Manager and work closely with the facility manager and staff to solve technical problems, deliver productivity savings, and sustain safe, reliable, low cost production operations.
The Engineering Specialist's Responsibilities include:
Process safety stewardship in all aspects; change management, hazard analysis and abnormal situation management, etc.
Mentor and support the development of PA1 and PA2 operations and maintenance personnel, and HyTOP engineers
Delivery and support of cost saving initiatives to accomplish productivity targets
Providing technical support to plant operations and maintenance, and turnaround organization in the optimization of plant operations
Active support and participation in driving reliability initiatives through root cause analysis, idea generation and small project execution.
Other Requirements Include:
Flexibility in work schedule to support operations during startup, shutdown or unplanned events.
Able to work in confined spaces and at elevated levels.
Able to travel outside the Sabine Enclave up to 10% of the time
Bachelor or Masters degree in mechanical or chemical engineering
3 years of related experience, with 2 or more years in Hydrogen and/or Carbon Monoxide manufacturing preferred.
At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: Unleashing Brand Potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.
The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.
SCOPE OF POSITION:
This position is responsible for the management of plant capital projects and planning. This position is responsible for the supervision of a Process/Project Engineer direct report. This position is responsible for analyzing process and package systems in order to develop, recommend and execute improvement plans that support on-going cost reduction, efficiency improvements, safety and quality enhancement strategies in a continuous improvement environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Analyzing existing manufacturing processes to identify waste, redundancy, process bottlenecks, safety issues, and other operational inefficiencies. Propose and develop solutions to these operational challenges.
Provide technical and functional expertise to operations personnel in an effort to improve performance and resolve chronic equipment issues.
Prepare capital project proposal documentation and submit for approval to senior leadership.
Delegate capital projects to the Project/Process Engineer upon approval and assist as needed. Meet project cost, schedule, and objectives utilizing a mix of external contractors and internal maintenance personnel.
Execute strategies in an environment of conflicting expectations, fluctuating plans, and cost constraints.
Conduct engineering studies to test and validate technologies, equipment, and processes
Understand code compliance, power distribution, industrial automation, and other electrical systems. Be familiar with basic building codes, safety standards, and other relevant engineering information.
Understand FDA regulations and how they are enforced in the food industry.
Be able to read and create process flow diagrams, equipment installation/layout drawings, ammonia system P&IDs, construction prints, instrumentation diagrams, electrical one line diagrams, PLC ladder code, and other basic engineering documents.
Prepare equipment specifications, scopes of work, construction & installation contracts, bid documents, project schedules, cost & payback analysis, and capital appropriation requests.
Understand basic ergonomic design related to food manufacturing environment during development of assigned projects.
Develop and execute a long term site-specific capital plan.
Develop a yearly capital budget and forecast by month. Provide Monthly reports to senior engineering leadership on current progress with project-specific reports on large capital projects.
Communicate with the finance team on construction in progress (CIP), capital and expense projections by month.
Annual asset registry audits and asset valuation upon project closures.CAPABILITIES:
Computer Knowledge – Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Allen Bradley/Rockwell proficiency/familiarity required.
Minimum qualifications for this position are as follows:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills to include both verbal and written.
Strong analytical skills using tools such as statistics, downtime tracking, mechanical history, project planning, etc. to identify opportunity areas.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Management experience is required.
Experience working in a lean manufacturing environment.
Experience working in a food production facility a plus.
Experience with OSHA and FDA standards a plus.
Ability to quickly come up to speed on complex production processes.
Ability to manage several projects simultaneously is required.
Intrinsically motivated to achieve business results; has the ability motivate others
Preferred qualification for this position are as follows, but not limited to:
Minimum of 5 years working in a fast-paced industrial/manufacturing environment required. 8 years of relevant experience preferred.
Experience with managing and planning budgets is preferred
BS in mechanical or industrial engineering or related field
Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.
We Are Hiring
Plant Operations 001 - Full-Time, Rotating
Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus
BU 34014 - Southfield, MI
This is a collective bargaining agreement union position
Why Join Ascension?
Ascension Michigan is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.
Our Mission, Vision and Values: Ascension Michigan, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.
Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication
Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare.
What You Will Do
As a Plant Engineer with Ascension Providence Hospital, you will have the opportunity to operate and maintain all equipment in the hospital's power plant, and related equipment throughout its buildings and grounds. Assign work to and oversees the work of boiler operators and assigned maintenance mechanics.
Demonstrate personal commitment to the organization's core values through active involvement in the quality improvement process.
Demonstrate safe work practices and attitudes, follow safety rules, work to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participate in organizational and departmental safety programs.
Operate and maintain boilers and auxiliary equipment, fan-coil units, diesel emergency generators, air compressors, electric pumps, air conditioning equipment, electrical switch gear, and all related equipment which provide utilities such as light, heat, water, and power for refrigeration, air conditioning, and other services in the hospital.
Assign and oversee the work of boiler operators and maintenance mechanics. Train employees in the safe operation and maintenance of all power plant equipment.
Inspect all equipment in the plant and in the fan rooms, and observes and records operating measures from meters and gauges to insure that equipment is operating properly and at maximum efficiency.
Ensure that all observations, and operating and maintenance activities are recorded in the daily logs.
Perform all emergency maintenance and repair to power plant equipment. Request additional assistance from maintenance mechanics or skilled trades personnel, and assign and oversee repair work.
Assist with minor repairs to machines, equipment, and systems normally attended to by the maintenance unit of the department. May repair such things as pneumatic tube systems, air compressors, and Laundry equipment.
Operate and repair all pumping systems in the hospital's buildings and grounds such as for domestic water supply, fire mains, Laundry hot water, water softeners, and hot water heating systems.
Maintain an inventory of supplies and order all supplies required for the power plant.
Change and adjust equipment to conditions of electrical load, weather, humidity, and severe storms to ensure maximum operating effectiveness.
Operate the fire pump in the case of fire or emergency, shutting down all ventilating equipment to prevent spread of smoke throughout the buildings, and to activate the sprinkler and fire hose system. Prepare incident reports on all fires and other incidents, as required.
Call in snow removal contractors as needed. Perform snow removal duties and spreads salt on hospital driveways, entrances and walkways as needed.
Perform preventive maintenance program as assigned.
Control fan temperature using Siemens Energy Management System. Reset fire system alarms using Simplex Fire Alarm Computer.
Perform all other duties and projects as assigned.
Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills consistent with mission and values.
Demonstrate interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.
Demonstrate proficiency in the use of personal computers and various software applications.
Demonstrate ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail while performing tasks.
Demonstrate ability to read, write and understand written and verbal communications.
Demonstrate ability to perform basic math functions including addition, subtraction and multiplication.
Demonstrate ability to walk and stand approximately 90% of work time, often lifting and positioning equipment and devices up to 60 lbs.
Ability to demonstrate friendly, courteous, professional customer service behaviors and provide service recovery in an accommodating manner consistently.
What You Will Need
- Required Credential(s):
- Second Class Steam Stationary Engineer license required. Licensure by the City of Detroit preferred.
- High School graduate or equivalent required
- Two years experience at a heating or power plant required.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Ascension Michigan is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.
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Thank you for considering a career with Ascension Michigan.
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