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Plant Engineer

  • job type Full Time

We're recruiting a Plant Engineer to work closely with the Plant Manager in enhancing service quality and equipment reliability by improving workflows and optimizing maintenance processes using Continuous Improvement tools and practices. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be responsible for:

  • Providing input to improve equipment/process design, reliability, and maintainability
  • Connecting shop floor operations with the organization’s Engineering department, helping minimize downtime and failure rates and maximize equipment productivity
  • Investigating and implementing a permanent resolution to any technical or maintenance problem that is interruptive to meeting production schedules
  • Developing and executing in a timely manner the Yearly/Quarterly/Monthly/Weekly/Daily Preventive Maintenance plans.
  • Designing and implementing maintenance strategies, procedures, and methodologies.
  • Carrying out routine scheduled maintenance work and responding to equipment faults whilst dealing with emergencies, unplanned problems, and critical repairs.
  • Diagnosing and resolving breakdown problems through root-cause analysis and technical troubleshooting
  • Driving OEE & Quality organizational improvements
  • Establishing and monitoring programs for data collection, critical equipment analysis, and condition monitoring
  • Proposing and leading Continuous Improvement projects based on data analysis.
  • Executing trials and equipment upgrades in collaboration with the manufacturing specialist, engineering, and process support departments
  • Coordinating with Factory Management for the planning and provision of technical training to operators
  • Supervising, developing, and guiding a team of technical staff.
  • Leading focused improvement activities and leading technical teams to improve KPIs
  • Monitor and report overall plant performance and KPIs system for production and quality standards
  • Support Site Manager in the development and overseeing of the plant operating budget.
  • Work closely with Engineering Department in relation to Continuous Improvement, new equipment commissioning, and innovation projects
  • Maintaining cleanliness to GMP standards and ensuring all safety standards are met
  • Liaising with the R&D department with respect to new product and process design in order to ensure compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Checking and calibrating instruments to make sure they are accurate whilst promoting standardization of equipment.


Education & Skills:

  • University degree level of education in Engineering.
  • 5 years of technical experience in the food industry or consumer products dealing with corrective/preventive/predictive maintenance processes, technical guidance, and development of the maintenance workforce
  • Experience in leading others
  • Familiarity with industry-standard equipment and technical expertise
  • Experienced with GMP, ISO Standards, Safe Food Handling, HACCP practices, and HSE guidelines.
  • Continuous Improvement Experience/Certification is highly desirable
  • Ability to show a track record of improving production, solving problems, and motivating technical teams
  • Proficient with MS Office and engineering design software (AUTOCAD or similar)
  • Development of procedures
  • A variable thinking capability to handle different situations that require the identification and selection of solutions within the area of expertise as well as acquired knowledge. 

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: 7395/23
  • Published on: January 17, 2023
  • Primary Job Focus: Manufacturing
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Experience: Experienced
  • Status: Searching
  • Salary: €29000.00 - €32000.00

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