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Plant Engineer

Full Time
Greater Fort Wayne
Posted 2 months ago

Here is an amazing opportunity to be the next Plant Engineer for our client located in Columbia City.

Reporting to the Director of E-Beam Engineering, this Fort Wayne / Columbia City-based position will provide new and varied experiences working on the two electron beam accelerators located in Columbia City. Electron beam irradiators have diverse technologies including conveyors, radio frequency, vacuum, and high voltage systems. The Plant Engineer will support site local maintenance and operations teams, and lead the site Maintenance and reliability initiatives and Engineering projects all as an extension of the Global Engineering Team. The position will interact at the site level while collaborating with regional and global levels.

Site Level Support: Engineering and Maintenance Activities

  • Identify and correct any unsafe work conditions or practices.
  • Support timely CAPEX project design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance as a key deliverable.
  • Ensure safety and compliance requirements and expectations are met for facility and equipment.
  • Provide guidance to maintenance and contractors regarding safe practices and procedures.
  • Support local Maintenance staff technical training requirements.
  • Working with local Maintenance staff, establish and ensure compliance with proper preventative maintenance and operating procedures.
  • Evaluate and monitor status of critical facility equipment (e.g., electron beam accelerator, conveyor and support equipment); provide recommendations for corrective/preventative actions using CMMS (EAM), QMS, Power BI, and other statistical analysis tools.
  • Provide troubleshooting assistance for critical plant equipment.
  • Ensure optimal uptime of equipment and enhanced utilization through equipment reliability to ensure customer needs are met.
  • Plan and coordinate planned supplier maintenance / Engineering shutdowns.
  • Participate in relevant internal and external audits and assessments.

Site Level Engineering: Subject Matter Expert (SME)

  • Support and drive Global Engineering and Environmental Health and Safety projects, improvements, and initiatives.
  • Implement Maintenance and Reliability (M&R) House of Reliability steps.
  • Identify, classify, and establish robust programs to ensure critical assets are well maintained using the M&R House of Reliability model.
  • Properly review, document, and test equipment changes through Engineering Change Control procedures (CR).
  • Directly support key local capital projects as site SME.
  • Collaborate with Global Engineering SMEs and Project Managers at the regional and operational level.

Member of the Relevant Community of Practice (CoP)

  • Ensures connectivity and proper implementation of relevant Global Engineering mid to long-term strategies.
  • Represent Global Engineering, drive continuous improvement, and support technical training of site staff.
  • Improve overall knowledge and expertise on facility, equipment, and systems to ensure overall business progression and success.


  • Assist with special projects as directed by the Global Engineering team.
  • Maintain 24-hour on-call status.


  • Electrical Engineering degree required with a minimum 5 years’ experience.
  • Experience working in a process environment with in-depth, hands-on involvement.
  • Proficient using Oscilloscopes and network analyzers.
  • Experience in preventative and predictive maintenance programs.
  • Demonstrated skills in using computer systems and software such as Microsoft Office Suite, reliability analysis software, and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations as well as complex data analysis.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop scope, schedule, budget and appropriately manage priorities.
  • Experience in a regulated industry a strong plus.
  • Engineering ambassador.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Our client is a U.S. LLC that takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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