Plant Mechanical Engineer

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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Lofton Staffing New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, LA
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Leading U.S. manufacturer seeks an experienced PLANT MECHANICAL ENGINEER to join our growing team. Our processing facility is located in Plaquemines Parish, 60 miles South of New Orleans. We need a degreed mechanical engineer with at least 3years of plant mechanicalengineeringexperience and a solid background in equipment maintenance, project planning and production optimization.


As our Plant Mechanical Engineer, it is your responsibility to ensure the optimal functioning of our processing operations as it supports the entire plant. You will report directly to our VP of Plant Operations and have a staff of 8 direct reports including Maintenance Supervisors and Foremen. You will work with every department to ensure the effective and efficient operations with a high level of interaction with fleet, accounting/finance, HR and marketing/sales.

The Plant Mechanical Engineer is directly responsible for ensuring Plant Maintenance and Equipment Compliance, effective and efficient Production/Processing Operations as well as over Risk Management, People Management and Financial Management.



* Ensure routine maintenance performed according to equipment specifications and requirements in a timely manner to ensure plant availability
* Major maintenance projects planned, implemented and monitored including assessing production needs, accurate estimates of cost, time and resources
* Will take all maintenance projects from planning through implementation to ensure adherence to plan with continuous progress feedback provided to involved parties
* Ensures maintenance projects are done within budget and on time
* Capital projects planned, implemented and monitored and conform to Capex criteria
* Boiler Plant maintenance and availability optimized, ensuring compliance to statutory requirements
* Equipment Compliance ensured and maintained and mandatory documentation prepared, kept up to date and easily retrievable


* Research, design, analyze and optimize industrial processes
* Production targets identified, communicated and achieved
* Production processes assessed and managed

* Ensure optimal use of labor availability and utilization
* Quality requirements are adhered to as well as nature and causes of deviances are investigated and solutions provided
* Ensure product is available for dispatch as per logistics requirements
* KPI's reported on daily and monthly


* Relevant occupational health and safety laws, regulations and standards complied with including required policies and procedures in place

* Risk Management System in place with 100% compliance to regulations
* Periodic audits of Risk Management System with corrective actions where necessary to ensure a safety working environment at all times

* Risk assessment conducted periodically to anticipate, minimize and control occupational hazards
* Regular communication to inform employees of Risk Management issues
* Unsafe acts, behaviors managed appropriately


* Prospective employees recruited, interviewed and selected in accordance to company policies

* Training and Development of employees managed

* Employee performance and industrial relations managed in accordance with company policy including timely corrective action, counseling and the like while maintaining confidentiality


* Maintenance and operational budgets compiled accurately and timely according to strategic and departmental/divisional plan with accurate monthly reviews
* Costs managed against budget and current forecast with accurate monthly analysis of results and reporting to management

* Cost saving mechanisms identified


* Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering
* At least 3years of mechanicalengineeringexperience in a plant/refinery or manufacturing environment
* Previous supervisor/management experience over maintenance team preferred
* Must have a very strong background in equipment maintenance
* Must have a proven track record of success working independently to make decision on estimating costs of maintenance, spend money responsibly within budget, selecting right/competent contractors
* Must be able to accurately estimate production targets
* Must have a solid background in planning with the ability to do forecasting on a daily, monthly and annual basis
* Must be adept at ensuring daily and project-related deadlines are adhered to
* Must have previous experience working with and negotiating with suppliers and contractors


* Base Salary $90-160K, depending on experience
* Comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401K