Plant Engineer

Denville, NJ 07834

Posted: 09/24/2019 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 9173

Job Description


The role of the Plant Engineer is to manage all maintenance systems in their entirety.


  • Develop and lead engineering and maintenance strategies

  • Direct and lead Maintenance Technicians

  • Maintain a professional and well-motivated team, ensuring appropriate training and development to ensure succession for all key positions

  • Establish policies and procedures within all areas of responsibility

  • Respond to facility issues and problems, including emergency situations, on a 24/7 basis

  • Develop and maintain contracts and equipment for, HVAC & air filtration systems, fire protection systems/equipment, outside grounds, roof, warehouse dock equipment, lighting, building shell, etc.

  • Direct work and activities of suppliers, contractors, consultants and designers, as required

  • Develop and complete tasks and projects in a timely manner

  • Collaborate with Production departments on resolution of issues concerning facilities and equipment

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local codes

  • Responsible for maintaining the CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)

  • Manage projects, recommend actions and resolve problems

  • Provide leadership for the continuous improvement and optimization of manufacturing processes

  • Improve safety, quality and operational reliability

  • Provide root cause and failure analysis, as required

  • Maintain an efficient and safe working environment

  • Perform regular audits on company safety and maintenance programs

  • Prepare capital requests and justifications for improvement projects

  • Examine, review and approve purchase orders, blueprint designs and specifications

  • Review and improve procedures, safety programs and audit findings

  • Ensure maintenance team are completing safety PMs, safety team meetings and safety inspections

  • Validate systems and establish optimal set points and limits

  • Ensure that all work is done safely, on time, with high quality results and in a cost-effective manner

  • Identify, design and implement reliability improvements focused on increased equipment availability and reduced life-cycle cost


  • A formal degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field

  • Recent experience in the food industry is strongly preferred

Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in plant engineering

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