Plant Engineer

Job Overview: Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Plant Engineer (Tier 1) is responsible for achieving the highest level of reliability for plant equipment through committed support for the Sonoco Performance System (SPS), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), and strong ownership of the Maintenance Excellence process within their plant. Roles and Responsibilities: Effectively manage a Reliability-centered maintenance process that drives lower operational costs through improved uptimes, optimum labor and material spend, and increased equipment lifespan.  Creates the right team to drive the process. Champion the Maintenance Excellence (ME) process. Serve as the Maintenance Excellence Leader for the Plant SPS (TPM) Steering Team. Work closely with the plant's SPS (TPM) Steering Team to effectively deploy Maintenance Excellence. Support Corporate SPS initiatives and partner with Maintenance Excellence Leaders to effectively and efficiently progress through the SPS and ME continuums. Achieve Zero Breakdown losses by creating an environment where personnel are fully engaged, teamwork and cooperation is routinely practiced, and maintenance personnel embrace high standards for housekeeping, craftsmanship and equipment reliability. Implement a maintenance strategy that effectively utilizes proactive (preventive and predictive) maintenance techniques and performance monitoring to detect early equipment degradation, and employ timely, scheduled maintenance to prevent failure.  Provide leadership to ensure the highest standard of equipment performance are achieved and sustained. This involves establishing a sufficient number of highly-skilled, trained and qualified individuals; providing the tools, facilities, and environment needed for success; implementing efficient processes; and providing appropriate oversight. Promote a culture in which production and maintenance work together to identify and resolve abnormal or degraded equipment conditions that could negatively impact safety, quality or productivity. Involve operators in the maintenance of their equipment.  Improve operator equipment and maintenance knowledge by leading training to improve skills.  Participate in Early Equipment Management and maintenance prevention design (Designed-In Reliability). Responsible for the Work Management process to include: identification, planning, scheduling, execution and closeout of maintenance related activities. Equipment problems are appropriately documented in work orders and work package content is sufficiently detailed such that the task can be successfully planned and completed with the resources available. Ensure maintenance personnel performing work within the plant possess the appropriate skills and are qualified and proficient such that they can safely and effectively perform the work they are assigned. Take appropriate actions to close any identified training gaps. Hold maintenance personnel accountable for adherence to established standards and management expectations. Reinforce favorable personnel behaviors and address performance shortfalls in a timely and professional manner. Maintain a valuable partnership with local high schools, vocational and technical schools for future development and succession planning of skilled hourly associates according to Corporate standards. Manage an efficient, 5S'd Storeroom where all spares are identified and stocked according to plan.  Drive cycle count accuracy and reduced spare costs. Manage an efficient, 5S'd Shop area. Establish a process to trend and identify equipment problems and failures. Ensure personnel are adequately documenting equipment problems and that timely and appropriate permanent countermeasures are taken prior to "predictable" failures.  (Zero Failure Analysis) Establish teams to apply reliability tools (FMEA, etc) to determine the root cause of critical equipment failures and downtime and identify the appropriate countermeasures and solutions to improve equipment reliability and prevent recurrence.    Job Specifications: Minimum Experience and Education (Preferred): Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Maintenance, Engineering, or a related field preferred 3+ years of manufacturing maintenance experience or 5+ years of supervisory manufacturing experience or 4+years of militaryexperiencein a technical work field.  Experience in TPM or Reliability field preferred.           and Experience with CMMSpreferred. JR-95147
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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