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Assistant Plant Engineer

Division/Department: Pork

Location: Marshalltown

Job title: Assistant Plant Engineer

Reports to: Plant Engineer

Salaried Grade :

Type of position:

Full-time Shift Varies

Must Be Flexible

Hours: Exempt

General Description:

  • Insure reliability of plant equipment and establish and meet downtime and operational goals per shift for the fabrication and slaughter areas as well as for outlying areas such as warehousing, waste water treatment, etc. Manage training programs to maintain the skill level of the hourly and salaried workforce. Motivate interest in, and insure compliance with, stringent plant safety programs while maintaining high levels of labor efficiency and effectiveness in responding to breakdowns and plant interruptions. Maintain close communications with operations and other plant departments and develop an appreciation for overall plant performance issues in all employees within the department. Assist the Plant VP in assuring continuous plant improvement.

  • Insure reliable and cost effective operation of utility systems that are on line continuously. This includes steam generation, ammonia refrigeration, air compression, electrical distribution and others. Develop capital investment ideas that support overall plant profitability and develop and maintain the organizational capability to accomplish these projects. Develop and maintain contractors and vendors to supplement plant resources. Represent the corporation in dealing with these outside firms. Evaluate the performance of superintendents and foreman; take corrective or remedial action as needed. Represent the entire plant’s needs and point of view in discussions with corporate engineering, regarding technical standards, project scope development and accomplishment.

Required skills :

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to demonstrate effective people skills. Extensive background in ammonia refrigeration, steam generation, air compressor technology, chain drives, all types of conveying systems, variable frequency motor controls, maintenance of sanitary conditions. Job responsibilities typically require extended hours

  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with basic office software (Word and Excel)

  • Supervisory Skills – Maintenance and Utilities Superintendents, Administrative Assistant and Planners Previous mechanical and related experience required.

  • Considerable knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

  • Work 40+ hours per week in all areas of the plant.

  • Be able to communicate verbally and in written form in English

  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and practices used in the building, mechanical and electrical trades.

Education Requirements (if applicable)

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.

  • College experience recommended.

Approved by : Vicky Cervantes Title: Employment Manager

Posting Date: 02/09/2022 Closing Date: 02/29/2022

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