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Plant Engineer 3

Graham Packaging Company

This is a Contract position in Cartersville, GA posted November 12, 2021.

Company Statement: Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life. They’re the kind of people you want as your friends and neighbors as well as your partners and suppliers. By building strong relationships and creating value for our customers, our employees embody the innovative spirit that’s inherent to Graham. We truly are people building a better tomorrow. Overview:

The Plant Engineer is responsible for performing technical and project engineering duties to improve plant manufacturing performance, reduce costs, improve methods, and assist in machine maintenance and reliability. Focus includes building and grounds maintenance, environmental responsibility, and strong support of electrical control systems and PLC processes. The primary job rotations of a Plant Engineer may include:
  • Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Prepares appropriation request for funding documents & manages those projects to completion
  • Reviews contractor bids; interviews and assigns personnel to specific phases and elements of the project. Through project coordination meetings and other forms of communication, oversees and coordinates the technical aspects of the project
  • Prepares status reports and regularly monitors budgets, contractors and schedules. Allocates project resources appropriately; approves expenditures; employee contractor contracts. Keeps an accurate record and electronic data base of all elements of the projects
  • Presents procedures, rules and regulations to those involved in the project; maintains a safe, clean and productive environment through enforcing procedures. Maintains project integrity and reputation through compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Originate and implement purchase order process, including vendor setup and SAP data entry and necessary reports
  • Assist with continuous improvement programs (i.e. cycle improvement, light-weighting, downtime reduction)
  • Uses A3 problem solving process to resolve issues at their source
  • Work with other BU Team Members to develop standards and best practices to accomplish improved bottle quality and increase operating window for manufacturing processes
  • Prepares appropriation request for funding documents & manages those projects to completion
  • Audits production equipment for variances to standards
  • Plant trainer for all high level activities surrounding the production equipment
  • Acts as the lead for all new products and processes executed at the plant
  • Support gathering collective knowledge to develop and maintain reaction plans
  • Interfacing with operators, team leaders, and supervisors for productivity support
  • Soliciting employee feedback and involvement to improve the equipment
  • Ensuring the necessary knowledge owner inputs are solicited for process involvement and problem solving activities including: technical resources, production resources, and quality department resources
  • Lead kaizen events, problem solving, and autonomous maintenance activities
  • Respond appropriately to help chain calls
  • Lead cross-functional (and cross-plant, when necessary) teams to implement process-related problem solving initiatives within the plant
  • Lead investigation of key complaints and drive to true root cause and sustainable corrective actions
  • Network with colleagues across business units and functions to leverage their expertise and experience in driving rapid problem resolution
  • Drive operational excellence implementation using the proper tools (lean, TPM, six sigma) at the plant level
  • Provide analytical support to continuously identify gaps, project opportunities, and solutions
  • Identify opportunities to integrate continuous improvement into the day to day operations of the site
  • Share best practices with other plants and teams, and drive “read-across” benefits
  • Support goal of total employee involvement in continuous improvement activities through training and customer complaint resolution
  • Responsible for development and execution of Plant Computerized Preventive Maintenance Program
  • Responsible for development and implementation of Plant Predictive Maintenance Programs not limited to: Vibration, Oil Analysis, Ultrasonic and Infa Red Inspection
  • Limited travel may be required.

Qualifications:

Education and/or Work Experience:
  • 5+ years’ experience technical / supervisory experience in a production environment. Project management and environmental experience required. Plastics experience a plus.
  • Bachelor of Science degree strongly preferred in Electrical Engineering, minimum of AAS in Electrical Engineering.
  • Continuous Improvement experience using LEAN or Six Sigma concepts preferred.
  • SAP experience a plus.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • Computer usage and typing skills are essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
  • Communicates effectively: conveys facts and information clearly both verbally and orally.
  • Collaborates well with others: proactively contributes to group objectives; volunteers to help others.

EEO Disclaimer: Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.