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Area Engineer (Chicago and Ashland) in Chicago, IL at OSI Group

Date Posted: 7/4/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
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    Not Specified
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Job Description


Plan, organize and direct all engineering, project, and maintenance related activities for both Chicago plants. Responsible for supervising a group of employees involved in plant maintenance activities. Oversee hiring, training, assistance, performance evaluation, grievances, company rules, morale, compensation and changes in employee status for maintenance employees.


(i.e. Policies, procedures, goals, etc. for which you are responsible.)

  • Plan, coordinate and execute all capital and major expense projects performed in both the Chicago and Ashland facilities in a cost effective manner in accordance with corporate and production requirements.
  • Administer the contractor safety program and perform required contractor training in plant rules, safety, and HAACP requirements. Coordinate and manage all contractors performing project work at either facility.
  • Provide technical assistance to both the production and maintenance departments; diagnose and make recommendations to eliminate production problems and to improve operating effectiveness through more efficient use and care of equipment.
  • Assist in vendor selections, cost negotiations and approve invoicing.
  • Research, implement and recommend improvements to building, utilities and plant equipment to reduce costs, improve product, improve efficiencies and improve the general safety of the plant.
  • Actively identify and initiate process improvements to positively impact financial viability, service and product quality, and customer satisfaction.
  • Monitor utilities usage, diagnose excessive consumption rates and implement procedures to minimize costs.
  • Work closely with plant personnel to develop capital appropriation budget and provide input on engineering, purchasing and installation requirements for capital projects.
  • Utilizing AutoCad, design equipment, building and plant utility layouts as required and retain past, present and future layouts on file.
  • Serve as the PSM Coordinator for both the Racine and Ashland Facilities. Execute documented management of change for all ammonia equipment and system changes. Update system drawings, SOP’s, training records, equipment history, and any other required documentation as needed. Insure external audit are performed recommendations are completed on schedule. Manage all contractors performing external mechanical integrity inspections to include procurement of all certifications, coordination and direction of all work performed, and performing necessary work audits. Coordinate training of internal employees on all changes made to the system.   
  • Manage the applicable regulatory, governmental, safety, environmental programs for both plants. That includes monitoring plant performance, completion of required monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual inspections, and submission of environmental reports for air, water, and hazardous chemicals.
  • Prepare reports of departmental activities as requested.
  • Participates in departmental and interdepartmental planning and management teams and work cross-functionally to improve processes within the organization, and assist other OSI facilities as required.
  • Coordinate or conduct maintenance training as required.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum five years’ experience in facility-level maintenance management and / or engineering (preferably in meat or other food industry).

  • Refrigeration experience highly desirable.

  • Minimum five years’ experience in facility-level maintenance management and / or engineering (preferably in meat or other food industry).

OSI Industries is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. OSI  does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program.