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Plant Maintenance Engineer in West Jordan, UT at OSI Group

Date Posted: 4/4/2019

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Job Description

Plan, organize and direct all engineering, project, and maintenance related activity for the plant. Responsible for supervising, through subordinate Supervisors and Managers, a group of employees involved in plant maintenance and engineering activities.  Ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding  of anhydrous ammonia refrigeration systems, boiler systems and PLC’s for purposes of robotics.


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

  • Plan, coordinate and direct the design, layout, installation and maintenance of the building, building support systems and production equipment in a cost effective manner in accordance with corporate, production and regulatory, requirements.
  • Plan general project and maintenance schedules and provide to subordinate supervisors and managers to ensure that the plant is operating efficiently and that around the clock maintenance services are available. 
  • Establish and communicate targets for measuring department efficiency; i.e., down-time, repair costs, parts costs, inventory levels, labor hours, etc. Measure progress and provide coaching to subordinate supervisors and managers to achieve targets.
  • Identify vendors for use in construction projects, maintenance supplies, outside services and other needs. Negotiate costs and seek final approval from the General Manager.
  • Research, recommend and implement, as approved, improvements to building, utilities, processes, and plant equipment to reduce costs, improve product, improve efficiencies and otherwise support established facility goals and objectives.
  • Provide technical assistance to production departments; diagnose and make recommendations to eliminate production problems and to improve operating effectiveness through more efficient use and care of equipment.
  • Ensure that accurate and compliant records relating to maintenance work, equipment, engineering, research, purchasing, and all regulatory agency contact are maintained.
  • Monitor utilities usage; diagnose excessive consumption rates and implement procedures to minimize costs.
  • Work closely with Plant Manager to develop capital appropriation budget and provide input on engineering, purchasing and installation requirements for capital projects.
  • Participate on a variety of teams that work cross-functionally to improve processes within the organization and assist other company facilities as required.
  • Responsible for complying with applicable regulatory, governmental, safety, environmental considerations.
  • Prepare routine and ad hoc reports on project status, costs, down-time, maintenance activities and other related matters.
  • Coach, motivate, discipline, train, terminate and effectively manage the performance of hourly and salaried team members.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Job Requirements


  • Thorough understanding  of anhydrous ammonia refrigeration systems
  • Thorough understanding  of boiler systems
  • Thorough understanding of PLC’s for purposes of robotics
  •  Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities obtained through working.
  • At least (7) seven years of experience managing the work of others engaged in maintenance or engineering work (preferably in meat or other food industry).
  • Possess expert level knowledge of federal, state and local regulations as applies to the construction, maintenance and operation of a manufacturing facility and its equipment.
  • Ability to create, read, and analyze a variety of blueprints, schematics, and similar documentation.

OSI believes all persons have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. It is the policy of OSI  to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program.