The Facility Engineer is responsible for the overall operating condition of all non-production related facility equipment including but not limited to HVAC units, chillers, air compressors, boilers, lighting, electrical, plumbing, fire safety equipment, cooling towers, etc. The Facility Engineer will assist in the maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment by performing a range of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and mechanical repair work. The Facility Engineer provides oversight of operations within the boiler room and hydrogen plant by ensuring adequate manning, training and consistent production and has direct responsibility for the personnel and equipment in the Boiler room and Hydrogen plant. Facilitates both teams to obtain continuous efficient production in desired quantity and quality. Controls the budgeting and scheduling in the specified areas of responsibility with direct support from the Maintenance and Facility Manager. The Facility Engineer oversees and manages day-to-day building and facility operations including but not limited to, building repairs and construction, custodial and housekeeping services, utilities (gas/electrical/water) management, waste removal, recycling, and outside grounds services. This position works with internal and external customers and external contractors to support the facility needs of the organization. This position also assists in evaluating vendor technical performance.
Essential Job Functions
- Responsible for the overall operating condition of all non-production related facility equipment including but not limited to HVAC units, chillers, air compressors, boilers, lighting, electrical, plumbing, fire safety equipment, cooling towers, etc.
- Assist in the installation, inspection, preventive maintenance, and repair of HVAC equipment, including boilers, water pumps, chillers, air conditioning units, exhaust fans, air filters, compressors, and cooling towers.
- Manage all facilities related inspections (HVAC, boilers, compressors, fire alarm and suppression inspections and tests).
- Maintains records and prepares reports of inspections completed.
- Manage production equipment installations and infrastructure projects. Obtain requirements, provide statements of work, issue requests for pricing and lead vendor selection effort.
- Communicates with vendors and suppliers to ensure company goals and cost reduction objectives are met.
- Oversee the activities of facility related contractors, vendor personnel, and suppliers. Monitor contracts for compliance and cost control. Perform quality inspections to ensure adherence to contract specifications, company, and regulatory standards.
- Ensure compliance with plant safety programs, OSHA, FDA, and EPA requirements. Develop and maintain SOP’s for all the facility related equipment.
- Develop, document, and present technical presentations as required.
- Develop understanding, management and reporting of the facility utilities such as natural gas, electricity, and water usage.
- Develops specifications for foundations, structural, electrical, mechanical, and necessary utilities which support facilities project implementation.
- Maintains records and prepares reports and ensure safety and professional work standards are met; plan, organize, and prioritize tasks.
- Prepares all reports concerning departmental activities as required.
- Manage both Hydrogen plant and Boiler room with the objective of producing the maximum amount of steam and gases, using the best quality and cost-efficient methods in the safest way possible.
- Train, nurture and facilitate the team process in safety, environmental, productivity, quality, cost-competitiveness, procedures, customer satisfaction, housekeeping, and policies.
- Set up schedules with guidance from Maintenance and Facility Manager for personnel and equipment for teams on the shifts and ensures that employees are trained to perform their jobs and are familiar with company rules and regulations.
- With M&F Manager support, recommends improvements and desirable modifications in organization, procedures, policies, standards, specifications, methods, processes, and equipment through routine Gemba walks, weekly updates, A3’s & 4-blockers when required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Physical Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
- Previous chemical industry plant experience in a PSM facility of relevant scale and complexity plus manufacturing supervisory/managerial experience of minimum 7-10 years is required.
- Proven ability to effectively lead with minimal supervision, demonstrating an entrepreneurial attitude; experience developing and leading continuous improvement programs; track record of driving positive change.
- Proficient in leading the plant, providing direction, support, and development for manufacturing teams across the plant.
- Strong communication and networking skills, strong PC skills, including MS Office software; strong understanding of ERP systems, strong interpersonal and relationship building skills as well as facilitation experience; union experience.
- Self-motivated, proactive with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, “high energy”, team-oriented environment.
- Must demonstrate enthusiasm, a sense of urgency, attention to detail, commitment and follow-through while maintaining confidentiality and meeting deadlines.