Maintenance Engineer

Location: Ghent, KY
Date Posted: 08-31-2017
Position Title          Mechanical Maintenance Engineer - KY  #3846
 
Relocation               Yes
 
Location                  Ghent Kentucky
 
Company in Northern Kentucky looking for a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer.
 
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
 
This position is responsible for providing professional Mechanical Engineering service and technical support to Maintenance and Operation departments for the re-design, modification, re-engineering and retro-fitting of machinery and equipment to improve quality and productivity. 
                 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
 
1.         Analyzes and defines machinery and equipment problems to improve quality, productivity, repair damaged equipment, save money, and increase production line up-time.
2.         Re-designs, re-engineers and/or retro-fits machinery and equipment that needs upgrading, is damaged, is poorly  designed or is incorrectly used in order to improve quality and productivity, to repair damaged equipment, to save money  and to improve production line up-time.
3.         Defines and scopes projects, makes engineering drawings or layouts, writes engineering reports, makes cost estimates, obtains bids, writes work orders, makes recommendations to management, obtains approval to purchase necessary equipment and materials, and works with Maintenance and Operations Personnel to retro-fit and install.
4.         Studies machinery requirements, maintenance manuals and maintenance procedures to design and establish Preventative Maintenance Programs to increase equipment up-time.  Coordinates all Predictive and Preventative Maintenance activities and insures all maintenance work is satisfactorily complete as assigned.
5.         Communicates and coordinates with Maintenance Personnel to provide technical expertise and support on the full-range of maintenance projects and programs to reduce maintenance costs, avoid costly downtime, and increase equipment utilization.
6.         Defines, prepares and controls work order jobs.  Prepares work instructions, orders and secures spare parts for jobs to be completed by Maintenance Personnel.  Reviews all work done for proper completion to ensure the orderly and efficient utilization of Maintenance manpower and materials.
7.         Provides for and ensures the timely, accurate and efficient administration and control of the spare parts program assures that all spares which are essential for the orderly and efficient operation of the plant are either inventoried on site or are readily available for delivery through equipment vendors in order to avoid unnecessary downtime waiting for spare parts.                                            
8.         Assists Operations and Maintenance with troubleshooting and repairs to pollution control equipment in order to meet EPA rules and regulations.                                      
9.         Follows OSHA regulations as it applies to engineering design, constructions, maintenance, and equipment installation to assure compliance to safety and health requirements.                                                             
10.       Keeps abreast of new equipment and techniques by reading appropriate journals; associating with professional organizations, trade associations, colleagues, equipment vendors, service companies, consultants, and government agencies; and attending conferences, training courses, and continuing education courses as appropriate.                                                                                              
 
RELATIONSHIPS
 
1.         Reports to and is accountable to the Maintenance Manager.
2.         Has freedom of contact throughout the company on Operations and Maintenance Engineering activities, particularly with Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Personnel. 
3.         Externally, interfaces with equipment manufacturers and vendors concerning engineering data, performance specifications, on new installations and existing equipment.      
                                                            
MINIMUM EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
 
1.         Minimum of Technical Degree from approved University/College (BS/BA)
2.         Basic computer skills required
 
 
Bottom line requirements we need notes on with candidate submittal:
 
1.  Technical Bachelor's degree.
2.  Experience in an industrial setting with the re-design, modification, re-engineering and retro-fitting of machinery and equipment. 
3.  Located in the region for a short easy move.
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