Position Description

Plant Engineer
Location Waterford, CT
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Working at Fabcon

Do you want to work at the top tier pre-fabricated concrete wall manufacturing and construction company in the East Coast and Midwest?

Do you see yourself at a company on the cusp of rapid growth due to creative products, lean manufacturing expertise, and market dominance?

Do you dream of being on a team that values leadership development and career growth opportunities?

If so, a career at Fabcon may be for you.

We are the precast wall panel industry leader in the United States.

Purpose/Scope:

Apply Engineering knowledge to maintain the optimal infrastructure of a Fabcon manufacturing plant by minimizing equipment downtime, ensuring equipment is maintained in original working conditions and handling physical changes to the plant to facilitate Lean initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure plant infrastructure is capable of being operated and maintained in a safe manner at all times.

  • Ensure the complete use of Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) tools

  • Ensure Automation equipment is maintained in optimal condition and is used to its full capability.

  • Establish priorities for the Maintenance Department that are focused on Reliability-centered Maintenance (RCM), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and asset management principles.

  • Manage Maintenance activities for the purpose of minimizing downtime while driving toward the lowest overall cost of asset management.

  • Design maintenance protocols that maximize the use of operator’s maintenance and minimize the need for equipment downtime.

  • Develop, track and monitor equipment based critical metrics.

  • Coordinate the plant’s 6S program through the use of regular assessment and scoring and by conducting problem solving to eliminate waste, dirt and debris at its source.

  • Use Lean knowledge to recommend and implement infrastructure changes which will result in better quality, quicker throughput, lower costs and improved safety.

  • Use Statistical Process Control to assess equipment performance and maintenance methods for effectiveness

  • Manage the installation and implementation of Capital Equipment on time and under budget.

  • Budget for and maintain a master Capital Improvement and Maintenance plan for the facility.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field

  • Five years of experience in manufacturing

  • Experience with Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement principles

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Strong project management experience

  • Strong mechanical knowledge and spatial relations aptitude

  • Strong working knowledge of spreadsheet, database and word processing programs

  • Committed to safety, customer satisfaction, first time quality and efficiency

  • Strong leadership ability

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Capital purchasing and/or installation

  • Experience with CMMS platforms (IFS, Micromain, Bigfoot, etc.)

  • Experience with managing staff and working in collaborative team environment

  • Knowledge of Industrial Automation

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to adapt to a flexible work hours and ever-changing schedule and meet deadlines

  • Ability to access catwalks, beds, ladders, equipment

  • Plant/Yard: Move minimum of 50lbs., spatial awareness/depth perception, walk, climb, bend at the waist, reach, forceful use of hand tools, vocal projection

Work Environment:

  • Plant/Yard: All types of weather conditions (year-round, Mid-west and Northeast), dirt/dust, noise from heavy machinery/vehicles, vibrations from machinery and vehicles, loud noises, little to no climate control, varying amounts of light, stairs, narrow walkways

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status). 

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Fabcon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, family care status, veteran status, marital status, or any other lawfully protected status. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our Human Resources Department.

Qualified applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check upon receipt of conditional job offers. Our Drug Free Workplace Policy is available for inspection in the Human Resources office in Minnesota or our plant locations in Ohio, Kansas and Pennsylvania during normal business hours.

We participate in E-Verify and if you are hired, we will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you with written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you. Please refer to the posters on our website or DHS for more information on E-verify

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