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Plant Engineer Job


Chester, SC, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  261203
Posting Date:  Oct 16, 2021

Job Dimensions

The position is responsible for the capital investments, maintenance (mechanical, electrical, and facilities) of equipment and plant to ensure a safe and reliable work environment.  Supervise Maintenance Technicians, Automation Specialist, and project and maintenance contract personnel.  The position is based at the Coatex Plant in Chester, South Carolina.

Key Activities & Responsibilities

  • Provide engineering, mechanical, electrical, and technical resources. Provide training for maintenance personnel.  Ensure department adherence to all safety and other procedures.
  • Supervise, manage and direct the daily activities of maintenance personnel; reassign resources to respond to changing priorities.
  • Inspect, install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair plant equipment with independent judgment.
  • Ensure proper installation of equipment per manufacturer recommendations, engineering specification, site needs, and/or past performance requirements.
  • Design, coordinate, and manage preventative maintenance programs and mechanical integrity program.
  • Operate and maintain SAP maintenance management system for the site.
  • Lead and coordinate the plant’s Risk Management Program (RMP) with assistance from other staff members.
  • Provide field management for plant process improvements and new construction, including, but not limited to mechanical, electrical and civil work.  Make design recommendations, and recommend contractors.
  • Regularly communicate with other departments, in written, electronic, and/or verbal form, on the status of maintenance and other projects, scheduled completion time, and need for assistance.
  • Understand plant environmental health and safety regulations and comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements.
  • Serve as site contact for corporate improvement projects including OPTIMO, ARKENERGY, Digital Manufacturing, etc.
  • Manage the maintenance budget, and provide input for annual approval.
  • Provide input to and maintain the long-range site and capital investment plan up to date.
  • Other duties as assigned by Management.

 Job Requirements

  • Minimum a BS degree in Chemical Engineering, plus at least 5 years of industrial maintenance/engineering experience.
  • Must have a high level of mechanical aptitude.
  • Competence and knowledge in electrical devices, maintenance, and process control instrumentation is highly desirable.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Must be able to read electrical and mechanical drawings (both blueprints and assembly type).
  • Leadership skills and ability to manage and direct teams.

 Job Characteristics

This position may require occasional afterhours work or a modified schedule to ensure that site’s needs are met.


  • Technical expertise
  • Ability to assimilate engineering drawings, P&IDs, loop sheets and control system programming.
  • Ability to manage safety, organization and housekeeping with minimum direction.
  • Organizational expertise
  • Strong safety-minded work ethic and work history
  • Strong team member skills including communication, participation, and expressing mutual respect.

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