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Plant Engineering Assistant

  • Sector: Petrochemical & Chemical
  • Location: Illinois
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/11/2019
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Time left:
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    (24/12/19)
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The Role:
Plant Engineering Assistant

Description
This position is for a plant engineering assistant who will drive and assist with the Maintenance and Reliability strategies for a chemical site to ensure efficient and effective operation and maintenance of site infrastructure, equipment and services.

This role will Coordinate directly with the Maintenance and Engineering Center of Excellence and Site Maintenance Managers to:

  • Define the Site Maintenance and Reliability Roadmap for PSM Compliance and be a primary driver behind its delivery and implementation into the client Maintenance Culture. This will include:
  • Ensure Site Asset Management Improvement Programs such as: Asset criticality Identification, Risk Assessment and Mitigation, Asset Condition Auditing, Preventive and Condition Maintenance Programs, Predictive Strategies, and Asset Refurbishment/Obsolescence Plan are being implemented in Manassas with measurable success
  • Lead site teams to develop equipment risk assessment techniques for prioritization of resources and how they are managed.
  • Implement plans to reduce waste and improve maintenance work wherever feasible; ensuring efficient and reliable operation of plant, process and equipment while protecting and prolonging the economic life of plant assets at optimal cost
  • Guide the site on how to improve its functionality including spare parts management, planning/scheduling, and training/certification
  • Implement current and new methodologies, techniques and work practices as they relate to Condition, Preventive and Predictive Based Maintenance
  • Review data and information to transition time-based maintenance into Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) and/or Reliability Centered Maintenance
  • Manage Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for PM and CM (Corrective Maintenance) work flow, maintenance history records, and warranty tracking
  • Manage Maintenance Acceptance Process from, so assets are incorporated into Preventive Maintenance program with the right level of care that provides best value while maintaining assets in a reliable ready state in accordance with Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) principles
  • Manage site by utilizing KPI's, compile/analyze/report data, recognize/implement changes for improvement, related to Equipment Reliability

Qualifications

  • The candidate will be required to possess key leadership qualities to lead change within a department and drive employee engagement to deliver results
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability of the Maintenance and Reliability programs while driving and implementing a culture of ownership, accountability and results within the sites
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to interpret needs
  • Technical degree in a related discipline and/or 2+ years previous work experience with direct leadership in an operations or maintenance environment
  • Strong familiarity with Infor EAM, Maximo, SAP or a similar Computerized Maintenance Management System with 2+ years working to utilize data analysis to drive reliability in facilities maintenance programs
  • Demonstrated Management skills and ability to work on and complete multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of facilities engineering, construction, and maintenance programs, policies and procedures
  • Advanced technical knowledge of Facilities and/or Manufacturing equipment with a background in areas similar to Central Utility Plant, HVAC, controls, electrical, high pressure systems, hydraulics, and exhaust systems and/or advanced technical knowledge of production operational assets such as CNC machining, Printed Wire Board, Environmental Systems, Paint Operations, etc.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all levels of personnel including conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Effective oral and written skill including the ability to prepare and present training, project information, and facility status


Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline
  • Working experience in a predictive/condition-based maintenance environment (with techniques such as data trend analysis, vibration analysis, infrared thermography, acoustic and ultrasound monitoring, etc.)
  • Facility management-related bachelor's degree
  • Large-scale change management experience
  • Project management experience
  • Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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