Great opportunity for an experienced engineer to join our team at Drake Cement!
The role of the Methods Engineer is to support the Methods Coordinator in developing, executing and maintaining programs to ensure efficient operations and reliability of plant equipment. The Methods Engineer is responsible for continuously analyzing plant mechanical maintenance programs and procedures to maximize equipment reliability and parts life expectancy. Completes wear measurements and vibration analyses on plant equipment, tracking data for identification of changes in operation. Supervises the Plant Inspectors to ensure the preventive maintenance programs are implemented and feedback is collected and shared. Partners with the Methods Coordinator to identify and implement practices and procedures in the Vibration, Dust Collector and Lube programs to drive measurable improvements in equipment operations.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required
- Ensures the utilization of feedback from inspections as the driver for maintenance operations.
- Completes wear measurements and vibration data readings on key plant equipment.
- Assists with the schedules and preparation of weekly mechanical and electrical maintenance programs.
- Partners with the Methods Coordinator to assist in scheduling and preparing for major shutdowns, ensuring coordination with other departments.
- Works with the Methods Coordinator to maintain and update the preventive maintenance program, especially the inspection programs, ensuring quality and relevance as well as its implementation.
- Provides feedback on the quality of technical specifications for spares and sub-contracted work.
- Performs monthly gap analysis of maintenance performance indicators.
- Ensures that the maintenance practices comply with quality assurance standards.
- Contributes to the development of new working methods and definition of procedures, as well as ensuring implementation by his team.
- Supervises his Inspector team, defines their mission and objectives, completes performance reviews, promotes the quality of the work, motivates his personnel and facilitates communication and relationships through regular department meetings and other methods.
- Bachelor's degree with a specific focus on mechanical or electrical engineering.
- Three years' experience in the maintenance field with an understanding of methods inspection and mechanical & electrical technology in heavy manufacturing industries.
- Prior experience in predictive maintenance programs including vibration, dust collector and lube analyses and practices would be ideal.
- Ability to understand units of measure including Fahrenheit, Celsius, and standard and metric conventions.
- Advanced Microsoft Excel skills is required.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint required with some experience in MS Project, Autocad and SAP preferred.
- Strong organizational and time management skills are a must.
- Must be able to utilize critical thinking skills in everyday work, including evaluation of information through observation, research and analysis.
- Must be able to utilize data and assessment to define problems, complete root cause analyses, draw valid conclusions and identify recommended solutions.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to understand complex technical information.
At Drake we understand our team members are the key to our success. We support our employees through a competitive compensation package and flexible benefits programs designed to meet the diverse needs of families. Benefits offered include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, voluntary accident and hospital, paid time off and a 401-k program with up to a 4% employer match after one year!
Drake is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Type: Full-time
- industrial/mechanical engineering: 1 year