Plant Engineer

Plant Engineer ? Beech Island, SC
This position is for Pactiv, a company of Reynolds Group Holding Inc.
This position works closely with thermoforming operations to resolve process issues, provides technical support to maintenance to resolve equipment issues, and manages tooling change overs. Lead Operator Mechanic activities to ensure safe, effective, efficient, continuous plant operation through proactive maintenance and reliability, risk analysis and assessment. Supervise assigned personnel and contractors to minimize scheduled and unscheduled downtimes. Drive a planned and predictive, failure elimination, data-based organization to maximize line performance. Provide expertise and technical support for mechanical, electrical and electronic components.
Review product specifications with product development to determine compatibility of processing methods and to determine costs and schedules
Develop process methods and controls to meet quality standards, work close with quality to quickly resolve production out of specifications
Evaluate production and processes, respond to problems in a timely manner utilizing the Process Interruption Rapid Response Process, and keep plant management informed of special occurrences
Troubleshoot complex critical processes and equipment issues, and provide technical leadership and training to resolve these issues
Utilize problem solving techniques including PDCA to solve problems to root cause, implement actions that prevent reoccurrence, improve operations, etc.
Will supervise a team of operator mechanics.
Drive a zero EHS incident culture, support and participate in incident investigations to determine root cause and identify preventive actions, correct unsafe conditions and acts immediately, and use every incident or near miss as a teaching moment for subordinates and others as necessary
Adhere to budgets by managing monthly spend to the given forecast, lower spends from previous year month to month, and explain variances as requested
Attend all Tier meetings and utilize the Pactiv Business System (PBS) to promote continuous improvement, i.e.; A3, 5S, SMED, Standard Work, Problem Solving, etc.
Oversee and support design and process changes, capital projects, modifications, installations, repairs, and provide data to improve maintenance and reliability processes
Interpret drawings, diagrams, schematics, specifications, PLC ladder diagrams, etc., and understand hydraulics, pneumatics, electric circuitry, electronics and electromechanical concepts, both AC and DC
BS degree preferred, in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical engineering
Minimum four years applicable experience with one to two years in a Lean Manufacturing environment
Plastics thermoforming manufacturing experience preferred
Plastics extrusion experience desired
Supervisory experience preferred
Experience with the design material handling solutions, performing associated equipment layout, conducting time studies, cost estimates, savings analyses and benefits desired
Proficient in computer applications including CAD, Microsoft applications, Outlook, SAP, etc.
Working knowledge of OSHA and National Electric Codes
Strong troubleshooting skills and logic to solve problems to root cause
Good written and verbal communication skills with all levels of the organization, contractors and vendors
Ability to make decisions under time constraints and tight deadlines
At Pactiv, continuous innovation and development has secured our place as one of the world?s largest manufacturers and distributors of foodservice and food packaging products. Pactiv currently produces custom and stock foam, plastic, aluminum, pressed-paperboard, PE coated board, and molded-fiber packaging. Our global force of almost 12,000 team members allows us to supply packers, processors, supermarkets, restaurants, institutions and foodservice industries around the world. Over the years, Pactiv has consistently outpaced the competition in safety, innovation and strategic acquisitions. Want to learn more? Visit www.Pactiv.com.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran?s status, or any other characteristics protected by law. #CB1 "IND1P" #LI-TM1

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