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Our Client is a leader in the U.S. flexible packaging industry, generating $2bil in revenues while serving the food and industrial markets. On their behalf, we seek a Plant Engineer based in their state-of-the-art facility in the Pacific Northwest. This key contributor will direct significant capital improvement projects, closely supervising private contractors to deliver projects within budget and on time. This project manager is at ease whether on the factory floor with line operators, or in presentation to senior management with project updates. A strong background in capital justification, and project planning and execution, is key. Significant planned investments through the next 2-3 years will reshape the face of this facility, and this Plant Engineer will be the driver. As several senior executives at the site approach retirement, advancement opportunities in engineering or operations management necessitate someone who is groom-able for a larger role. Knowledge of processing equipment in the packaging industry (with price tags over $2mil) is preferred - such as, corrugators, flexographic or offset printing, extrusion lamination, flexo folder gluers, or thin film extrusion. She or he must relish an environment of general direction with minimal micro-management. This person must be comfortable in a high visibility role and be groom-able for, and desirous of, personal and career growth.
Critical requirements for success include:
-- Proven effectiveness in project management of capital equipment exceeding $4mil annually;
-- Crafting of capital justifications for equipment purchases in excess of $1mil;
-- Familiarity with process equipment in packaging manufacturing - e.g., corrugated, flexo printing, offset printing, laminating, folder-gluers, thin film extrusion, etc.;
-- Establishes line start-up protocols, including training of operators and maintenance technicians, for seamless handoff to operations;
-- Develops close relations with subcontractors and effectively oversees related contracts to assure satisfactory performance;
-- Evaluates and selects equipment vendors around the globe to effect satisfactory project outcomes.
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH PROJECTS GREATER THAN $1MIL IN CONTRACT VALUE
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