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Engineering Manager at USG Corporation

Engineering Manager

USG Corporation Otsego, MI (Onsite) Full-Time



Primary Function:

The incumbent provides effective direction and supervision of the Engineering Department of Otsego Paper LLC. The areas of responsibility include but are not limited to plant engineering staff, co-generation (power and steam generation), electrical distribution, direct discharge waste water treatment, environmental compliance, plant capital planning, risk mitigation (including fire protection), purchasing/procurement, facility infrastrucure and utilities.

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform this job safely.
  • Management of the Co-Generation and Steam Generation Operations of the mill:
  • Maintenance of all equipment
  • RPM Program requirements
  • Employees Training & Development
  • Water Treatment System
  • All inspections and SAR requirements
  • Manage Solar (on-site OEM) Responsibilities
  • Management of the Waste Treatment Operations of the mill:
  • Maintenance of all equipment
  • RPM Program requirements
  • Employees Training & Development
  • All inspections and SAR requirements
  • Comprehensive Regulatory Responsibilities
  • Experience with electrical distribution:
  • Substation Infrastructure
  • Distribution and Control Equipment (Importing and Exporting)
  • Battery Back-up Systems
  • Experience with fire protection systems:
  • Fire Alarm System
  • Inspections, Fire Extinguishers, Special Hazards
  • Hot Work Permits
  • Experience with building infrastructure:
  • Plant & Office HVAC Program
  • Plant Lawn maintenance and Landscaping
  • Roofing
  • Paving
  • Snow Removal
  • Air Compressor and System
  • Railway
  • Elevators
  • Experience with Environmental compliance:
  • Waste Treatment discharge permitting and reporting
  • Emissions discharge permitting and reporting
  • Experience with Local Government and Legal Compliance:
  • Compliance with City ordinances and requirements
  • Contractual Obligations and Legal Approvals
  • NDA Compliance
  • Tax Audit Compliance
  • Experience with manufacturing utilities:
  • Gas Supply Oversight
  • Electrical Supply Oversight
  • City Water Supply Oversight
  • Waste Hauling Oversight
  • Experience with Plant Capital Program management:
  • Oversees all capital budget development and administration
  • Authorities
  • Jobsheets
  • Plant Capital Spending Report
  • Experience with engineer development and training.
  • Experience with Procurement Clerk training and development.
  • Must be able to effectively utilize DCS and Ignition systems to evaluate process systems for optimization opportunities.
  • Must be able to enter, update and investigate safety incidents in CORE in a timely manner.
  • Maintain safe working conditions for all depratmental reports and ensure their compliance with Plant Safety Programs.
  • Coordinate all safety model programs of responsibility (i.e. training) on a plant-wide basis.
  • Investigate and integrate technical improvements where applicable to increase efficiency. Develop project scopes for Engineers/Co-Ops (direct reports) and provide technical guidance.
  • Develop and conduct a program for continuous in-plant skills training and development for areas under management and adjacent technical areas of responsibility. Annually review and update the materials to reflect process changes.
  • Maintain well organized and accurate records relating to equipment maintenance, process efficiency, government agency reports, permits and material requisitions.
  • Develops and coordinates and comprehensive departmental responsibility program contributing to the total plant objective of maximum profit through low delay, improved productivity, and maintenance cost control.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, Factory Mutual and Company environmental and safety regulations. Recommend and implement corrective actions which can be made to meet this goal.
  • Can read and follow basic P&ID’s, electrical one-lines, mass and energy balances, ect.
  • Has experience with SCADA and DCS operations.
  • Responsible for maintaining a high level of morale within the department to aid productivity and employee retention.
  • Display competencies in the following areas: communication, decision making/problem solving, developing others, energy, drive, ambition, job knowledge, leadership, managing conflict/negotiation, managing resources, and work quality.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • 5+ years of prior Engineering experience preferred.
  • 5+ years of prior Supervisory or Management experience preferred.
  • SCADA (DCS, Ignition, ect.) experience.
  • Higher level computer skills using Foxboro, ABB, Ignition, Rockwell, ect.
  • OSHA, FM Global and Environmental compliance experience preferred.

Rate of pay may be adjusted based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

USG employees enjoy a number of benefit options for themselves and their families. These include two medical insurance options (both through Blue Cross Blue Shield), as well as vision (through VSP) and dental coverage (through MetLife). The cost of these optional programs varies based on coverage level - employees generally pay 25% of the monthly premium cost, USG pays the rest. These coverage options are offered on the first day of employment with no waiting period.

Additionally, USG employees enjoy both a 401(k) Investment Plan with company match and a pension plan. Beyond these main features, employees may also choose from a number of additional programs like life insurance, accident insurance, legal insurance, even pet insurance, just to name a few. USG also offers Quarterly (hourly) / Annual (salary) bonus potential for all employees based on performance metrics tied to safety, quality, and productivity.  USG also provides employees with paid time off and paid holidays.

Since 1902, Chicago-based USG has been a leader in producing innovative, award-winning products and systems to build everything from major commercial developments and residential housing to home improvements. USG's employees are committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and quality in everything we do. Our steadfast commitment to the company's core business values – innovation, quality, integrity, service, diversity, efficiency and safety – have helped us become the company we are today.

 EOE including disability/veteran

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