2018-09-13

Plant Engineer - Plastics Manufacturing
Job Opportunity at KLA Industries

Posted on Sep 13

http://www.klaindustries.com    513-939-3560

Location: Sacramento, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4167482

Plant Engineer/ Maintenance Manager – Plastics

Company – My client is a recognized international leader in the plastics manufacturing industry and has been in business for over 40 years, and dedicated to driving innovation, quality, and sustainable products. They continue to pioneer new solutions to the industry and are made up of legacy leaders in the business for you to learn and grow from. Their core products are used in applications for food, beverage, and specialty markets. They have several locations throughout the US and over 300 employees and continue to grow year over year. In a role focused on equipment and capital investments, it is critical to know they are not afraid to make the investments needed to improve.

They appreciate their employees by offering:
  • Great base salaries, bonus, rewarding benefits, vacation, and more
  • An environment that supports and promotes growth and upward mobility
  • Rewarding and impactful opportunity to be a direct decision maker during this period of change
 
Your role in the organization:
As the Plant Engineer you will be the Subject Matter Expert for maintaining and optimizing process equipment and be the lead in cultivating a Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement culture. This role is a hybrid of improving OEE through maintenance of equipment, a project manager, and a CI engineer and you will be an integral part of coordinating cross functional teams and training on the floor. This is a very impactful role, we need an expert in identifying and implementing proven solutions that have maximized productivity, reduce downtime, cut costs, as well as a leader who can be hands on with training, driving change, and a Continuous Improvement culture. This role will report to the Plant Manager of a 130 person facility.  
 
To be successful in this role:
  • Technical degree in Engineering or similar – Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, etc.
  • Plastics manufacturing experience ideal
  • 2+ years in a manufacturing environment, hands on in maintenance and equipment reliability
  • 1+ years in using LEAN Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement or Six Sigma methodologies in a manufacturing environment – Green Belt or higher is a plus
  • Experience in hands on implementation, bring part of a culture change is a plus
 
Location – This position will be based in Northern California, the greater San Francisco and Sacramento CA area. Sacramento is the state capital and is a beautiful area along the Sacramento River that allows for great outdoor activities like boating and swimming. It is local to several national forest for hiking and camping. San Francisco is just across the way and is a beautiful area along the Pacific Ocean that is a great placed to take the family in the spring and summer time. With the Golden State Bridge and beautiful mountains and forests all around, it is a very nice place to live.
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