Plant Engineer - Food

  • Lubbock, TX
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: MN61-2689284

$100000 to $115000 Per Year

Our client is a food manufacture that is looking for a leader to head up capital projects and retrofit equipment.  MUST come from the food manufacturing vertical.



  • Manage and coordinate process improvement activities to achieve safety, quality, production, and efficiency goals
  • Provide oversight to the maintenance department
  • Evaluate and implement projects that reduce cost, increase value, and improve quality; Lead Continuous Improvement; develop and evaluate Lean/Six-Sigma opportunities and coordinate and assist in implementation.
  • Deliver timely and effective technical support to address immediate or long-term operational issues
  • Collaborate with facility management to define technical needs and required improvement, recommend capital projects and assist in the execution and startup of projects.
  • Interface effectively with other departments and team members such as commercial, accounting, QA and procurement
  • Ensure that all Safety, Health and Environmental systems are upheld to ensure environmental compliance and safety



  • Responsible for operational performance of new installations, product scale ups and training the operators.
  • Interface effectively with other departments and team members such as commercial, accounting, QA and procurement
  • Review production data routinely to ensure accuracy and analyze for improvements
  • Set a positive leadership example and develop/inspire supervisors, operators and mechanics to more effectively perform their responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures and train operators on processes and process changes
  • Support all new product introductions and trials. Assist in the development of new products and processes
  • Improve Quality performance through variability reduction
  • Have a thorough understanding of the equipment and troubleshoot reliability issues



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3-5 years of plant engineering experience
  • Good data management and analysis skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to foster teamwork in an organization
  • Ability to achieve proficiency in all aspects of processing and the ability to instruct and train operators on best practices and GMP
  • Must be willing to take ownership of a problem and have a positive, “can do” attitude
  • Capacity to learn
  • Enthusiastic/positive approach to their work
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work self-directed (day to day). High level of initiative, priority setting.


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