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Posted on Oct 9
Our client is seeking a strong Chief Engineer for a 1st shift opportunity in the heart of the downtown Columbia area.
Our client has stood the test of time since 1889. They not only pioneered an industry, but they created industry standards. They also invented the continuous towel dispenser, pioneered the use of garment lockers, and continues to lead in the laundering and delivery of ready-to-wear uniforms for virtually every type of application imaginable.
With more than 125 years’ experience, one thing is clear: You must know your customers and know how to deliver individualized attention and service from the first visit on. With more than 350,000 customers and over 170 branches worldwide, they are responsible for shaping the linen and uniform rental industry.
: health, dental, vision, 401K, sick/leave and ST/LT
The Chief Engineer (Branch) has overall responsibility for the daily repair and preventative maintenance of industrial textile processing equipment and facility maintenance. The Chief Engineer supervises the work of others and assists them to ensure that tasks such as start-up and shut-down procedures, electrical troubleshooting, maintaining and operating boilers, welding and cutting, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical, or other systems are completed according to policies and procedures. This position reports to the Branch General Manager.
-Maintains all operating equipment in satisfactory condition.
-Supervises the plant engineering staff and consults with production, sales, and service personnel to ensure efficient plant operations.
-Manages spare parts inventories in a cost effective manner.
-Executes an effective preventative maintenance program to minimize unscheduled equipment downtime.
-Installs, repairs and performs preventative maintenance on industrial processing equipment, water levels, water systems and other equipment and systems.
-Troubleshoots electrical issues.
-Diagnoses problems, replaces or repairs parts, tests and makes adjustments.
-Ensures work is performed safely and efficiently.
-Develops, trains, maintains and administers a department of qualified personnel required to maintain all equipment and facilities in a safe and efficient working condition.
-Advise the General Manager of parts, supplies and equipment requirements. Order such as needed while controlling expenses and inventories.
-Supervise the handling of daily maintenance requests to minimize equipment down-time and continually improve operational processes.
-Work with all plant personnel in a cooperative and professional manner.
-Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications and establishing personal networks. Remains current on equipment and repair procedures and best practices.
-Studies blueprints and manufacturers’ manuals to determine correct operation of machinery.
-Proficient in reading electrical schematics.
-Develop and train engineering staff to keep them current on equipment and repair procedures and best practices.
-Keep accurate and timely records of maintenance performed.
-Follow written and verbal instructions and perform other tasks as directed by supervision.
-Comply with all Federal, State and local laws.
-Have and maintain a valid driver’s license and driving record free of chargeable accidents, speeding or other safety violations.
-Minimum of five years maintenance engineering experience with specific knowledge of machinery, electricity, electronics, plumbing, hydraulics, pneumatics, welder and boiler applications.
-Strong electrical troubleshooting ability of 3 phase 230 volt systems.
-PLC programming experience.
-Experience in carpentry, boiler repair, welding, and general facility repairs.
-Must be a team player with enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work well done; self-starter dedicated to continual quality improvement.
-High school graduate or equivalency. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
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