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Plant Maintenance Engineer

Company: Merchants Metals
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

About Merchants Metals
We're one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fence systems in North America. With 35 distribution center locations, four manufacturing facilities, and a 60-year legacy of providing quality fencing and accessories, Merchants Metals continues to be the contractor and architect choice for excellence. Our complete line of products includes perimeter security solutions for industrial, commercial and residential applications.
Why Join the Merchants Metals Team?
Our core values are in seven basic principles: Safety, Integrity, Accountability, Passion, Transparency, Empowerment, and Teamwork. Our employees are part of a culture that values and promotes personal growth and development. We understand that to be a market leader, we must be committed not only to our products, but also to our people. We are committed to growing our employees and want our people to feel their time with Merchants Metals is an investment in their future. It's our talent that helps make Merchants Metals the first name in fence solutions.

Must Reside in Houston currently.

Position Summary
The Plant Maintenance Engineer is a key role within the plant manufacturing team and will be responsible for planning & developing the maintenance and reliability strategy for the plant. This person will be technical expert for all equipment & facilities on site and provide advice on how to improve equipment and process. The plant engineer will use data and analytics, as well as partnering with OEMs, to develop the future-state vision on plant equipment and processes and develop the roadmap to achieve the vision. The plant engineer will also plug into the daily maintenance operations and will root cause equipment issues as well as develop detailed work plans to resolve.

Job Responsibilities Include
Responsible for safety of equipment and facilities; develops JSA's related to equipment
Ensure equipment is performing and being used as designed to promote product quality
Technical leader for the maintenance team within the Houston plant. Provides maintenance and engineering support to the maintenance team
Responsible for building and maintaining preventative maintenance manuals for all facilities & production equipment
Ensuring that engineering documentation is up to date, accurate, & complete
Responsible for improving equipment downtime and efficiency - diagnose root causes of equipment failure and downtime
Develop detailed action plan for addressing equipment issues
Plan replacement parts, man-hour requirements, equipment downtime, and schedule
Performs reliability studies and determine root cause and corrective action for equipment failures & downtimes
Make recommendations on facilities capital expenditure needs to improve, repair, or maintain process and equipment (facilities included)
Execute on yearly capital expenditure plan. Plan and lead projects to completion
Work with production and maintenance to plan and schedule maintenance work (break/fix, improvement projects, etc.)
Work with OEM's to define original equipment design and ensure plant equipment is maintained in
Work with OEM and experts to ensure Merchants is an industry leader in data gathering and equipment technology
Effectively communicate with all functions of the plant on proper ways to use and maintain the equipment to maintain a safe and reliable facility
Utilize lean and six sigma methods as appropriate
Establishing and maintaining labor standards and costs

Ability to read and interpreter schematic drawings
Proficiency in Solidworks and/or CAD system
Project planning
Basic knowledge on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
Availability to work some weekends and holidays as need it
Engineering degree preferable or previous experience related
High School Diploma or GED
Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering related field preferred

We've got you covered.
Merchants Metals employees give a lot, and we offer benefits that fit their needs. We provide industry-leading coverage and benefits to our people and their qualified family members, including:
Medical, Dental and Vision coverage for Employees, Spouses, Dependents &/or entire Family
Company Paid Life Insurance and Short/Long-Term Disability Insurance
Convenient 24/7 Doctor Visits through LiveHealth Online
Legal Assistance via Legal Shield
Employee Assistance Program
Identify Theft Protection
Access Perks - Discounts on products and services with companies nationwide.
401k Retirement Program with strong company match.

Keywords: Merchants Metals, Houston , Plant Maintenance Engineer, Professions , Houston, Texas

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