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Sr Plant Engineer

Job Req ID:  8051
Location: 

Hanceville, AL, US, 35077-5419

Date:  Jun 9, 2022
Description: 

As a leader in high-performance building solutions, LP Building Solutions manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders worldwide. Its extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as the LP Structural Solutions portfolio (LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing and more), oriented strand board (OSB), LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®, and LP Elements® Performance Fencing.

In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading service and warranties. Since its founding in 1973, LP has been Building a Better World™ by helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 26 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil.

LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.  For more than 40 years, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.

Job Purpose

Perform engineering work related to planning, devising or adapting methods to improve manufacturing production. Examine equipment, processes, operations and makes improvement recommendations that are aligned with predetermined objectives. Independently manage, coordinate installation and/or construction activities related to capital and technical projects in a plant setting.

We’d love to meet you if... 
… you’re energized by big challenges and creating a plan to meet the challenge 
… you enjoy working with others to deliver great work 
… you’re innovative and looking for a values-driven, positive culture and environment

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Manage a capital program consisting of 15+ projects, valued up to $10 million across a single facility.
  • Provide overall leadership for engineering projects/programs with NPV up to $10 million.
  • Plan and execute all aspects of a capital project or technology initiative up to $1 million in size including basic data gathering, engineering evaluation, scope-or-work development, preliminary design, cost estimation, financial analysis, detailed design, contract negotiation and detailed scheduling.
  • Assist with maintenance initiatives such as preventative / predictive system, chronic failure resolution or EOM project implementation.
  • Provide input to business and function for the development of their strategic and operating plans.
  • Provide engineering/technical advice to co-workers in all businesses and functions
  • Develop budget and manage performance against it for projects/programs managed.
  • Conduct training for engineering and other personnel in the areas of Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Participate as a team member in leading business process improvement within the company.
  • Assume responsibility for personal safety and for the safety performance of all personnel, projects and programs managed.
  • Maintain Engineering records according to corporate Records Retention Guidelines.
  • Work closely with other Corporate Functions including Supply Management, Audit, Financial Services, Environmental Services and Information Technology to assure conformance with corporate policy
  • Conduct special projects/studies, as opportunities arise, relating to technology and capital effectiveness
  • Perform other duties as necessary

What do I need to be successful?

Skills, knowledge, abilities:

  • Familiarity with Life-Cycle planning and long-term capitalization techniques for manufacturing facilities.
  • The ability to manage engineering projects/programs up to $1 million in size
  • Familiarity with world-class manufacturing techniques, including Just-In-Time, Lean Manufacturing, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing.
  • Familiarity with building products industry, equipment, and processes.
  • The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to a variety of complex business problems
  • The ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • The ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • The ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • The ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • The ability to communicate effectively – both verbal and written.
  • The broad education and experience necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • The ability to use the techniques, kills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

 

Experience:

  • 5+ years experience as a practicing professional in one or more of the following fields; engineering, capital project management, manufacturing, business process development or auditing.
  • Experience in managing engineering programs/projects up to $1 million in size desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to complete multiple project cycles.
  • Or any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position

Education

  • BS in Engineering, Applied Science, or related field.
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification desirable


LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.


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