Plant Engineer

Job Req ID:  10609

New Limerick, ME, US, 04761

Date:  Jul 12, 2024

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions) is a leading provider of high-performance building solutions that meet the demands of builders, remodelers, and homeowners worldwide. We manufacture engineered wood building products that include an extensive offering of innovative and dependable building materials and accessories. LP’s values-driven culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in an ethical, inclusive, challenging, and rewarding place to work. Since our founding in 1972, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates more than 20 facilities across North and South America. For more information, visit

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. Under direct supervision, 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 approximately 10 projects, valued up to $1 million across a single facility
  • Plan and execute all aspects of capital projects or technology programs up to $500 thousand 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 businesses and functions 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
  • Light to moderate travel requiring a flexible schedule is required

What do I need to be successful?

  • Zero to 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
  • Or any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position
  • Familiarity with Life-Cycle planning and long-term capitalization techniques for manufacturing facilities
  • The ability to manage engineering projects/programs up to $500 thousand 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 broad education and experience necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context


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

Work Environment

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.

Nearest Major Market: Maine

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