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Mechanical Engineer

Odessa, TX
Cement Manufacturing Plant Maintenance Engineer
Responsible for supervising mechanical repair and maintenance activities of crew in the plant. 
Main Objectives:
·       Plans and schedules the work of employees performing mechanical maintenance and repairs to plant production machinery on all shifts.
·       Directs the details of work performed, safety procedures, etc., on the day shift.
·       Provides immediate repair service where required to minimize equipment down-time and further damage.
·       Conducts preventive maintenance inspections of plant equipment and directs preventive maintenance procedures.
·       Establishes and maintains standardized lubrication schedules and procedures.
·       Receives and reviews Engineering Department blueprints covering plant projects and confers with plant engineers.
·       Provides assistance to other department supervisors, engineers, etc., in assessing amounts of damage to production machinery and in repair procedures.
·       Places requisitions for materials and parts from storeroom and vendors.
·       Keeps tools in good condition and recommends replacement or upgrade of them as the need exists.
·       Supervises rigging and crane operations.
·       Advises perspective employees of job duties and responsibilities during bidding procedures; observe and evaluate performance; arrange for vacations and other time off; review daily time cards for employee attendance, check for work order and equipment numbers and approve hours worked, including overtime; and inform employees of policies and practices.
·       Will maintain and enforce a safe working environment, adhere to safety policies and practices, supervise daily housekeeping of assigned area, adhere to plant policies and proper use of plant radios.
·       Be familiar with MSHA safety rules, safety procedures for plant mobile equipment, lockout/tagout policy, confined space permit policy, hot work policy, emergency response plan, arc flash/shock and burn protection, proper containment and disposal process (via Waste Management Plan) for lubricants, paints/solvents and other environmentally sensitive materials.
·       Ensure quality of work performed, support, promote and utilize continuous improvement system, observe and promote best practices, good time management and be able to troubleshoot/analyze root cause failure.
Qualifications (knowledge, skills, abilities, education and work experience):

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5 to 7 years maintenance experience in a cement plant environment or heavy industry.
  • 2 to 3 years supervisory experience
  •  Knowledge and ability to utilize computer software in monitoring and tracking data.
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