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Plant Engineer

Company: Promotion In Motion
Location: Somerset
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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Plant Engineer
Job Details
Job Location
Somerset - Somerset, NJ
Do you love candy and snacks? Are you looking to join an ever evolving and rapidly growing team? PIM Brands might just be exactly what you're looking for!
At PIM, we make the brands you love. Our portfolio of products, from Welch's - Fruit Snacks to Sun-Maid - Chocolate Raisins and Sour Jacks - Sour Candies are enjoyed by millions of consumers every day. And when it comes to careers, we seek talented, results-oriented individuals who want to play a part in building amazing brands and products while working in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-paced office environment. At PIM, you can make an immediate and lasting contribution to help grow iconic snack and confectionery brands, no matter your area of expertise.
We are looking for a Plant Engineer interested in starting a SWEET career as part of our Maintenance team at PIM's Pierce Plant in Somerset, NJ .

  • The Plant Engineer is responsible all facilities maintenance activities, small projects, daily direction setting, and as the company representative on facility matters. Manages the team to ensure the facility and utilities are maintained and operated in a safe and efficient manner. This role works in cooperation with Department Heads to ensure the needs of the organization are met in a timely cost-efficient manner at all times .

  • Supervises department to ensure that thestationary boilers, air compressors, chillers, cooling tower, wastewater systems, Fire suppression and other equipment providing utilities for the building and the industrial processes are operating safely and in compliance with company, local, and federal policies, laws and regulations.

  • Responsible for the management and repair of plant vehicles, including material handling equipment.

  • Interacts with the maintenance department, plant management, regulatory and compliance inspectors.

  • Ensures department maintains machinery to comply with OEM and customer specifications.

  • Ensures that department maintains and repairs all machinery such that food safety and quality is ensured.

  • Ensures that equipment is maintained to meet desired processing rates.


    • Plant Engineer oversees and coordinates the day-to-day maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, Utilities services to the building and equipment within manufacturing, packaging, and distribution sites to ensure that all facility/utility systems are operating safely and within code.

    • Supervises staff and contractors that install, inspect, repair, and maintain building systems, including but not limited to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire suppression, water, wastewater and HVAC systems including related control systems, promoting a safe work environment through adherence to standards company safety rules

    • Ensures seamless and reliable performance of critical utilities systems including the monitoring of data trends and alarms/ notification response.

    • Analyze operations and problems to take appropriate action to ensure safe, continuous, and reliable functioning of equipment and systems.

    • Tracks work order requests and ensures completion within established timelines and quality standards.

    • Reviews maintenance team documentation in accordance with good documentation practices.

    • Execute and ensures completion of preventative maintenance of facility, utilities, and support equipment per established schedule for internal teams and outside contractors.

    • Coordinate work to be completed by outside contractors and skilled trades as needed.

    • Execute change controls and tasks appropriate to facilities and utilities.

    • Develop and update standard work for the department and revise, review, and/or approve standard operating procedures.

    • Investigate and write reports for nonconformance investigations for malfunctions, conditions, or subordinates that do not meet our SOPs and other established standards.

    • Support other activities as assigned

    • Response to emergency calls afterhours and weekends as needed to support and coordinate the business requirements.

    • Report food safety and quality issues to Plant management and SQFP

    • Follow PIM Brands GMP rules

    • Monitor fellow employees for adherence to GMPs.

    • Complies with GMP and HAACP guidelines to ensure food safety

    • Operates within given SOP parameters that ensure desired food quality results are not jeopardized, and that customer specifications are met

    • Ability to work additional hours as needed


      • Current Red Seal 1 -B High Pressure Boiler Operator License/Blue Seal 2-C refrigeration license PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED.

      • High School education or equivalent is strongly required, two-year associate degree in a technical field or higher. Mechanical or Electrical bachelors degree in engineering technology preferred

      • Basic math and computer skills are required

      • Experience with HVAC, chilled water, wastewater, steam, and compressed air systems.

      • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Food and/or nutraceutical industries

      • Experience managing a team of technicians or project management required Technical Skills

      • Use of MS office (Excel, Word and Power point)

      • Working experience with Lawson Infor is a plus.

      • 3-5 years experience as supervisor in a maintenance department or HVAC company.

      • Universal heating and cooling license preferred.

      • Willing to be trained.

      • Ability to read, speak, and write English is required.

        PIM Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PIM Brands is an E-Verify Employer

Keywords: Promotion In Motion, Trenton , Plant Engineer, Professions , Somerset, New Jersey

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