Plant Engineer Job at Arkema Inc in Chester, South Carolina

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Dimensions

The position is responsible for the capital investments, maintenance (mechanical, electrical, and facilities) of equipment and plant to ensure a safe and reliable work environment. Supervise Maintenance Technicians, Automation Specialist, and project and maintenance contract personnel. The position is based at the Coatex Plant in Chester, South Carolina.

Key Activities & Responsibilities

  • Provide engineering, mechanical, electrical, and technical resources. Provide training for maintenance personnel. Ensure department adherence to all safety and other procedures.

  • Supervise, manage and direct the daily activities of maintenance personnel; reassign resources to respond to changing priorities.

  • Inspect, install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair plant equipment with independent judgment.

  • Ensure proper installation of equipment per manufacturer recommendations, engineering specification, site needs, and/or past performance requirements.

  • Design, coordinate, and manage preventative maintenance programs and mechanical integrity program.

  • Operate and maintain SAP maintenance management system for the site.

  • Lead and coordinate the plant's Risk Management Program (RMP) with assistance from other staff members.

  • Provide field management for plant process improvements and new construction, including, but not limited to mechanical, electrical and civil work. Make design recommendations, and recommend contractors.

  • Regularly communicate with other departments, in written, electronic, and/or verbal form, on the status of maintenance and other projects, scheduled completion time, and need for assistance.

  • Understand plant environmental health and safety regulations and comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements.

  • Serve as site contact for corporate improvement projects including OPTIMO, ARKENERGY, Digital Manufacturing, etc.

  • Manage the maintenance budget, and provide input for annual approval.

  • Provide input to and maintain the long-range site and capital investment plan up to date.

  • Other duties as assigned by Management.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum a BS degree in Chemical Engineering, plus at least 5 years of industrial maintenance/engineering experience.

  • Must have a high level of mechanical aptitude.

  • Competence and knowledge in electrical devices, maintenance, and process control instrumentation is highly desirable.

  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

  • Must be able to read electrical and mechanical drawings (both blueprints and assembly type).

  • Leadership skills and ability to manage and direct teams.

Job Characteristics

This position may require occasional afterhours work or a modified schedule to ensure that site's needs are met.


  • Technical expertise

  • Ability to assimilate engineering drawings, P&IDs, loop sheets and control system programming.

  • Ability to manage safety, organization and housekeeping with minimum direction.

  • Organizational expertise

  • Strong safety-minded work ethic and work history

  • Strong team member skills including communication, participation, and expressing mutual respect.