Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer


  • The hiring, review, discipline, and discharge of all maintenance and porter personnel
  • Develop and implement schedule for maintenance and porter personnel
  • Develop and implement preventive maintenance program for plant equipment utilizing manual and PC tools
  • Lead maintenance team in performing diagnostic troubleshooting on all plant equipment
  • Monitor quality of repairs
  • Interpret production reports and their use for improving operations
  • Interfacing with production management and line personnel to find the most effective way to operate equipment
  • Purchase spare parts
  • Maintenance of spare parts inventory that will balance tying up capital with minimizing plant downtime
  • Dealing with boiler chemical suppliers to ensure proper maintenance of boiler
  • Identification of building and physical plant repair issues
  • Maintain chemical delivery system for washroom
  • Certify that all technicians are trained in and follow all required Environmental Health and Safety Procedures
  • Control of energy cost through effective monitoring of machine performance and operating schedules
  • Maintain technical publication library (equipment manuals, blueprints, schematics, etc.)


  • Degree in engineering or trade licenses and certificates or
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in a maintenance supervisory role
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents
  • Ability to use basic hand tools properly
  • Knowledge of mechanical fundamentals, including electrical wiring, electronic components, pneumatic systems, steam systems, water systems, hydraulics, and building maintenance
  • Ability to design and maintain work schedule
  • Ability to work cross functionally with other departments
  • Interest in constantly improving operation by researching new techniques and methods
  • Ability to deal with vendors and purchase parts in an effective manner, including pricing and delivery methods
  • Ability to be a coach and mentor to maintenance team
  • Ability to obtain necessary and proper licenses to operate plant legally (boiler license, etc.)
  • Ability to prioritize daily work assignments
  • Ability to understand production principles and processes

Location of the item or position

United States

Contact Information

Debbie Martone



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