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The Role:

The Plant Engineer is primarily responsible for supporting the capital and operational engineering program for all Acadian Seaplants Limited (ASL) Manufacturing and Harvesting Facilities.  The work will be multi-disciplinary in nature.

Key Responsibilities:

The Plant Engineer provides technical support and drives continuous improvement in process capability, capacity, and productivity at ASL manufacturing and harvesting facilities to ensure safe and optimal utilization.  The Plant Engineer implements capital and expense projects within scope, cost, time and safety standards.

  • Identify, recommend, and implement improvements in plant performance to optimize product volume, yields and quality in accordance with business needs.
  • Provide technical advice and support to resolve unusual problems.  Use statistical techniques to improve process capability; use failure analysis methodology to investigate, find root causes, recommend, and implement equipment modifications, upgrades, and/or implement process improvements.
  • May work in support of the equipment integrity program by investigating equipment problems and eliminating recurrence of failures that will improve plant performance and reliability.
  • Assist in the design, procurement, and installation of new equipment. May develop plant-wide Standard Operating Procedures for process and equipment operation. Support and implement new product and process runs and prepare relevant documentation.
  • Conduct “end-of-life” assessments, making recommendations for equipment repairs and replacements.  Assist with equipment repairs of stationary and rotating equipment by working with original equipment manufacturers, after-market suppliers, and outside repair shops.
  • May serve as Process Safety Management representative in the evaluation of manufacturing process-related risks and incidents.  May participate in Process Hazards Analysis for key production/capital projects.  Ensure all product and process changes are implemented in line with appropriate Management of Change principles.  May provide training as required to manufacturing personnel in relevant manufacturing processes.
  • Monitor maintenance projects and progress, and external contractors in accordance with all site regulations and standards.
  • Support efforts to implement and maintain the all Facility Certifications.
  • Support the company’s vision and policies regarding Health & Safety, Corporate Culture, and Environmental Management by displaying the appropriate behaviors and leadership towards meeting the company’s objectives in these areas.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree.
  • P.Eng. registration with Engineers Nova Scotia, or ability to become registered.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ engineering experience in a manufacturing/processing environment.
  • Project management and construction experience would be considered an asset.
  • Proficiency with basic MS office software.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and Sketchup for preparation of drawings and process diagrams.
  • Ability to produce and work from hand sketches.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC and automation systems and software would be considered an asset.
  • Experience in automation and programming skills with RS Logix 5000 is considered an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to learn and contribute in a team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented with focus on overall goals.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Creative thinker
  • Self-starter
  • Professional manner
  • Experience in process design and layout, process control and automation, piping system design, pumps, agitation systems, equipment installation, and project management.
  • 25%-40% travel will be required.

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