Reference : USA00819

Facility & Equipment Engineer

  • Technical Production
  • United States WORCESTER
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 05/12/2022

Position description

The Facility & Equipment Engineer will maintain, develop, and improve the facilities, infrastructures and production equipment, while insuring regulatory compliance for the Performance Ceramics and Refractories business. He/She/They will Execute complex projects to develop improved processes, equipment, and infrastructure upgrades.

The Facility & Equipment Engineer will work with general guidance from the Facility Manager as well as the Plant Manager to set priorities and objectives within the framework of overall PCR business requirements. 

The Facility & Equipment Engineer will frequently function as part of a team on comprehensive projects and will often serve as a team leader. He/She/They may also serve in the role of consultant to line management and other engineers as a specialist in a particular technical area.

The main functions of the role include:

  • Project Manager: (60%)
    • Develops, proposes, and manages capital projects related to facilities, grounds, infrastructure as well as some production equipment and process improvements.
    • Plan, conduct, and coordinate technical and management aspects of projects.
    • Create, maintain, and communicate project schedules to meet company goals.
    • Organize and plan work tasks to ensure successful completion of engineering projects.
    • Resolve customer/engineering and management project issues to minimize delays or unexpected cost increases.
    • Ensures standards of safety, quality, and reliability are built into project solution.
    • Lead or assist in the preparation of engineering project proposals, including planning and scheduling of projects and preparing capital expenditures.
    • Create and communication monthly project status reports.
    • Handles multiple projects of various sizes.


  • Capital Planning and Plant Support: (30%)
    • Tracks all capital spending for the business and provides financial reports to management as required.
    • Establishes priorities and coordinates personnel (internal and external) during work on projects.
    • Coordinates with contractors and ensures building safety and adherence to applicable building codes and related safety and environmental regulations.
    • Coordinate improvements in project development processes in a Lean work environment.
    • Identify, justify, and implement new process technologies for new and existing products to improve process capability, improve the value stream, and reduce total cost.
    • Identify and lead cost reduction projects, requiring cross functional teamwork and global manufacturing site collaboration.
    • Design and develop new projects and system concepts that can expand product lines and profitability.
    • Helps manage the day-to-day facility operations.


  • Technical Expert: (10%)
    • Provides technical support of facility planning, design, construction and maintenance to achieve efficiency and cost objectives.
    • Develops and implements unique solutions within the facilities management systems and procedures.
    • Provides technical direction to less experienced professionals within the business.
    • Confer with vendors, staff, and management personnel regarding purchases, procedures, product specifications, manufacturing capabilities, and project status.
    • Assist maintenance team with any difficult troubleshooting issues.


  • BS/BA in Engineering or related field of study
  • 3-5 years of Manufacturing Experience
  • Project Management Skills – demonstrated ability to design, manage, and implement projects.
  • Extensive knowledge of Autocad and Inventor or Solidworks
  • Good organizational skills and recordkeeping
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to follow directions and meet deadlines
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant legal and safety regulations
  • Shows exceptional safety leadership skills through displaying safe work practices at all times, and encourages and empowers other staff to do the same.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills and the ability to work effectively across all levels of the organization and with customers are necessary. Must be able to influence leaders in all departments.
  • Ability of using various scientific rules and methods to solve problems coupled with the ability to detect and solve problems effectively.

Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics is a worldwide manufacturer of high temperature specialised refractory materials. Our products are manufactured for the Ceramics, Metallurgy, Foundry, Chemical, Petrochemical, Power Generation, Waste Processing and Glass Making Industries. We specialise in products ranging from refractory bricks, tiles and blocks to mortar, cements, ramming and gunnable monolithics and trowelling mixes to low mass kiln furniture systems.

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

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