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Project Engineer

Company: Daikin America, Inc
Location: Decatur
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Design, plan, coordinate and administer plant capital projects, which will improve plant performance in the areas of operation, cost reduction, quality, safety, and environmental. Develop and recommend improvements in manufacturing methods, layouts, and equipment. -Assist in troubleshooting process and equipment problems. -Responsibilities

  • Design or approve designs by outside personnel for expansions or modifications to existing equipment, facilities, etc., throughout the plant
  • Coordinate construction activity on plant site
  • Participate with Process Engineering, Maintenance, and Operations personnel to solve daily problems in areas of I&E, Mechanical, structural and process
  • Obtain and evaluate bids from outside contractors on project implementation and equipment procurement
  • Monitor costs of projects and provide construction management of same
  • Prepare estimates and Return of Investment (ROI) for plant expansion projects and modifications
  • Monitor and Control SHES, Costs, Schedule, and Quality of all active projects.
  • Review and recommend approval of proposals as assigned, ensuring efficient production methods, flow of work, and use of space
  • Follow completed projects to ensure that anticipated benefits are achieved.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of facilities for projected manufacturing schedules, ensuring that dependable cost estimates are prepared to guide management in evaluating alternative proposals
  • Participate in the development of long-range plans for major layout changes, incorporation of new processes, selection of equipment, and other related matters -
  • Expedite certain segments of projects to avoid costly delays
  • Provide advice and counsel to the Purchasing Department in the preparation of materials and devices to be used in the plant's operation
  • Institute meaningful cost reduction programs as assigned
  • Recommend and specify materials of construction and/or equipment when desirable
  • Prepare periodic reports or other data for presentation to plant management indicating record of achievement on established goals and recommended improvements
  • Ensure the maintenance of various engineering records and prepare reports to measure the effectiveness of existing facilities and methods for current and projected manufacturing schedules
  • Ensure that staff proposals include factors such as efficiency, dependability, quality, and safety.
  • Recommend proper use of machines, tools, and equipment; appraise technological developments; investigate feasibility of new equipment and techniques; prepare dependable cost estimates for changes in manufacturing methods
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of site specific SHES information to ensure effective application to each project
  • Participate in development of new or improved products; recommend and specify new materials and/or equipment, and design the process flow
  • Periodically examine unit processes for updating techniques, quality, and overall efficiency
  • Supervise and participate in the design and development of machinery equipment, jigs, and fixtures for all areas of the plant site
  • Recommend capital expenditures to management for approval
  • Ensure that all projects and design of equipment comply with applicable laws and regulations issued by OSHA, EPA, and other federal, state, and local regulatory agencies
  • Work very closely with the Daikin Industries to implement projects for the plant
  • Participate in setting goals and objectives for the department
  • Coordinate construction activities with the affected areas of the facility
  • Interface with other engineers, managers, in group meetings as required
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all other departments to ensure effective execution of equipment and building modification as well as new equipment and new facility installation
  • Participate in making suggestions for design changes to equipment, fixtures, and facilities
  • Provide continuous and effective communication to all affected areas and management on project status
  • Participate in implementing preventive and predictive maintenance systems
  • Participate with other team members in developing adequate spare parts list for stockroom inventory
  • Recommend spare parts for all newly installed equipment based on manufacturers guidelines.
  • Ensure effective turnover of required engineering documentation at the end of each capital project
  • Support the update and control of PSM related engineering documentation
  • Ensure project designs, construction and modifications are code compliant (ASME, API, NFPA, NEC, etc.).
  • Additional assignments as deemed necessary by management
    • BS Degree in Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical or Civil)
    • Minimum of 3 years of project engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Strong working knowledge of PMP principles
    • Strong interpersonal skills desirable
    • Ability to participate in a team environment

Keywords: Daikin America, Inc, Decatur , Project Engineer, Engineering , Decatur, Alabama

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