Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

  • 52046
  • 22 Nov 2020
  • Clewiston, FL
  • Manufacturing
  • $100,000 - $120,000
  • Scott Heimberg

Job Description

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

The Maintenance Engineer in this role is part of the Process Operation department. He/She provides proactive leadership, direction, single point accountability and technical expertise required to achieve and sustain optimum reliability, maintainability, and useful life for Sugar Manufacturing assets.

The primary role of the Mechanical Maintenance Engineer is to manage the department’s maintenance personnel and activities, to improve asset reliability through the elimination of repetitive failures, and to improve asset capacity through design and application reviews.

This position reports to the Area/Department Manager.

Roles and responsibilities include the following:

  • Responsible for maintenance services and maintenance personnel; act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all maintenance activities.
  • On a daily basis, follow the Work Management Process and overview the planned and emergency maintenance activities.
  • On a weekly basis, finalize the weekly schedule for maintenance activities together with the Maintenance Planner, the Maintenance Supervisor and the Process Supervisor.
  • Responsible for the annual CPO (Cold Plant Outage) works directly with the Maintenance Planner and the Maintenance Supervisor preparing and executing the plan.
  • Work on long term maintenance strategy of the Manufacturing Plant.
  • Assure the PM program is diligently implemented and that Predictive Maintenance technologies (oil analysis, vibration analysis, thermography, ultrasonic, electric motor testing, etc.) are correctly applied on sugar manufacturing asset.
  • Perform design and application reviews of Sugar Manufacturing Equipment to improve operation and reliability.
  • Perform studies on equipment failures and present solution(s) to management. Prepare diagrams, drawings, charts, calculations and reports for defining reliability problems and recommending solutions.
  • Run the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) process and drive the Failure Elimination Process to ensure significant and sustainable improvements.
  • Improve departmental culture through proactive failure prevention and system improvements; and as an integral team member encourage partnerships between production and maintenance.
  • In a hands-on manner, work closely with production to find and implement solutions to improve plant efficiency.
  • Provide investigative and problem solving services as well as technical support to operation, in the areas of mechanical engineering, maintenance and plant operation.
  • Collaborate with the Reliability Engineer in performing Root Cause Analysis on significant Reliability issues.
  • Suggest changes to equipment maintenance plans based on failure modes, historical data, reliability principles and best practices.
  • Facilitate Equipment Criticality strategy formulation and ranking sessions.
  • Manage Equipment Records and assures current data are loaded in SAP (PM module), and technical library: BOMs, Drawings, SOP’s, etc.
  • Drive the parts inventory optimization process.
  • Provide project management for Capital Projects; supervise the fabrication, installation and commissioning of new equipment.
  • Assist with annual and multiannual operating and capital budget preparation; and monitor maintenance costs.
  • The successful candidate will be required to live within a 30-minute radius from the factory in Clewiston.



A Mechanical Engineering Degree from an accredited institution is required. The preferred candidate will have 10 to 15 years of related experience in a heavy manufacturing environment, similar to ours – Sugar, Oil/Gas, Power Plant, Chemicals, Pulp/Paper, bulk food, etc.). A Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) with a very hands-on approach will be preferred.

Scott was very great to work with. I always knew where I stood in the process, had great response time with him and was a great person just to talk to and bounce ideas off of. I highly recommend him and feel as if I made a great friend in the process.
Christina Keller