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Technical Engineer, Plastic Fuel Products

Department: 003501 – Maintenance Functional Plastic
Location: Lebanon , KY
Shift: 1st Shift
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Directs the maintenance and operations of various equipment controls systems to ensure uninterrupted service. Covered systems may include electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other machine control systems.
  2. Conducts analysis and maintenance as required for assembly, injection, and other production related equipment.
  3. Lead and support Kaizen activities on production related equipment.
  4. Suggests, plans, and oversees equipment needs and acquisition to maximize efficiency and return.
  5. Oversees and plans the layout of electrical and mechanical equipment; recommends and implements modifications.
  6. Coordinates work performed by outside contractors, vendors, and engineering consultants.
  7. Facilitates proper maintenance of all parts and areas of the manufacturing processes.
  8. Coordinate and track long lead-time projects for improvements and repairs.
  9. Support in creating and updating department documentation.
  10. Assists/trains new members on chronic or emergency down time issues and proper equipment diagnostics/repairs.
  11. Evaluates jobs in process and on completion to ensure products meet safety and work quality expectations.
  12. Maintain awareness and understand the roles and responsibilities regarding the environmental policies, management system, and objectives and targets by attending the required training. Perform all tasks in accordance with the EMS procedures and practices and minimize the impact of their activities on the environment.



This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Extensive experience in Equipment control systems including Robots, PLCs, Drives, Servos, Actuators, etc. Thorough knowledge of equipment controls circuits, PLC programming, pneumatic circuits, hydraulic circuits, and mechanical systems.


Excellent problem solving skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to use shop tools/equipment




Associates degree, certifications, or equivalent work experience in at least one or more fields: Electrical/ machine Maintenance, Controls, PLC, or Robotics.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Clear, concise written and verbal skills and problem solving skills required. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of team members.



Experience using Microsoft office systems, Excel and Word a plus.

Experience using JD Edwards a plus



Apply basic math functions to solve workplace problems, calculate percentage, rate, ratio, decimal and proportion, create and interpret basic graphs and charts commonly used in manufacturing, calculate rate, ratio, decimal and proportion, calculate rotational velocity equations (RPMs), calculate speeds, feeds, and horsepower requirements for machining.



Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, wet and/or humid conditions and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.



This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Occasional overtime throughout the week and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Salary Range

$75,000-$112,000 Per Year


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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