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Chief Engineer

The Jericho Group Consultants Portland, OR
  • Posted: 15 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, 401k, Dental


Our client is looking for Chief Engineer for their production plant located in Portland OR.
Our client is part of the largest group of commercial hospitality laundry service providers.

The Chief Engineer (Branch) has overall responsibility for the daily repair and preventative maintenance of industrial textile processing equipment and facility maintenance. The Chief Engineer supervises the work of others and assists them to ensure that tasks such as start-up and shut-down procedures, electrical troubleshooting, maintaining and operating boilers, welding and cutting, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical, or other systems are completed according to policies and procedures. This position reports to the Branch General Manager.

Essential Functions
-Maintains all operating equipment in satisfactory condition.
-Supervises the plant engineering staff and consults with production, sales, and service personnel to ensure efficient plant operations.
-Manages spare parts inventories in a cost effective manner.
-Executes an effective preventative maintenance program to minimize unscheduled equipment downtime.
-Installs, repairs and performs preventative maintenance on industrial processing equipment, water levels, water systems and other equipment and systems.
-Troubleshoots electrical issues.
-Diagnoses problems, replaces or repairs parts, tests and makes adjustments.
-Ensures work is performed safely and efficiently.
-Develops, trains, maintains and administers a department of qualified personnel required to maintain all equipment and facilities in a safe and efficient working condition.
-Advise the General Manager of parts, supplies and equipment requirements. Order such as needed while controlling expenses and inventories.
-Supervise the handling of daily maintenance requests to minimize equipment down-time and continually improve operational processes.
-Work with all plant personnel in a cooperative and professional manner.
-Strictly adhere to all safety rules, policies and procedures required by Alsco, law, and what is recognized as common practice in the industry.
-Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications and establishing personal networks. Remains current on equipment and repair procedures and best practices.
-Studies blueprints and manufacturers’ manuals to determine correct operation of machinery.
-Proficient in reading electrical schematics.
-Develop and train engineering staff to keep them current on equipment and repair procedures and best practices.
-Keep accurate and timely records of maintenance performed.
-Follow written and verbal instructions and perform other tasks as directed by supervision.
-Comply with all Federal, State and local laws.

Requirements Qualifications
-Have and maintain a valid driver’s license and driving record free of chargeable accidents, speeding or other safety violations.
-Minimum of five years maintenance engineering experience with specific knowledge of machinery, electricity, electronics, plumbing, hydraulics, pneumatics, welder and boiler applications.
-Strong electrical troubleshooting ability of 3 phase 230 volt systems.
-PLC programming experience.
-Experience in carpentry, boiler repair, welding, and general facility repairs.
-Must be a team player with enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work well done; self-starter dedicated to continual quality improvement.

-High school graduate or equivalency. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
-Some locations may require relevant certifications, a boiler license or PLC programming.

The Jericho Group Consultants

The Jericho Group Consultants We provide Strategic Recruiting and consulting expertise for Engineering, Manufacturing, Marketing, Management, Human Resources, and more! Unlike other companies who put the square peg in the round hole. We partner with our clients to truly understand the challenges they face and what types of professionals can help them improve their processes and end user experiences. Hiring the right talent is an Integral part of your business. Whether your need an electrical or mechanical engineer, manufacturing engineer, or other specialized talent, The Jericho Group Consultants can find that person for you. We have a team of seasoned recruiters who not only have worked in the industry and have also worked in the staffing industry. We understand that finding the right resources for your team is important to making your business successful. If you're a job-seeker, contact us. You'll realize right away that we're not like other recruiting companies and we truly take an interest in who you are, and what your skills are. We love it when our candidates say, "You're not like other recruiters," and we're proud of that. Find out why!

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