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Chief Maintenance Engineer

Madison, WI

Industry: Paper/Agri./Packaging/Timber Job Number: 47695 Pay Rate: $75 - $100k
As Chief Maintenance Engineer you will provide engineering duties as assigned by plant engineer and/or manufacturing manager. Responsible for overseeing new equipment installations as well as modifications to existing equipment as assigned by plant engineer. Maintain PLC, HMI, and Drive programming software. Provide detail drawings of parts that need to be manufactured in our shop or by an outside machine shop. Oversee plant engineering duties in the plant engineer's absence. Troubleshoot and repair equipment problems that affect the productivity of the manufacturing group. Be involved with process improvements providing input in production problem-solving.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
- Providing detail drawings.
- Active in troubleshooting electrical, electronic, and mechanical problems in a manufacturing environment.
- Well versed in PLC and HMI programming.
- Well versed in digital and analog AC/DC drive design, programming, and installation.
- Well versed in computer (PC) fundamentals, including communication protocols, Microsoft Operating systems, and Microsoft Office software.
- Manage new equipment installations and startups.
- Design, install and startup equipment modifications.
- Negotiate price and purchase equipment and services as needed.
- Draft capital expenditure requisitions - gather information for justification of capital, obtain the cost of capital items.
- Fill out project item listings.
- Provide managerial input to the maintenance department as well as outside contractors.
- A fundamental understanding of regulations including OSHA, NFPA, NEC, EPA, and WDNR.
- Responsible for working safely and being a safety leader.

Minimum requirements:
- 3 years of related experience and or training
- Thorough knowledge of PLC based systems, process control instrumentation, and A.C. / D.C. Motor control architecture
- Proficiency in Siemens Step 7 programming and or Siemens SiMotion / Sienamics

- DeForrest, WI (15 miles north of Madison WI metro area)
- Columbus, WI (30 miles north of Madison WI metro area)

Compensation: Base Salary + 15% Bonus + 401k Match + Full Comprehensive Benefits Package + 104 PTO Hours to start off with that you can use right away!
Required: PLC/Automation Exp., Engineering, Equipment Installations/Modificaitions, AC/DC Drive Programming
Work for a great company in a highly visible role offering competitive pay and benefits! President of the organization is hands-on and works out of the Columbus, WI location.
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