Plant Engineering Supervisor

Graver Technologies - Newark, DE2.6


The Plant Engineering Supervisor is a leadership role responsible for Continuous Improvement of manufacturing production lines and all aspects of building and equipment maintenance. The ideal candidate will have Lean Manufacturing experience in a multi-line production environment. They will also have demonstrated success in minimizing equipment downtime to provide maximum production capacity while maintaining compliance with all OSHA regulations. This position will manage the engineering and maintenance staff to keep the departments within budget, properly staffed and trained. Success will be measured by the reliability of plant and equipment operations, optimizing costs, and satisfying all safety, environmental, and other statutory regulations to ensure an efficient operation.



  • Manage, lead and execute Lean continuous improvement projects for individual work cells and equipment designs that optimizes workflow and floor space.
  • Apply fundamental Lean principles and tools including waste elimination, problem solving, 5S, visual management, standard work, and value stream mapping.
  • Responsible for planning and leading capital improvement projects and monitoring capital and repair spending.
  • Design and improve processes to increase plant production efficiency and quality.
  • When necessary, work with third party integrators to design new or improve existing production equipment.
  • Engage with all departments, actively taking part and supporting plant related continuous improvement activities.
  • Supports manufacturing with the production of Bills of Materials and manufacturing processes. Ensure that the engineering data in the ERP system is current and accurate.
  • Supports Product Management and Customer Service in the design and development of new or newly configured products.


  • Responsible for all aspects of building and equipment maintenance, including chillers, air compressors, conveyors, robot, lights, grounds, security, and production equipment.
  • Record, repair and analyze equipment and facility maintenance problems.
  • Continually review, revise and maintain a Preventative Maintenance schedule for all equipment to ensure that plant operations can meet output and deadlines while minimizing downtime.
  • Diagnose downtime causes and reasons for equipment failure and develop strategies to eliminate through the improvement of reliability and safety of the plant, personnel and production processes.
  • Consult with machine operators and supervisors to maximize efficiencies of equipment to improve processing and quality of products.
  • Provide routine reports on preventive maintenance compliance and improvement activities.

Environmental Health & Safety

  • Create and foster a culture that promotes safety as a top priority, ensure employees are trained on an on-going basis and in compliance with company regulations to ensure work is completed in a safe manner and to avoid work related accidents; ensure high levels of engagement from all levels of employees within the facility through positive and effective employee relations.
  • Maintain all federal, state and local OSHA, safety, environmental and regulatory compliance records current and available, where they relate to plant maintenance practices, equipment and facilities.
  • Serve on site leadership Safety, Quality and Planning teams to understand the business direction, business priorities and needs.
  • Perform all duties with work safety in mind; must have a comprehensive understanding of equipment specific LOTO program and expectations.
  • Facilitates monthly safety committee meeting, sets agenda, prepares meeting minutes, performs facility safety audits and updates facility audit findings.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal laws dealing with OSHA, EPA, EEO and other applicable subjects when required.
  • Documents, investigates, and assigns corrective actions for recordable, non-recordable and near miss incidents that occur.
  • Maintains the OSHA 300 log, annual reporting, and the Recordable Incident Rate and Lost Time Incident Rate charting for monthly reporting.
  • Signs off on waste manifests for hazardous shipments.
  • Coordinates annual OSHA mandated trainings.
  • Perform other duties as required by the Director of Operations.

Other Requirements

  • Exceptional troubleshooting and mechanical skills.
  • Highly ethical with impeccable integrity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with others both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work safely and effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
  • Must be able to support 24/7 operations and work off-hours as necessary.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering preferred (or equivalent combination of education and technical experience)
  • Minimum 10 years in Plant Engineering management with demonstrated Project Management experience
  • Lean experience - SOP’s, TPM, autonomous maintenance, 5S
  • Knowledge of Total Productive Maintenance and Lean Tools
  • Strong problem solving, and applied statistics skills are required
  • Proficient in MS Office and working knowledge of AutoCAD and Project Management software
  • Excellent time management skills

Certificates & Licenses: Maintain CPR, First Aid, and Fork Lift Truck certification.

Comprehensive Benefit Package offered, including: Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision & Prescription), Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Voluntary Group Insurance (Life, AD&D, LTD), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), 401(k) Plan, Pension Plan, Paid Vacation, Paid Company Holidays.

Graver Technologies is a Marmon Water / Berkshire Hathaway Company.

Job Type: Full-time