Job Application - Golden Grain Energy LLC

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Project/Maintenance Engineer

JOB TITLE:  Project/Maintenance Engineer                  FLSA STATUS:   Exempt




General Summary:  Responsible for planning and overseeing facility projects to ensure timely completion and within budget. Responsible for overall Maintenance operations of the facility while keeping the company goals and objectives evident. Maintains the leadership and management of Maintenance department personnel by enforcing policies and procedures. Effectively coordinates with other departments to ensure maximum efficiency and production of the facility while maintaining a safe environment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans and oversees projects to ensure timely completion and within budget.
  • Actively pursues projects that will increase plant efficiency and optimization of the facility.
  • Oversee the removal, installation, overhaul, lubrication and cleaning of all equipment associated with the production of ethanol. Including but not limited to: coordinating the engineering for new equipment or system upgrades, selecting and ordering equipment, management of contactors and construction projects, and maintaining project budgets and documents.
  • Regularly communicates with various members of the management team to ensure the project vision, company vision and timeline align.
  • Responsible for the direct supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor including delegating responsibilities as needed to keep the department working efficiently
  • Participates in the development of Maintenance Supervisor and Technicians including knowledge sharing/training, conducting performance reviews, providing counseling to employees in the form of verbal and written corrective action.
  • Works closely with Maintenance Supervisor to develop preventive maintenance cycles based on equipment manufacturer recommendations, adjusting to plant experience. Periodically reviews the work order/preventative maintenance backlog to ensure timeliness of repairs and problem resolution.
  • Maintains effective communication with all areas of the plant ensuring problems and tasks are addressed in a timely manner. 
  • Utilize Predictive Maintenance to minimize life cycle cost of equipment & systems.
  • Coordinate annual plant shutdown including developing a comprehensive task list of items to be performed during the outage, coordinate with contractors to complete projects on anticipated time schedule
  • Effectively maintain various computer programs to log purchasing, receiving, and invoice reconciliation for all parts.
  • Perform equipment, instrument and electrical work as needed.
  • Oversee all stock levels for parts to ensure parts are available according to business need. Effectively manage aging reports to adjust minimum/maximum stock levels and source parts based on equipment specifications, price, availability and quality.
  • Compliance with all city, state and federal regulations.
  • Completes required training, participates in additional Management training and attends additional training/conferences as recommended by the company.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Problem solving skills – ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Oral communication skills – ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Delegation – ability to delegate work assignments, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
  • Management skills – ability to direct staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; and develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth.
  • Quality management – ability to look for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Judgment – displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/organizing – ability to prioritize and plan work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Scheduling – ability to effectively schedule staff for care of daily tasks and emergency repairs.
  • Safety and security – actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.


Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Prior maintenance experience is required. Prior management experience is preferred. 


Physical Requirements:  Must have ability to lift at least 50 pounds, climb ladders, work at heights of up to 150 feet, and stand/walk for long periods of time.


Working Conditions:  Work areas are exposed to all elements of weather, loud noise, and dusty conditions. Must be able to work safely with exposure to chemicals and while working with heavy moving machinery.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position.  Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.