Plant Maintenance Engineer – USDA (meat)

Plant Maintenance Engineer – USDA (meat)

Date: 5-4-2020
Location: Dallas, TX
Degree: degree required
Salary: $85,000 – $95,000

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Join our highly acclaimed food production company and work in culture of openness, respect and excellence. We have a heritage of values that we live everyday as we celebrate satisfied customers.

Plant Startup in Dallas, TX in the business of manufacturing and supplying unique premium dried pet food ingredients together with extracting feed stocks from biomass for the renewable fuel industry.

This is USDA inspected pork and beef raw ingredients and food processing Manufacturing facility seeking a hands on Plant Engineer to startup new plant located in Dallas, Texas!

The plant will be FSMA compliant utilizing HARPC principles and inspected under GFSI guidelines.  This new facility is using primarily stainless steel equipment.

The Plant Engineer is responsible for writing capital projects, managing maintenance in all aspects of equipment maintenance and reliability. This includes researching and implementing methods to increase production and overall product quality through a robust maintenance program. The maintenance department consists of Production maintenance, facilities maintenance, scheduling and parts rooms. Utilize maintenance expertise and managing skills to oversee the Maintenance department personnel by training, directing, coordinating and evaluating maintenance resources and functions including safety, training, housekeeping (5S), employee development and equipment corrective and preventive maintenance.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and management of the Maintenance Department
  • Manage/implement CMMS, TPM and SMED programs
  • Maintain equipment though established effective preventative maintenance program and problem solving
  • Drive and support Continuous Improvement program(s)
  • Provide maintenance resources to assist the plant achieve all objectives
  • Working closely with the EHS committee, ensuring we maintain a safe working environment and remain compliant with environmental regulations
  • Maintain facility/production line conditions in order to meet established GMPs/HAACP and Food Safety Regulations. Establish and maintain departmental SOPs to meet this goal. Ensure processes meet or exceed government requirements under USDA, OSHA, GMP, EPA, etc.
  • Monitor production line(s) OEE, while providing continuous improvement and communication to all forepersons and supervisors as necessary
  • Manages Maintenance Engineering Department spending. Help prepare and manage capital budgets – track budget accounts for electricity, water, sewer, all R&M equipment, machinery supplies, outside services and maintenance labor.
  • Collaborate with Plant Operations Manager and Plant Scheduler(s) to assure production needs and changes can be met
  • Directs contractors and project team members and is responsible for implementing programs to ensure the quality of work meets all professional and governmental standards.
  • Direct through subordinate supervisors employees engaged in installing and repairing equipment. This includes electricians, mechanical maintenance and other disciplines.
  • Inspect completed work for conformance to blueprints, specifications and code

Skills, Experience and Education:

  • LEAN manufacturing experience desired
  • Problem-solving, analytical, and trouble-shooting skills required to resolve manufacturing, procurement and logistics issues
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers and employees.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Demonstrated leadership capability
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Minimum Experience Preferred:

  • 5 years of hands on experience in maintenance engineering leadership positions
  • Experience leading Maintenance and Capital Engineering projects in USDA raw / rendering meat manufacturing plants
  • Plant startup or plant expansion experience a plus
  • LEAN manufacturing experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Passion to grow your career in maintenance and engineering
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Director of Human Resources

Director of Human Resources

Date: 5-4-2020
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Degree: degree required
Salary: $135,000 +15%

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Join our highly acclaimed food manufacturing company and work in culture of openness, respect and excellence. We have a heritage of values that we live everyday as we celebrate satisfied customers.

We have a Covid-19 employee protection program as well.

The Human Resources Director is located in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area in a 500+ union employee FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) manufacturing production plant & distribution complex with a Fortune 500 Co. This role will have full plant HR responsibilities over a staff of HR Generalists.

The human resources manager will serve as primary contact to the plant manager and local plant leadership staff. Partner with the plant manager to execute programs and strategies at the plant including LEAN related programs to drive efficiencies. Delivers results through the daily execution key processes such as talent acquisition, employee development, performance management, compensation planning, positive employee relations and labor relations, and talent development programs. Provide front-line HR support for all plant based employees regardless of function. These activities will include day-to-day support of professional and senior professional employees in the areas of talent acquisition, training, performance management, employee inquiries and transaction processing. In collaboration with corporate HR leaders across the company, will be accountable for deploying initiatives within the plant and agricultural environments in the areas of talent action planning, year-end performance/compensation planning and strategic employee strategies at manager level and above.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the business partner and main point of contact for the plant manager to executes the plant’s business plans.
  • Human Resources Manager is responsible for a site with a total employee population of 500 employees and multiple value streams and/or operations in a union plant.
  • Delivers training and development programs to improve organization capability and effectiveness.
  • Develop a local workforce plan and local strategy to successfully recruit, develop and retain qualified candidates.
  • Ensure newly hired employees are on boarded and train to successfully perform their jobs in a safe manner.
  • Actively support plant management to apply Daily Lean Management System (DLMS) and lean problem solving skills to resolve performance issues
  • Assist plant management in the development of future leaders, succession planning, and effective workforce planning.
  • Partners with plant manager to establish and maintain the culture through companies mission, values, and behaviors in action. Champion and implement change initiatives in support of business strategies.
  • Execute all HR policies, practices and processes to ensure legal compliance with regulatory standards and legal obligations governing employee practices, labor laws, global business practices, audits and charges from regulatory agencies like EEOC and the OFCCP and state and local agencies.
  • Execute proactive labor relations and positive employee relations strategies that maintain workforce stability and ensures a highly engaged work environment.
  • Supports and coaches all plant leaders in the administration of work rules, policies and practices.
  • Supports the execution of all human capital processes at the plant. Ensures that performance management processes are effectively used by managers to grow and develop their employees.
  • Leverage recognition programs and manage and execute local incentives which drive an innovative high performance culture.
  • Lead and champion effective employee communication programs.
  • Support plant leadership team to implement organization changes that improve individual and plant performance
  • Coach and develop direct reports


  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) from four-year College or university required. Master’s degree in HR preferred. PHR or SPHR certification a plus
  • Must have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of human resources and employment practices (selection, interviewing, job evaluations, contract administration, etc.)
  • Minimum 10 years direct HR experience required, including a minimum of 2 years in a HR Manager role in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in human resources function in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the food industry.
  • Continuous Improvement/LEAN oriented mindset
  • Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle information in a confidential manner.
  • Strong employee labor relations experience required.
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Senior Construction Estimator

Senior Construction Estimator

Date: 5-4-2020
Location: Annapolis, MD
Degree: degree required
Salary: $110,000 – $120,000

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Join our highly acclaimed construction company and work in culture of openness, respect and excellence.  We have a heritage of values that we live everyday as we celebrate satisfied customers.

We are looking for a thorough Senior Construction Estimator to calculate possible costs and gains of construction projects. You will collect and analyze data according to a series of useful variables.

The ideal candidate will be very comfortable with numbers and analytical. You must have great attention to detail and excellent communication skills.

The goal is to provide the company with accurate information that will help in operations and strategic planning.


  • Acquire understanding of the requirements of the project/program at hand
  • Select metrics to produce valid estimates
  • Visit sites, warehouses and other venues to gather essential information
  • Review documents or consult experts to collect all necessary data
  • Analyze data and produce forecasts
  • Perform risk analysis
  • Prepare detailed reports or bids for submission to appropriate parties
  • Select advantageous deals by evaluating offers and quotes
  • Foster relationships with key vendors (subcontractors, architects etc.)


  • 4+ years of proven experience as construction estimator
  • Basic understanding of accounting and project management concepts
  • Deep understanding of research methodology, data analysis and estimation metrics
  • Comfortable with numbers and technology
  • Excellent knowledge of software like Timberline or Blue Bean or On-Screen Takeoff or HCSS HeavyBid
  • Great attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and negotiation abilities
  • Well-organized and reliable
  • BSc/BA in engineering, construction science or relevant field
  • Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) or other qualification will be a plus


  • Comprehensive Benefits Program: Health Insurance / STD, LTD, and Life Available / Dental and Vision coverage / Optional Life insurance for spouse available
  • 401K with match
  • Bonus Eligible
  • Generous Paid Time Off Plan
  • 7 Holidays / Personal Days
  • FSA


to $120k depending on experience

A relocation package is available

When applying, please attach a project listing. That will really expedite the interview process.


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Senior Construction Project Manager

Senior Construction Project Manager

Date: 5-3-2020
Location: Herndon, VA
Degree: degree required
Salary: $120,000 – $150,000

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Join our highly acclaimed construction company and work in culture of openness, respect and excellence.  We have a heritage of values that we live everyday as we celebrate satisfied customers.


Senior Project Manager – Commercial Construction / Herndon Virginia

Join our team of collaborative construction professionals and work in an environment of Safety, career growth, respect and satisfied customers.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Construction Project Manager to plan and supervise a wide range of construction projects from start to finish. You will organize and oversee construction procedures and ensure they are completed in a timely and efficient manner.

An excellent Senior Construction Project Manager must be well-versed in all construction methodologies and procedures and able to coordinate a team of professionals of different disciplines to achieve the best results. The ideal candidate will have an analytical mind and great organizational skills.

The goal will be to ensure all projects are delivered on time according to requirements and without exceeding budget.


  • Collaborate with engineers, architects etc. to determine the specifications of the project
  • Negotiate contracts with external vendors to reach profitable agreements
  • Obtain permits and licenses from appropriate authorities
  • Determine needed resources (manpower, equipment and materials) from start to finish with attention to budgetary limitations
  • Plan all construction operations and schedule intermediate phases to ensure deadlines will be met
  • Acquire equipment and material and monitor stocks to timely handle inadequacies
  • Hire contractors and other staff and allocate responsibilities
  • Supervise the work of laborers, mechanics etc. and give them guidance when needed
  • Evaluate progress and prepare detailed reports
  • Ensure adherence to all health and safety standards and report issues


  • 5+ years of proven experience as construction project manager successfully managing commercial projects from the ground-up to completion.
  • In-depth understanding of construction procedures and material and project management principles
  • Familiarity with quality and health and safety standards
  • Good knowledge of MS Office
  • Familiarity with construction/ project management software
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • A team player with leadership abilities
  • BSc/BA in engineering, building science or relevant field
  • PMP or equivalent certification will be an advantage
  • OSHA 30, CPR certifications along with professional designations (CCM, CEP, PMP, LEED) are a plus
  • Proficiency with project management software and estimation software such as Procore or Timberline, etc


  • Comprehensive Benefits Program: Health Insurance / STD, LTD, and Life Available / Dental and Vision coverage / Optional Life insurance for spouse available
  • 401K with match
  • Bonus Eligible
  • Vehicle allowance / fuel cards / per diem when applicable
  • Generous Paid Time Off Plan
  • 8 Holidays / Personal Days
  • FSA Plan available


to $150k depending on experience


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Construction Estimator

Job ID: CE450
Date: 4-3-2020
Location: Orlando, FL
Degree: degree required
Salary: $80,000 – $110,000

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Join our highly acclaimed construction company and work in culture of openness, respect and excellence. We have a heritage of values that we live everyday as we celebrate satisfied customers.

We are looking for a detail-oriented Construction Estimator to advise on the foreseeable cost of each of our major developments. To this end, the Construction Estimator should obtain all relevant project specifications, determine the most appropriate building materials, and secure favorable prices on all resources. You should also inspect trends in construction to determine whether your estimates are both reasonable and competitive.

To ensure success as a Construction Estimator, you should be able to translate project requirements into concrete figures with ease. A top-notch Construction Estimator will adhere to financial constraints without compromising on our high standards.

Construction Estimator Responsibilities:

  • Collecting all pertinent documents including property plans, technical drawings, and project specifications.
  • Studying documentation, meeting with clients, and inspecting the construction site to fully understand what work is required.
  • Deciding on the most appropriate human and material resources for each project.
  • Obtaining multiple quotes for each of these and then selecting the most suitable offers.
  • Negotiating with service providers to secure better prices.
  • Outlining the work plan to gauge how much time will be needed to complete each development.
  • Performing risk assessments to account for potential deviations from the project plan.
  • Accounting for the use of our resources, plus a reasonable profit margin to calculate an overarching price.
  • Drafting proposals that detail envisaged materials, costs, and time frames.
  • Meeting with clients to discuss their thoughts and concerns about our offers.

Construction Estimator Requirements:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, or similar.
  • Qualification in Project Management is highly advantageous.
  • Demonstrable experience as a Construction Estimator.
  • Ability to forecast the cost of high-ticket, involved building developments.
  • Knowledge of relevant technical and non-technical documents.
  • Exceptional quantitative skills.
  • Outstanding research and proposal writing skills.
  • Ability to negotiate with seasoned Sales personnel.
  • Dependable, conscientious, and well-spoken.
  • Must have Concrete experience.

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