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Plant Engineering Supervisor

Posted on: August 31, 2022
Hr Consultant
  • Full Time
  • De Smet, SD
  • September 30, 2022

Website UltiMed, Inc.

We improve the quality of life for people and pets with diabetes

Our Plant Engineering Supervisor contributes to the success of UltiMed to manufacture and distribute premium quality injection devices and related medical products with a focus on serving people and pets with diabetes. This position is primarily responsible for the overall mechanical and electrical needs of the manufacturing facility and equipment. Our team of talented professionals take pride in their work and commitment to doing their best every day. If you are ready for a role that is highly visible where your contributions will have significant impact on production operations, apply today. 


Manage, supervise and/or perform the overall maintenance and repair tasks as required to support the manufacturing and facility operation activities:

Determine preventive maintenance (PM) schedule and required PM tasks for all plant and manufacturing equipment and ensure all PMs are completed and documented successfully and on time.
Leverage the Maintenance Management System database for all record keeping tasks.
Identify spare and replacement parts and quantities needed to maintain satisfactory machine up time; ensure they are budgeted and approved for purchase; and maintain/track them within the spare parts inventory.
Examples of manufacturing and plant maintenance equipment include but are not limited to:Product-specific manufacturing or packaging equipment
Label applicators
In-line bar code and text printers and scanners/verifiers
Plastic film wrappers and heat shrinkers
Case box tapers/sealers
Sterilization chambers
Air compressors
HEPA air filtration system
HVAC units
Overhead lighting and emergency egress lighting
Facility security system and building access
Support the overall Safety Policies and Procedures in all departments:Have a constant mindset to identify and remedy any situation where there is a potential threat to employees’ physical safety either through an environmental condition in the plant or on the plant grounds or through manufacturing or plant equipment that poses a risk of bodily harm.
Support overall product quality within the manufacturing of UltiMed products:Fully understand the theory of operation of all manufacturing equipment along with the settings and adjustments of the machinery and how they impact manufacturing specifications.
Demonstrate skill in analyzing a discrepant product and determining the failure mode so that a proper root cause diagnosis and resulting permanent solution can be achieved.
Demonstrate discipline with problem solving by eliminating just one variable at a time so as not to introduce additional confusion into the problem
Maintain thorough notes describing theories about problems, their potential solutions, and the results of initial trial runs and pilot studies.
Understand and help troubleshoot production software issues, including CoLOS and PLC programming.
Assist with new equipment design and installation.?
Manage custodial functions within the plant including cleaning of all spaces, surfaces and fixtures, collection and disposal of trash to the dumpster, collection and baling of all corrugated, snow removal, lawn mowing
Manage and lead the plant maintenance and custodial teamSupervise assigned staff and provide work direction
Conduct performance reviews and merit adjustments
Facilitate necessary training to provide staff with the skills needed to succeed in the job
Interview, hire, train, coach, develop, promote, discipline staff as needed:
Other duties as assigned

High school graduate with 2-year technical degree in related field required. 4-year technical degree a strong plus.
10 years or more manufacturing experience in a plant that utilizes some degree of automation and robotics.   
5 years or more previous supervisory and personnel management
Good computer skills
Good written and verbal communication skills
Highly organized and detail-oriented
Must be hands on and have the ability to coach others on production systems. 
Have basic knowledge of CAD software and Print reading
Have basic understanding of PLC programming and capability to modify ladder logic to alter machine performance.
Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude
Basic mechanical, carpentry, electrician and plumbing skills. Prefer basic machining/milling skills for making simple jigs/fixtures/equipment repairs
Physical Job Requirements:

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile.  The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.
We offer a competitive pay package including generous employee benefits with health insurance, retirement plan, disability insurance, paid holidays, time off and more. 

Please apply online, send resume to j.tate@ultimedinc.com or call 651-291-7909 x212.

Learn more about UltiMed at www.UltiMedInc.com

To apply for this job email your details to j.tate@ultimedinc.com