Plant Engineer

Reference Number: SMY-4571
Location: Zionsville, IN

We are looking for a full-time Plant Engineer for a family run well established Indianapolis company in the growing suburb of Zionsville. The ownership team takes pride in having a strong company culture that allows high work quality to be rewarded with long-term tenure and loyalty to our employees. 

Primary Duties:

  • This position reports directly to the Plant Manager and works in close collaboration with ownership.
  • Perform and coordinate maintenance on all production, warehouse, and plant equipment.
  • Assist plant manager to complete any production, warehouse, and plant duties.
  • Implement preventative maintenance program

Due to seasonal business with production demands higher from roughly September through February 50+ hour production weeks are the norm. During the “slower” season, the typical production schedule runs 4 days a week, 10hr shifts, with the remaining schedule available for maintenance and other projects.

It is expected that the Plant Engineer is available during production hours, and coordinate their schedule with the plant manager such that there is always senior supervision on site and available to the needs of production and warehouse teams.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • 5+ years of relevant experience 


Required skills and job functions:

  • Maintenance on food production, warehouse, and all plant equipment, including:
    • Vertical & horizontal FF&S
    • Stand-up bagger/ pre-made pouches
    • Volumetric cup fillers 
    • Bulk material handling (bucket elevators, belt conveyors, feeders, diverter valves, storage bins, screening, pneumatic conveying)
    • X-Ray (bulk and end-of-line)
    • Pallet trucks/jacks/lifts
    • Knowledge of plant utility including air handling/ compressors, water, electric
    • Stick pack
  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley Contrologix PLC systems
  • Maintenance of automation systems including:
    • Robotic palletizing
    • Conveying
    • Case packing
    • Pick and place 
  • Strong ability to communicate with co-workers and upper management 
  • Ability to identify weakness & inefficiency in production and warehouse operations/equipment and implement corrective actions on a schedule
  • Ability to manage & lead production & warehouse employees as needed
  • Ability to manage and run a production line as needed
  • Comply with and enforce all company food safety/quality requirements (GMP, SQF, HACCP). 
  • Strong core computer skills, ability to utilize PM program software and learn SAP Business One
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) computer skills preferred
  • Fluent in spoken and written English (Spanish a bonus)
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to assist in 2nd shift and weekend needs (seasonal)
  • Food industry experience preferred

Physical Demands & Requirements

  • Regularly involves sitting, standing, walking, climbing of stairs.
  • Regularly involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.
  • Must be able to lift and carry items up to 50 pounds
  • Willing to work on elevated surfaces 

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Group Health Insurance after 90 days
  • 401K with 4% employer match after 1 year


If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me for more information.

Sam Young
Senior Business Consultant