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Senior Facilities Engineer

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-13002


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Senior Facilities Engineer

The Challenge

As a Senior Facilities Engineer, you'll provide technical support for the plant infrastructure (power, water, air, lighting, gas, etc.). You will manage projects related to electrical/mechanical support systems, building renovations and other infrastructure-related items to support manufacturing activities. Based on building needs, this role may be combined with manufacturing equipment support responsibilities. This position is located in Louisville, KY.

What you will Do

You will serve as the primary contact within the plant to provide technical support and consultation on the plant infrastructure and facility support systems.  Provide technical expertise on plant layout, connections into/out of the plant, and in the troubleshooting of facility operational issues. Provides this technical support and expertise to Plant Operations across multiple shifts.

  • Own and facilitate effective utilization and operation of facility support systems and structure, including lighting, air compressors, electrical (incl. breaker maintenance), plumbing, vacuum pumps, sprinklers, chillers, cooling towers, HVAC, boilers, heaters, electric volts, process waste, drainage, dock doors, roof, fans, back-up generator.
  • Plan and implement manufacturing process improvements that improve safety, provide needed manufacturing capacity, reduce scrap.
  • Plan and implement new equipment upgrades and replacements that improve Safety, provide needed mfg. capacity, reduce scrap.
  • Provide technical support/problem-solving and technical direction to assigned production departments.
  • Plan and support Preventative Maintenance Activities
  • Own the utility budget for the plant.
  • Monitor and assist plant minimize and control utility usage.
  • Own information sharing across assigned areas and shifts to ensure that adjacent members of the maintenance escalation team are provided with correct and timely information. Foster a positive relationship with the Maintenance team - coach, resource and promote a culture of accountability. 
  • Identify repetitive problems, troubleshoot equipment and develop and implement solutions.
  • Document “Field Service Reports” – using the eAM system for repairs / adjustments for:
    • Issues causing more than 30 Min of DT for Asm areas
    • Issues causing more than 2 hours of DT for Support areas

Lead and support Level 2 troubleshooting, diagnostics or repairs.

  • Responsible for identifying and prioritizing major (chronic) maintenance issues with facility infrastructure and to initiate and develop action plans to resolve issues.
  • Act as the prime point of contact for coordinating with production and other affected support areas including on-call support as needed by the production team as well as leading and directing Skilled Trades Maintenance personnel.
  • Document work completed to include remaining open items. (using eAM work system).Leave no temporary corrective action condition in place without a follow-up Work Order to bring a permanent repair.
  • Conduct investigations of critical failures and report findings.

Work with the PSO, contractors and Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AME) efforts to ensure specifications are technically complete and support overall equipment strategies. Support as required:

  • Infrastructure design and specification development
  • Planning for integration into operations.

Perform the Process Safety Management Lead duties (Mechanical system integrity owner) for Refrigerant R600 Isobutane System.


What you need to Succeed


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience.
  • 5 years' relevant experience in maintenance, mechanical engineering or facilities management role 
  • Broad understanding of electrical, mechanical, structural systems
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • Mechanical and electrical controls abilities
  • Experience managing flammable/hazardous chemical processes. Including understanding gas detection and LEL (Lower Explosive Limit), fire triangle, flammability, flashpoint with explosion/fire potential, critical operating parameters and limits, safety systems and interlocks
  • Have a basic understanding of machining processes: turning, milling, welding, grinding, Lock Out -Tag Out.
  • Have a strong mechanical aptitude, and excellent root cause analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills
  • Previous Supervisory Experience and/or experience working directly with Production Operations and Operators
  • Strong Leadership skills including interpersonal, facilitation, communication and team building skills
  • Proven Analytical and Technical Skills, including Lean and Six-Sigma tools.
  • Skilled trades management experience
  • Ability to implement long-term plans into day-to-day operations
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends, as required.
  • Solid Computer skills (i.e. Microsoft suite, software/programming and PLC)"

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Green Belt Certified
  • Self-motivated - ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • 10 years support ops or maintenance supervision experience
  • Electrical or mechanical experience
  • Engineering or Technical degree
  • Design/Tooling background a plus
  • Past chemical process experience

GE Appliances does not offer sponsorship now or in the future.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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