Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc


Job Reference Code: WP-456
Location: Central Indiana
Salary: $85-105,000
Last Updated: 07/27/2021
Our services have been retained to recruit a PROJECT/PLANT ENGINEER for a growing/expanding, small, privately held food & beverage company in medium size city about one hour from Indianapolis, Plant located in community of roughly 100,000 offering strong economy with great educational opportunities, superior quality of life and moderate cost-of-living. Facility of 60 hourly personnel which processes, packages and ships product nationwide to customers in wholesale, retail & online markets.

Truly an entrepreneurial environment…big fish in a small pond. Initially lean totals in terms of staff (Maintenance Supervisor and several Mechanics) but that will grow. Abundance of opportunities for growth, learning and challenge.

Targeting candidates in Midwest i.e., IN, IL, OH, MI & KY.

New position, due to growth, reporting to Director of Operations and responsible for all engineering (and potentially maintenance activities) within the plant (currently 80,000 sq. ft. but soon adding additional 50,000 sq. ft.). Seek degreed Engineer with 3 to 10 years consumer products (preferably food or beverage) engineering and maintenance experience. Will manage planning, design, modification and installation of machinery throughout the facility with focus on maintaining and improving the smooth operation of the plant. A key: hands-on problem solving abilities…someone passionate about continuous improvements. Who enjoys being on the floor much of the time rather than sitting behind computer. Current capital budget of $1.2MM building/$2MM equipment.

Minimum Bachelors’ degree in Engineering and 3 to 10 years capital project and maintenance experience, preferably in food or beverage manufacturing. The amount of experience required is secondary to the value one brings to the table. Must be self-starter, ability to work within a team framework but also independently, strong communicator and organizer. Prior first line supervisory experience, such as in maintenance, a plus.

Salary in the $85-105,000 base range along with competitive benefits. Basic relocation assistance available. Immediate need! Please send resume if any interest or questions. Thanks!

Wade Palmer Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc. 417-889-3434 – off 417-860-5607 - cell wep@job-recruiters.com www.job-recruiters.com