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FACILITIES ENGINEER

Hubbardton Forge is one of the country’s largest contemporary forges located in Castleton, Vermont.  We have been domestically designing and manufacturing award-winning hand forged lighting fixtures and accessories for over 35 years.  

Currently we are seeking a Facilities Engineer.  In this role you will develop a facilities plan to support the growth and maintenance of our  manufacturing environment. 


SPECIFIC ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Responsible for planning, coordinating and improving all facilities functions, including maintenance, remodeling, new construction, heating and cooling and security.  May use internal employees as well as contractors where appropriate. 
  • Works with SLT on any major design changes.
  • Inspect and review projects/processes to meet compliance requirements with building and safety codes, NEC and other regulations.  Obtain all necessary licenses and permits. Responsible for off-shift monitoring.
  • Coordinate and oversee all TQM activities by plant employees including record keeping and analysis. Maintain a proactive maintenance operation to prevent equipment failures.
  • Troubleshoot and determine the root causes of operating errors and plant upsets & define course of action.
  • Enforce and comply with all safety and environmental policies.
  • Plans and implements the design and layout of the plant, office, and production lines in order to maximize the use of available space.
  • Modifies existing facilities for new equipment considering costs, available space, time limitations, company planning, and other technical and economic factors, utilizing professional engineering theory and practices
  • Estimates costs related to layout design, including equipment and materials, labor, etc. and monitors the construction process.
  • Collaborates with Process Engineers to recommend production/processing equipment or fixtures for purchase based on their ability to meet organizational needs. Work with manufacturing team to improve and maintain production processes.
  • Ensures that established efficiency and safety targets are met. Manage the budget for the facilities and maintenance areas

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in  Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. Professional Engineering Certification a plus
  • 6-8 years experience in an engineering role related to facilities management, facilities design, or construction management of facilities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

To apply send your resume and salary history in confidence to HRD@vtforge.com.
Hubbardton Forge is an Equal Opportunity Employer