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Equipment Engineer

Company: Local Bounti
Location: Hamilton
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Remote role with up to 50% travel depending on capital projects and business needs.Exempt Pay $130,000 - $150,000 DOELocal Bounti is a leading--controlled environment agriculture (CEA)--company. Our mission is to bring our farm to your kitchen and deliver the freshest, locally-grown produce in the fewest food miles possible.Our mission is rooted in sustainability and in turn human welfare.--By growing local we help eliminate food waste and provide fresh, high-quality produce. Our--sustainable greenhouse technology--delivers ideal growing conditions for each of our crops, resulting in--90% less water consumption and 95% less land use--than conventional agriculture,--no need for herbicides or pesticides, and the--lowest carbon footprint in the industry. We are--committed to the growth and cultivation of our employee s well-being, so that our employees feel that they are in a career environment that--enables them to thrive personally and professionally.--We provide an educational and safe work environment and are dedicated to helping our employees grow within the company. We are proud to offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package to employees working over 30 hours a week.Competitive PayIndoor Agriculture EnvironmentA culture focused on Work/Life BalanceHealth, Dental, and Vision and very competitive contribution ratesHealth Care Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings AccountGenerous Vacation Time and 5 Sick days each year10 Company Paid HolidaysImmediate access to participate in the 401(k) plan with up to 5% company matchBasic and Voluntary Life / AD&DVoluntary Accident and Critical Illness coverageVoluntary STD/LTDAflacCaregiver SupportTraining and DevelopmentAdoption Assistance ProgramCommuter Benefits (includes part-time and seasonal staff)MarketPlace Perks at WorkFree Employee Assistance Program services that focus on health physically, emotionally, socially, and financially. Local Bounti employees are empowered, valued, and respected. They have a passion for their work and for Local Bounti s success. This shared passion for achievement is the lifeblood of our company.Job Summary:As an Equipment Engineer, you'll be pivotal in maintaining the seamless functionality, upkeep, and enhancement of packaging equipment at our various sites. Your primary duties will encompass overseeing the installation, fine-tuning, and calibration of a range of cutting-edge machinery including Multihead Weighers, Fillers, and Sealing Machines from top brands such as Ishida, Yamato, Multivac, and ProSeal. In addition to this, you'll take charge of training and establishing robust safety protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for our maintenance teams. Your role will entail hands-on troubleshooting and repair of these sophisticated systems, coupled with close collaboration with cross-functional teams to pinpoint areas for refinement and spearhead the implementation of innovative solutions aimed at augmenting equipment performance and reliability.--Duties/Responsibilities:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The duties listed below are representative of the essential functions, qualifications, physical demands, and the work environment encountered in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with any other duties as assigned:--Equipment Maintenance and Repair:Spearhead the design, procurement, and negotiation of equipment for capital projects, ensuring optimal functionality and cost-effectiveness.Collaborate with on-site maintenance teams to execute installation, training, diagnosis, and troubleshooting of equipment, conducting thorough root cause analyses to swiftly rectify malfunctions and maintain regular maintenance schedules.Liaise with external vendors or contractors for specialized repairs or maintenance tasks when necessary, ensuring seamless coordination and timely resolution.-- Equipment Installation and Calibration:Lead the oversight of equipment installation, setup, and calibration processes, meticulously verifying proper functionality and alignment with operational standards.Develop and uphold comprehensive installation procedures and documentation, streamlining the onboarding process for new equipment and ensuring adherence to quality standards. Performance Monitoring and Optimization:Monitor key performance metrics of equipment and conduct systematic evaluations to pinpoint areas for optimization and efficiency enhancements.Collaborate closely with process engineering teams to implement strategic modifications or upgrades to equipment systems, bolstering performance and reliability.Harness advanced data analysis techniques to detect trends, patterns, and potential issues, proactively addressing them to forestall operational disruptions.-- Compliance and Documentation:Ensure unwavering compliance with regulatory mandates, industry benchmarks, and company directives pertaining to equipment operation, maintenance, and safety.Establish and uphold Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to empower Facilities Maintenance in maintaining accurate records of equipment maintenance activities, repairs, and calibration procedures, meticulously adhering to documentation protocols.-- Training and Knowledge Transfer:Deliver comprehensive training and mentorship to maintenance technicians and operational personnel on equipment operation, maintenance best practices, and safety protocols.Cultivate a culture of continual learning and knowledge dissemination to foster technical proficiency and expertise within the team, driving sustained performance excellence.Any other duties as assigned.-- Required Skills/Abilities:Embrace Local Bounti s Core Values.Familiarity with preventive maintenance programs, reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) principles, and predictive maintenance methodologies, underlining a proactive approach to equipment upkeep and optimization.Exceptional problem-solving acumen, with the ability to remain composed under pressure and devise innovative solutions to address equipment challenges promptly and efficiently.Strong interpersonal and communication skills, enabling seamless collaboration across diverse teams and the capacity to convey technical information clearly and concisely to non-technical stakeholders.Meticulous attention to detail, coupled with a steadfast commitment to ensuring accuracy and compliance with regulatory standards and company policies.--Bilingual ability in Spanish is a plus Education and Experience:Minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience working with Multihead Weighers, Fillers, and Sealing Machines, including prominent brands such as Ishida, Yamato, Multivac, and ProSeal, preferably within a commercial food production setting, with specific exposure to cut lettuce production highly valued.Demonstrated track record in equipment maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting in manufacturing or industrial environments, showcasing proficiency in swiftly diagnosing and rectifying issues to minimize downtime.Robust technical expertise encompassing mechanical, electrical, and/or electronic systems, coupled with adeptness in interpreting schematics, diagrams, and technical manuals to facilitate effective problem-solving.Experience with AutoCAD.-- Physical Demands:(Physical demands are a general guide and specific positions will vary based on working conditions, locations and facility/department needs)The working environment is subject to pressure for multiple calls, inquiries, and interruptions.Hearing: perceiving the nature of sound by ear. Lifting: raising or lowering objects weighing no more than 10 pounds, from one level to another. Mental Demands: mathematical reasoning, memorization, oral comprehension, spatial orientation, and written comprehension. Sitting: remaining in the normal seated position. Stooping: bending the body by bending the spine at the waist. Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Vision Near acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less

Keywords: Local Bounti, Missoula , Equipment Engineer, Engineering , Hamilton, Montana

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