Maintenance Engineer

  • location: Ghent, KY
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $62,000 - $70,000 per year


Global Manufacturing company is seeking a strong Mechanical Maintenance Engineer for their KY Facility. Individual will lead continuous/capital improvement projects, work with maintenance department in re-designing, modifying, re-engineering and retro-fitting of machinery and equipment to improve quality and productivity. Company has extremely low turnover, over $2 Billion in annual sales, with no company layoff in their 20 year history. Recently invested $1/2 Billion to double capacity. Bonus 3X a year (avg. 10%), 401K match, door to door relocation.

Responsibilities for the Maintenance Engineer

  • Analyzes and defines machinery and equipment problems to improve quality, productivity, repair damaged equipment, save money, and increase production line up-time.
  • Re-designs, re-engineers and/or retro-fits machinery and equipment that needs upgrading, is damaged, is poorly designed or is incorrectly used in order to improve quality and productivity, to repair damaged equipment, to save money and to improve production line up-time.
  • Defines and scopes projects, makes engineering drawings or layouts, writes engineering reports, makes cost estimates, obtains bids, writes work orders, makes recommendations to management, obtains approval to purchase necessary equipment and materials, and works with Maintenance and Operations Personnel to retro-fit and install.
  • Studies machinery requirements, maintenance manuals and maintenance procedures to design and establish Preventative Maintenance Programs to increase equipment up-time. Coordinates all Predictive and Preventative Maintenance activities and insures all maintenance work is satisfactorily complete as assigned.
  • Communicates and coordinates with Maintenance Personnel to provide technical expertise and support on the full-range of maintenance projects and programs to reduce maintenance costs, avoid costly downtime, and increase equipment utilization.

Requirements for the Maintenance Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • 2-5 year experience in Mechanical Maintenance
  • Experience in heavy industry environment.


  • Health, Dental, 401K, Bonus, Relocation.

Job Number: 133096

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