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Shaw Industries Inc Mechanical Maintenance Engineer in Columbia, South Carolina

Job Title

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Position Overview


  • Manage Site Reliability efforts. Includes supervising Reliability Technician.

  • Manage relief device database.

  • Lead effort of repairs to fire water system.

  • Manage work order system and AO Docs for the Maintenance Department. (Administrator Role)

  • Lead effort to organize and maintain the Engineering drawings.

  • Lead effort to document TPM metrics.

  • Lead in troubleshooting Polymer and Plant Energy (mechanical).

  • Assist as needed with troubleshooting equipment in production areas (mechanical).

  • Develop and maintain Preventive Maintenance (PM) records for operating areas.

  • Manages the scheduling of the PM’s with the operating area leadership.

  • Manages the process of keeping an adequate supply of critical spare parts in Maintenance Shops.

  • Purchase parts as required for specific jobs through MSI and outside sources.

  • Initiate outside service purchase requisitions and coordinate execution with contractors for such items as component repairs, on-site maintenance, equipment cleaning, etc.

  • Coordinate with MSI to send out components for repair.

  • Investigate and provide specialized equipment to improve safety, quality, and reliability.

  • Attend weekly scheduling meetings in each operating area.

  • Serve on quality, safety, and Maintenance teams as required.

  • Assist in training efforts of area personnel through procedure writing/modifications, conducting sessions, bringing in outside resources, purchasing training materials and equipment, etc.

  • With the HS&E department and Maintenance leadership, investigate improvements in personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Identify alternate sources of material to reduce costs.

  • Ensure safety and departmental policies and procedures are followed.

  • Initiate and document the initial investigation of safety and environmental issues.

  • Work with operators to identify unsafe acts and conditions.

  • Support reward and recognition program based on criteria related to safety, quality and productivity.

  • Communicate any information concerning disciplinary action pertaining to safety violations. Document and recommend discipline for hourly employees and develop behavior and performance improvement plans.

  • Work with the Maintenance Planner and Supervisors to ensure the Maintenance Department is following the TPM process.

  • Demonstrate basic understanding and application of engineering theory

  • Observe facilities and make technical recommendations

  • Work closely with plant/divisional management and plant maintenance personnel

  • Support Utilities operations at plant and help maintain equipment to include air compressors, chillers, and boilers.

  • Complete capital and expense projects as assigned by Plant Engineer. Additional duties to include:

  • Investigate requirements and problems of projects and develop plans for solutions

  • Collect and evaluate data

  • Develop equipment specifications

  • Write project proposals

  • Initiate purchase requisitions

  • Plan and coordinate work

  • Control and administer all phases of installations

Additional Requirements:

  • Competencies

  • Deliver Compelling Communication

  • Execute Action Plan

  • Initiate Action

  • Demonstrate Inclusive Leadership

  • Build Trusting Relationships

  • 4 year degree in Engineering

  • (Prefer) 5 years’ experience in a project engineering or maintenance leadership role

  • Previous experience with TPM (Total Productive Manufacturing), AutoCAD and certified project management training will be a plus

Work Shift

8 hour, day shift

Shaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we might determine the need to postpone in-person interviews to ensure the health and safety of our associates, candidates, and the community. In this case, we can accommodate with a phone or video interview, and will schedule an in-person interview for a later date. The method by which you interview does not impact your standing as a candidate for this position.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex , COREtec , Patcraft , Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit .

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