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Facilities Engineer (18-00196) in Pine Grove, PA at GTA

Date Posted: 7/14/2018

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Job Description

GTA is unable to hire candidates that require or will require in the future H1-B visas to work in the U.S. If you require an H1-B, please don't apply.

We have some clients that will consider new graduates with newly issued OPT's, so you can apply if your OPT has at least one year left prior to expiration.

Title: Facilities Engineer (18-00196)
Location: Allentown, PA
Base Compensation: Open and Competitive
Type of hire: Direct

Position Summary:
The primary responsibility is to coordinate, schedule and implement activities related to plant maintenance and building operations to increase operational efficiency through timely planning, scheduling and execution of planned preventative maintenance and project activities. Oversees staff in the coordination and scheduling of work orders and preventative maintenance activities. Analyzes equipment issues and/or failures to determine root cause and identifies changes required to prevent recurrence.

Position Responsibilities:
This includes capital projects requiring the design, construction, expansion and/or upgrades of new and existing facilities, equipment, power distribution, auxiliary process systems, and material handling systems to support our manufacturing operations.
Serves as subject matter expert on the maintenance processes within the plant. Ensure prompt resolution of potentials hazards throughout the plant; report out on unsafe practices and provide immediate corrective action. Provide recommendations on facility improvements in order to meet or exceed goals and plans. Ensure operations are efficiently maintained by completing project functions on time and within or below budget. Manage and support engineering and maintenance staff; provide assistance and direction. Support the facilities processes of installation, startup, repair, training and modifications. Responsible for management of preventative maintenance of production machinery and facilities inspections. Reviews work orders and provides estimates and materials needed. Continuously provide recommendations and process improvements. Completes maintenance and repair records. Demonstrates knowledge of TS16949 processes and successfully completes required follow-up on non-conformities and corrective actions. Utilizes several trade skills such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, roofing, HVAC, welding. Main point of contact for outside contractors, oversees and inspects work performed by outside contractors. Responsible for quick response in emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed. Ability to communicate and present information to an internal department and/or large groups of employees. Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies. Performs all other duties as assigned by management.

Position Requirements:
  • Bachelors' degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering or similar technical degree.
  • 5-10 years' experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Physical requirements include stooping, standing, walking, climbing stairs/ladders, ability to lift and carry heavy loads.


  • GTA QUESTIONS:
    Please acknowledge that you understand that your answers to the following questionnaire will be part of your submittal to our client, and that you will answer each question as thoroughly and professionally as possible.
    1. Please describe your experience with the following: Capital projects requiring the design, construction, expansion and/or upgrades of new and existing facilities, equipment, power distribution, auxiliary process systems, and material handling systems to support our manufacturing operations.
    2. How many years experience do you have as a Facilities Engineer in a Manufacturing environment?
    3. What is the highest level of education you have completed? Which field of study is this degree in and from which university did you graduate?
    4. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
    5. Can you please list why you left or why you are looking to leave your most recent employer?
    6. Can you list why you left each of your past employers, please?
    7. Do you have any gaps in your employment longer than 3 months? If so can you explain these gaps?
    8. What is your current / last salary?
    9. What is your 'acceptable? and 'ideal base? compensation for this position? We would like to make sure we don't price you out of consideration, but you know what the numbers are that you need (Please Do Not put negotiable)
    10. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?
    11. If you currently do not live near the job location and the commute is too far for you, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?
    12. Are you able to work in the U.S. without need for a Visa, other than a TN Visa for Canadian citizens?

    Please note that if you are a current GTA employee or have been placed by GTA at one of our clients, we will not be able to entertain moving you. However, we are hopeful that you may know someone else who is qualified and as such you would still be eligible for our generous referral bonus program detailed below.

    REFERRAL BONUS PROGRAM:
    If you are able to refer a person we do hire, we can offer up to $250 for contractors after they are on the job for 90 days and up to $500 for direct hires after they are on the job between 90 days to 180 days, depending on customer payment terms

    Thank you very much in advance for submitting your resume. If you are submitting your resume on our website, there is a section marked 'Cover Letter?. Please add your answers to our candidate pre-screening questions in this section when you apply. You will find the pre-screening questions at the bottom of the job description.

    If you apply on line to a customer, your name gets logged into their computer system and then when we submit you, it comes back to us rejected as a duplicate - and there is no guarantee that your online submittal gets reviewed in a timely manner - or at all. It is simply a function of how many human and software resources they have or don't have to review hundreds of online submittals. That is why firms engage outside staffing suppliers such as GTA in order to help them through the maze of applicants. Stick with GTA and we will get your resume in front of those who can decide. That would include the HR or Recruiting Manager ? and more importantly, the hiring manager.

    We will get back to you as soon as the customer provides feedback. Thank you for choosing GTA as your job search partner.

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