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      Plant Engineer: Fresh Express General Info :


      Fresh Express, a subsidiary of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB), has been a leader in fresh foods for more than 80 years and is dedicated to providing consumers with healthy, convenient ready-to-eat spinach, salads, vegetables and fruits. With the invention of its special Keep Crisp bag beginning in the early 1980s, Fresh Express pioneered the retail packaged salad category and was the first to make them available nationwide. Over 20 million consumers enjoy Fresh Express salads, spinach and greens every week. For more information, please visit

      Plant located in Morrow, GA (20 minutes outside of downtown Atlanta)
      1200 employees, (Salad and Fruit Plant) very diverse workforce
      3 shifts in Salad/2 shifts in Fruit

      Position reports to : General Manager
      Direct Reports : Maintenance Manager, Plant Utilities Manager and Packaging Tech Manager

      * Bonus Eligible Position

      Job Responsibilities:

      • Provide engineering support for multiple projects requiring layout, installation, controls, and mechanical.

      • Act as Project Manager for specific projects within the region.

      • Develop project specifications and gain approval for capital and expense projects while demonstrating a ROI of all capital projects.

      • Works with production on startup and training of new equipment and systems.

      • Provide support to plant maintenance groups including packaging, buildings and grounds, and utilities.

      • Responsible for the PSM program, plan shut downs, and ensure that all preventative maintenance is completed.

      • Employee Involvement/Staff DevelopmentWork with the Human Resources to provide feedback to staff members to improve productivity and build a high performance team.

      • Assure that staff managers have a solid understanding of employee involvement and team operating principles.

      • Assure that a positive environment is maintained which assures employee retention and on-the-job productivity and engagement.

      • Create a culture of conversations using Performance Management Tools to build a high performance team

        • Safety:

          • Demonstrate to unit employees that safety is a top priority and an important part of the value system

          • Work with Safety Manager to establish safety committees, accurate reporting, training, and incentives to stress safety.

          • Assure that the unit complies with all federal, state, and local regulations on safety.


              • Minimum of 10 years experience as a Project Engineer, and management and /or leadership.

                • BSME, BSEE, BSIT, BSCHME, BSCE or related degree.

                  • Strong management and interpersonal skills, as well as demonstrated competence required communicating effectively and maintaining solid-working relationships at all levels.

                  • The successful candidate must be capable of developing a strong team approach and exhibiting leadership skills in the areas of the facility.

                  • Must be able to use MS Project, AutoCAD, & Office applications.

                    • DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

                      Previous Food Experience a plus.
                      Proficient in Allen Bradley PLC programming software (RS Logix 500 and 5000).
                      Have in-depth knowledge of the Allen Bradley hardware platforms (Control Logix, SLC series and Micro series of PLC’s/all Allen Bradley MCC).



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