Site Engineer

Site Engineer

Danville, VA

Language job description: English

About Axxor

Axxor is one of the leading companies in the production of paper honeycomb. Production takes place in Europe (The Netherlands and Poland) and North America (Virginia) on state-of-the art production lines developed in-house. This enables us to deliver small to very large volumes in consistently high quality and at a competitive price with  100% business continuity.

Being the best in paper honeycomb means our goal is to improve every day. Improve OEE, reduce tolerances, improve quality and reduce cost.

About the job

The Site Engineer reports to the Operations Manager and has 1 Maintenance Lead direct report. This position is responsible for the hands-on technical leadership of the site, Capital Project Management, Maintenance Systems Management, and Process / Systems Optimization.

The person who is successful in this role will be innovative in identifying technical solutions to problems, competent in communicating technical details, skilled in leading teams, experienced with hands on process engineering, and possess a strong mechanical skill set.  This position is based in the Danville, VA area.


  • Site Technical Leadership
    1. Be the go-to resource for questions about equipment or processes with the keen ability to analyze issues and recommend solutions.
    2. Develop technical skills of maintenance and operations teams.
    3. Accountability for the Maintenance Team
      1. Onboarding, staffing and performance appraisal process for the Maintenance Lead
    4. Benchmark with Axxor facilities in Europe to share Best Practices.
    5. Lead respective portion of Daily 48hr meetings and Weekly Ops Team Meeting
    6. Be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for technical elements in Complaint Handling activities
    7. Manage, maintain and improve IT by acquiring/maintaining equipment, troubleshooting hardware, working with YouCT in NL
  • Process / Systems Optimization
      1. Develop and maintain Material Balances.
      2. Develop and sustain vibrant lean culture in plant.
      3. Leverage Capacity Analysis and Continuous Improvement (Lean, TPM, Kaizen) tools to optimize Asset Utilization and lead Problem Solving activities.
      4. Provide technical and business expertise on systems/products/technologies.
      5. Deliver high energy iterations through PDCA cycles.
      6. Maintain and improve upon business processes in collaboration with team members.
  • Maintenance Systems Accountability – thru the Maintenance Lead
    1. Identify and address safety risks related to facility and equipment.
    2. Ensure that the facility and all the equipment are maintained in good order & “up to date”.
    3. Plan, schedule, and assign Corrective/Preventative Maintenance activities.
    4. Manage Spare Parts Program.
    5. Lead Defect Handling & Breakdown Elimination processes.
    6. Manage external relationships with equipment vendors.
  • Capital Project Management
    1. Provide innovative technical solutions required to meet business objectives with emphasis on productivity.
    2. Support technical requirements for new product/application needs (e.g., low heights).
    3. Handle execution of Capital projects, including:
      1. Scope Development
      2. System Design
  • Cost Estimation and Budget Management
  1. Budget / Schedule Management
  2. Procurement
  3. Installation / Commissioning / Start-Up

What makes you unique

The person who is successful in this role will be innovative in identifying technical solutions to problems, competent in communicating technical details, skilled in leading teams, experienced with hands on process engineering, and possess a strong mechanical skill set.

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • 5+ years technical experience in project management, systems / process engineering, or technical discipline in a manufacturing environment with maintenance experience and controls experience

Key Competencies and Traits:

  • Actively influences events rather than passively accepting; is self‑starting and self‑disciplined. Expresses ideas/information so that they are understood, orally and in writing; listens actively to information presented by others; clearly expresses desired outcomes; keeps all appropriate parties informed.
  • Is process oriented and hands-on.
  • Very strong analytically and technically, demonstrated advanced skills with Excel and engineering software.
  • Seeks out innovative approaches; follows up on planned actions, volunteers input, suggestions, and professional guidance as appropriate; seeks and seizes opportunities.
  • Has proven ability to set goals and establish priorities; systematically implements strategies; utilizes effective time management skills.
  • Works effectively as a member of a team; develops and maintains department work relationships; enhances level of mutual cooperation; contributes to the achievement of common objectives.
  • Demonstrates concern for clients within and outside the organization, effectively responding to their needs and problems.
  • Keeps a mindset of continuous improvement in all aspects of work performance; prioritizes problems for attention; makes use of all available resources and selects appropriate course of action to achieve desired results.
  • Seeks to improve quality in all aspects of work performance; conforms to the highest professional standards in achieving results; work is complete, accurate, on time and cost effective.
  • Makes sound logical decisions; accepts responsibility for decisions, maintains flexibility in changing situations; prioritizes problems for attention; makes use of all available resources.
  • Gets results

What we offer

  • Competitive wages commensurate with your experience
  • Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD and life insurances
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • 401k
  • Logo wear and safety shoes
  • A Climate Controlled facility

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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