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Mechanical Engineer 1

Reporting directly to the Mechanical Supervisor, the Mechanical Engineer will supervise teams while coordinating with Operations, Engineering, Safety and Purchasing Departments to ensure safe and efficient production. The Mechanical Foreman is responsible for developing and managing the maintenance and reliability of systems. As well as supporting the objectives of the facility to achieve business goals. Doing so, while developing, administering and maintaining plant mechanical systems providing efficient, effective projects, and maintenance services throughout the plant.


City: Lexington   Contract Type: Full-time     Job-Code: 2640   Department: Maintenance  



  • Supervise and maintain records of all Mechanical work carried out within their area of responsibility.
  • Create and implement strategic directions for reliability and maintenance of plant.
  • Train and oversee employees, inspect work, assign tasks, drive vehicles, and take disciplinary actions when needed and Supervisor is unavailable.
  • Create, implement and monitor work processes to achieve business objectives in terms of Operating Asset Utilization.
  • Maintain Critical Spare parts list and designated inventory.
  • Determine the need for outside resources.
  • Provide out-of-hours support as required.
  • On-call duty within the Mechanical on-call plan.
  • Respond to mill breakdowns in a timely and effective manner and work closely with different area operators to resolve maintenance related issues.
  • Investigate root causes of equipment failures and make recommendations for long term fixes.
  • Help develop PMs.



  • 5+ year’s experience in an industrial environment e.g. wood processing facility, TFL (short cycle presses).
  • 8+ year’s maintenance/reliability experience in an industrial environment.
  • Experience implementing best maintenance practices & excellent operations.
  • Proven ability to read blueprints, CAD drawings, sketches, written instructions and interpret data.
  • Metric System proficiency.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.



  • Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health insurance, dental and vision insurance.
  • 401K retirement plan with company match.
  • Paid time off and paid holidays.


Your Contact

Allyson Bowman, HR



We create more from wood. With more than 11,000 employees worldwide who work with passion, upholding our family values and innovative spirit. This is how we create products for furniture, interior design, construction as well as laminate flooring. We keep moving and are always developing – manufacturing new products, tapping into emerging markets and generating exciting prospects for everyone that works with us.

Nearest Major Market: Lexington