Facilities Projects Engineering

3 weeks ago
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Purpose of Position 

a. To provide the leadership to plan (scope), coordinate and control complex projects involving multiple disciplines for Optical Fiber and Cable manufacturing processes worldwide, improving our ability to understand and control these processes services and thereby meeting our manufacturing objectives. 

b. To solve state of the art manufacturing problems requiring sophisticated engineering approaches, computational procedures, and broad engineering and scientific knowledge. Position requires use of these skills and others to deliver the process services required by the process. 


Ongoing Tasks 

a. Principal lead on one or more projects. 
(i) Propose, plan (scope), and implement projects requiring engineering analysis and modeling. 
(ii) Define the scope, financial impact, key activities, and method of evaluation on projects. 
(iii) Monitors and controls the technical, cost, and time objectives of the projects. 
(iv) Re-allocates funds and personnel to meet project requirements. 
b. Initiate and implement major process improvement projects leading to improved understanding, significant cost reduction, or quality improvement. 
c. Develop staffing requirements for projects. Ensure coordination, interaction, and effect resource utilization of appropriate groups on projects. 
d. Direct the activities of other engineering personnel assigned to the projects. 
e. Provide technical leadership on one or more projects. Primary technical leadership on Facilities Projects. Project management will be required on a wide variety of projects and not restricted to any one discipline or groups of equipment. 
f. Act as a division consultant on problems involving delivery and integration of process services Worldwide for Optical Fiber and Cables locations. 
g. Maintain knowledge of current work being conducted both inside and outside of company in the areas of optical fiber and cables. 
h. Effectively communicate plans, progress, and problems to all concerned parties. 
i. Document results. 
j. Ensures coordination and interaction with other organizations that are involved in the projects. 
k. Trains other engineering personnel in project engineering, modeling, and engineering analysis 

Project Tasks 

1. See current MBO. 

3 Key Decision Areas 

1. Assignment of tasks to engineering personnel under his / her direction to meet project objectives and / or solve problems. 
2. Project evaluation and recommendations to Plant and Division staff management. 
3. Approval of equipment specifications for assigned projects. 
4. Recommends staffing required for projects. 
5. Assessment of potential problems and timely action and/or advise to management. 
6. Assessment of the quality of projects based on financial impact and technical feasibility. 
7. Make technical decisions to meet project objectives and/or solve specific problems. 
8. Develop project scopes, tasks, staffing, and costs. 
9. Evaluation of assigned personnel and input to PD&R process 

4 Criteria for Performance Evaluation 

• Completion of technical and project objectives. 
 Engineering solutions meet all safety and regulatory requirements. 
 Successful completion of objectives (technical, schedule, spending). 
 Business impact of projects. Quality, Quantity, and impact of cost reduction, process services improvement, or quality improvement. 
 Thoroughness and competence with which engineering problems are treated. 
 Effectiveness of projects as measured by improvement delivery and integration of process services. 

• Application of the Quality Principles. 
 Management by Prevention; do projects run smoothly, without technical obstacles and cost overruns. 
 Establishment of appropriate sources of outside engineering and documentation of the process. 
 Degree of acceptance by the "customer" based upon customer feedback. 

• Technical Contributions. 
 Innovative solutions resulting new delivery or integration of process services. 
 Growth in professional and technical competence and stature. 
 Contributions made to basic process understanding. 
 Effectiveness as a consultant through being a sought after expert. 

• Use of behaviors that encourage and facilitate Team effort(s) to solve technical problems and challenges. 
 Working relationship with other groups. 
 Demonstrated ability to secure cooperative and effective performance from associates assigned to projects. 
 Professional acceptance and customer satisfaction. 
 Quality and diversity of personnel recruited, trained, and promoted. 

5 Personnel (estimates) 
Management Responsibilities Total 0-8, Professional 0-5, Technical 0-3, Maintenance 0-25 

Personnel Supervised directly: None 

Functional Responsibility: 
Engineers 0-5 
Technicians 0-3 

6 Quantitative Information 

Responsible for projects involving up to $100MM per year in capital equipment. 
Approval Authority: 
First approval on purchase orders. 
Approval of system design specifications, system analysis plans and acceptance test compliance by vendors. 


Candidate must be able to help us solve complex issues around Facilities and Process Services Power and controls and Mechanical Theory of operations. Experience of 5 plus years in an active role in the field, not office, is a must. We are looking for a degreed engineer (i.e. Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, etc.) but a highly skilled long time facilities project manager could fit the job as well.  Must be able to read and interpret drawings and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams.


The candidate will have to travel at least 40% of the time and will be stationed in our Wilmington, Hickory or Concord Facility.  Initial assignment is ~12 months in Concord. So a candidate living close to the Concord facility is preferred.  Travel could be International as well as domestic. Candidate must have demonstrated project management skills and be able to detail several implemented projects. Candidate will have to work on several projects in several locations at one time. Time management and organization skills are a must. Candidate should be able to demonstrated concept to commissioning on several relative projects.


  • Ideal candidate is an experienced individual (5+ years in related field).
  • Has deep appreciation for the safety aspects of the Process Services design and the implementation.
  • Self-starter. Can work alone or in teams equally well.
  • Has demonstrated project identification through project completion.
  • Can explain trouble shooting and systems design to all levels of management and employees.
  • Can identify a potential problems and offer corrective or preventative actions.
  • Ability to analyze the total cost of a solution and offer effective alternatives.
  • Ability to analyze systems data and develop a plan to increase the safety or efficiency of the system.
  • Ability to work with the existing team of various disciplines and add significant value to the product of our team.
  • Interpersonal skills and attitude must be a fit for current team.


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