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Plant Engineer

Plant Engineer

Plant Engineers are responsible for designing and executing an effective maintenance plan, and for collaborating with their counterparts to ensure that the plant operates reliably.

How to Apply


  • Evaluates food processing equipment, building maintenance processes and procedures, and food safety procedures to ensure that they are maintained to Publix’s high standard.
  • Creates maintenance and capital project budgets, and works to manage operations within those budgets.
  • Collaborates with safety, quality assurance, and production leaders to ensure all local, state, and federal regulations are met.
  • Follows current technologies and manufacturing practices to keep the plant on the cutting edge as a leader in the industry.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or graduation from a vocational/trade school.
  • Experience in manufacturing maintenance management in a food manufacturing plant.
  • Experience with monitoring maintenance needs using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for such tasks as generating work orders and preventive maintenance schedules, procuring parts, and recording systems and procedures.
  • Technical and supervisory experience in electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems, instrumentations, automation, and computer fields.
  • Knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLC) and computer automation theories, software, and hardware.
  • Ability to read, develop, and alter schematic diagrams, equipment, and architectural drawings.
  • Ability to modify the layout of an equipment area to enhance its efficiency or accommodate new equipment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to exhibit poise and professionalism in stressful situations.
  • Computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to manage projects and negotiate effectively with external contractors and vendors.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work.

How to Apply

Publix frequently promotes and/or transfers associates to fill positions from within, but opportunities may arise for outside candidates.

Interested in this position? Try our Job Matching tool to see if you may be a match.*

Ready to start your job search today? Visit the Publix Job Center to see our current openings. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted by email to set up an interview, and possibly further testing depending on the position.

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