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Plant Engineer

Plant Engineer

Plant Engineers ensure that the maintenance operations in our Publix manufacturing facilities are efficient and safe for producing cookies, ice cream, yogurt, pies, milk and more!

How to Apply


Our Plant Engineers assess food processing equipment, building maintenance, refrigeration systems, food safety processes, and water and wastewater treatment. They do this while working to ensure that the condition of the buildings, equipment, and systems are maintained to Publix's high standards. The Plant Engineers also create maintenance, refrigeration, wastewater, and capital project budgets and work to manage operations within those budgets. Furthermore, they ensure associates have exemplary response rates and service levels for industrial maintenance functions in the plant. They do this by coaching, mentoring and providing other assistance in the professional development of our industrial maintenance associates.

Another important aspect of the Plant Engineer role is to ensure adherence to the Process Safety Management (PSM) program and the Risk Management Plan (RMP) for our ammonia refrigeration systems. With regards to the wastewater pretreatment plant operation, the Plant Engineers ensure that all local, state, and federal regulations are met. By staying on top of the latest technology and manufacturing practices, the Plant Engineers also help to maintain the manufacturing plant as a leader in the industry. Plant Engineers carry out the direction and performance of maintenance operations in order to achieve planned objectives and goals. They also collaborate best practices with other Publix manufacturing facilities and departments.

Qualifications we look for

  • Bachelors Degree in an engineering discipline or vocational/trade school
  • Class III Wastewater Treatment license or equivalent
  • Experience in manufacturing maintenance management in a food manufacturing plant
  • Experience in refrigeration and utilities management
  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), such as work order and preventive maintenance generation, parts procurement, systems and procedures
  • Technical and supervisory experience in electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, instrumentations, automation, and computer fields
  • Knowledge of ammonia and Freon refrigeration systems
  • Knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLC) and computer automation theories (software and hardware)
  • Ability to read, develop, and change 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 with sensitive information
  • Ability to exhibit poise and professionalism in stressful situations
  • Ability to obtain Refrigeration Engineers Technician Association (RETA) certification
  • Possess computer skills, demonstrating proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Ability to manage projects and negotiate effectively with outside contractors and vendors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work

How to Apply

Please go to the Publix Jobs Center to begin searching our openings. Click the appropriate link to view openings for Publix associates and non-associates. Click Search Openings and narrow your search by selecting Industrial Maintenance, Manufacturing, or Distribution from the Job Category list.

You will receive follow-up communication once you're determined to be qualified and eligible for the job. The communication will inform you of additional information that is needed and/or assessments that need to be completed. Once that is done, your application will go directly to the hiring manager for consideration. If your skills, experience, and qualifications look like a good match to the requirements of the position, you will be contacted.

Visit our website for additional applicant resources.

Having a match to this job does not guarantee that you will be hired into this job if and when it becomes available on our Publix Jobs Center.