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Plant Engineering Manager

Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc


Responsible for engineering support of facilities and all manufacturing/processing equipment.

  • Works closely with the operations manager, plant superintendent and maintenance manager on a daily basis to identify operational improvement opportunities.
  • Oversees, assists and prioritizes work of an engineering staff of 8 performing functions of mechanical, electrical/controls engineering, capital improvements, project management, regulatory compliance, continuous improvement related to quality/process.
  • Oversees and executes strategic initiatives related to equipment improvements and automation.
  •  Serves on management review team providing input and guidance for issues on safety, quality and productivity.
  • Directs or gives guidance to events such as fire, utility interruption, oil spills and any other anomaly having adverse impact to plant operations.   


  • Researches, analyzes, recommends moderately complex manufacturing methods with current technology to improve productivity.  Works with corporate resources to determine best manufacturing methods for new products while understanding plant constraints.
  • Provide project management of various jobs to include scope development, request for bids, procurement and implementation.
  • Mentor, develop and provide training recommendations of technical staff
  • Provide engineering insight for continuous improvement, upgrade and repairs to facility and equipment.
  • Works with EHS to develop safe work practices of plant employees and outside contractors.  Analyzes, researches, sources and integrates new safety equipment 
  • Assist in the identification and procurement of critical spare parts
  • Direct outside contractors performing various projects and repairs
  • Provide information regarding, codes, regulations and specialized expertise for support of process requirements.  Oversee and assist in the administration of regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor utility usage and reliability, interface with utility companies as necessary.

Desired Experience

• Above average interpersonal and writing skills to interact and communicate effectively at all levels of management

• 5+ years if Industrial Manufacturing Experience

• Possess character, integrity and demeanor befitting the management position

• Capable of managing a technical staff of varied disciplines; mechanical, electrical, industrial, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical.

• Knowledge of outside technical resources required to supplement in house abilities

• Knowledge of local, state and federal codes and regulations impacting the facility

• Able to assess various business data and information

• Knowledge of plant level safe work practices and procedures



Bachelors in Engineering General

Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) is a leading global industrial manufacturing company delivering innovative solutions to customers that span many industries including transportation, construction, industrial, agriculture, retail and energy. Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor and producer of laser welded products; and a leading global supplier of pressure cylinders and accessories for applications such as fuel storage, water systems, outdoor living, tools and celebrations. The Company’s brands, primarily sold in retail stores, include Coleman®, Bernzomatic®, Balloon Time®, Mag Torch® and Well-X-Trol®. Worthington’s WAVE joint venture with Armstrong is the North American leader in innovative ceiling solutions.


Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and founded in 1955, the Company follows a people-first philosophy with earning money for its shareholders as its first corporate goal. Relentlessly finding new ways to drive progress and practicing a shared commitment to transformation, Worthington makes better solutions possible for customers, employees, shareholders and communities. 

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Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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