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Req Id:  6995

Plant Engineer

Milkco, Inc. is a Fluid Milk Plant. We process, bottle, and ship fluid milk, juice, water, fruit flavored drinks, tea, and eggnog. Established in 1982 with 50 employees, the plant has grown to 250+. Our employees enjoy steady, stable work without the risk of layoffs. We have many career opportunities available. If you are looking for a position where you can learn, grow, and advance, then we are the company for you.


Milkco is seeking a Plant Engineer to oversee our maintenance & facilities department. The Plant Engineer will provide engineering support for the plant, to include project management, production and equipment improvements and daily support of plant operations.



  • Plans and directs activities concerned with design, construction, modification, and maintenance of equipment and machinery. This includes:
    • Industrial manufacturing equipment, including processing and packaging systems
    • Allen Bradley PLCs with RSLogix 5000 and RSLogix 500
    • Electrical controls circuitry (AC/DC power supplies, VFDs, relays, motors, & servos)
    • Industrial ammonia refrigeration system
  • Ensure and facilitate that new equipment and related activities are defined and documented in compliance with industry standards, including FDA, GMP, OSHA and HAACP.
  • Provide technical support for plant processes and improvements.
  • Managing capital projects to be completed on-time and on-budget.
  • Effective communication with the rest of the management team, including proactive suggestions for continuous improvement.


The ideal candidate has:

  • A BS degree in an Engineering field, or equivalent education, experience and training
  • At least 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven leadership in manufacturing operations, with applicable experience in food processing Industry preferred.
  • Proficiency reading and developing electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical schematics/diagrams.


Employment Requirements:

  • Must pass a Pre-Employment Drug Screening and Physical (provided by Milkco).
  • Will conduct a Criminal Background Check.
  • Must pass an E-Verify Screening.


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand a minimum of 7 ½ hours per day.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs without assistance.
  • Extended periods of overhead lifting, kneeling, bending, stooping, climbing and other related movements may be required.




  • Profit Sharing
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • 401(k)
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Allstate Supplemental Plans
  • Company Picnic
  • Service Awards
  • Holiday Meals for July 4th and Thanksgiving
  • Employee Appreciation Days with Meals and Treats
  • ...And More


Nearest Major Market: Asheville