Facilities Engineer Position Available – Winona, MN

RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minn., is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics. The company has 18 manufacturing plants located in the United States, Mexico, Germany, France, Singapore and China. RTP Company’s engineers develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear-resistant properties.

This position is responsible for the management of all phases of facilities related capital and expense projects from project evaluation to close and sustaining operations. This includes business case development, planning, design, and oversight of the entire process for the addition, replacement, reconfiguration and alteration of equipment, buildings, structures, and other facilities related items and systems. The Facility Engineer has responsibility for the selection and performance of vendors who perform building renovations and alterations, furnish and install equipment, perform design services, construction services and project management.

The Facilities Engineer is responsible for lifecycle analysis and planning including leading facilities condition assessment efforts and maintaining a capital requirements database to assure the reliability of buildings and systems.

The Facilities Engineer is expected to recommend ways to improve operations and the physical work environment to support optimized health & safety, optimized productivity and optimized cost.

Essential Duties:

  • Analyze material and labor costs, set procedures and standards, and review bids
  • Develop, obtain and organize information required to complete a project
  • Coordinate the preparation of schematic designs, drawings, calculations, and make material and equipment selections
  • Review and recommend project options and alternatives
  • Develop project description, budget and schedule and prepare business case requests as necessary for submission for project approvals and to secure funding
  • Recommend the contractors, suppliers, and equipment vendors
  • Prepare scopes of work, contracts and purchase requisitions for approval (including specifications, warranty requirements, maintenance manuals, spare parts, delivery requirements, vendor start-up and training where required)
  • Conduct routine project meetings, prepare and distribute meeting minutes
  • Schedule for construction and equipment deliveries
  • Conduct periodic coordination meetings with the contractor(s) and stakeholders
  • Assures compliance with all safety and environmental standards and regulations pertaining to cleanliness, particulate matter, noise and security
  • Assure adherence to the specifications, code requirements and quality standards
  • Maintain, track and provide an accurate accounting of project budget
  • Prepare and submit change requests as necessary
  • Execute projects through to completion, start-up, and commissioning
  • Responsible for installation/commissioning acceptance documentation and preparation and revision of site procedures and as-built drawings
  • Handle certain administrative tasks, such as developing and preparing performance (KPI) reports, project updates to stakeholders, regulatory filings, and maintenance of job files
  • Respond to emergency situations or other urgent issues involving the facility
  • Enforce safety and health guidelines amongst employees and contractors


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience within facilities supporting corporate offices, laboratory research activities, and manufacturing
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee multiple activities at one time
  • Ability to define problems, determine root cause, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations
  • Practical experience and/or knowledge of general maintenance trades
  • Knowledge of instrumentation, mechanical and electrical systems and maintenance practices
  • Ability to read drawings and create engineered reports and procedures
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Time-management and multi-tasking skills
  • Financial management and budgeting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of AutoCad software
  • Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft suite of products
  • Self-motivated
  • Dependable
  • Excellent attendance
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Safety awareness
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

We offer a highly competitive benefits package and a competitive pay based on experience.  For consideration, please submit resume to:

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