Plant Engineer - Metal Drum Manufacturing

Harrisburg, NC posted on January 10


Project Engineer – Metal drum manufacturing-Harrisburg, NC

MAUSER USA LLC has an opportunity for a Project Engineer for their plastic drum manufacturing plants. Travel 60% of the time is required.

Mauser is a leading global supplier of industrial packaging solutions, manufacturing a variety of plastic, steel and fiber containers for a diverse customer base spanning industries including oil & gas, food & beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical, amongst others.  MAUSER is experiencing significant growth – both organically as well as through acquisition – therefore the opportunities for successful individuals can be significant. 

The technical functions include the design, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, as well as continuous improvement and project budgetary considerations. The ability to program and modify PLCs is an important part of this role. This plant has older PLCs, HMIs, and relay logic. This equipment must be maintained and upgraded.

Mauser offers a solid and competitive pay and benefits package and a rewarding place to work.

Main Position Responsibilities:

  • Act as technical lead in design, installation, troubleshooting and upgrades of equipment and processes.
  • Design, program, analyze and repair electrical drives and control units including configuring PLC motor controls and electrical protection.
  • Manage Engineering and Plant Maintenance Projects to achieve desired results and conclude within agreed budget and timeline.
  • Manage and perform physical installation of equipment during moves and upgrades.
  • Assist Maintenance in identifying and resolving problems.
  • Investigate equipment failures/faulty operations with improvement recommendations.
  • Continuously seek opportunities to improve equipment performance and operations.
  • Various other duties as assigned.


Key Attributes / Behaviors

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years prior Plant or Project Engineering experience.
  • Must be able to travel
  • Basic CAD skills are a plus
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
  • Must be able to program and troubleshoot PLCs
  • Must be able to troubleshoot hydraulics, electrical, pneumatic using schematics, prints and diagrams
  • Mechanical Engineering or Technical degree a plus

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions

  • Ability to stand, crouch and climb to perform certain duties.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the individual is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


The MAUSER Group manufactures and supplies plastic, fiber, and steel drums as well as intermediate bulk containers (“IBCs”) for the chemical, industrial and food & beverage industries, among many others. With revenues of $1.5 billion, the company is also the leading provider of reconditioning services for used plastic drums and IBCs of all products. MAUSER’s 4,400 employees operate 98 production facilities across 18 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia. The MAUSER Group is globally headquartered in Bruehl, Germany. Mauser North America is the largest business unit of the global organization.