Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with its partners, customers and the world of science, the Freudenberg Group develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments and for thousands of applications: seals, vibration control components, nonwovens, filters, specialty chemicals, medical products, and the most modern cleaning products. In 2019, the Freudenberg Group employed more than 49,000 people in almost 60 countries worldwide and generated sales of approximately €9.4 billion.

Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global manufacturer of innovative technical textiles offering differentiated value propositions to a broad range of markets and applications such as Apparel, Automotive, Building Interiors, Construction, Energy, Healthcare, Shoe and Leather goods as well as Specialties. In 2019, the company generates sales of around €890 million and has 26 manufacturing sites in 14 countries and more than 3.600 employees. Freudenberg Performance Materials attaches great importance to social and ecological responsibility. For more information, please visit

As leader of the Engineering Team, the Plant Engineering Manager will be responsible to maintain, expand, and improve the plant and physical facilities to meet or exceed customer requirement while working within the approved Capital and Expense Plan of the Spunlaid-NA Division.

Plant Engineering Manager

Your tasks

  • Manage/ consult the Plant Engineering Team consisting of Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Reliability Engineers to delivery plant Operational goals. 
  • Plan, Manage, and Implement projects of various size and scope to included but not limited to engineering studies, specifications, cost estimating, start-ups, and employee training.
  • Provide design and project management support to the Engineering and Maintenance Team of Freudenberg Nonwovens – Spunlaid-NA Division
  • Support all company safety objectives through modification or redesign of equipment
  • Prepare detailed drawings using AutoCAD and/or Inventor software

Our expectations

  • B.S in Mechanical Engineering from a 4-year ABET accredited school
  • 10-15 years experience in Mechanical Engineering; Experience in a production operation with emphasis on machine design and reliability preferred
  • Technical Engineer background with emphasis toward practical machine operation, design, reliability, and specification.  Nonwovens or polymer experience a plus. 
  • Experience leading & directing a technical group
  • Ability to lead & manage groups/teams and participate in projects of various size and scope including ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with in house mechanics, electricians, and outside contractors to complete necessary mechanical work
  • Ability to coordinate with people in cross functional areas, and adapt to rapid change
  • Experience in replacing obsolete machine control systems. Siemens experience a plus. 
  • Proven ability to resolve complicated technical problems and identify root cause and creatively bringing issues to resolution
  • Team-oriented and responsive to customer needs
  • Travel up to 10% 


  • As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce.

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Freudenberg Performance Materials LP
Christy Howard ∙ HR Dept. ∙
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