Plant Operations Engineer

City:  Newark
State:  CA
Country/Region:  US

PABCO® Gypsum, a division of PABCO® Building Products LLC, has provided quality gypsum board products and service for over 35 years.  PABCO® Gypsum supplies a complete line of gypsum products for commercial and residential construction.

Trust, autonomy, stability.

Are you an Engineer who prioritizes these ideals in your career?  If so, keep reading to find out more about this unique engineering opportunity.

PABCO, a building product company that prioritizes individuals and their families, has a rare opportunity for a Plant Operations Engineer in Newark, CA.  In this growing and evolving industry, make your mark at PABCO and continue to learn new things.


A few more reasons why you should join the PABCO family:

  • Excellent compensation – competitive with some of the biggest brands in the country!
  • Great benefits package – Including Blue Shield medical and dental, vision, flex spending, health savings account, 2 weeks of vacation, 401k, profit sharing, life insurance, STD, LTD, wellness programs, employee assistance, educational assistance, scholarships for children of employees, company discounts, and opportunities for community service.
  • Rich history –  PABCO Gypsum began manufacturing gypsum board after its 1972 acquisition of an idle gypsum plant Newark, California that was built in 1955. Five years later, PABCO expanded its gypsum manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of a Johns-Manville gypsum plant and quarry north of Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Las Vegas facility was expanded and modernized in 1998 and again in 2005; and Newark was updated in 2009
  • Innovative products – In 2013, they purchased QuietRock, which brought the world's first sound reducing drywall panel into the PABCO family.
  • A compassionate workplace – As a family owned company, PABCO cares about its brand, its values and its people. 


PABCO provides quality building products created by quality people.  PABCO is a subsidiary of a family-owned group of companies that provide employees with the security, benefits and respect they need to build meaningful interpersonal relationships with colleagues and customers.  PABCO takes pride in their American made products that are used in homes and buildings across the country.   


Supervision Received:

Works under minimal Supervision.

Supervision Exercised:



Provides solutions to issues utilizing judgment.  Wide degree of creativity and latitude for independent judgment expected.


Essential Duties And Responsibilitiesmay include some or all of the following:

  • Investigates personnel and equipment problems, recurring problems, new equipment and procedures. Provides recommendations to address the issues.
  • Recommends and implements manufacturing improvement projects, including line improvements and process flow improvements.
  • Works closely with maintenance supervisor on daily maintenance schedules.
  • May have some responsibility for purchasing, inventory, and budget control, as it relates to parts and equipment.
  • Develops plans for equipment installation and upgrades.
  • Develops and implements a production maintenance program for the plant.
  • May assist with power plant operation.
  • Designs machinery and parts that need to be machined.
  • Communicates with machine shops to order parts for designed projects and ensure that they are made according to plant specifications.
  • Redesigns existing machinery.
  • Prepares drawings, plans, specifications for parts and installation.
  • Abides by all safety rules set forth by company and government regulatory agencies and ensure that hazardous conditions are reported and corrected.
  • All other tasks and/or responsibilities as assigned.


Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; and
  • Two (2) to five (5) years related experience and or/or training, must be industry or plant specific;
  • equivalent combination of education and experience


Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Wet humid conditions.
  • Working near moving mechanical parts.
  • Extreme heat or cold (non-weather).
  • Fumes or airborne particles.
  • Vibrations.
  • Moderate to loud noise.

PABCO offers an excellent benefits and compensation package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), profit sharing retirement plan and wellness programs.  We are an equal opportunity employer and promote a drug free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland