Plant Engineer

Osco Construction

About Strescon Limited

Established in 1963, Strescon Limited has grown to become the largest precast, pre-stressed concrete manufacturer in Eastern Canada. Its primary market covers the Atlantic Provinces and the New England region of the United States. Strescon manufactures a wide range of both architectural and structural precast/prestressed concrete products including bridge girders, wall panels, complete parking garages, hollow-core planking, piling and deck slabs. Strescon presently has two facilities: 70,000 sq. ft. in Saint John, New Brunswick and 50,000 sq. ft. In Bedford, Nova Scotia.

In addition to our engineered precast facilities for custom components, Strescon also operates a 32,000 sq. ft. facility in Saint John which manufactures standard concrete products for engineered drainage systems, such as pipe, manholes and catch basins.

Job Summary

The Pipe Plant Engineer directs operations within the pipe plant and yard including overall planning and project execution, ensuring schedules are kept and safety processes are adhered to. This role will provide direction to improve the organization’s overall production plans, systems and procedures. Pipe Plant Engineer is responsible for analyzing operations, designing workflows and production processes, reducing inefficiency, and ensuring final products meet established quality standards. This position requires a solid understanding of operations combined with the desire to develop and maintain relationships within a diverse workforce.

As training for this position, it is expected that a period of time will be spent in various departments (Sales and Estimating, Project Coordination, Quality Control, etc.) to gain an understanding of operational procedures and processes.


  • Oversee planning and execution of all processes within the plant consisting of various concrete pipe products
  • Create and manage facilities budgets including internal/external maintenance, tools, and repair/replacement of equipment
  • Continuously identify opportunities for improvement across all plant operations and ensure functional implementation
  • Assist with preventative maintenance planning and scheduling for equipment and facility
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Assist with form design and form repairs
  • Share knowledge with others to assist in promoting a better-trained workforce
  • Other duties as assigned

Technical Requirements

  • Civil or Mechanical engineering background required (Degree or diploma from an accredited institution)
  • Previous experience overseeing / managing a plant in a concrete or construction environment is an asset
  • Familiarity surrounding safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory, and stewardship processes
  • Strong knowledge of production processes and standards
  • Proficiency in programs such as Microsoft Office, Google SketchUp and AutoCAD, with exposure to other engineering related software
  • Ability to understand construction drawings
  • Experience working with unionized employees is an asset

Business Requirements

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Provide leadership and positive guidance to employees through constructive communication
  • Exceptional time management, documentation, and organizational skills
  • Desire to work well in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, and customer-focused environment

Social Requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with individuals of diverse disciplines including various levels of management
  • A team player with the desire to work collaboratively with others to improve existing processes

As a member of the OSCO Construction Group, Strescon Limited offers a comprehensive compensation package including health and dental coverage, life insurance, RRSP and tax-free savings account options. Additionally, we offer educational bursaries to children of employees, health & wellness programming, celebratory events and employee sport team sponsorships.

About OSCO

The origins of the OSCO Construction Group go back to 1955 when Ocean Steel & Construction Ltd. was founded in Saint John, New Brunswick. Since that time, the OSCO Construction Group has grown to encompass four main operating sectors: Steel, Concrete, Construction and Corporate. Within these sectors lie an ever-expanding number of companies and divisions, serving a growing market area and employing over twelve hundred employees.