Engineering Maintenance Manager in West Haven CT

Glanbia Nutritionals
Engineering Maintenance Manager
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West Haven CT
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Job Types:
Engineering Manager, Maintenance Manager, Manufacturing/Mechanical Engr.

Engineering Maintenance manager

Reports To:Site Director


Location:West Haven, CT


At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centersarounddairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.


This position is accountable for building, leading and developing a maintenance team and ensuring an efficient, high quality, cost effective operating facility. Responsibilities include development and implementation of preventative maintenance program,identification & stocking of critical spare parts,,responsive to mechanical failures in a timely manner, works closely with management team onprojectsto improve quality, efficiencyand reduce cost.Develop skills and abilities of assigned staff and proactively make recommendations. Candidate must be a hands on manager when required. Will ensure all tasks are performed while supporting the policies, goals and objectives of the company. Act as the voice and provide the vison for the department.



  • Responsible for all facility maintenance to include: equipmentpreventive maintenance, work order program,spare parts stocking,coordination of work with the manufacturing team, providing analysis on equipment failures and enhancements.

  • Managing a maintenance team to include creating development plans to enhance skills of maintenance team and developing long term training program.

  • Responsible for plant machinery and equipment such as mixers, conveyors, compressor system, mills, shakers, packaging systems, pumps, fluid beds, belt dryers, HVAC, rollup doors, MHE, and other miscellaneous repairs as needed.

  • Responsible for control devices such as PLC, VFD, safety curtains, switches, photo eyes, proximity sensors, pushbuttons, contactors, motor starters, etc. as needed.

  • Responsible and accountable for the departmental compliance with policies and procedures, internal and external regulatory requirements set by EPA, FDA, OSHA, etc.

  • Food Safety: Responsible forensuring maintenance program is followed according to SOPs, GFSI and any other food safety initiatives adopted by the Company.

  • Food Safety: Member of the HACCP team and participate in food safety meetings.

  • Enhance equipment performance by installing modifications, making adjustments and recommending improvements.

  • Responsible for electrical, plumbing and other miscellaneous facility repairs.

  • Set up and maintain a repair, inspection and adjustments work order program.

  • Hire, train, evaluate, resolve personnel grievances and discharge staff in coordination with human resources.

  • Participates in plant safety, health and environmental programs.

  • Responsible for maintaining and attaining all facility permits.

  • Responsible for the environment/sustainability program.


Education& Experience:

  • Bachelor s degree required.

  • Preferred: BS inEngineering or relateddiscipline and/or equivalent experience.

  • 3 5 years of maintenance and project managementexperience.Supervisory or management experienced preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:

  • Ability to write detailed reports and correspondences.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents and drawings.

  • Proven ability in choosing appropriate course of action while considering related costs and benefits.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while remaining productive at all times.

  • Ability to stay positive and calm in difficult and/or trying circumstances.

  • Must be able to work in a team environment and possess team-based problem solving skills.

  • Must be results focused and oriented toward accomplishment of team and organizational goals.

  • Ability to handle a fast paced deadline orientated environment with multiple rapidly changing priorities.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment by identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Must have demonstrably strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), to include speaking clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.

  • Ability to effectively interact and work well with all levels of personnel/departments with the utmost professionalism

  • Proven track record of performing and providing technical training and development to staff

  • Expertise and proficiency with basic office computer software, maintenance management systems.

  • Previous supervisory experience of a maintenance team.


Physical Requirements:

  • Light to moderate physical effort regularly required.

  • Heavy physical effort occasionally required.

  • May be trained and required to operate a forklift.

  • Regularly involves standing, talking or listening, and the use of hands and fingers.

  • Regularly involves going up and down stairs or ladders.

  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking.

  • Frequently involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

  • Frequently involves lifting up to 50lbs.

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • Works in a powder processing manufacturing facility with moderate noise.

  • May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic).

  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, outdoor weather conditions, and fumes and toxic chemicals.

  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.

  • May be exposed to ingredients that may cause allergic reactions and may be exposed to various allergen ingredients.


  • Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.


Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills requiredof all personnel so classified.

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun?If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

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