The Engineering/Maintenance Manager works under limited supervision to lead and coordinate the activities of the regional Engineering/Maintenance Department to design, process, develop, produce, improve, and test components and systems within manufacturing operations. The Engineering/Maintenance Manager serves as a subject matter expert and resource on projects that require advanced technical knowledge, in addition to ensuring that the plant equipment is operational and in safe working condition at all times, to prevent production down time. The coordination efforts consist of both inside maintenance and outside contractors. This position is also responsible for the lab and office equipment and for the building structure, parking lots and outside grounds.
Provides planning, direction, and coordination for all engineering and maintenance activities to achieve optimal use of Team Members, equipment, and materials to include the maintenance of buildings, grounds and electrical.
Provides oversight to project teams and activities during the development of new products, equipment, and other large scale projects for the regional operations.
Ensures all related functions are fulfilling the necessary requirements and tracking towards scheduled completion.
Collaborates with the necessary members of the team to develop and modify products in an organized and expedient manner.
Completes duties within overall project schedules and budgets.
Manage pro-active maintenance to include all equipment and machinery in the plant. Keep equipment and machinery in safe working condition
Work safely and maintain a safe work environment following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and food safety practices
Work with workforce on continuous improvement to plant equipment and practices in cost, quality, service and safety. Identify and execute opportunities to improve plant equipment
Facilitate a safe work environment through auditing and inspecting areas for safety hazards and observing team member safe work habits. Corrects all OSHA violations and potential hazards in a timely manner.
Manage the development of the maintenance staff
Manage maintenance and repair spending within budget levels, to include capital projects
Exposure to and experience with GMP, FDA Standards, International Food Standard (IFS), American Institute of Baking (AIB) standards, understand Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) programs, OSHA standards and plant safety programs
Adhere to all company safety policies and plant policies and procedures
Responsible for the development and implementation of programs and procedures to maximize production, minimize waste, increase capacity and efficiencies and maintain product quality and integrity
Support Continuous Improvement focus by leading and participating in focus improvement projects.and
Constantly evaluates team performance to efficiently coordinate the necessary resources for schedule attainment
Coaches, teaches, coordinates, and evaluates programs for team members to develop skills advantageous to the company’s needs and goals
Operational responsibilities include Controlling Costs in:
Raw ingredients – Packaging and Ingredients
Direct Labor – Staffing Levels and OT
Operating Expenses including Overhead Spend
Works closely with the Maintenance Team to coordinate improvement projects (Capital and Local Budget)
Other duties as assigned by plant leadership
Create a safe work environment by embracing diversity and fostering an inclusive environment where all team members are treated both equally and with respect.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/LEVELS OF COMPETENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology, or related discipline; Master’s Degree a plus.
5-7 years of related experiences within a manufacturing facility; Food industry experience is preferred.
5-7 years of managerial experiences with progressive responsibilities.
Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and priorities within structured timeframes.
Good verbal and written communication skills essential, good computer skills essential
Reports to: Plant Manager
Supervises: All Maintenance Personnel (Hourly & Salaried
Works with: All other departments
Must be able to work in an environment where various allergens, including, but not limited to nuts, coconuts, and other foods are received as shipments, mixed in ingredients, used as toppings, or baked into product. This will fluctuate based on business need
- Position requires constant and continuous support of production and other departments with time spent both in an office environment and a plant environment; temperature change as work area direct. Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to grasp, move, or utilize objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
- Frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
- Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.