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Maintenance & Engineering Manager 
  • Well established foods manufacturing facility has a need for Maintenance & Engineering Manager due to a promotion
  • Company has been in business for 75 years with sales around $20 billion.
  • They offer fantastic benefits and are big believers in continuous improvement and upper ward mobility
  • The Maintenance & Engineering Manager is responsible for managing, planning, directing, and coordinating the work activities and resources necessary for operation.
  • FULL comprehensive relocation assistance will be provided
  • Sponsorship and visa transfers are not available 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Plan, organize and direct all engineering, project, and maintenance related activity for the plant. 
  • Responsible for supervising, through Supervisors and Managers, a group of employees involved in plant maintenance and engineering activities. 
  • Plan, coordinate and direct the design, layout, installation and maintenance of the building, building support systems and production equipment in a cost-effective manner in accordance with corporate, production and regulatory, requirements. 
  • Plan general project and maintenance schedules and provide to supervisors and managers to ensure that the plant is operating efficiently and that around the clock maintenance services are available.
  • Establish and communicate targets for measuring department efficiency, i.e., down-time, repair costs, parts costs, inventory levels, labor hours, etc. 
  • Measure progress and provide coaching to supervisors and managers to achieve targets. 
  • Provide technical assistance to production departments; diagnose and make recommendations to eliminate production problems and to improve operating effectiveness through more efficient use and care of equipment. 
  • Work closely with Plant Manager to develop capital appropriation budget and provide input on engineering, purchasing and installation requirements for capital projects. 
  • Participate on a variety of teams that work cross-functionally to improve processes within the organization and assist other company facilities as required. 
  • Utilize TPM, WCM and lean concepts to improve downtime and increase efficiencies in the equipment 
  • Coach, motivate, discipline, train, terminate and effectively manage the performance of hourly and salaried team members. 
  • Perform other duties as required.
 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred or equivalent of 10+ years of maintenance leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities obtained through working. 
  • 7 years of experience managing the work of others engaged in maintenance or engineering work (preferably food, packaging or other continuous flow operations). 
  • Ability to create, read, and analyze a variety of blueprints, schematics, and similar documentation. 
  • Ability to manage complex installation and modification projects involving major capital expenditures in responsibility. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with peers, management, and external contacts. 
  • Ability to supervise and manage the work of others to achieve established goals and objectives, MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE MANAGING 50+ maintenance employees
  • Experience with implementing and driving Lean Manufacturing principles specifically with TPM/TQM and Six-sigma, certifications preferred 
 
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