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Engineering & Maintenance Manager (Located in Columbus, GA)

Company: Ensign-Bickford Industries
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

This opportunity is located within our AFB International business, the global science and technology leader in pet food palatability. We develop and produce a full range of liquid and dry palatability enhancers using high-quality ingredients proven to optimize companion animal response and consumption. Job DescriptionThe Engineering and Maintenance Manager is responsible for coordinating and executing activities to maintain all process and production equipment and plant facilities for safe and efficient operations of the plant. Performs capital planning, as well as engineering and technical support for operations and maintenance at the facility level.Responsible for managing the maintenance staff, the local engineering staff, plant projects, and outside contractors as necessary for the safe and efficient operations of the plant.A strong collaborator, the Engineering & Maintenance Manager is charged with maintaining and improving teamwork and morale in a union production environment, ensuring that results are delivered without sacrificing safety, quality, or teamwork.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • All functions are performed with employee and contractor safety as the number one priority.
  • Provide leadership, direction, and supervision for the maintenance department.
  • Manage and maintain plant maintenance and engineering departmental budgets.
  • Provides technical support to the plant.
    • Provide technical support for facility infrastructures including developing and executing building and utility maintenance and repair solutions.
    • Investigate production issues (product delivery, quality, reliability, efficiencies) including leading cross-functional process improvement efforts, determining root cause of issues, and developing and implementing corrective actions.
    • Support and sometimes develops/modifies the preventative maintenance program and service contracts.
    • Ensure equipment is designed and maintained to produce safe food products for our customers and a safe work environment for our employees.
      • Lead and develop engineering assessments for new products, business opportunities, and support of ongoing production operations.
        • Includes economic project analysis (including production assumptions), equipment and system design, equipment and facility layouts, feasibility planning, equipment sourcing, and capital appropriation development.
        • Execute capital plans and implement projects accordingly.
          • Post project approval activities include equipment purchase, coordination and supervision of installation, project cost tracking and control, equipment and system start-up, personnel training, and system documentation.
          • Expense budget.
            • Source, authorize purchase, and order site specific supplies and materials as needed to support production operations.
            • Track expenditures against budget and manage spending in accordance with available funds.
            • Accountable for the plant engineering and maintenance budget including the effective implementation of CAR's.
              • Maintains a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations and develops recommendations accordingly.
              • Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure plant safety and a safe environment and culture for all plant associates.
              • Writes and reviews job work orders, evaluates alternatives, prioritizes and schedules repair and execution to ensure continuous production operations in a safe and cost-effective manner. Follows-up to ensure repairs are completed in a timely manner and are producing acceptable results.
              • Responsible for executing preventative maintenance program in conjunction with support staff and personnel, including maintaining the spare parts inventory.
              • Provide technical troubleshooting as required to support ongoing plant operations.
              • Travel up to 10%.
              • Schedule: This is a 24/5 production facility. The Engineering and Maintenance Manager is expected to be on site during normal business working hours and available to work evenings or weekends as required for project or maintenance activity. The Engineering and Maintenance Manager is expected to be on call and available to assist with after-hours situations as required.Supervisory Responsibilities
                • Supervise the Plant Process Engineer and Facility Maintenance team. QualificationsTo 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or Experience
                  • Required:
                    • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field.
                    • Six (6) or more years' related experience, with at least two (2) years progressive experience in maintenance/engineering management in a manufacturing facility.
                    • Prior experience in kaizen, operational excellence, Lean/Six Sigma, or business operating systems with heavy process orientation. Demonstrated ability to drive and execute process improvement and project execution.
                    • Desired:
                      • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering or related field.
                      • 10 years of direct industry experience in food/pharmaceutical/flavor/feed manufacturing or processing environment.
                      • Lean/6 Sigma certified (green/black belt).
                      • Experience in a SQF certified manufacturing environment Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesTo perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following knowledge, skills and abilities.
                        • Leadership skills necessary to provide effective performance management of the engineering and maintenance staff at the plant.
                        • Professional skills and competencies necessary to recruit and hire highly qualified and capable staff for the engineering and maintenance department at the plant.
                        • Financial skills necessary to manage large budgets and projects.
                        • Interpersonal and communications skills necessary to engage in and deliver meaningful and constructive communications across a wide range of audiences from entry level production operators all the way to the board of directors.
                        • Computer skills should include but not limited to: MS Office products, Visio, MS Project, MMS systems, ERP systems, understanding of basic networking principles and set ups, Understanding of Controls Systems and basic ladder logic principles, AutoCAD.
                        • Operator skills to operate a variety of Powered Industrial Trucks, and a familiarity with equipment operation is a plus as well.
                        • Technical writing skills and skills in the presentation of technical information, for effective delivery of complex information to audiences of technical, professional, and layman.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to climb ladders or stairs, stoop, kneel, bend over, crouch, or crawl, hear and smell, and use hands and fingers to feel, grasp, or touch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The primary working environment will be in an office with moderate noise and air-conditioned space. Requirements for the position will require and include routine exposure to a plant environment with the associated noise, heat, moving parts, potential risk of electrical shock and vibration, and other factors associated with a manufacturing operation.*This job will be located in Columbus, GA, and will start in 2024*Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At AFB International, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may just be the right candidate for this role or other roles!AFB International is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.

Keywords: Ensign-Bickford Industries, Saint Charles , Engineering & Maintenance Manager (Located in Columbus, GA), Engineering , Saint Charles, Missouri

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