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General information

All posting locations: San Diego, California, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 05 - Engineering & Maintenance

Date Published: 06-Dec-2021

Job Type: Trainee

Description & Requirements

The Engineering / Maintenance Manager will improve performance of productive equipment- preserve plant physical assets- and control maintenance labor and material costs to achieve plant performance goals. They will be responsible for forecasting and controlling plant capital spend to maximize investment value. This role will ensure compliance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations- Good Manufacturing Practices- the Occupational Safety & Health Act- and other regulations and standards.

Primary Responsibilities:

        Protect the environment- and the company's good name and assets from harm by meeting all applicable environmental regulations and responding immediately to potential violations

        Protect the company’s employees through focus on ergonomic issues and employee safety during both the planning and execution of capital projects- and enforcement of factory safety regulations such as lock out/tag out for outside contractors and company employees

        Develop- monitor and control the annual capital budget- maintenance expenses- and utility budgets

        Manage capital and facility maintenance projects and resources through timely equipment installation- service and repair

        Develop ideas and projects to reduce utility and energy costs

        Support the efficient operation of the Plant through effective utilization of Engineering and Facility Maintenance resources

        Assist and oversee maintenance of the plant equipment- buildings- and other assets to protect these assets and reduce equipment related downtime

        Research and develop new processing techniques to improve quality of product and production efficiencies

        Establish departmental goals that maintain focus on improving line efficiencies and product quality

        Determine equipment capabilities for new or revised factory layouts

        Evaluate production and packaging needs for Capital Equipment

        Participate on the Food Safety and HACCP Team

        Assist and partner with business leaders on implementation of process improvement (Six Sigma / Lean/Heinz Global Production System (HGPS))- including leading change initiatives- planning- and facilitation

        Participate in the QRMP yearly audit and assist in the development of procedures and corrective actions

        Accountable for the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) system and operational standards as outlined in the plant accountability list


        Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related field is required

        Minimum of 5+ years of increasing responsibility in plant engineering and project management in manufacturing

        Minimum of 5 years of experience with full cycle capital project management from appropriation preparation to field start up

        Minimum 5 years’ experience working with process and high speed/automation equipment

        Previous experience managing a long term capital project plan

        Clear understanding of engineering economics and project justification

        Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices- OSHA safety regulations- EPA regulations- and other related codes and regulations applying to the operation of a food products factory

        Working knowledge of boiler and compressed air operations in order to evaluate operating efficiencies

        Must be familiar with maintenance management system operations

        Leadership skills gained through course work- seminars- and experience in supervisory positions in maintenance and/or supervising contractors on capital projects

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity