Plant Engineering Manager (CPG Manufacturing)
FDD - Hayward, CA

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The Engineering Manager ensures the delivery of engineering services to an assigned plant. He/she provides leadership and direction in assessing, determining and executing facility capital expenditures and maintenance enhancement needs with significant focus on improving productivity and minimizing labor & overhead costs, as well as minimizing milk, ingredient and packaging waste while assuring highest levels of safety, quality, sanitation and regulatory compliance.

Plant Environment: 8 filling lines, 4 blow mold machines, 50,000+ gallons (fluid milk) annually, Caseless stackers, amonia/refrigeration units, 13 - 15 maintenance staff members, cooler responsibilities are several of the key areas this incumbent will manage.

Ensures mechanical and electrical expertise is available to production and other departments to maintain production systems, utilities, buildings and grounds in a 24-hour 7-day per week operation.

Collaborates with plant management and corporate staff to utilize equipment to improve employee safety, production quality, equipment reliability and overall equipment effectiveness utilizing Continuous Improvement techniques and a Management Operating Structure (MOS).

Designs, specifies and commissions capital projects which deliver project scope, on-time and on-budget, meeting agreed to stakeholder expectations.

Utilizes a computerized maintenance management system to optimize asset utilization through scheduled preventative maintenance.

Develops, reports and analyzes key maintenance performance indicators as a means to create and implement corrective actions.

Remains current with latest and emerging industry regulations and codes relative to mechanical and electrical systems design and operation.

Ensures corporate policies and standards are followed in both capital project implementation as well as daily maintenance.

Shares “best practices” within the Maintenance Department.

Promotes a safe and environmentally sound workplace that complies with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.

Provides management of employees directly or through supervisors to ensure effective selection, retention, development, disciplinary action and performance management. If a collective bargaining agreement exists, may participate in negotiations, grievances or other contract related activities and discussions.

Cooperates in a cross-functional manner as a change agent with all departments within the Company.

Ensures compliance with all Dean Corporate policies, procedures and national suppliers.

Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating and delegating.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline required; MS degree a plus

3+ years Staff Management experience required. Ability to lead others through change and building people capability.

2+ years Capital Budget and Spending Accountability management experience required

CPG and/or Food & Beverage engineering experience desired.

Engineering leadership in a high speed liquid processing and packaging manufacturing environment preferred.

Experience with refrigeration systems, plant utility systems, and packaging/material handling systems desired

Implementer of Continuous Improvement (CI) Processes related to manufacturing engineering.

Excellent verbal/written communication skills.

Possess excellent analytical problem solving and trouble-shooting abilities

Preferred skills include background with Six Sigma, TPS, ISO, TPM, and Lean Manufacturing initiatives

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and AutoCad.

Ability to follow all Sanitation and Quality Policies and Procedures, and report and follow through on any deficiencies.

Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs; ability to lead others through change.

Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Skill in organization and prioritization, and attention to detail.

Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines.

Ability to select, coach, develop, engage and retain a team of employees.

Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices

Dean Foods Company is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V

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