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Engineering & Reliability Manager 


Objective: The Engineering & Reliability manager will plan, direct and coordinate activities concerning capital project management, utility management and maintenance of equipment and machinery in order to optimize efficiency and meet group and regulatory standards, within budgetary guidelines.  Supervise/manage all maintenance staff and related projects.


Capital Expenditures - Prepare the plant’s 3-year capital plan in a timely manner.  Prepare and maintain an accurate forecast of capital spending by month and ensure project spending commences on schedule.  Oversee the execution of capital projects to ensure they are completed on time, within budget and deliver the expected results.  Provide training on new or revised processes or equipment.  Anticipate, identify, mitigate and control the environmental, health and safety impacts of new or revised processes or equipment. 

Asset Maintenance - Institute and oversee maintenance programs that preserve asset life, ensure maximum equipment availability and capacity, and that do not interfere with production.  Institute and oversee a system to ensure that all vital records on plant equipment are complete and up-to-date.  Identify processes/equipment that are under-performing or limiting production, perform root cause analyses and implement appropriate preventive/corrective actions to maximize equipment availability and efficiency.  Demonstrate year over year improvements in throughput, equipment availability and downtime.

Process Improvement, Operations Control & Regulatory Requirements - Develop and implement systems to continuously improve product and process consistency and to identify and eliminate deviations from operating standards.  Ensure that all plant utilities operate efficiently, within budget, in regulatory compliance, and provide the levels of services required by the Production Departments.  Institute, manage and lead a continuous improvement process that consistently reduces cost and increases process efficiency and plant production capacity.  Design, implement and manage programs that ensure compliance with the PSM/RMP programs for anhydrous ammonia.

Position Requirements

We are seeking candidates with a combination of the following skills and knowledge: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (mechanical or electrical preferred) from an accredited college or university.  Five years of process engineering and/or project engineering with three years of production or maintenance supervision experience in a manufacturing environment.  Project and contractor management experience, including capital cost estimating and major capital project scheduling.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Highly developed coaching and training skills.  Budget preparation and cost control experience.  Superior analytical and problem solving skills.  Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, project management, and drafting software.  Excellent mechanical aptitude, strong prioritization, analytical skills and problem solving skills.  Understanding of food hygiene procedures and food safety requirements.  Licensed/registered Professional Engineer.  Computer and/or PLC programming experience.  Food manufacturing experience.  Utilities management experience.  Proficiency in Autocad software.  Experience with a structured continuous process improvement system (e.g., Six Sigma).  Experience developing a strategic plan for a manufacturing facility.

Travel Occasional travel is required.  
About the Organization At AB Mauri North America (ABMNA), we are passionate about baking and are proud to be an important part of the baking technology industry. Our products play a role in the everyday lives of consumers across the United States and Canada, and we partner with our customers to achieve their goals, providing quality ingredients and proven solutions together with superior service and technical expertise.

ABMNA manufactures and markets bakery ingredients for the mechanized and craft bakery markets in North America. The company’s heritage product line features both fresh and dry baker’s yeast sold under the iconic Fleischmann’s brand. The company has also built a successful position in dry bakery ingredients including leaveners, bread improvers, mold inhibitors and enzyme solutions, among others.

ABMNA operates three yeast manufacturing facilities in North America - Memphis, TN; Montreal, Quebec; and Calgary, Alberta. In addition, the company operates a dry blending facility in Greenville, TX, an enzymes blending facility in Wilsonville, OR, and a bread and sweet goods mix and concentrate blending facility in Cedar Rapids, IA. The company’s region headquarters is located in St. Louis, MO.

ABMNA is a division of the global bakery ingredients business, AB Mauri, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods (ABF). AB Mauri has nearly 7,000 employees around the world and has a major presence in bakery ingredients, with significant market positions in the Americas, Europe and Asia. With its head office in Peterborough, UK, operations in 55 countries and sales in 90 countries, AB Mauri is recognized as a leader in baking technology and best-in-class supplier of bakery ingredients.


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