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.
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.
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