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Plant Maintenance & Engineering Manager 


Manages the development, prioritization, and implementation of the Lithonia Plant's capital expenditure program.  Designs/specifies equipment, manufacturing processes, and facility infrastructure needed to improve the plant's productivity; gathers bids and quotes; generates EA's and manages installation and start of up equipment.  Also actively participates in the design and implementation of various engineering projects at other GLUS facilities.  Manages the Maintenance Department to ensure that plant equipment is maintained in a ready state for the Production Department to minimize downtime and maximize plant productivity.  Responsible for budget oversight of Maintenance Department to insure that repair dollars are being spent wisely and that overall spending stays in control.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Engineering - Manages the capital expenditure program for the Lithonia facility.  Evaluates current equipment and process capability, develops new equipment design specifications, work flow design, and production line layouts.  Researches and writes capital project proposals and then manages project execution within scope to accomplish all improvements outlined in the approved EA.

Engineering Manager - Solicits in-house input and feedback and coordinates outside engineering resources as needed to maintain plant operations and support capital improvements.   Responsible for compliance to applicable local and federal regulations regarding equipment, the facility, and its operation.  Works with managers/engineering resources at other GLUS locations to develop and implement significant cost savings/productivity projects to improve the manufacturing efficiency of the overall GLUS business.

Maintenance - Manages the activities of the Maintenance Team Leader, Controls Engineer, and Maintenance Procurement Analyst to ensure maximum uptime and efficiency of production equipment and plant infrastructure.

Site Security - Works with Director of Safety and Security at the corporate office to ensure site security.  This involves the development, generation and implementation of capital projects to insure adequate security measures are in place to keep employees, facility and food products safe and secure.  Works with others on the Lithonia Plant leadership team to insure employees, facility and food products are protected on a daily basis.

Waste Water Treatment - Ensures waste water treatment plant is working effectively by working with Maintenance Team Leader and plant operators to insure discharge from plant is within county guidelines to minimize surcharges.


Position Requirements

A four-year engineering degree is required for the position.  Also, at least 5-10 years of maintenance/engineering experience in an industrial plant setting should be required.  Experience in a food processing/packaging environment is also extremely valuable.  This is a fairly specialized industry and it takes quite a while to become knowledgeable with the various technologies required to effectively run a food processing/packaging facility.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift First  
Relocation Available no  
Division GLUS  
Location Lithonia, GA  
About the Organization GRIFFITH LABORATORIES

Griffith Laboratories is a global manufacturer of food products. We provide a wide range of taste and texture components for food industry customers throughout the world. Our products include seasoning blends, dry mixes, coating systems, dough blends, crumbs, flavors, sauces and food bases that are used in an extensive variety of application from snack foods and processed meat and poultry to ready meals. Our customers include food processors, restaurant operators and grocery retailers. While our name may not be familiar to consumers, our products are key components of foods offered by many of the world's best-known companies.


For more than half a century, we've focused on a single mission at Custom Culinary®: to create the finest-quality, most authentic bases, sauces and gravies for our foodservice and food processing customers. Developed by our culinary specialists to deliver made-from-scratch taste and inspired results in just minutes, our products bring exceptional aroma, flavor and consistency to all your signature dishes. True Taste begins with Custom Culinary®.


Combining modern science and artistic culinary application, the Meat Flavor Experts™ INNOVA provides high impact taste fidelity with its Robust® brand of meat flavors. Profiles are available in every nuance imaginable from specific notes to complex ethnic flavors systems. INNOVA provided a full spectrum of savory flavors through the Savor Notes™ line.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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