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11518 Engineering Manager
Richmond, IN

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Our client is a Global Fortune 150 manufacturer of specialty food packaging items is looking for an Engineering Manager to support their manufacturing plant in Richmond Indiana that manufacturers injection molded dispensing accessories for their products along with contract manufacturing
Reports to Site Director
5-6 direct reports to include 2 supervisors and 3-4 engineering/molding/automation technicians
35-45 employees in plant  Mon-Fri 2 shifts per day only

Primary Function/Primary Goals/Objectives:

  • Maintain plant operating departments’ equipment, systems and other fixed assets to a high standard of safety, quality and productivity at the lowest possible cost while maintaining compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements
  • Provide electrical, mechanical & instrument maintenance support as required
  • Provide process systems expertise throughout facility
  • Act as special project engineer in the maintenance area; act as Project Engineer resource on various projects

Major Responsibilities:

  • Plant support for all processes and equipment in the plant
  • Training of electricians and instrument technicians
  • A technical resource to projects working in the plant for electrical and mechanical systems
  • Liaison to maintain computers and the computer network for the plant manufacturing systems
  • Upgrade manufacturing systems (plc’s, computers, software) to maintain a serviceable system with spare parts and current software revisions
  • A software Knowledge for all computer systems involved in manufacturing
  • A guide to outside software programmers for plant systems and standards
  • Review project designs for correct application
  • A resource for all manufacturing areas in the maintenance and process area and benchmark across plants
  • Provide electrical, instrumentation and mechanical direction for Plant Maintenance assigned to the respective shifts
  • Act as Site subject matter expert on Vision Control Program and Management of Change
  • Act as the site Capital Program Coordinator and maintain rolling 3year strategy/plan
  • Assist in preparation and control of Electrical/Instrument/Mechanical
  • Act as Calibration Coordinator; maintain the calibration program
  • Ensure the instrument calibrations are completed on time and follow the written procedures
  • Maintain a precise and accurate level of instrumentation
  • Assist with training of the calibration program with operations, engineering and management to ensure compliance to procedures.
  • Review calibration documents for correctness
  • Be a liaison for the plant to the FDA and other outside organizations for the calibration program


  • B.S. Engineering preferred or equivalent experience with plastic mold injection equipment
  • At least 5 years’ experience preferred
  • A knowledge of instrumentation and electrical devices
  • PLC programming and controls background
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal required
  • Strong technical and leadership skills required


  • This position has a direct impact on productivity and performance throughout the plant.  This includes proper utilization of headcount and equipment
  • The position also directly impacts product quality in the production operations
  • Accountable for regulatory compliance of the Maintenance operation including equipment change control
  • This position is one in which performance can be directly measured in end results.  Examples of the potential for negative results are:  1) Poor line performance resulting in lost product or overtime required, 2) Jeopardizing a batch or a number of batches if equipment such as hydraulic presses and depalletizer are not functioning  correctly and 3) Poor performance could place Company in a position where FDA inspections and Corporate Compliance Audits could cite violations of regulations that would be serious quality concerns, possibly resulting in recalls or a temporary production shutdown.


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