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Plant Engineering Manager
Akron, OH

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Work Arrangements: 100% onsite


In this role you will:  


  • Work jointly with HR and the Consumer Division Engineering team to establish staffing and resource needs
  • Responsible for coaching and development of the plant engineering team  and ongoing performance management
  • Own and manage plant capital budget; track capital spending against budget and manage accordingly and provide fiscal year forecasted capital expense cash flow
  • Develop the plant 5-Year Capital Plan; work includes establishment, maintenance, forecasting and reporting of plant capital needs; work with finance, operations, and Consumer TSO to ensure plans align with the plant and Consumer Division Masterplans
  • Lead the Initiative Management (IM) Pillar for the plant including implementation of IM tools and coaching/development of plant resources, support efforts in design and improvement of corporate project management
  • Ensure effective and efficient execution of projects across the plant, manage project capital and expense spending; ensure proper purchasing standards are followed during the execution of equipment specifications and requisitions; and analyze spend trends and use data to improve systems
  • Ensure successful project start-ups using IM tools including development of equipment standards & specifications; Factory Acceptance Testing (FTA) protocol and commissioning protocol
  • Participate in and provide technical feedback for new initiatives and product development; partner with R&D in new product development to ensure successful engineering and equipment selection to deliver required process transformations
  • Maintain property records for site including titles, deeds, and surveys; manage document preparations for permits and permit records; develop and maintain facilities master plans for maintenance (structural integrity) and improvements including common areas, roofs, HVAC, plumbing, sewers, floors, etc.; manage interface with Company Risk Management Manager and Insurance Provider (currently FM Global)
  • Manage the facilities department and plant systems team at the plant. Ensure proper maintenance of all facilities and utilities equipment including the use of appropriate Operations Excellence standards and PSM (Process Safety Management) requirements
  • Owns the electrical distribution system and wastewater system health and compliance
  • Own, lead, and develop the plant BCP to address personnel, property, facility, utility, and equipment needs in the event of a business interruption
  • Owns technical safety programs (Process, Combustible Dust, Pressure Vessel, Fire, and Thermal & Electrical); ensure all projects meet tech safety and environmental requirements through coordination with and audits by the Plant HS&E Leader. Coaches and develops the  owners of said technical safety programs.
  • Work with Sustainability Leaders on efforts to meet sustainability goals including energy, water, and waste reduction


Other duties as assigned by the Plant Manager that support the continuous improvement efforts of the plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Productivity, Cost, Delivery, Organization, and Sustainability.



What we are looking for:  


Minimum Requirements: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • 7 years of engineering experience
  • 5 years of manufacturing experience
  • Demonstrated capability in leading large and complex teams
  • Strategic leadership experience
  • Capital project management experience
  • People management experience
  • Profit and Loss or Cost Center experience
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule
  • Experience in one or more of the following technologies: process/manufacturing equipment, packaging equipment, process controls, electrical and/or controls engineering, facilities engineering, and/or new plant construction and start-up


Additional skills and experience that we think would make someone successful in this role:  

·         Food or Beverage industry experience strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated experience in building a high-performance work culture and systems
  • Keen eye for detail and the ability to interface across disciplines and at all levels

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