Plant Engineering Manager

Job Title
Plant Engineering Manager
Job ID
Plant Engineering Manager

We are seeking a Plant Engineering Manager for an established dairy company in Western Nevada. This person will be responsible for the oversight and performance of the maintenance staff and functions, engineering, and site facilities. This opportunity is with a nationwide dairy processor that has locations all over the U.S. This role will offer a supportive work environment, competitive benefits, and growth across a national organization.

Location: Fallon, NV

Job Responsibilities:
  • Establish and manage the department’s budget to ensure financial goals are met or exceeded
  • Manage capital and expense projects to meet scope, budget, and timeline as defined
  • Develop and utilize maintenance key performance indicators (KPI) to drive improvements to plant reliability
  • Develop, implement, and maintain maintenance related systems to support the continuous manufacturing requirements
  • Ensure the department’s activities remain in or exceed the standards and specifications established by Quality Assurance
  • Manage maintenance inventory, purchasing and inventory control processes
  • Coordinate with on-site staff and management or engineering to review and approve plans for new equipment installation and layout to ensure operational efficiency
  • Initiate and drive continuous improvement activities to ensure plant sustainability
  • Manage employee’s performance through establishing expectations and holding employees accountable
  • Coach and mentor employees to develop their skills and instill an appropriate sense of urgency
  • Partner with other departments regarding the resolution of ongoing problems, the implementation of new procedures or process, and the introduction of new products or product lines
  • Ensure all process changes, equipment changes, or product changes are understood by affected employees in a timely fashion
  • Serve as a member of the plant Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) team
  • Work any shift(s) if necessary. Must be able to receive calls pertaining to plant issues when not on duty
  • Must adhere to all safety policies and procedures
  • Follow all GMP’s and works in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements

Required Skills/Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering or related degree
  • 6+ years of related experience in a manufacturing environment, including 1+ year of management experience
  • High speed manufacturing and food experience preferred
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to all levels of the organization
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint); SAP knowledge preferred

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