Oversee engineering and maintenance activities, including preventive and corrective work orders. Control and coordinate all equipment materials and supplies required for replacement, repair, plant expansion, and improvement projects.
Complete plant capital projects, including scope development, bidding, submitting capital requests for internal review, coordination of project completion, and budget cost adherence.
§ Perform replacement analysis of equipment considering space costs, depreciation, service life, maintenance costs, and advising production manager of information and recommend appropriate actions.
§ Direct and control plans and specifications for outside contracting work, including bidding process, priority, and corporate purchasing and Plant Manager approvals.
§ Recommend expense or capital projects to Plant Manager, which are necessary or will improve operational efficiency.
§ Manage and develop plant maintenance programs to ensure minimal downtime. Analyze and solve technical maintenance issues.
§ Oversee assigned DFA and contract staff. Develop appropriate training programs to address developmental needs.
§ Develop short and long term planning, objectives, programs, goals, and department budget and cost controls.
§ Coordinate maintenance and capital related material needs, including receipt of materials and services and payment approval. Oversee maintenance part and supply inventories, including purchasing activities, supply shortages, and report generation.
§ Maintain effective preventative maintenance programs for facility, electrical distribution, plant utility systems, architecture, process instrumentation, and all production machinery and equipment through assigned staff and outside contractors to support sustained plant operations and efficiency.
§ Ensure all plant environmental policies and procedures reflect current DFA guidelines and regulatory requirements and proper reporting is completed.
§ Perform routine environmental plant audits and maintain environmental and Department of Transportation (DOT) facility records. Prepare and submit all facility regulatory environmental permit renewal applications.
§ Perform periodic wastewater testing and reporting for by-products discharge. Maintain inventory of all facility waste streams, ensure appropriate disposal, and implement waste reduction solutions.
§ Ensure plant meets current regulatory and corporate requirements through plant environmental program.
§ Ensure DFA products are produced and distributed to highest food safety and quality standards.
§ Verify adherence to DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate, regulatory, food safety, quality and sanitation requirements.
§ Ensure safe working conditions for employees and compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding health and safety issues.
§ Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrive.
§ Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements.
§ Exhibit the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America through honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
§ Adhere to all DFA Quality, Safety and GMP policies and procedures and report any nonconformity.
§ Attend required training, including but not limited to Safety, GMP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF).
§ Ensure availability to respond to emergencies or other unexpected operational requirements (i.e. nights, weekends, or holidays). Participate in on-call rotation.
§ The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee; but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.
Education and Experience
? High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and 10 years of experience in food manufacturing environment, including 4 years of direct supervisory experience
? High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED), 5 years of technical training in related mechanical and/or electrical studies, and 4 years of experience in food manufacturing environment, including 2 years of direct supervisory experience
? Bachelor's degree and 4 years of experience in food manufacturing environment, including 2 years of direct supervisory experience
? Experience in environmental compliance and PLC programming
? Capital project and capital project budget Experience management experience
? Prefer SAP experience
? Certification and/or Licenses
o May be required to obtain and maintain other certifications and/or licenses in the future
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
? Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and company computer systems, specifically Excel and SAP
? Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management, especially in union environment
? Knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations regarding waste, air, wastewater, land application, and storm water
? Knowledge of safety related issues, including regulation compliance
? Skill in proficient computer usage
? Skill in critical thinking, analysis, mathematical calculations, and statistical evaluations
? Skill in leadership and coaching
? Able to complete basic arithmetic in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
? Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
? Able to work in collaboration effectively and foster good teamwork
? Able to take appropriate steps to find solutions to problems
? Able to handle challenging or conflict situations with tact and professionalism
? Able to promote a team environment
? Able to multi-task and problem solve
? Able to respond courteously and efficiently to inquiries, complaints, and requests
? Able to interpret and apply company policies
? Able to adapt and manage to change effectively
? Able to perform task and duties without constant supervision
? Able to read, write, and speak English
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