Supv Utilities
Tyson Foods, Inc.

Zeeland, Michigan

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Position Summary:

The Utilities Manager position is responsible for the proper operation, maintenance, and management of all plant utilities, and department personnel. Utilities include but are not limited to - Anhydrous Ammonia Refrigeration System, Plant Water Systems, Steam Generation Systems, Pneumatic Systems, Fire Protection Systems and HVAC Systems. This position will provide frontline supervision for all technicians over 4 shifts that are assigned to these areas. Determine work schedules, and priorities to ensure the facilities needs are met. This role is responsible for maintaining all OSHA and EPA regulations through our Process Safety Management program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow and Ensure Team Members adhere to all Safety and Food Safety policies and be able to correct/address deficiencies as needed.
  • Mechanical and Operational knowledge of plant utility systems including Ammonia, Steam, Compressed Air, Electrical, Fire protection, and Hot water systems. This knowledge should be adequate to effectively train other employees and provide troubleshooting assistance with the technicians.
  • Establish and maintain an efficient onboarding training program.
  • Training and developing all utility technicians for future development and knowledge as well as assisting technicians through the Dupont training system.
  • Demonstrate the ability to thoroughly use the current CMMS/SAP system for data entry, work management, and be capable of training other team members in the proper use of it.
  • Provide support for the technicians through preventative maintenance and repairs.
  • Responsibilities to include daily stretches and safety talks, huddle meeting presentations, supervisor rounds, provide team member support, and daily recap of downtime to management.
  • Lead or assist in completing plant audits, PM reviews, and follow up to completion.
  • Work interdepartmentally to ensure needs of the customer are met, develop, and maintain Win/Win partnerships.
  • As needed initiate orders for parts/materials and provide follow-up.
  • Assures adequate PM procedures/schedules to provide necessary support to assure proper equipment operation/repair/upkeep.
  • Manages/supervise his/her employees to assure acceptable employee productivity and job performance
  • Adhere to all applicable PSM/Safety/Environmental policies and procedures while demonstrating a proper safety attitude /awareness.
  • Have direct involvement and thorough understanding of the Process Safety Management program. (PSM)
  • As a member of the management staff is expected to project a positive attitude while handling himself/herself in a professional manner.
  • Maintains/ promotes open communications and positive working relationships with all depts throughout the facility.
  • Continuous improvement and development of the operations and personnel.
  • Recommend, develop, and implement process improvements projects.
  • Key member of overall facility Engineering & Maintenance organization.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend alternative maintenance support resources and services. Responsible for overall maintenance activities such a manner that maximum effectiveness is obtained for the proper maintenance of machinery within projected costs and schedules.
  • This position will play a key role in implementing change within the organization, both from the technology standpoint and a procedural one, in support of the company's goals and objectives while operating at the highest ethical standards.


Education and Experience:

  • Prior experience of 5+ years in a mechanical/refrigeration related field along with an in-depth knowledge of ammonia refrigeration process/equipment and technologies.
  • Have successfully completed technical training in Industrial Refrigeration field OR display the ability to achieve such.
  • Have working knowledge or ability to achieve such, of Utility systems such as Water, Steam, Pneumatics, Fire Protection, HVAC.
  • Experience with CCMS systems.

Communication Skills:
  • Requires good written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently, and be results oriented.

Computer Skills:
  • Effective computer/keyboard skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, and Power Point

Preferred Knowledge and Other Skills:
  • Have a thorough understanding of refrigeration theory/operations. Prefer experience within the food processing and packaging industry

  • Have high mechanical skills and aptitude. Proficient math skills. Effective problem solving and analytical skills.
  • This position requires ability to make decisions effecting both financial and operational performance. Be highly organized with attention to detail. Be able to prioritize based off the needs of facility. At times may require review and analysis of technical information including drawings, specifications, technical reports, engineering data, etc.
  • This position will work directly with the other members of the maintenance management team to jointly address and attend to the needs of the facility.
  • Possess strong leadership skills marked by an ability to articulate ideas, delegate appropriately, set clear goals and drive accountability.
  • Be a highly motivated professional able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be flexible with work schedule, the ability to come in early or stay late if needed.
  • Can develop strong relationships with leaders and employees at all levels and areas of responsibility within the company.
  • Blends people into teams and inspires them to perform; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; let's people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
  • Steps up to conflicts seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; Deals fairly with non-performance and is unafraid to deliver tough messages when necessary.
  • Is good at establishing clear direction; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results; understands what motivates each individual and brings out the best in people; is a clear communicator.
  • Makes good, timely decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.
  • Is action oriented and focused on producing good outcomes. Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully.
  • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Creates effective plans to promote change; knows how to manage in changing circumstances; strongly advocates an independent point of view but can be counted on to execute management decisions and strategies; understands the need for change before being told; seizes opportunities.
  • Role models a personal leadership style that includes self-awareness. Accepts feedback, understands, and maximizes strengths while working to develop weaknesses.

Travel Requirements:

  • 0-5% @ corporate headquarters, training, other facilities, equipment vendors.

Relocation Assistance Eligible:

Work Shift:

B Shift (United States of America)

Hourly Applicants ONLY -You must complete the task after submitting your application to provide additional information to be considered for employment.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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