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Engineering Manager

Company: Darigold, Inc.
Location: Pasco
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Darigold is seeking an experienced and driven Engineering Manager to be a part of Darigold's team. The Engineering Manager must possess the desire and ability to plan, organize, and direct technical personnel and programs to assure that the plant conforms to Darigold defined standards on safety, quality, cost, and reliability, as well as Federal, State, and local regulations. As a member of the Engineering and Maintenance team, the Engineering Manager will be a true strategic partner in the Operations Division. The Engineering Manager's role is to serve as a leader and partner for the plant in the areas of plant maintenance, automation & controls, capital projects, wastewater treatment, utility systems, maintenance support services, and maintenance training. The engineering manager will work closely with the plant managers, EHS manager, plant controller, and QA manager to ensure that the site achieves its goals for safety, quality, sustainability, productivity, reliability, and cost.This role will be based in the Tri-Cities, WA region and will directly support the construction, planning, startup, and operation of a new $500M dairy plant processing premium milk powder for infant consumption and premium grade butter products.Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):Partner with plant leadership to drive a robust culture of safety & quality based on recognition and accountabilityDevelop and deliver on maintenance programs with an emphasis towards OEE-based performanceResponsible to maintain manufacturing assets and facility, parts inventory, monitor PO's, invoice approvals, and manage department budgetWork with corporate and site engineering to oversee capital expenditureOversee plant utilities including steam generation, power distribution, glycol, ammonia, cooling towers, domestic tempered water, plant HVAC systems, water distribution systems, fire suppression, etc.Train and enforce GMP practices, zoning requirements, tool cleaning procedures, etc. with employeesDevelop training plans for employees to build technical capability and adherence to plant safety and quality goalsManage a safe working environment for all mechanics, automation technicians, utilities maintenance, WWTP operators, engineers, etc.Oversee the wastewater treatment plant and ensure compliance with regulatory requirementsProvide emergency responseDevelop and establish a robust preventative and predictive maintenance programWork directly with vendors, contractors, and data to understand planned PM requirements and improvementsMaintain plant engineering library (drawings, functional descriptions, GA's, etc.)Manage maintenance support services including parts purchasing, contractor scheduling & alignment, and maintenance planningResponsible for the implementation and continuous improvement of the maintenance parts inventory, purchasing, and planning ERPDevelop leading and lagging KPI's critical to demonstrate maintenance performance (e.g., OEE, planned vs. unplanned work, labor allocation, PM schedule adherence, process stops, minor stops, cost of maintenance, unplanned downtime, breakdown etc.)Utilize continuous improvement tools to improve plant reliability including defect handling, CIL (clean inspect lubricate), breakdown analysis, etc.Partner with plant personnel and direct reports to resolve customer concerns and root cause analysis for off spec productionPerform FMEA analysis for facility during construction and during plant operation; implement mitigation strategies cross-functionally with other project team membersMaintain a professional working relationship with plant management, customers and vendorsWork cross-functionally to develop robust electronic systems (PM program, maintenance training, safety tools and resources, etc.)Engage with vendors and contractors to perform maintenance; be accountable for vendor and contractor performance.Organize process auditing and process auditing controls to bring visibility to PM quality, time allocation of maintenance resources, cost control, and adherence to safety and GMP standardsPossess a high degree of initiative and flexibility to meet commissioning and operational needs post-commissioningPerform additional assignments made by the corporate engineering team / Site Director. Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesExcellent communication, interpersonal and writing skillsExperience in dairy, beverage, packaging, or processing industry. Preference given to candidates with infant formula (high care) drying experience, dairy processing, and consumer packaging experience.Ability to work effectively with all plant employees and build effective solutionsDemonstrated knowledge and experience with mechanical systems, plant automation, fluid processing, carpentry, electrical, building maintenance, wastewater treatment, steam generation, and refrigerationGood technical understanding of manufactured dairy productsPSM and risk management experience with an ammonia refrigeration system preferredAbility to troubleshoot reliability issues in a manufacturing environment in a plant that operates 24/7Demonstrate knowledge of predictive and preventive maintenance strategies Education, Experience and Certifications:B.S. in Engineering or related field OR an associate degree in a technical field with the correct combination of leadership experience8 to 10 years combined experience in plant maintenance and engineering; minimum of 5 years in supervisory capacityMaintenance experience with fluid, butter & powder productionDairy processing, and consumer packaging preferredExperience with process control systems, PLC's, instrumentation, and automation requiredComplete understanding of computer driven process controls for a food or beverage manufacturing facility, and PC literate requiredCorp1We offer our employees a team-oriented work environment, competitive salary, and an excellent benefit package including a top-notch 401k savings plan and education assistance program.Our Commitment to DiversityAchieving our vision to Lead Dairy Forward requires cultivating and supporting a team with varying backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing a workplace based on mutual respect where all employees feel included and can bring their best and authentic selves to work every day. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. We welcome all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, creed, religion, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. As a condition of employment applicants offered a role will be required to successfully pass our pre-employment background screen, receive a negative drug screen result & confirm eligibility to work in the U.S. We participate in E-Verify - please follow the links for details, English / Spanish & view our Right to Work Statement, English / Spanish. Job board wage estimates may not be reflective of Darigold's compensation practices. We encourage all candidates to applyExperienceRequired5 year(s): Supervisory capacity8 - 10 years: Plant maintenance and engineeringEducationPreferredBachelors or better in Engineering or related fieldEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Darigold, Inc., Pasco , Engineering Manager, Engineering , Pasco, Washington

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