Job Information


Purpose & Scope: Implements continuous improvement initiatives in plant manufacturing operations and oversees the activities of skilled trade workers.

Principle Responsibilities: List and describe (in order of importance) the specific tasks, assignments, level of discretionary authority and/or functions performed.

  • Project engineering, oversight, and continuous improvement of manufacturing systems for reliability

  • Implementation of sustainability initiatives in plant manufacturing

  • Development and oversight of capital construction projects

  • Creating and monitoring project budgets and identifying opportunities for cost savings

  • Inspects completed work for conformance to blueprints, specifications, and standards

  • Design and continuous improvement of close-loop refrigeration systems

  • Develop and troubleshoot programmable logic controller (PLC) code

  • Read and interpret wiring schematics, electrical drawings, circuits, and computer programs

  • Evaluates automation control systems

  • Establishes and monitors implementation of preventive maintenance programs and procedures for manufacturing equipment

  • Utilizes technical knowledge in installation and continuous improvement that meets organizational standards and ensures minimal equipment downtime

  • Oversee mechanics in charge of maintaining and repairing building utility systems such as electrical wiring and controls, heating, and ventilating systems

  • Oversee mechanics who maintain, repair, and service plant equipment, buildings, and facilities

  • Administers training programs to ensure proper operations, preventive maintenance, and repair equipment programs and procedures

  • Additional responsibilities related to continued reliability in plant manufacturing systems, building, grounds, and equipment, as needed

Working Conditions:

  • Large amount of walking, stair climbing required

  • Noise and temperature levels vary depending on which area of the plant tasks are located

  • Employee will typically work 50-55 hours per week M-F with Saturday work, if necessary

  • Regular work with heavy and dangerous machinery

Requirements: Describe necessary knowledge or skills, and type and amount of formal schooling, and work experience normally required to obtain these. Do not describe your own particular background.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical, electrical, industrial, civil, biochemical or related field required


  • 1-2 years proven reliability engineering experience in the food industry, industry-specific experience encouraged

  • Experience in leadership or supervising a team preferred

Special Skills:

  • Ability to read wiring schematics, electrical drawings, circuits, and computer programs

  • Ability to read and write more than one language preferred

  • Strong computer skills; including AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Strong written, verbal, analytical, and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Food safety knowledge

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize well

  • Strong communication and people skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English


  • Internal: Employees on the production line, maintenance employees and plant management

  • External: Vendors and contractors

Supervision of Personnel: List titles reporting directly through you and number of employees reporting through each

  • Manages: Mechanics, electricians, and other hourly and management support team members