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Plant Engineering Manager

Company: Jack Link's
Location: Perry
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Company DescriptionWhen it comes to being wild, we know a thing or two. We re not afraid of trying something new or the hard work it takes to make it happen. It s in our DNA. We ve turned a family recipe into the world's largest meat snack business, that s still proudly family owned and operated.We re a company built by innovators, and are driven to not only satisfy your hunger, but to also feed your journey whether that journey is on the road, on the run, at the campground, at the playground, in the office or in the moment. It s a journey we share with you. It s the journey forward of our people, of our communities, of our category with a reverence for quality and an irreverence for the status quo.At Jack Link s Protein Snacks, we see every moment of every day as an opportunity to move forward, to forge new ground, to realize our vision of becoming the World s #1 Protein Snack Company. We never give up. You never give up. Together, we keep going. Are you wild enough to join us?Join the team, make a difference, be part of something bigger.Link Snacks, Inc. (Jack Link's) is the #1 Meat Snack brand in the U.S. Headquartered in Minong, Wisconsin, Link Snacks is a family owned and operated company that represents a heritage of quality, safety and innovation.  The company is made up of passionate team members who share an uncompromising commitment to delivering awesome products. Sold in more than 40 countries, the Link Snacks family of companies owns a portfolio of brands that includes Jack Link s, Lorissa s Kitchen, Wild River, Golden Island, MATADOR, BiFi, and Peperami.Job DescriptionThe Plant Engineering Manager is responsible for the engineering and maintenance organization at the Perry, GA plant. This role will provide critical technical leadership for major capital projects and ensure the plant team has solutions (project and maintenance) needed to drive safety, quality and performance plans. The Plant Engineering Manager will be the onsite engineer representing Jack Link s throughout the entire construction and commissioning phase of the greenfield building project.The Plant Engineering Manager is also a member of the site leadership team and will be expected to help set tactical as well as strategic direction for the site. This role is also expected to provide technical leadership support for the Refrigeration System in the plant. In addition to this work, this role will be expected to work with the business team ensuring success of capital execution that will provide CI savings opportunities.This position reports to the Plant Manager, but will temporarily report to the Vice President of Engineering until a Plant Manager is hired. There is anticipated to be 95 team members that will directly/indirectly report to the Plant Engineering Manager when the facility is completed.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESLeadershipDevelopment of site strategic plan for technical staffing, capital investment, general competencies, and system/technology improvementsCoaching, mentoring, and development of plant technical resourcesAccountability for management of external technical relationships with Architectural and Engineering firms, contractors, and equipment vendorsProvide technical leadership and site compliance with EPA and OSHA requirements in concert with designated functional expertsProvide site leadership to achieve maximization/optimization of capital assets and site utilization as well as lead safety initiatives in technical areasAccountable for key site scorecard metricsCapital Planning & ExecutionDevelop short term and long range capital investment plans for facility and be accountable for the planning and execution of all projectsResponsible for the capital investment process for the site (e.g. standards, project management, capital approval, etc.).Project Execution/Continuous ImprovementDevelop and support strategies that integrate Early Management (EM), Project Management Institute (PMI) and Continuous Improvement (CI) methodologies into the Master PlanProvide leadership for the application of EM/CI, tools, and training to meet business objectivesProvide site leadership for technical solutions to operational problems including systems optimization, debottlenecking, and troubleshootingAccountable for the strategy, design and implementation of automation and control systems and manufacturing information systemsEarly Management and Preventative Maintenance pillar leaderOwn and develop site maintenance strategy based on a framework such as RCM or TPMResponsible for building both leadership and technical capability through use of standard CI processes and coachingLead and drive department level master-plan and scorecard ensuring connection to site compelling business needsPartner with other sites to integrate and drive site strategies, with heavy emphasis on Autonomous Maintenance integration.Maintenance & ReliabilityCoach and develop Maintenance and Facilities Manager to integrate Maintenance into the CI CultureProvide strategy and support for maintenance foundations, programs, development of tools and resources, personnel selection, training and developmentIntegrate Maintenance into the strategy for the broader technical community at the plantEnsure the proper selection, training, development and motivation of leaders to maximize current and future performanceQualificationsREQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEBachelor s degree in Engineering from ABET-accredited Engineering program7-10 years engineering leadership experience minimum; 10+ years preferredFood industry experience is preferredMinimum of 7 years technical experience in project management, systems or process engineering, facilities management or technical discipline engineering in a manufacturing environment with maintenance experienceREQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES: Strong track record of engineering aptitude, ability to apply engineering principles and problem solvingStrong leadership skills, including experience leading others in projects or programs, and the ability to successfully interact with individuals representing other areas or interests and the ability to manage team leaders and mechanicsUnderstanding and experience interacting with multiple business functions, including Quality, Purchasing, Distribution, Human Resources, Finance and especially OperationsAbility to identify potential business solutions involving a broad scope of thinking across businesses and functions to develop new innovationPrior experience with IWS/pillar structure and integration preferredPrior experience with greenfield project management preferredLean manufacturing, CI, TPM, Six Sigma experience preferredRequired travel is minimal (

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