Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Participate in the planning and organization of the activities of the maintenance department.
Lead, control and evaluate the activities of the maintenance department.
Coordinate and assist in CAPEX projects which includes the definition of project scope, budget, ROI, equipment specifications and required performance and communication of project follow up. Projects must follow local, state and federal safety and food safety regulations.
Lead projects improving plant productivity.
Conceive plant layouts for potential remodeling and installation of new equipment.
Study new equipment specifications and performance, recommend and choose to ensure an efficient combination with existing assets.
Ensure standardization and the good working condition of the automated systems with the help of the maintenance supervisor which includes but not limited to robots and other programmable equipment, programming and production data acquisition.
Coordinate the development of new packaging materials to ensure they fit the existing packaging equipment.
Coordinate and verify technical work performed by outside contractors during projects completion. Supervise their work.
Participate in operations meetings and any other meetings or committees requiring the Director of Engineering’s expertise.
Analyze the energy consumption variation used by the plant. Follow up on energy contracts and negotiate energy prices when applicable. Source energy grants when available.
Ensure that the company estate does not deteriorate and recommend any improvements to maintain its good condition.
Lead plant safety/security initiatives (training, committee…) and ensure full compliance with local, state and federal agencies.
Lead plant sustainable development effort by creating committee and leading its activities.
Directs department activities to design new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques, and develop test procedures.
Resolves problems using solutions that involve new techniques, technologies, or concepts.
Analyzes technology trends, human resource needs, and market demand to plan projects.
Confers with management, production, and marketing staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products.
Forecasts operating costs of department and directs preparation of budget requests.
Advises management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations, and/or inter-departmental relations.
Provides direction and example for interpretation and application of company policies and procedures to the engineering activities.
Maintains a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations, and develops recommendations accordingly.
Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.
Indirectly manages one subordinate supervisor who supervises a total of 5 to 8 employees in the Maintenance Department. Is responsible for giving direction and coordination of this unit. May carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, recommendations on hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and coordinating work; input into appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.