Technical Engineering Manager

Come join an exiting and growing company! 401k match, vacation, weekly pay, Health, Dental, Vision Insurance and more!

  • Salem, OR
  • $140,000 - $160,000
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A bit about us:

Proudly family-owned for more than 150 years, our business has transformed over the decades to a leading multinational corporation, but our entrepreneurial ambition to be different and to be better has stayed the same. We create nutritious, great-tasting, high-quality food, bringing our collective expertise and commitment to the table.

Why join us?

401k match, vacation, weekly pay, Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP)and more!

Job Details

Purpose of Role:
Primary objective is to provide the Site Technical Engineering function as part of each Factory management team for purposes of:

A key member of the Plant Manager's staff and be a "consultative" voice to the Plant Mgr. in the planning and execution of reliable processes and operations. Manage current and new assets and operational maintenance of the facility.
Be the senior site technical / maintenance and engineering voice, functional expert to ensure continuous and efficient operations of the factory.
Implement and maintain technical standards, factory maintenance metrics, asset management, factory support and indirect costs and efficiency performance.
Establish Supply Chain operational and technical "signature process" areas of capacity planning, activity management and CAB management.
Manage site technical resources to ensure efficient use of support resources.
Provide people leadership to engineers, maintenance team and technicians across the factory. Provide expertise in facilities, sanitation, project management and safety/security as a functional expert for processes and systems.
Partner with the Central Engineering, IE's and Technical/R&D teams to implement and launch new assets and support the new product introduction process, including business activity inputs, signature process improvements and capital investment planning.
Lead role in developing and maintaining site technical archives of site layouts and technical drawings, asset specs & warranties.

Specifically, the position will:

Identify, cost out and evaluate supply project options to maximize financial opportunities, and recommend best overall business solutions that will drive operational effectiveness (total supply chain costs, not only factory costs) for continuous improvement encompassing technical areas of the P&L.
Manage local CAB budgets & execute smaller CAB projects up to $500K. Work with Central Engineers to plan & implement larger CAB investments for assets and facilities. Establish CAB priorities in conjunction with Site IE.
Identify cost savings opportunities and projects to improve productivity and efficiency and implement automation to reduce labour content and waste.
Drive site reliability, uptime and waste performance including maintenance expenses, supplies, MRO and OH's.
Drive timely implementation of identified opportunities, project-manage various projects & initiatives. Conduct after action and learning reviews for projects.
Identify best practices for technical processes to maximize performance and embed in value streams by working with the Site IE and VSM's.
Coordinate annual site CAB planning and maintain project files in line with site needs. Input to CAB project write-ups, conduct technical options and risk assessments. Ensure projects are delivered on time, cashflows managed and in budget against criteria such as IRR, NPV & FATR in project submission.
Work with IE Director, VSM's and Plant Mgr. to develop operational financial targets and standards for the factory (maintenance, utilities and supplier costs)
Develop Site Maintenance programs including electrical, mechanical and software/factory info systems. Ensure a proactive TPM maintenance system is implemented and maintained. Manage and maintain a Critical Event database to improve reliability of site and operations using KPI's and information systems.
Input into mfg. schedules for project downtimes and equipment PM's.

A. Principal Accountabilities
What are the key accountabilities of the role? (Consider -- why does the position exist, what does it do and what is the planning horizon)

Deliver value creation through maintenance and engineering processes, typically in the 0-2 year horizon.
Establish engineering and maintenance standards, including safety.
Supply plan development associated CAB investments, support cost reduction plans/targets and site risk management.
Maintain CAB and vendor files for the assets and factory. Work with local authorities for zoning, permitting and other legal areas.
Primary interface is with Site Staff, Central IE's & Engineering; R&D//Technical team, HR, IT and Finance.

Business Growth/Profit Strategy
Assist in analysis of new ideas for feasibility and financial viability.
Lead site CI maintenance initiatives across the P&L to deliver site profitability.
Evaluate and recommend priority efficiency projects. Analyse and recommend. actions to improve item profitability and simplification.

Supply Strategies (0-2 Year Horizon)
Work with the Site IE Mgr. to provide inputs of costs and lead-times into plans for future customer contracts.
Internal/external performance benchmarks and best practices, changeover reduction.
Evaluate future capacity needs/asset capacity and propose amount and timing of capacity additions as well as Asset Health for the existing asset base as part of CAB plan development.
In partnership with Finance, IE and Central Engineering, develop processes to support Capital Project Governance to ensure timely approval and executions.

Operational Supply Execution
The Sr. Site Technical Manager will manage site technical resources.
Maintain tight relationships and timely communication with Engineering community and across the plants for consistency and sharing best practices.
Work with the Plant Mgr., IE's and Finance to ensure the maintenance financial plan is managed.
Manage 3rd party vendors and contractors.

Mission Critical Competencies
What are the must have skills that allow the best associates to exceed the challenges and create the outputs described above?

Business acumen and analytical capability
Integrity, Trust and Decision Making
Drive for Results, Cost focus
Technical people leadership
Project Planning and contracts mgmt.
Communication and Influencing skills

Requirements
Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
What does an associate have to be able to do & know to create superior results?

Manufacturing, Engineering, Maintenance TPM
Financial/P&L all areas of conversion costs
Capital Asset Management
Project/Activity Management
Problem Solving, Lean Principles
3rd Party contractor management

Key Experiences

Engineering and Maintenance Management (5-7 years)
Operations Management (2-3 years)
Site Industrial Engineer or Supply Chain Manager (2-3 years)
Other associated technical or R&D roles (2-3 years)

Desired Education

Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Food Science, Supply Chain or Business Management. BS in Engineering or Systems Engineering required. MBA or advanced degree also preferred.

Decisions and their Impact to the Business (What decisions will this associate be expected to make and at what risk to the business? Think of the cost impact, the liability impact, loss of profit, impact on customer service etc when thinking about risk)
Influence signature process outcomes and action planning
Business activity and project recommendations
Set maintenance procedures and maintain standards for the factory
Identify technical risks and assure appropriate supply escalations at site level
Selection of the range of supply solutions for a given activity (Optioneering)

Recommendations (What recommendations will this associate be expected to make, to whom and to what impact to the business)
To Supply Heads and VP's, Supply Directors, Plant Mgrs., Engineers

Capital expenditures priorities and Capital investment options
Site strategies, technical and maintenance plans
Asset and vendor selections
Business or Project Risk Assessments
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Location
Salem, OR
Job Type
Permanent
Compensation
$140,000 - $160,000