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Maintenance & Engineering Manager

Company: Wellness Pet LLC
Location: Mishawaka
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

About Wellness Pet CompanyThe Wellness Pet Company crafts and produces premium natural pet food, treats, and dental chews. We believe that natural, premium nutrition focused on proven health outcomes is the foundation of creating a mutual wellbeing for pets and their families. As a community of people, Wellies are positively obsessed about how to win for pets and their parents. We believe in the difference we make every single day, and we know that when we work collaboratively, Wellies are unstoppable -- Not only in providing the best nutrition to pets, but in building a better tomorrow for pets, their parents, and the world. When you join Wellness Pet, you join a team whose aligned values and purpose create a unique and exciting place to work every day. Join us on our adventure to fulfill a life of wellbeing together with pets and their parents. Our Mishawaka manufacturing facility is committed to nutritional innovation, product quality, and safety. To ensure our product quality, we control the entire manufacturing process in Mishawaka, from consistent quality checks on all raw materials coming into the plant, to the shipment of our finished product to customers. Our employees take pride in the natural products we produce for the pets who depend on us. We offer our employees a positive, friendly work environment where you can grow your skills, competitive pay, and excellent benefits - Come for a walk with us today! Position Summary: The Maintenance and Engineering Manager is responsible for all aspects of engineering and maintenance for the plant. He/she is expected to provide leadership, technical expertise and drive results across capital execution, site and facility maintenance, asset and productivity improvements while managing and minimizing labor & overhead costs while ensuring the highest levels of safety, quality, sanitation and regulatory compliance. The incumbent is a key member of the Wellness Pet Company Leadership Team who supports and promotes food safety and quality program initiatives within the plant environment. Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensures mechanical and electrical expertise are available to production and other departments to maintain production systems, utilities, buildings and grounds in a 24-hour, 7-day per week operation.
  • Drive key initiatives around the standardization of "best practices" and policies for the Maintenance Department
  • Provide leadership and direction to plant maintenance function covering the 24/7 operation
  • Improve employee safety, production quality, equipment reliability, and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) utilizing Continuous Improvement techniques
  • Utilizes mechanical and electrical expertise to manage production systems, utilities, buildings and grounds
  • Manages schedule of preventative maintenance. Full knowledge and utilization of the Wellness Pet Company Operational system and technology in support of maintenance & engineering functions
  • Manage contractors and site maintenance personnel regarding site capital projects.
  • Contract administration, including reviewing bid packages.
  • Responsible for Continuous Improvement programs related to engineering, to generate improvement plans that feature both short and long-term improvements, with and without capital investment.
  • Business driver of Value Stream Mapping and Lean Processes
  • Drive key initiatives throughout the facility in the areas of Maintenance, fixed asset management, plant layout & flow manufacturing, managing floating bottlenecks, FDA/GMP/AIB compliance, safety and automation
  • Train staff members on new technologies
  • Provides management of employees (Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Technicians(s), Engineer(s)(Process and Controls), directly and/or indirectly, to ensure effective selection, retention, development, disciplinary action and performance management
  • Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating and delegating. Serve as a Change Agent responsible for elevating staff member's capabilities for the benefit of the organization.
  • Drive key initiatives around processing, plant utility systems, and packaging/material handling systems
  • Other duties as assigned Workplace Safety:
    • Completes safety system documentation and verifies compliance to program standards. Reports deviations to Supervisor.
    • Participates in mandatory safety trainings and adheres to all safety policies
    • Required to report all safety issues, near misses, and injuries Quality & Food Safety:
      • Completes quality & food safety system documentation and verifies compliance to program standards. Reports deviations to Supervisor.
      • Participates in mandatory food safety and quality training program requirements
      • Preserves the integrity of the BRC system through adherence to the policies and procedures outlined. Takes actions necessary to resolve food safety and quality system deficiencies
      • Required to report food safety and quality system failures and take actions necessary to preserve the BRC system. Position Requirements:
        • Bachelors degree in Engineering
        • 5-9 years progressive experience in manufacturing engineering, with at least 3 years in a management role
        • 5 years experience in food manufacturing
        • Extensive knowledge of operations from a technical perspective, working knowledge of mechanical systems, electrical systems, scaling, grinding, material handling and control systems.
        • High level management and business skills, extensive financial knowledge base as well as understanding of employment policies/procedures.
        • Organizational, interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills
        • Able to influence and impact all levels in the Cooperative organization The Wellness Pet Company is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. #LI-CS1 PI181910562

Keywords: Wellness Pet LLC, Mishawaka , Maintenance & Engineering Manager, Professions , Mishawaka, Indiana

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