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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Project Manager – Maintenance and Engineering

BASIC FUNCTION:  Responsible to the Director of Maintenance and Engineering to provide leadership, innovation and direction in the development of new processes, equipment, efficiencies and cost savings for assigned projects relating to bringing new products and variant of existing products to market in a cost effective, timely manner with regards to quality, safety and sanitation standards.




1).        Study the design, layout, and schematics for the purpose of thoroughly understanding the project goals and to organize work schedules to ensure smooth completion of all assigned projects.

2).        Implement process flow diagrams, line layouts and training to facilitate process improvements.

3).        Support the documentation and periodic review of product and equipment specifications for all products, and associate development of in-process testing and /or inspection to assure achievement of required specifications.

4).        Perform necessary automation, PLC programming and Auto Cad drafting and electronics on all equipment and all assigned projects.

5).        Participate in Team meetings to develop project planning for initiation of new technology or revision of new product lines.

6).        Work with the Project Team to assure development of methods for addressing issues and requirements on all assigned projects.

7).        Provide training to Manufacturing Team Members to assure efficient use of equipment, material and space such that operational goals are achieved.

7).        Manage inside and outside labor, including work schedules, assigned tasks, materials, and output for work done on all assigned projects.

8).        Manage and document project time lines and budget from start to completion for all assigned projects.

9).        Assist Maintenance Team in the investigation of equipment failures and difficulties to diagnostics and repair faulty operations, and to provide direction to maintenance crew.

10).      Acquire the appropriate materials using sourcing and cost effective methods for all assigned projects.

11).      Manage projects with the purpose of complying with plant quality, safety and sanitation standards.

12).      Supply documentation and train supervisors and employees on all new equipment.

13).      Oversee use and care for all required personal protective equipment.

14).      Comply with all aspects of the Employee Protection Program and GMPs and to ensure subordinates also comply with all aspects of these programs.

15).      Develop and maintain positive working relations with employees and other departments as a responsibility in fulfilling all job function.

16).      Utilize the RedZone software system and other data collection methods to assist in tracking and executing improvements throughout the plant.





1).        BS engineering, industrial management, manufacturing, production, operations management or equivalent field of study preferred.

2).        Strong computer software skills, including AutoCAD, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office Professional applications.

3).        Previous experience in the operations of a food manufacturing facility.

3).        Proven ability to interface with internal and external individuals regarding to operation of a food manufacturing facility.

5).        Minimum 3 years engineering experience.

6).        Advanced electronic/electrical diagnostic skills.

7).        3-5 years supervisory/ management experience.

8).        Excellent coaching, skill building and team building skills.

9).        Automation programming skills (PLC) to program new or reprogram existing equipment.

10).      Proficient in drafting skills by use of AutoCAD.

11).      Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiations skills.

12).      Lean Manufacturing experience preferred

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