Plant Engineering Manager (Allendale, MI)
Company: Leprino Foods
Posted on: January 11, 2022
Within our 300-person Allendale, Michigan (20 minutes outside of
Grand Rapids) manufacturing facility, we are seeking a highly
qualified Engineering Manager on the plant's technical leadership
team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of
food quality, reliability, and production efficiencies. We take
pride in our vision to be "world's best", it's why we work harder,
invest more, and continually innovate.
Serving directly under the Plant Manager while providing leadership
to the Engineering, Utility (Ammonia systems, etc), and our
Maintenance department, by implementing and maintaining programs in
technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance
recognition, and internal employee development to drive peak
Develop and manage all capital projects to ensure consistency with
capital program objectives and scope, timeliness of schedule,
accurate documentation and operating procedures, capital cost
accounting and control, and disposition of project funds.
Actively own the processes for performance management, employee
development, and engagement.
Build and foster strong working relationships, collaborative teams,
and a positive work environment.
Identify capital projects and engineering processes that lead to
maximum equipment uptime to meet company and customer
specifications and government regulations.
Sets standards for safety involvement and accountability in the
department and leads by example.
Prepare the engineering budget, develop capital programs, control
capital spending, report progress to the Plant Manager and
department management, connect with local, state, federal,
government, and independent agencies to ensure appropriate permits
and compliance with governmental regulations.
Lead the Maintenance and Engineering department's financial
performance to assure that a quality product is provided at the
least possible cost.
Accept a challenging environment where solving problems, continuous
learning, and a high technical curiosity is the norm, not the
exception. Take ownership of your career - it's yours to grow if
you're willing to put the work in.
Forbes once called Leprino Foods a " Biotech company wrapped up in
the food business ". With our sophisticated manufacturing
operations, this is the place to build your career as a highly
You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):
Bachelor's Degree in an engineering subject area.
Five years of leadership experience and skills in leading,
influencing and working with engineers and maintenance
Project Management and Capital Projects experience
The ability to perform shift work in a 24/7 operational plant (the
milk never stops coming).
We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):
Knowledge of engineering principles, design theory, maintenance
systems, process methodology, sanitation practices, regulatory
standards, energy systems and design.
Financial administration in areas of capital expenditures and
Proven leadership and solid understanding of both engineering and
maintenance operations in a manufacturing environment.
Leprino Foods embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We do not
discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national
origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran
status, or disability. The more inclusive we are, the better our
work will be.
Offering you in return:
A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate
about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed
and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be
where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we
share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work.
Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal.
Through competitive salaries and bonuses, medical/dental/vision
coverage, tuition assistance, vacation, nine paid holidays,
dedicated sick time, annual merit increases, as well as our
combined LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be
noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our
customers, and one another.
Leprino Foods' history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino
first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets
and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We've
grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the world's largest
manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of
whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights
are set to be the "World's Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company."
To help us achieve that bold vision, we're looking for our secret
ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what
you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early
1950s have now grown to over 4,300 employees throughout 16 global
locations. Will you join us on our journey?
The "Easy Apply" option through LinkedIn is not considered an
official application with Leprino Foods. If you would like to
formally apply for this open position, please visit
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