Dart Container Plant Engineering Manager I in Mason, Michigan
Plant Engineering Manager I
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Date: Dec 21, 2020
Mason, MI, US
Company: Dart Container
Manage engineering, reliability, maintenance and facilities operations in a facility containing multiple, complex operations with 700 or less employees with a focus on meeting Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, maintenance, efficiency, and service.
Manage and promote practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards, and serve the needs of our customers.
Take ownership and demonstrate leadership necessary to achieve goals specific to Safety, Quality, Service, Efficiency and Employee Development
Monitor KPI’s anticipating and correcting trends which would compromise achievement of targets
Lead by example to promote and encourage employees to strongly commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
Provides management of engineering services for the installation, maintenance, and improvement of machinery, equipment and facilities
Troubleshoot, analyze, identify, evaluate, propose, implement, and document maintenance plans and performance metrics:
Failure, analysis, and corrective action procedures
Equipment capacities and risks; and
Other engineering solutions
Develop and implement of preventive, predictive, and autonomous maintenance plans
Investigate root-cause for repetitive damage and failure rates, and calculate costs that do not meet or follow the maintenance plans
Evaluate, recommend, and acquire tools for use, including process analysis software, and other physical tools and resources specific to reliability and maintenance improvement
Lead training efforts to ensure maintenance technicians have needed resources for standard operating procedures (SOP’s), work instructions, specialty tools, and updated Preventive Maintenance (PM) kits
Sets priorities for maintenance backlog and oversees long-range and short-range maintenance schedules.
Lead continuous improvement initiatives
Responsible for evaluating, installing and testing new equipment
Ensures that maintenance standards are compliant with statutory health and safety regulations.
Direct teams to assess progress, analyze problems, facilitate solutions, identify resources and adjust plans as needed
Ensure that objectives are achieved at the lowest cost consistent with quality requirements
Identify and recommend short- and long-term business strategies, understand and drive industry best practices
Develop and convey broad, advanced conceptual ideas, and propose and persuade several diverse stakeholders, including senior manufacturing leadership
Establish and communicate department goals
Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on applicable machinery, equipment and facility for cross functional projects
Understand, support and follow management expectations in alignment with company values
Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of staff
Responsible for employee development, discipline, performance appraisals, and administration of policies
Review staff levels to ensure they are adequate, and resources are effectively allocated to meet short- and long-term objectives
Make recommendations regarding staffing decisions
Conduct or participate in the interview process with new candidates
Core Skills and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:
Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in engineering or related field and seven (7) years of engineering, facilities and/or machinery maintenance experience
Seven (7) years of progressive supervisory experience
Two (2) years specific experience performing maintenance and equipment reliability
Displays strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable
Demonstrated project management experience by having successfully managed and completed a large, complex engineering project
Advanced knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various products
Advanced knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
Understanding of reliability tools and strategies including direct experience facilitating Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) or Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), and Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Advanced knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of products
Knowledge of business and management principles specifically as it relates to maintenance planning, resource allocation, cost analysis and budgeting, people management, and leadership guidance
Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to persuade and influence decision making of individuals, groups, or work teams, and to explain difficult situations
Ability to communicate technical topics to non-technical audiences
Ability to utilize and train employees of varying levels/skills on technology, processes and procedures
Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues
Ability to be on-call 24/7
Work is split between an office environment, production facility, and/or warehouse
Exposure to extreme heat, loud noise, dirt, dust, odors, and fumes is probable
Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in required areas
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
Ten (10) years of engineering, facilities, machinery maintenance and/or reliability experience
Five (5) years specific experience performing maintenance and equipment reliability
Degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial engineering
Experience managing multi-shift or continuous operations
Paper converting, chemical or plastics processing, or packaging industrial experience
Lean manufacturing experience
Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.
Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.
If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (833) 472-3278 or email us at HRConnect@dart.biz for assistance.
Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (833) 472-3278 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.