Refresco Plant Maintenance Manager in Walla Walla, Washington
Continuously improving manufacturing processes in terms of quality and performance measurements, and identifying and eliminating bottleneck areas.
Seek to ensure reliability of plant and equipment operation while optimizing maintenance and operation costs and satisfying all safety, environmental etc. regulations in the process.
Design, document, troubleshoot and lead the launch of new products and processes from an engineering perspective
Identify and solve safety concerns encountered during design and study of manufacturing processes
Devise hands on improvement processes to reduce scrap and defects while improving throughput and document SOPs and the implementation of Best Practices into the facility. Coordinate the installation of new equipment to maximize production efficiency and maintainability.
Work with production to make modifications to equipment and work areas for maximum efficiency of operation
Maintain a knowledge base in the capacity of existing utilities and the current level of utilization.
Stay abreast of the latest safety, environmental and other regulations which affect the facility to ensure compliance.
Develop and support the capital project planning and manage installation projects.
Oversee the maintenance of the equipment and the facility to ensure the company receives maximum utilization of its assets.
Ensure that systems are in place & followed to maintain reliability of the equipment & processes.
Keep written documentation of environmental compliance current.
Periodically prepare reports to satisfy environmental and safety regulations and ensure a safe and professional work environment.
Reviews, evaluates, counsels, disciplines and discharges employees as necessary to ensure department meets or exceeds productivity requirements.
Evaluates and recommends improvements to product manufacturability.
Responsible to adhere to food quality and food safety as per quality standards and/or Safe Quality Food requirements.
Ensure compliance to all OHSA and environmental regulatory and corporate standards. Investigate and identify root causes of any non-compliance.
Accountable for a safe working environment through the development of strategies focused on accident reduction as well as energy and waste minimization.
Oversee effective deployment of human resources throughout the plant and ensure the correct administration of the collective Bargaining Agreement.
Education & Experience:
Undergraduate Degree (or equivalent experience) plus eight (8) years of experience in a high speed manufacturing environment with a mechanical/electrical background required.
Strong leadership capabilities in a fast-paced production environment required.
Previous experience in the food/beverage manufacturing industry preferred.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Windows, Excel, & Outlook) with the ability to learn new applications as required. SAP experience is highly preferred.
An understanding of Safe Quality Food (SQF), responsibility for Food Safety /Food Quality and the responsibility to take action when notified or becomes aware of any Food Safety or Food Quality issue.
Must be flexible to work alternate shifts if production needs allow.
Physical - Continuously standing or walking. Regular requirements to lift/handle/carry material or equipment of moderate weight.
Visual/Sensory - This position requires the regular need to give moderate attention with one or two senses at a time.
Work environment - Work and environment are very repetitive.
Mental Stress - There is pronounced pressure from deadlines, production quotas, accuracy, or similar demands.
Refresco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.