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Engineering Manager - Erie area

Company: Welch's
Location: North East
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Crush it Here!
We're not just about grapes. Our bold ambition is to be the leading company of convenient, good for you, fruit-based food and beverage globally. To make this happen, we need talented, agile, and innovative people who want to help us grow something special together. At Welch's we are more than $1 Billion in global retail sales across core and license products, and you can find us in more than 1 in 3 US households!
Our culture is authentic, and we are building an inclusive environment where you belong and can be the best version of yourself. We're growing our brand management team that's already begun to modernize the Welch's brand & drive growth through product innovation!
Position Summary:
We're looking for an Engineering Manager that will be responsible for developing and delivering strategic capital plans and lead engineering at our North East, PA and Westfield, NY plants. The Engineering Manager will be a technical leader counted on to drive plant operational goals, design technical strategies for utilities and infrastructure, as well as supporting the EHS Manager in ensuring plant environmental compliance for various programs.What You'll Do:

  • Manage the North East, PA and Westfield, NY multi-year capital planning process to ensure the most effective use of the company capital assets; prepare plants' capital budgets and cash flow projections; recommend and control plant capital cash flow as needed to meet timelines and budget objectives.
  • Manage engineering resources (plant and third party) to ensure the capital plan can be executed within all parameters while also managing the abililty to support plant operational and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Lead engineers and plant staff in understanding the capital plan and their role to support justification, planning, and execution of key capital projects identified.
  • Execute projects through all phases incluiding managing CQV process when applicable, as well as setting up systems for asset sustainability.
  • Provide leadership for major projects which require the assistance of other engineers, plant personnel, and other departments. As such, assumes overall project responsibility including the work of other engineers as well as construction management.
  • Collaborate with corporate and other plant resources in order to leverage continous improvement thinking in support of Supply Chain Excellence.
  • Provide key capital and engineering updates to senior leadership as required.
  • Lead and coach formal risk mitigation efforts (FMEA) on all critical capital projects to ensure project KPIs are met and to reduce business interuptions.
  • Responsible for hiring and career development of direct reports, encompassing performance management, identifying growth needs and opportunities to broaden engineering and management skills in building and maintaining an effective team.
  • Develop and utilizes best practice asset care management via the use of technology, continuous improvement tools and standard work procedures that are to be used to sustain and extend asset life.
  • Lead and support various efforts to develop and execute productivity pipeline.
  • Work with cross functional parties at all levels of the organization including marketing, R&D, Finance, IT and Operations, when necessary.
  • Support EH&S Manager in the ownership and management of various Environmental Compliance programs such as PSM, Wastewater, SPCC, Air permitting, and Stormwater management.
  • Support, coach, and work closely with the maintenance and reliability team in a 24/7 operation to ensure asset sustainability, standardization, troubleshooting, and overall best practices are being followed.
  • Provide overall technical leadership for the North East, PA and Westfield, NY plants.
    Who You Are:

    • Someone who has functional/technical engineering expertise
    • You have strong strategic and tactical capabilities
    • You drive for results and hold people accountable
    • You embrace and manage ambiguity
    • You hold safety and quality as a core value
    • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • You work collaboratively with other functions in support of accomplishing Strategic and Tactical initiatives
    • You have excellent multi-tasking capabilities while still achieving results
    • You have a great deal of ownership and engagement in your work
    • You are driven by supporting a fast-paced 24/7 manufacturing operation
      What You'll Need:

      • S. in Engineering or related field required
      • 8+ years' experience in a manufacturing technical leadership role with 3+ years in Plant Engineering Management.
      • Experience working within a beverage, bottling, and/or hot-fill pasteurization atmosphere is preferred
      • Demonstrated interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with all company levels, and regulatory agencies.
      • Excellent technical leadership ability in all areas of asset lifecycle management
      • Strategic leadership competencies (delivery execution, people development/resource management/holding people accountable, prioritization techniques)
      • Demonstrated track record of results
      • Lean, TPM, FMEA, RCA, CQV expertise desired
      • Maintenance/Reliability experience desired
      • PSM experience/expertise desired
      • Proficiency in Office Applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
      • Location is North East, PA (Erie, PA area)
        What You'll Enjoy:

        • Collaborative colleagues working together to deliver results.
        • Robust health benefits, and paid time off programs
        • 40 hours of paid volunteer time off in addition to PTO/vacation
        • Generous 401k plan with annual company match
        • Discounts on Welch's products
          Welch's believes diversity makes good business sense and we take pride in being an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran

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