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Principal Process Engineer

Allerton, IA
Role Description

To ensure equipment maintenance and reliability per infant formula and SQF food processing regulations. Generating and executing capital projects to ensure infant formula and food safety, employee safety and environmental compliance. Serves as back up for the Plant Manager, assisting in the support of daily operations (including weekend and evening shifts where required). Oversees the Maintenance Department to ensure that maintenance work orders are prioritized, PMs are completed on time, and that the department stays on budget. Helps to ensure communication of needed information to all associates. On call 24/7 as plant and schedule requires. Daily hours may fluctuate as production needs warrant.

Principle Responsibilities
  • Ensures that all work is done safely, on time, with high quality results, effective cost management, and in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Provides technical support to Corporate Engineer and local operations through the support and execution of capital projects and by being a technical resource
  • Lead the Continuous Improvement Program for cost savings, energy utilization, and maintenance
  • Manage new equipment installations using Capital Expenditure procedures
  • Ensure that corrective actions address root causes and are completed in a timely and customer responsive manner
  • Leads the plant safety committee
  • Ensures that facilities are maintained and improved as required, including good housekeeping, general appearance, landscaping, and that routine maintenance is completed as required
  • Manage any statutory inspections, liaisons with insurance companies and other duties in this area
  • Direct reporting responsibility for maintenance associates, as well as any contractor firms
  • Works with Plant Manager to ensure that cGMP, Security systems, infant formula regs and SQF requirements are met. Facility and preventive maintenance standards are consistently met

Competency Requirements
  • Education: Minimum of a Bachelor degree in Engineering (ChE or ME preferred)
  • Experience: 3-5 years of experience in a similar position
  • Decision Making: Ability to make decisions quickly and effectively, while utilizing discretion and good judgment
  • Other: Excellent written and verbal communication skills required; demonstrated team player.
  • Other: Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities with pressured deadlines.
  • Training Requirements: As Identified in Intelex system.
  • Performance Metrics: (as applicable)
  • This position has performance requirements that will affect bonus and promotion capability.
  • Skill Requirements: Infant Formula or Food manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Physical Demands: Ability to lift up to 55 pounds

Regulatory Requirements
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures, follow CGMP's, and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality and sanitation requirements
  • Will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local standards for the manufacture of infant formula and other non-infant nutritional foods.