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Plant Engineering Manager

Plant Engineering Manager

FPC of Concord

FPC of Concord


Manage the engineering activities relating to the factory such that employee health and safety, product safety and the protection of the environment are never compromised and that all engineering activities enhance product quality, factory performance and the business objectives. Manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic vision of the factory in areas of manufacturing reliability. The Factory Engineering Manager is a key member of the factory management team.



Management Responsibilities

  • Define, propose, and monitor the implementation of the Factory Engineering teams plans and objectives in accordance with the Engineering Policy, Key Principles and the Key Engineering Activities as outlined in the Company Engineering Excellence master document
  • Propose and implement work processes, procedures and technical resources related to Factory Engineering
  • Lead and coordinate the Factory Engineering team and maintain competencies, motivation, and performance to achieve the team’s mission and objectives
  • Propose and control the Factory Engineering budget as well as the factory's capital investment plans and related capital expenditures
  • Planning and managing all approved capital projects
  • Propose and monitor Factory Engineering in accordance with the key performance indicators
  • Demonstrate and promote the company's values within the Factory Engineering team
  • Contributing toward the Strategic and Tactical Leadership of the factory and division as a whole

Functional Responsibilities

The functional responsibilities for a Factory Engineer are outlined within the NEE master document. The main responsibilities being to:

  • Ensure that there exists within the engineering team an attitude of absolute intolerance for unsafe situations. That all those in engineering are encouraged never to implement any change, whether directly instructed to, or under his/her own initiative, without first questioning its impact in relation to product safety/quality, people safety and the environment. No compromises should be tolerated
  • Liaise daily with Production and Quality Assurance to resolve technical issues and to ensure optimal operation
  • Ensure that all the team members are familiar with and implement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Ensure environmental compliance with Environmental management System (EMS)
  • Ensure compliance with Operational Safety, Health, and Risk Management Strategy
  • Ensure execution of maintenance is in accordance with the Maintenance Strategy by using the Consequence Driven Maintenance philosophy
  • Ensure implementation of Asset Maintenance Management as Factory Maintenance System:
    • Technical Stores Management
    • Work Order Management and Labor Hour allocation
    • Equipment Bill of Material (BOM)
  • Drive the implementation of Maintenance Best Practices:
    • Optimize Predictive Maintenance technologies (Condition Monitoring and inspections) to minimize unplanned downtime
    • Utilize Planned Downtime for Scheduled and Condition-Based Maintenance
  • Initiate and coordinate the implementation of new processes/technologies with local, market, PTC, CTU and SBU engineering
  • Safeguard ‘Product Mastership’ equipment related technical knowledge
  • Maintain and develop functional expertise in technical operations (Maintenance, Projects, Industrial Services, Store) by providing training and development programs
  • Initiate and drive Continuous Improvement (CI) to achieve industrial process and plant optimization
  • Execute and control Factory Routine, Extra-ordinary Maintenance and Capital Investment Budgets
  • Manage resources continuously to align with factory objectives and business strategies, include outsourcing opportunities
  • Ensure that all Company's proprietary technology is protected by adopting a "careful" relationship with 3rd parties, particularly outsourcing partners


  • B.S. degree in Engineering, preferably Mechanical, Chemical, Process
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in a technical field, preferably in food manufacturing facility including maintenance responsibilities
  • Prior supervisory experience


  • In-depth knowledge of food processing factory and technology
  • Maintenance technologies
  • Operation of utilities
  • Knowledge of food safety, regulatory requirements for food safety and hygienic engineering (OSH&R)
  • Understanding of financial analysis and relevant business drivers
    • Company Standard Costing
    • Asset and Maintenance Management (AMM)
    • CAPEX budgeting and preparation
  • Project Engineering/Management - Plant Design & Construction
  • Industrial Services and Energy Management (NEMT)
  • Good understanding of electricity, control, and automation
  • 1-3 years TPM / continuous improvement process development experience preferred
  • AutoCAD view or Visio, CDM, AMM, ESAT, NEMT, NEST etc.


  • Strong technical and managerial skills
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Analytical skills in problem solving
  • Knowledgeable of and able to apply root cause problem solving and technical creativity to systemically resolve complex short term and long-term issues and opportunities
  • Ability to perform under pressure and in ambiguous situations
  • Strong organization and multi-tasking skills – ability to balance and prioritize several projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication, presentation, and networking skills
  • Ability to act in several roles depending upon the situation -facilitator, leader, executor, etc.
  • Ability to assert influence over events to achieve goals
  • Proficiency in MS Office, MS Project

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