Manages, directs and coordinates activities of staff mechanics engaged in repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment, and in maintenance of buildings, grounds, and utility systems of the plant and/or other company establishments by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors and/or staff.
Provides leadership for all engineering and related technical functions for Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc. in Hayward, California. Provides effective management of the Capital Appropriation Program. Directs, coordinates, and as necessary manages key major projects for the business. Budget preparation for department. Provides engineering technical direction in support of new product development, food safety initiatives, and related process improvements.
Reviews job/work orders to determine work priorities.
Works with Corporate Engineering on Capital Projects
Prepare Capital Budget and implement projects on time
Monitor budget and coordinate projects to be executed against budget
Provides day to day management, coordination and supervision for all plant facility and utility functions including but not limited to buildings, security, HVAC, Refrigeration, Electrical Distribution and Service, Water systems, Compressed Air Systems, special process systems such as thermal fluid boilers, etc.
Coordinates activities of workers fabricating or modifying machines, tools, or equipment to manufacture new products or improve existing products.
Provides long-term Maintenance Department including organizational development, Maintenance Department team member development and planning
Directs Maintenance Department activities on utility systems to provide continuous supply of heat, steam, electric power, gas, or air required for operations.
Develops preventive maintenance program to ensure uninterrupted operation of plants.
Uses software applications in receiving, shipping, and transferring parts, components, materials and supplies, and in issuing parts and materials to maintenance personnel. Manages software applications to reflect accurate purchase history.
Reviews production, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities.
Plans, develops, and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials.
Requisitions tools, equipment, and supplies required for operations.
Directs training and indoctrination of workers to improve work performance and acquaint workers with company policies and procedures.
Monitors expenditure of funds relating to Maintenance and Engineering Department budgets. Directly responsible for Maintenance Department budgeting and compliance to budget for Maintenance Department labor, parts inventory management, and asset management.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Regulatory Compliance Aspects:
Provides regulatory management compliance for all applicable federal, state and local programs including but not limited to wastewater discharge, solid waste disposal management, etc.
Provides support for Ajinomoto Windsor safety initiatives including active participation in Hayward Safety team
Responsible for management and performance of all Maintenance personnel.
Develop and implement leadership development and coaching plans for staff
Prepare written performance evaluations of staff and conduct performance evaluation interviews
Provide recommendations on evaluation criteria and compensation issues
Assure adequate staffing to meet departmental needs
Set hiring criteria for candidates
Ensure compliance with all applicable statutes and regulations governing employees (including without limitation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act/California Family Rights Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Fair Labor Standards Act, CAL and Federal OSHA requirements.
Direct responsibility on managing month to month budget, by controlling spending
Prepare yearly budget for department
Bachelor’s Degree, Master Degree preferred. 10 years of relevant and progressively more challenging experience
Three to five years’ experience in food manufacturing
Experience with computer application systems related to inventory, distribution, shipping or receiving, especially JDE. Must have advanced skills in Microsoft Office components.
Excellent management, organization skills, and negotiating skills.
Self-starter who is able to make changes and improve processes.
Language Skills – Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Presentation Skills – ability to make clear, concise and convincing business presentations
Analytical – ability to independently perform, mentor and manage others in conducting complex technical analysis of manufacturing data, statistical process control (SPC) and supplier performance.
Leadership – ability to act as team leader for special task assignments; providing leadership in development of Accounting skills and specific Accounting knowledge for Accounting team members; demonstrated ability to develop subordinates by driving, delegating, supporting, coaching, and empowering.
Mentoring – ability to mentor other Accounting team members in technical knowledge and Accounting management skills.
Communication Skills – excellent verbal and written communication skills, including technical writing and presentation skills.
Organizational Skills – excellent people and organizational skills.
Judgment/Decision Making – ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate business judgement and recommendations independent of supervisor.
Computer Skills – working knowledge of Microsoft based software, including Excel, Word and Outlook.
Other – ability to elicit internal and external support; good interpersonal skills; ability to work under pressure and short time lines, prioritizing multiple projects with various simultaneous deadlines, as well as attention to detail with accuracy.
Position Specific Experience/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
Valid Driver’s License, clean driving record
Fluency in English (Written and Verbal) – required
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
The employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk and taste or smell
The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance in a manufacturing facility; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in the production area.
Capable of 24-hour, 7-day a week, emergency work assignments