Sr Plant Maintenance Engineer (Food Industry)

14 / 06 / 24 |
  • Direct Hire
  • , ID

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Sr Plant Maintenance Engineer

This role presents a remarkable opportunity for individuals passionate about optimizing manufacturing processes and driving tangible improvements within a dynamic environment. You'll play a pivotal role in analyzing data, identifying areas for enhancement, and implementing strategies to streamline operations. With the chance to work alongside seasoned professionals and collaborate across departments, you'll have the platform to showcase your expertise and contribute to the achievement of departmental goals.

Moreover, this position offers the chance to work within a company committed to compliance with industry standards and regulations, ensuring a safe and supportive work environment. The opportunity to lead initiatives, prepare reports for top management, and influence decision-making processes underscores the significance of this role in driving organizational success.

Bring your experience and knowledge of working in the food manufacturing industry and apply today!

Sr Plant Maintenance Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Analyze manufacturing data to identify trends, variances, and improvement opportunities, aiming for increased efficiency and effectiveness in manufacturing processes (e.g., waste reduction, labor cost reduction).
  • Ensure successful completion of department projects and goals within allocated budget.
  • Direct adjustments in manufacturing processes to uphold standards, specifications, and customer requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with workplace and government-mandated standards (e.g., FDA, USDA, OSHA).
  • Prepare various reports for top management, including recommendations for corrective actions or adjustments as necessary.
  • Maintain overall safety of personnel through regular department inspections, implementing changes to prioritize efficiency without compromising safety and health.
  • Coordinate departmental activities by collaborating with Assistant Manager and other Managers.
  • Provide explanations for variances in labor costs and productivity.
  • Uphold adherence to GMP, GSP, FSSC practices, and QC policies and procedures, as well as ensure proper equipment maintenance.
  • Support Plant Director in preparing annual budgets and Cap Ex projects, including data collection, preparation, and presentation to top management.
  • Collaborate with other management to establish and communicate company policies, operating procedures, and goals.
  • Implement quality assurance programs to prevent or eliminate defects in new or existing products.
  • Ensure successful completion of department-specific initiatives, such as capital projects.
  • Oversee the recruitment and hiring process, performance appraisal, and coaching of employees, as well as address complaints and resolve problems.
  • This description outlines essential functions, duties, and responsibilities assigned by management and does not limit other tasks that may be assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or technical school.


  • 3 – 4 years of related experience in the field.
  • Experience in food production and packaging, or related field.

Skills / Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Basic algebra skills.

Specialized Knowledge ad Skills Required:

  • Strong understanding of equipment and processes, including HTST pasteurization process, membrane system filtration (Ultrafiltration, Reverse Osmosis, Microfiltration, Nanofiltration), evaporators, and whey or milk drying.
  • Mechanical inclination to collaborate effectively with the Maintenance department.
  • In-depth knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to maintenance.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Salary: $105,000 to $115,000/yr.

Generous benefit package and annual bonus


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