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Position Summary:

The basic purpose of this position is to effectively plan, organize, lead, and control the engineering / maintenance department of the Rice Lake plant.

  • Ensure that the factory operates at the highest possible efficiency at the lowest cost, by proper selection, installation, maintenance, and modification of all equipment/machinery, and through proper training of maintenance supervisors and mechanics, while maintaining a safe and compliant environment.
  • Proactively support internal and external customers (i.e., Operations, QC, MCE, Safety, Human Resources, etc.).
  • Attend required plant training programs per the training schedule. Ensure personnel is properly trained. Develop and deliver selected training programs as required.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Capital Spending

  • Develop annual capital budget to support cost reduction and other plant goals.
  • Work with finance, production, and safety to develop and provide justification for capital projects, and prepare the Requests for Capital Expenditures (RCEs) in a timely fashion.
  • Manage capital projects to meet deadlines and budgets.
  • Oversee fixed assets and direct the sale of salvage materials to get maximum dollar return.

Plant Maintenance

  • Provide direction for maintaining and operating all physical equipment so as to minimize downtime.
  • Oversee, maintain, and progressively improve the preventive maintenance program.
  • Manage the work order and parts inventory systems.
  • Develop and oversee the maintenance budget and deliver results at or below budget.
  • Oversee MRO inventories and activities.

Regulatory Compliance

  • Maintain mandatory safety programs, such as Process Safety Management and Risk Management.
  • Support plant safety programs through regular attendance at safety team meetings, training of maintenance personnel in and compliance with plant safety programs (i.e., Lock Out/Tag Out, HazCom, etc.), and elimination of identified safety hazards.
  • Ensure plant compliance with environmental laws and regulations. Maintain ISO 14001 certification.

Rice Lake
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
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