• Manager, Maintenance Engineering

    Location US-WA-Gig Harbor
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/17/2018 2:15 PM)
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  • Summary

    Metagenics is a global lifestyle medicine company, offering products and programs exclusively to health care practitioners. For over 30 years, we have been driven by a scientific concept: How the right nutrition can help people realize their best health possible. We don't compromise on safety, efficacy, or quality - to make sure that we deliver the best results possible. Time after time. Bottle after bottle. We carefully monitor all products to assure purity and safety, from formulation and ingredient selection all the way to the final product. We offer more educational support for health care professionals than anyone else in our field - keeping them in touch with the latest research and nutritional approaches to help manage today’s most common illnesses. Metagenics is dedicated to helping people live a happier, healthier life by realizing their genetic potential. 



    Position Overview:


    The Maintenance Engineering Manager is responsible for the execution of corporate led large capital projects, project engineering efforts in support of process improvement and process development activities. The Maintenance Engineering Manager works collaboratively with Corporate and Value Chain Management regarding expansion and modifications of manufacturing process equipment. This includes equipment specification, mechanical design, project definition, development of success criteria, management and execution of projects for production processing lines, quality improvements, testing equipment, and production / distribution facilities. This person will be required to supervise maintenance department personnel across 3 shifts, manage internal and external maintenance resources including electrical and general contractor companies, as necessary to complete project work. The Maintenance Engineering Manager is required to develop, write, maintain, and deploy company equipment engineering standards.


    What You'll Do:

    • Assumes role as corporate resource on process flows and equipment integration into manufacturing processes to insure seamless production of products
    • Sources new technology and equipment to increase manufacturing productivity
    • Provides Training and or training materials to appropriate plant personnel on new technology and equipment
    • Works closely with plant personnel, identify and initiate project and operational ideas to enhance plant systems and operations
    • Accountable for the preparation of objective project assessment including financial justification and evaluations such as Returns on Investment (ROI) evaluations
    • Performs other duties as assigned
    • Provides support to Value Chain through process design and evaluation; processes assessment, recommendation, and implementation; project management; and system troubleshooting and education
    • Challenges the status quo; continually seek ways to improve how work is accomplished
    • Leads and/or participates in continuous improvement team events and workshops and attend industry related trade shows
    • Proactively and collaboratively works with develops and implements manufacturing related projects dealing with productivity gain projects, safety projects, and cost savings projects, growth and acquisition. Partners with Sales / Marketing personnel to develop designs and cost estimates to support new product initiatives
    • Develops detailed “scopes of work” for planning and bid purposes
    • Develops and executes contractor/supplier contracts
    • Coordinates and conducts contractor bid meetings.
    • Develops and manages Capital Appropriation Requests
    • Communicates/Integrates the organization on the project from conceptualization through implementation.
    • Utilizes the AutoCAD system to define and document project layouts
    • Supplements Tech Services as a resource when necessary
    • Responsible for projects assigned by Sr. Director of Manufacturing and Sr. VP of Value Chain
    • Resource to Finance for providing correct asset depreciation life, correct asset assignment and timely closing of all corporate capital projects
    • Conducts post mortem evaluation of process/equipment performance against project ROI and efficiency targets to ensure continuity


    You'll love this job if you're:


    • A strong communicator and collaborator and work effectively with all members of the organization, from individual contributors to top execs
    • Highly analytical and strategic. Your problem solving skills are unparalleled
    • You always maintain a friendly disposition — even (and especially) under pressure
    • Quick on your feet!  When problems arise, you reliably produce responses and solutions


    What you'll need:


    Experience / Training / Education


    • BS in Engineering, technical degree or equivalent experience
    • 2+ years progressive work experience in a technical field in manufacturing spent coordinating project activity with a demonstration of strong project engineering abilities
    • Experience with cross-functional development teams
    • Consumer Products manufacturing experience


    Knowledge of


    • Basic manufacturing knowledge
    • General knowledge of production procedures
    • Familiar with writing, revising, and implementing SOPs
    • Basic clerical skills




    • Excellent project management, communication and presentation skills
    • Proactive, excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize and operate in a dynamic environment
    • Ability to work with and influence people in a professional and positive manner
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including high level of negotiation skills
    • Provides clear expectations, manages accountability, gains commitment, takes responsibility for project team's activities, is approachable, openly supports organizational objectives, and promotes safety
    • High regard for safe practices, promotes continuous improvement, sets high personal and professional standards, and persists when faced with adversity
    • Good training skills to adequately train personnel on newly implemented technical projects

    Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:


    • Work is performed in a manufacturing environment
    • Sits at a computer station, meeting table or work desk for more than two-thirds of each day
    • Stands and walks to other stations and departments throughout the day
    • Uses hands and fingers to operate computers and office equipment most of the day
    • May stoop or crouch to access files or storage
    • Requires clear vision at 20 inches or less with or without corrective lenses
    • Hearing and speech within normal ranges and sufficient for clear communication face to face and especially via the telephone
    • Lifts up to10 pounds regularly; lifts 25 pounds occasionally; lifts 50 pounds with assistance occasionally
    • Exposed to noise levels typical of manufacturing environments


    Mental Reasoning and Requirements:


    • Uses critical thinking skills to work with documents and spreadsheets and interpret information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Able to review complex documents like contracts and leases. Able to review quantitative and qualitative work and identify questionable items
    • Expert problem-solving and data-analysis skills
    • Able to set goals based on available information and to plan work in order to meet deadlines
    • Able to formulate appropriate responses to requests for data, services and information from internal or external customers with a wide range of personalities and demeanors
    • Able to project likely future occurrences based on current or historical data
    • Able to work independently and react quickly to changing priorities with a consistent sense of urgency


    Metagenics, and its companies are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment. Metagenics takes affirmative action in support of this policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, disabled, and veterans.




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