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Plant Maintenance Engineer

Department: MFG Management
Post End Date: 05/28/2020
Position Type: Employee
Position Reports To: Plant Senior Engineering Leader
Position Supervises: Planner/Scheduler, Parts Inventory Control
Pay Level: 6E - 8E
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Lead the effective execution of all maintenance and assigned work/projects within the plant, including external properties, with a focus on optimizing all maintenance functions, including predictive preventive maintenance (PPM), spare parts, scheduling and performance. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Develop overall plans, including manpower, for major maintenance overhauls, shutdowns and projects
  • Support the development, control and tracking of maintenance budgets
  • Coordinate with planning/scheduling, inventory control and maintenance purchasing teams for all repairs, products, work schedules and meetings
  • Administer the PPM program and parts room inventory for all equipment, building and facilities through the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Perform engineering analyses to determine the root cause of critical and repetitive equipment failures
  • Analyze equipment history and the line event data system to identify specific failures
  • Oversee the parts room to ensure adherence to company policies, availability of necessary parts, elimination of obsolete materials and adjustment/optimization of stocking levels
  • Manage the planning/scheduling of maintenance work using the work order system and CMMS; coordinate equipment availability/resources
  • Establish work measurement techniques and determine the effectiveness and improvements needed for the maintenance department
  • Maintain equipment and facility documentation/drawings
  • Provide support for assigned projects, troubleshooting and day-to-day activities
  • Communicate with Operations teams and vendors regarding equipment issues and capital projects
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe, quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF Food Safety Systems
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • 2 years of direct maintenance supervisory experience in the food industry
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements
  • Effective oral/written communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills
  • Proficient Microsoft Office and CMMS skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to define tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to protect confidential and sensitive information

Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering
  • 5 years of technical experience in the food industry dealing with preventive and predictive maintenance
  • Experience in continuous improvement activities
  • Plant maintenance supervisor



Leadership Behaviors: Achieves Results through Teamwork, Coaches and Develops Others, Communicates Effectively and Candidly, Executes with Excellence, Leads Change and Innovation, Leads through Positive Influence, Provides Clear and Strategic Direction, Puts the Customer First. For more information on the Kroger Leadership Behavior model, click here.



Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None

Regions: South



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