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Engineering Manager

Company Name: Kroger Manufacturing
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Lead the development, planning, organization, direction and implementation of the strategic capital plan for assigned plants. Provide strategic direction and training to plant engineers and teams for project development and implementation. Provide guidance to plant teams for maintenance of assets and processes and leadership for sustainability and utilities usage reduction. 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:

  • Leverage engineering expertise to design and implement manufacturing food processing systems
  • Leverage engineering expertise to help plants establish and refine effective workforce scheduling techniques, as well as preventive maintenance, employee training, efficiency improvement and regulatory compliance programs
  • Aid in evaluating new business and line extension opportunities to support outside sales efforts
  • Work with the Regulatory Compliance team to provide the direction necessary to ensure safe systems operation in compliance with all state and federal regulations
  • Travel frequently to manufacturing locations and vendors to support day-to-day operations and assist in the development and implementation of new facility planning, expansion and constructionOversee feasibility and engineering studies conducted in-house and by outside architects and engineers
  • Develop clear specifications and guidelines for equipment purchases and working agreements with outside architects, engineers, construction managers and contractors
  • 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 2000 Systems
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provides feedback to direct reports
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position/Education Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering
  • 10+ years of progressive engineering experience in food manufacturing
  • Ability to make major decisions with limited information
  • Technical expertise with Kroger manufactured products, ammonia refrigeration systems, compressed air system, steam systems, HVAC, building standards and codes, construction methods, sanitary design, controls and automation network infrastructure

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Project Management certification
  • Capital project management >$5MM
  • 5+ years mechanical systems experience (power plant, steam, boiler, refrigeration)
  • 15+ years of progressive engineering leadership experience
  • Division capital plan management, reconciliation of spending to budget, and interaction with capital management
  • Leadership of mechanical systems and sustainability
  • Leadership of Maintenance Excellence team
  • Leadership/tracking of Engineering department budget
  • Oversight of engineering internship or career training programs
  • Capital project/program management >$25MM


Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 50%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: West


Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.


Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger Manufacturing || None || Engineering & Operations; Management; Manufacturing || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Engineer, Construction, Electrical, Intern, Manager, Engineering, Entry Level, Management

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