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Lead Engineer, Utilities and Facilities

Company: The J. M. Smucker Company
Location: Longmont
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Job Description:

For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's , Folgers , Jif , Dunkin Donuts , Crisco , Caf Bustelo , R.W. Knudsen Family , Sahale Snacks , Smucker's Uncrustables , Robin Hood , and Bick s . In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray Nutrish , Meow Mix , Milk-Bone , Kibbles 'n Bits , Natural Balance , and Nature s Recipe . The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit


Lead Engineer, Utilities and Facilities


Longmont Plant, CO


Plant Engineer


The Utilities and Facilities Lead Engineer has responsibility for plant utility, facility, and life safety systems. He/she leads the utilities team in assuring continuous operational coverage and maintenance for these systems. This includes equipment specification and maintenance, instruction and coaching on proper operation, technician development, troubleshooting and repair to achieve or exceed reliability targets, and technical support on future expansion projects.


* Responsible for overall success of plant utilities, facilities, and life safety systems

* Maintains compliance with permits and relationships with regulatory agencies and outside utility providers

* Participates in daily directional setting meetings; communicates issues and action plans relative to plant utility systems

* Manages the plant utility team, including providing daily direction, priorities, coaching and feedback

* Provides continued utilities team development through diverse education and coaching on the technical elements of facility operation with the focus of developing team members

* Owns utility cost results, gap analysis, and improvement plan at the plant level

* Prioritizes mechanical and electrical work of the utilities maintenance resources to maintain plant

* Member of the Preventative Maintenance (PM) pillar team

* Responsible for maintenance planning and spare parts strategy within the department leveraging the use of Oracle eAM

* Develops capital improvement projects associated with the utility systems, both for efficiency and cost reduction improvements

* Responsible for the plant's waste water treatment facility and it s reliable operation

* Leads the plant sustainability efforts, and owns the Sustainability Pillar

* Owner of technical documentation for utilities and facilities

* PSM owner for facility including maintaining the ammonia refrigeration PSM program and assuring compliance with EPA, OSHA, and other applicable regulatory agencies



* 4-year technical degree preferred and/or significant demonstrated experience


* At least 3 years of plant utilities systems experience is required

* Mechanical and electrical experience working in a food manufacturing environment is required

* Technical knowledge of the following systems: Boilers, compressors, HVAC, ammonia refrigeration, combustion systems, electrical distribution, water and sewer systems, fire systems

* Environmental management experience including specific knowledge in ammonia refrigeration, air emission reporting, wastewater, spill containment and control (SPCC), and chemical reporting for State Emergency Response

* Familiar with contract management relative to predictive technologies (infrared, vibration, oil, etc.) and outside technical contract services (ability to identify the proper technology at the correct frequency)

* Experience leading, teaching or managing others effectively is required

* Ability to work and manage within a team environment

* Proficient with Oracle Enterprise Asset Management (eAM)

* Experience with high-performance work systems (SQMS, IWS)

* Self-motivated and can work independently with minimal direct supervision

* Strong organizational, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

* Excellent inter-personal skills

* Ability to organize and prioritize actions to help meet plant objectives and long-term vision

* Effective presentation, verbal, and written communication skills.

The J. M. Smucker Company (the Company ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: The J. M. Smucker Company, Denver , Lead Engineer, Utilities and Facilities, Engineering , Longmont, Colorado

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