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Refrigeration & Utilities Manager

Salina, Kansas

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Description
(Overview)

Who we are!

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit www.schwanscompany.com.

What we are looking for:

We are hiring a Utilities and Refrigeration Manager at the largest pizza plant in the world and home to our famous Red Baron and Tony’s brand frozen pizzas, located in Salina, KS. In this role you will be responsible formanaging the maintenance of manufacturing buildings and utilities including ammonia compressors. A person in this role will ensure the efficient operation of all refrigeration, HVAC systems of the manufacturing plant.

What you will get from us:

  • Opportunity to work in a growing segment of a major food manufacturer and showcase your leadership and technical skills to make a big impact on the profitable growth of Schwan’s Company.
  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company.
  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees.
  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled.
  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • This role is responsible for the operation and upkeep of the facility's vital utility systems to include refrigeration systems, compressed air systems, boiler systems, stream systems, wastewater and environmental functions.
  • Utilizes the team management concept within the Maintenance department to meet production requirements and company goals.
  • Essential duties and responsibilities include directing & leading supervisors, mechanics, managing general associates including hiring, training and developing associates to ensure production requirements and goals are met at least cost. Provides timely, accurate and consistent reports, i.e., safety, production, cost administrative, etc. to ensure production requirements and goals are met at least cost.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of refrigeration systems, PSM, hazmat, mechanical systems, electrical, safety and preventative maintenance programs. Understands business and management principles involved in strategic planning, and resource allocation.
  • Provides a safety work environment for all associates eliminating unsafe acts or conditions. Ensures the Quality Improvement Process and team management concept are employed within areas of responsibility. Controls costs and assets managed within established goals.
  • Manages the installation of new equipment; maintains a chain efficiency of 98% while maintaining quality and ensuring plant safety.
  • Continuously works on process improvement and department efficiency. This includes recommendations to improve methods, equipment performance, overall work quality, working conditions, and use of equipment. Ensures maintenance work will comply with all local, state and federal safety and environmental requirements and regulations. Complies with Environmental Health & Safety standards, adheres to Lock Out Tag Out and OSHA regulations.
  • Participates in the capital planning process. Identifies opportunities to improve and provide cost effective solutions.
  • Supports the scope development and execution of Lean Manufacturing practices (such as TPM, TPS) across bakery, topping and packaging areas.
  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.

What we need from you: 

  • The desire to make a meaningful difference.  Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently.  We need someone who competes to win!
  • Authentic leader: direct communicator, able to build strong relationships across the company, with all levels.
  • Must have great collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively work closely with cross-functional teams.

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Years of Related Experience: 8-10 years of related experience

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Must possess management/supervisory experience
  • Must have technical expertise in electrical, hydraulics, PSM and ammonia systems
  • CMRP, Six Sigma, Lean Certifications Preferred
  • Prior experience in food manufacturing with exposure to USDA/FDA regulations strongly recommended
  • Ability to manage up to corporate partners
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form and ability to calculate financial figures (product costing, standards) and equipment performance.
  • Intermediate personal computer skills including Microsoft Office, SAP experience beneficial
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees and upper management and ability to effectively manage employees

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the job.  An individual must be able to perform all of the duties and responsibilities listed in a fully competent manner to be considered successful in the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties and responsibilities.

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

Qualifications

What we need from you: 

  • The desire to make a meaningful difference.  Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently.  We need someone who competes to win!
  • Authentic leader: direct communicator, able to build strong relationships across the company, with all levels.
  • Must have great collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively work closely with cross-functional teams.

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Years of Related Experience: 8-10 years of related experience

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Must possess management/supervisory experience
  • Must have technical expertise in electrical, hydraulics, PSM and ammonia systems
  • CMRP, Six Sigma, Lean Certifications Preferred
  • Prior experience in food manufacturing with exposure to USDA/FDA regulations strongly recommended
  • Ability to manage up to corporate partners
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form and ability to calculate financial figures (product costing, standards) and equipment performance.
  • Intermediate personal computer skills including Microsoft Office, SAP experience beneficial
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees and upper management and ability to effectively manage employees

 

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the job.  An individual must be able to perform all of the duties and responsibilities listed in a fully competent manner to be considered successful in the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties and responsibilities.

 

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

Job Type: Exempt Business Unit: Req #: 21001854

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  • Big Daddy's
  • Edwards
  • Mrs. Smith's
  • MINH
  • Red Baron
  • Freschetta
  • Pagoda
  • Tony's