Maint/Eng Director

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Posted: February 02, 2017
  • Reference ID: 112322BR
PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 22 different product lines that generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales each. Our main businesses -- Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi Cola -- also make hundreds of other enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world. With net revenues of approximately $60 billion, PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment, including by conserving energy and water usage, and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support, and invest in the local communities where we operate.

Frito-Lay, a key business unit within PepsiCo, is a market leader in the snack food industry. We are the makers of some of America's favorite snack foods including, FRITOS®, LAY'S®, DORITOS®, CHEETOS®, AND TOSTITOS®.

Job Description:

  • Lead Technical function for the Modesto Plant. As a member of the plant Leadership Team, you will ensure that resources, administration, and teams are developed and accountable for achieving business goals.
  • Responsible for people and team development, quality performance, cost, service and safety for entire location.
  • Develop and coach Business Unit Leaders, Front-line Manager and Team Members to solve operational issues.
  • Motivate the site to achieve performance targets.
  • Ensure that the continuous improvement process is followed and influence change across multiple teams.
  • Needs to provide support on all shifts, and ability to work approximately 55-60 hours per week
Key Responsibilities

  • Assures equipment reliability to maximize production line productivity
  • Implements process enhancements to improve process enhancements to improve package and flavor changeover efficiency
  • Utilizes visual factory concepts to maximize asset utilization and plant performance Builds the capability of plant maintenance supervisors and technicians, sanitation, and utilities.
  • Tracks standard manufacturing and warehouse KPIs and prioritizes plant maintenance opportunities
  • Maintains P&L responsibility over maintenance cost centers, repair and maintenance, maintenance labor, utilities and capital improvement plans
  • - Responsible for regulatory, environmental and legal compliance related to food safety, maintenance, and utilities.
  • Ensure that employees within the site are developed and accountable for achieving individual, team and business unit goals
  • Deliver effective change leadership - driving business changes while minimizing people impact
  • Develop team to solve own day-to-day operational issues and reach short & long term performance goals
  • Communicate cross-functionally to assist team to solve operational issues
  • Motivate team members to achieve plan goals
  • Organize and facilitate work team meetings (examples: state of the site meetings, round tables, etc.)
  • Works closely with suppliers and internal customers to deliver expected results
  • Administer policies and practices
  • Initiate and implement projects
  • Conduct presentations and formal training programs
  • Ability to think quickly, creatively and challenge team to do the same
  • Seeks out and implements best practices
  • Solve daily operational issues


Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Degree in Engineering or related field
  • Prior leadership team experience and demonstrated ability to lead and influence
  • High drive for results and take initiative
  • Project management skills including business development, compensation, continuous improvement decision making, employee benefits, group leadership, and interpersonal skill leadership
  • Ability to work in an unstructured environment with the ability to make tradeoff decisions quickly
  • Ability to give/receive constructive feedback
  • Ability to lead a team based approach to decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a results oriented, challenging environment
  • Strong leadership with the ability to get results through mentoring skills
  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Authorized to work in United States
  • 2 years of supervisory experience
  • minimum of 5 years of operation experience
  • mechanical experience maintaining production equipment

Relocation Eligible

Eligible for Standard Relocation

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