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Assistant Engineering Manager

Assistant Engineering Manager

Requisition ID 
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US-MO-North Kansas City
Job Family 
Operational Excellence (OE)

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Position Location: North Kansas City

Business Unit: North America Sweetener and Industrial Solutions


Primary Function

Responsible for leading the site to improved levels of productivity, profitability, and efficiency through the management and execution of the capital plan and engineering resources.


Supervision: All Process Engineers


Key Deliverables


  • Oversee and manage controls for plant engineering budgets
  • Contribute to the development of the Plant’s Capital Plan for growth, improvements, and reliability
  • Ensure regulatory and company compliance with all applicable standards, procedures, and best working practices
  • Ensure that all engineering activities comply with accepted food safety and engineering standards
  • Provide clear leadership to all personnel within the Engineering functions on site in the realm of SHE, including such aspects as (i) adherence to site instructions such as permit to Work,         (ii) ensuring all incidents, illnesses, and injuries are investigated using RCA analysis techniques and are completed in a timely fashion, (iii) development and management of annual departmental SHE objectives, (iv) and contractor safety compliance
  • Establish a proactive, controlled, and disciplined approach to the engineering development function of the site’s operations
  • Generate a committed, efficient, and team-oriented attitude/philosophy and performance within the area of Engineering in support of the Plant’s operations


Agility and Innovation

  • Drive improvement initiatives to reduce cost and increase efficiency
  • Identify technologies and methodologies in the greater industry that apply to the site, and develop strategies for implementation
  • Active participant in external Professional and Trade organizations


Relationships and People

  • Manage, coach, and lead the site Process Engineering Group, working closely with Operations and within the capital plan
  • Manage and develop an Engineering team that provides process support and continuous improvements to the plant
  • Manage the development and training of Engineers in professional Project Management, troubleshooting, and problem solving
  • Encourage and develop the external relationships among the department staffs and with other locations across the businesses


Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master of Science degree in a technical field such as Engineering
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Sound technical ability and experience
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations and company regulations and procedures
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent skills, experience, and training in Project Management
  • Good understanding of accounting principles and plant mechanical inventory systems

Desired behavior, personal attributes, (Success Drivers And Competencies):


  • Well-organized and team oriented with strong leadership abilities
  • Ability to effect change through persuasion and good communication
  • Ability to deliver results in a very challenging and fast-paced environment
  • Analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Project management skills, including multi-tasking and time management
  • Ability to lead a team and work as a team member with a variety of people at all levels within the organization
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • High level of integrity and sincerity
  • Proactive and innovative with a strong will to succeed
  • Ability to support multiple teams and/or locations with engineering, safety, or process expertise
  • Active role in leadership of external professional or trade organizations

Relocation Available?           Within country

Job Grade:                 G