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Operations Technical Manager at Schreiber Foods

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Logan, Utah

Job Description:

Company Description:

Company Description - Schreiber Foods has grown from a single production facility in Green Bay, WI to a $5+ billion global enterprise and one of the largest dairy companies in the world. We make cream cheese, natural cheese, process cheese and yogurt and sell them to leading retailers, restaurants, distributors and food manufacturers around the world.


Our Culture - We call ourselves partners rather than employees because were all partnering together to increase company value. Every day, we come to work knowing the choices we make, the ideas we initiate and the problems we solve will make a difference. This gives us a sense of pride in everything we do because were striving to be the best customer-brand dairy company in the world. We're successful because we live our values of caring, partnership and ownership each and every day.


Who are we looking for? Were looking for individuals to help us achieve our vision to be the best customer-brand dairy company in the world. If you describe yourself as an honest, trustworthy, caring, energetic, results-oriented, customer-focused, disciplined, forward-looking individual who fosters a sense of ownership, inspires others and wants to continuously improve and learn, you may be a great fit for Schreiber.


To learn more about Schreiber Foods and the company culture visit the Schreiber Foods Careers Page or view this short video.


Qualifying Positions Will Offer:

  • A 401(k) plan with a generous employer match. Schreibers plan administrator recognized our plan as Best-in-Class for companies with 5,000-plus employees.

  • A unique Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

  • Quarterly bonuses. Through our pay-for-performance program, partners have an opportunity to earn a cash bonus every 90 days based on the companys success.   

  • Competitive medical, prescription drug, dental and vision benefits, including second-opinion medical consultation with specialists

  • Wellness resources, including a fitness reimbursement program and access to an interactive personalized online wellness program

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • Relocation assistance

  • Future professional growth and opportunities through training and our Education Assistance Program

Brief Description:

The Operations Technical Manager is responsible to provide leadership, technical expertise and drive results across capital execution, site and facility maintenance, asset and productivity improvements while managing and minimizing labor & overhead costs while ensuring the highest levels of safety, quality, sanitation and regulatory compliance.

Detailed Description:

Duties of the role include:


  • Ensures mechanical and electrical expertise are available to production and other departments to maintain production systems, utilities, buildings and grounds in a 24-hour, 7-day per week operation

  • Drive key initiatives around the standardization of "best practices" and policies for the Maintenance Department

  • Provide leadership and direction to plant maintenance function covering the 24/7 operation

  • Improve partner safety, production quality, equipment reliability, and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) utilizing Continuous Improvement techniques

  • Utilizes mechanical and electrical expertise to manage production systems, utilities, buildings and grounds

  • Full knowledge and utilization of the EAM system in support of maintenance & engineering functions

  • Responsible for Continuous Improvement programs related to engineering, to generate improvement plans that feature both short and long-term improvements, with and without capital investment.

  • Business driver of Value Stream Mapping and Lean Processes

  • Drive key initiatives throughout the facility in the areas of Maintenance, fixed asset management, plant layout & flow manufacturing, managing floating bottlenecks, FDA/GMP/AIB compliance, safety and automation

  • Train partners on new technologies (electrical controls, and other manufacturing technology)

  • Provides management of partners (Maintenance Supervisor(s), Maintenance Mechanic(s), and Maintenance Planner) directly and/or indirectly, to ensure effective selection, retention, development, disciplinary action and performance management. If a collective bargaining agreement exists, may participate in negotiations, grievances or other contract related activities and discussions

  • Together with the leadership team, ensures compliance with Food Safety and Food Quality Plans, in addition to customer requirements. Interprets and communicates customer requirements to plant production and/or support groups. Establishes and Audits PCPs, CCPs and Standard Operating Procedures to define and monitor processes, to ensure customer requirements are met. Reviews incidents during which the procedures are not met, and determines appropriate corrective action for partners failing to follow standard procedures. 

Additional Details:

Exciting opportunities. New challenges every day. A chance to make a difference -- and work with great people. That's life at Schreiber Foods.

Take the next step in your career by applying your knowledge and skills at Schreiber... where you'll experience more opportunities, more rewards, more teamwork and be an essential ingredient in the companys success.

To learn more about Schreiber Foods, please visit our website at

The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field

  • Engineering/Project Management, Process Excellence, Black Belt or Maintenance Experiences

  • 5-10 years of experience

  • 8-10 years progressive experience in manufacturing engineering, with at least 5 years in a management role

  • Extensive knowledge of operations from a technical perspective (Green Belt/Black Belt preferred)

  • High level management and business skills, extensive financial knowledge base as well as understanding of employment policies/procedures

  • Organizational, interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills

  • Effectively communicate concepts both verbally and in writing

  • Able to influence and impact all levels in the organization

  • Ability to lead processes to conclusions/recommendations

  • Flexibility to expend discretionary effort as required to meet critical needs

  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)

  • Drive key initiatives around refrigeration systems, plant utility systems, high-speed processing, and packaging/material handling systems

  • Current Partner: minimum of two years in current role

How To Apply:

If you're interested in joining a growing, team-oriented organization of more than 7,000 partners worldwide, please apply today through the links provided on this site or by visiting the Schreiber Foods Career Opportunity Page.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.