Engineering Lead at Hostess Brands, LLC in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Job Description:

Company Overview

Hostess Brands, LLC, is a large packaged food company focused on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing fresh baked sweet goods in the United States such as Ding Dongs®, Ho Hos®, Donettes® and Fruit Pies, in addition to Twinkies®, CupCakes, Voortman's Cookies and Wafers.

Job Overview

Night shift: 10:00pm- 6:30am

Directly responsible for assisting the Engineering department supervision with the assignment and coordination and/or execution of activities within the Engineering group to ensure a productive workforce that supports the facility. Oversee planning and preparation of work orders for work to be performed by the respective engineers to ensure the plant is maintained in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner.


  • Determine schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnel.
  • Monitor employees' work levels and review work performance.
  • Monitor tool and part inventories and the condition and maintenance of shops to ensure adequate working conditions.
  • Counsel employees about work-related issues and assist employees to correct job-skill deficiencies.
  • Conduct or arrange for worker training in safety, repair, and maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use.
  • Inspect and monitor work areas, examine tools and equipment, and provide employee safety training to prevent, detect, and correct unsafe conditions or violations of procedures and safety rules.
  • Inspect, test, and measure completed work, using devices such as hand tools and gauges to verify conformance to standards and repair requirements.
  • Requisition materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, and replacement parts.
  • Perform skilled repair and maintenance operations, using equipment such as hand and power tools, hydraulic presses and shears, and welding equipment.
  • Effectively oversee maintenance personnel to ensure that all assigned activities are performed effectively and efficiently in accordance with plant procedures and local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Oversee preparation of work instructions that provide direction to the
  • Engineering Department for corrective maintenance repairs, performance of preventive maintenance and the implementation of modifications.


  • Requires high school diploma, or equivalent. Additional post-secondary education is preferred (i.e.: Technical of Vocational education) in areas of industrial engineering.
  • Previous work experience in industrial engineering preferred.
  • Prefer previous safety training

Working Conditions:

  • Manufacturing Environment

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