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Plant Engineering Manager at Daisy Brand

Plant Engineering Manager

Daisy Brand Wooster, OH Full-Time

The Plant Engineering Managers purpose is to provide technical leadership to all areas of the plant to provide support for plant reliability and continuous improvement.


Plant Leader for Continuous Improvement Projects.
Provides Leadership for Reliability Engineers & Plant Maintenance.
Ensures equipment is maintained and operated to Daisy standards.
Ensures Utility & Wastewater Systems are maintained and efficiently operated.
Supports programs for safety, problem-solving, and technical training.
Inspect area and ensure equipment and personnel are working in a safe manner.
Maintain and enforce high sanitary standards within the departments where engineering work is being performed.
Enforce all company rules, policies, and procedures and provide contractor disciplinary action when necessary.
Immediately investigate all types of accidents, such as worker comp injuries and property damage, and report to Plant Manager.
Oversight/Support of key permitting, inspection, and regulatory compliance programs, such as Ammonia PSM/RMP, EPA/Tier 2, Fire System, etc.
Advanced Problem Solving and Troubleshooting of Everyday Issues to support smooth daily operation of the plant


The Plant Engineering Manager will be the Primary Technical Leader at the plant. He/She will work on reliability, sustainability, and continuous improvement activities to support the manufacturing and utility systems of the plant. The Plant Engineering Manager will provide leadership for the Reliability Engineers and Maintenance Manager. He/She will play a key collaborative role with the Home Office Engineering Team and Plant Department Managers.

A successful candidate will have a passion for organizing, communicating expectations, improving plant reliability, operational data analysis, and collaboration within teams. The Plant Engineering Manager should have the capability to coordinate multiple simultaneous activities within a high pace manufacturing environment.


Minimum of 15 years working within a Manufacturing Engineering or Maintenance role in the Food & Beverage, Consumer Goods, Medical, or similar industry
Minimum of 3 years in a Management or Leadership role is preferred
Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline from an accredited college/university is required. Industry experience will be considered in the absence of a degree
Daisy Brand is a Tobacco and Drug Free Workplace
Legally Eligible to work in the United States


Proven leadership ability
Strong analytical and applied problem solving skills
Proactive approach to preventive maintenance programs
Understanding of Utility Systems, Ammonia Refrigeration, and Waste Treatment Processes
Excellent computer skills
Excellent personal organizational skills
Ability to train, motivate and develop others


Experience managing subcontractors performing work in a manufacturing plant
Understanding of Controls & Automation Systems
Basic AutoCAD understanding
Familiarity with dairy and food plant operations
Familiarity with cultured dairy products, procedures, and equipment


Strong work ethic, accountable, mature, has managements perspective.
Excitement for their role or field of endeavor.
Sets and enforces high standards.
Strong sense of right and wrong as well as an understanding of corporate accountability.
Team player, assists other departments.
Approachable, respectful, open and talkative.
Places others needs above self-ambition or corporate ambitions.
Detail oriented, precise, communicates with clarity.
Enjoys speaking in front of small groups.
Good personal organizational skills and habits.
Patient but proactive. Not afraid to speak up in a group when prepared.

For more than four generations (over 100 years), Daisy Brand has been a family-owned company committed to providing the freshest, most wholesome dairy products with over half a billion in revenues. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with manufacturing plants in Garland, Texas (opened in 1998), Casa Grande, Arizona (opened in 2008), and Wooster, Ohio (opened in late 2015).

Daisy is the market leader in two billion-dollar categories, Sour Cream and Cottage Cheese. Daisy Sour Cream represents 1 out of every 2 sour cream purchases in the United States and is also America’s #1 Cottage Cheese Brand. Additionally, Daisy is the largest brand in food service, military, and club and is recognized by consumers for A Dollop of Daisy, a tagline that put this once small brand on the map.

Daisy's core values are Clean and Trust, which are woven into everything we do. In 2008, the company was given the impressive American Business Ethics award, awarded by Foundation for Financial Service Professionals.

While maintaining a strong culture of curious and innovative problem-solvers, Daisy Brand has more than doubled employment over the last 15 years and is continuing to grow.

Daisy Brand offers an industry leading benefits package that includes:

A no-deductible, $0 premium option for employee-only health coverage.
401(k) with 50% company match on first 8% of earnings you contribute.
Safe harbor and profit-sharing company contributions to 401(k).
Company paid short- and long-term disability coverage.
Company paid 2X annual salary life and AD&D insurance.
4 weeks annual paid time off.
Extra time off for volunteering.
Tuition reimbursement.
Fitness membership reimbursement.
And more

Daisy Brand is a nicotine-free company. Daisy Brand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans and disabled encouraged to apply.


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