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Continuous Improvement Leader (GPS)

Date: Sep 13, 2021

Location: Gooding, ID, US, 83330

Company: Glanbia

GPS Leader I - Maintenance

Supervisor’s Title:           Maintenance Superintendent

Department:                     Maintenance

Location:                           Gooding Plant

Exempt Status:                 Salary, Exempt


At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.


Job Summary

Lead the implementation and education of the Glanbia Performance System to ensure that all Maintenance employees have the tools and knowledge needed to drive improvements and sustain a zero loss work culture that upholds our non-negotiable’s using Progressive Maintenance Tools. Provide leadership to fully engage personnel in successfully identifying, implementing and sustaining equipment and resource based improvement projects to ensure delivery of annual GPS savings goals. Promote behaviors that ensure Progressive Maintenance tools and processes are fully integrated across the facility in everything we do. Be the GPS Progressive Maintenance champion for the site.



Essential Functions

  • Lead by example in exhibiting Glanbia’s values and non-negotiables.
  • Champion a zero breakdown culture utilizing all GPS and TPM tools and procedures including  LSI, RCA, BDA, FMCE, Standard Work, etc. for the Maintenance and Production Teams
  • Lead GPS activities and initiatives to ensure maintenance meets base and stretch savings goals. Continually work to fill the project pipeline and review team glide paths to ensure that goals are met and provide regular updates to plant and organizational leadership on progress.
  • Drive improvement in all plant True North measurements utilizing FI, AM, UAM and PM tools
  • Partner with pillars across the site to ensure effective processes are in place to measure gains and losses
  • Facilitate the development of annual plant FI work streams based on ZBA
  • Support GPS Boot Camp events including training, coaching and mentoring of participants.
  • Become the SME for all Progressive Maintenance Tools and be efficient in their use
  • Proactive in seeking out maintenance issues in the plant and the solutions.
  • Drive successful implementation and completion of plant pillar plans
  • Provide supervision for the planning and execution of improvement work including GIF’s
  • Compile equipment failure data management system including auditing of failures
  • Optimize Computerized Maintenance Management System (SAP) to identify losses
  • Requires basic computer skills (e-mail, MS Word, Excel, Power Point) etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Additional Functions

  • Drive positive behaviors throught the plant
  • Provide leadership to the Maintenance Team and fully support all initiatives
  • Provide technical and supervisory support to the facility as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or a minimum of five years related experience and/or training.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in operations team leadership, functional team leadership strongly preferred, 1-2 years as Maintenance TL strongly preferred.
  • Successful implementation of GPS and/or TPM tools and working knowledge of related methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of dairy processing equipment and plant facilities
  • Physical ability to perform assigned jobs
  • Ability to supervise and communicate effectively with others in a team environment.
  • Self motivated, willing to accept responsibility, and ability to make good decisions
  • Ability to read and interpret instruction manuals
  • Requires skills in troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of all plant equipment
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Must adhere to all company and other regulatory requirements pertaining to a dairy processing facility
  • Knowledge of OSHA safety requirements for a manufacturing operation


  • Excellent record required in safety, attendance, and punctuality
  • Ability to stand and walk the entire shift if needed
  • Ability to read and write instructions in English
  • Must be able to work weekends, and overtime as required



Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

The physical demands described represent those that must be met by an employee and the work environment characteristics are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently (51-75%) Stand, sit, talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • Occasionally (25-50%) Walk, reach with hands and arms
  • Rarely (1-25%) Climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and lift and/or move 26 to 60 lbs..
  • Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); depth perception (three-dimensional vision,  ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).


Typical Environmental Conditions

May be exposed to ____85+_____ noise levels in which hearing protection will be needed.

Travel Requirements

Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and /or air


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Twin Falls