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Engineering Manager

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Lansing, MI, US, 48915

Company: Glanbia

Location: St. Johns, Michigan


At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers on 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

Direct engineering, and project activities for site.  Ensure engineering projects, initiatives, processes are in conformance with established policies and objectives, recommend changes, review progress, and approve cost estimates/proposals.  Has supervision and oversight of utilities and maintenance training.


Essential Functions

  • Manage the Capital Expense Plan:
    • Review and manage approved projects - verify progress/installation, report status to management.
    • Track the Capex plan budget.
      • Support the facilities:
  • Liason between facilties and outside engineers and contractors.
      • Provide technical/engineering recommendations for new equipment/technology.
        • Maintain project documentation and transmit to facility upon completion (drawings, programs, contracts, etc.)
        • Project management:
          • Create CapEx proposals, including process design, scope, budget, schedule.
          • Provide estimates, solicit proposals/quotes, pre-qualify vendors/contractors.
          • Manage approved projects to performance, budget and schedule.
          • Negotiate contracts and Terms & Conditions.
          • Assemble teams of internal and external resources and manage development of strategic projects.
        • Supervision:
          • Manage project teams and manage engineering department engineers.
          • Provide coverage for Maintenance Manager as needed.
          • Manage Utilities Department including day to day as well as project activities.
          • Manage the maintenance training program to include the Training Manager of maintenance.
          • Develop working relationship with the GN team and support to deliver objectives.
        • Utilizes GPS processes, driving zero losses and upholds the culture of Glanbia non-negotiables.
          Delivering on Glanbia’s Values:
  • “Showing Respect” - Research issues & incidents with internal teams, business partners and customers in a collaborative manner that includes professional, honest and transparent communication.
  • “Find a Better Way” - Work with internal and external teams to implement process improvements and/or procedural changes that eliminate non-value added activities and drive more business value.
  • “Winning Together” - Assist with training of new team members.  Facilitate or oversee training and standard operating procedure reviews to ensure new hires develop proficiency of role.
  • “The Customer’s Champion” – Proactively engage to support our customer needs on an end to end basis and strive to meet or exceed SLA timelines.  Take ownership of customer requests and engage with internal teams as needed and within a timely manner.
  • “Performance Matters” – Meet or exceed all key metrics in line with expectations for role.  Continually update knowledge of products, product changes, processes and services offered to deliver a dynamic customer experience.


Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree and three to five years related experience      
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple projects simultaneously and delegate assignments to others.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill
  • Utilize complex computer operations and advanced features of software packages (Autocad, MS Project etc.)
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.

Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves sitting, talking or listening and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Frequently standing and walking.
  • Occasionally involves reaching with hands and arms, crouching, stooping and climbing.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, and works with the fingers.
  • Involves sedentary physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
  • Should be able to ability to identify and distinguish colors.

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment or light traffic).
  • May work in areas above ground level with a chance of falling, near moving mechanical parts and in areas that are poorly illuminated.
  • May need to work under conditions that may have a risk of electrical shock, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, and/or wet or humid conditions (non-weather).

Travel Requirements

    • Occasional overnight travel (up to 20%) by land and/or air.


Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

Nearest Major Market: Lansing