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Director of Engineering and Maintenance

Company: Gaia Herbs
Location: Brevard
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Description:
JOB SUMMARY:Oversees Plant and Facility Maintenance related activities for all Gaia owned and leased property and facilities. Provides Engineering support to all production areas to improve performance and integrate new products and processes. Primary responsibility is ensuring all facility and maintenance related programs and activities are performed in a safe and cGMP-compliant manner, according to applicable regulations, company SOPs and policies.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Manages EHS (Employee Health & Safety) program to ensure safety of all employees, facilities, and properties. This includes ensuring employee involvement programs are active, policies/procedures are maintained, and employee training is completed as required.Maintains compliance with all environmental regulations, including waste disposal (water and solid), stormwater management, air quality, and noise levels. Ensures all programs are in place to meet regulatory requirements and required training is conducted timely and effectively.Coordinates response to all emergency situations according to established protocols and procedures, including ensuring all plant security and fire protection systems are maintained and tested periodically.Ensures buildings and facilities comply with local, state and federal agencies including, EPA, NCDEQ, OHSA, FDA, Health Department, and Fire Marshall.Ensures that all equipment and facilities are maintained in optimal condition to perform their intended functions safely, efficiently and at high levels of quality. This includes, but is not limited to:Multiple buildingsSupport infrastructure and utilities equipmentProduction equipmentFarm and Greenhouse equipmentCompany owned vehiclesEnsures all Facility and Maintenance activities are performed and documented in compliance to 21CFR111 and in accordance with OSHA guidelines and Gaia safety policies.Ensures all facility and maintenance related initiatives, construction and equipment implementation are completed within cost and time schedule.Maintains adequate employee coverage to support maintenance service demands of production and farm operations schedules.Determines optimal use of internal and external resources related to plant, facilities, equipment expansion and improvements. Manages external contractors as needed.Ensures all department employees are trained on all plant, facility and maintenance SOP's and training documents are kept updated and properly signed.Directs the Engineering function encompassing calibrations, SOP revision, and equipment qualification.Oversees all equipment preventive maintenance and calibration schedules in a timely and compliant manner, utilizing CMMS (Computerized maintenance management system) to schedule and track activities.Identifies areas for improved efficiencies with plant, facility and equipment operations and collaborate with appropriate functional areas to implement improvements.Ensures grounds are maintained and landscaped properly and manages cleaning program to ensure offices, laboratories and production areas are maintained in a clean and compliant state.Manages contractor safety and cGMP orientation program. Monitors contractors to ensure program compliance.Leads and supports project teams for expansion and improvement projects in plant and facilities areas as necessary, including capital expense projects.Develops annual departmental operating and capital projects budgets and manages expenses within approved budgets.Responsible to perform duties as Sanitation Supervisor per SOP QA-063..

Requirements:
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESDirectly manages the Engineering Manager, Plant Maintenance Managers, Farm Maintenance Manager, and EHS Manager.QUALIFICATIONS:Education and/or ExperienceB.S or M.S degree in Engineering, Technology or other relevant field is strongly preferred.Ten (10) years of experience managing operational and facility maintenance teams. Experience with cGMP manufacturing facility is strongly preferred and agricultural maintenance is desirable.Experience managing safety and/or environmental compliance programs.Project management experience that includes budgetary responsibility. Large capital project management is a plus.Multi-site management is strongly preferred.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesStrong leadership skills.Ability to effectively use computer software programs, such as ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), CMMS and ExcelMust have functional knowledge of manufacturingAbility to teach processes and building management concepts.Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, SOPs and emails.Ability to write simple correspondence.Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small groups situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret graphsPHYSICAL DEMANDSReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to lift or carry, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk or hear; and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to be able to view a computer screen.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe employee in this position primarily works in an office environment but may frequently work in a manufacturing plant or maintenance shop, where they would be exposed to moving mechanical parts, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and loud noise.The above statements are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.PM20 PI133201406

Keywords: Gaia Herbs, Asheville , Director of Engineering and Maintenance, Professions , Brevard, North Carolina

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