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Company: AAK
Location: Richmond
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Join our Global Production Team at our Richmond, CA Facility

AAK has been Making Better Happen for 150 years.
Everything AAK does is about Making Better Happen within the Chocolate & Confectionary, Bakery, Dairy, Candles, Plant-Based Foods, Special Nutrition, Foodservice and Personal Care industries. AAK specializes in plant-based and organic oils that are sourced sustainably. AAK innovates new formulas and provides ingredients to major manufacturers to make chocolate silkier, plant-based burgers juicer, bakery products and pizza crusts flakier and crisper, candles burn better.
At the heart of AAK is our Passionate, Collaborative, Accountable and Agile team Making Better Happen. We are innovating and manufacturing ingredients for food products that people love to consume, candles, personal care products like lotions and lip balms, even infant nutrition formula and adult specialty nutrition drinks.
Sustainability is at the heart of our purpose and embedded in all parts of the AAK value chain. We call this "Making Better Happen - from plant to brand" and this is reflected in our updated framework for sustainability - the House of Sustainability .
Join our 3,900 colleagues throughout the world who are dedicated to Making Better Happen with diversity and inclusion, community relations and environmental responsibility .
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We are currently seeking a Maintenance and Reliability Manager for our Richmond, CA manufacturing facility . The Maintenance and Reliability Manager provides a single point accountability for all Maintenance, Reliability and Facility activities. Enables site Operations to perform with best in class efficiencies in total compliance of all safety, company and regulatory requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (to include but not limited to)
--- - Build a successful Maintenance and Reliability function for the AAK Richmond site
--- - Lead all site Maintenance, Facility and Reliability activities
--- - Tenaciously address all unplanned site downtime events in order to return site to "Safe, Reliable Operations" as soon as feasible. In addition, work actively to assess any failures, identify cause
and deploy counter-measures to prevent recurrence.
--- - Provide direct Supervision and develop all members of the Maintenance/Reliability function
--- - Ensure equipment availability to meet defined production schedule.
--- - Document all incident reports using AIRS ( AAK Incident Reporting System) as required (EHSS, Quality, Service, or other) - Utilize a factual based incident reporting format with an emphasis on establishing a clear Sequence of Events (SOE)
--- - Create and establish controls to manage via AAK USA KPI's for Maintenance/Facility activities to monitor and improve performance
--- - Lead and develop predictive, preventative and reactive maintenance activities.
--- - Manage site spares, stores, & critical spare program.
--- - Manage and be the "keeper" of the facility Computerized Maintenance Management System( CMMS)
--- - Document all activities through this software; utilize tools to optimize effectiveness of department and interactions with internal customers (Production) and other functions (QA, etc.)
--- - Site lead for utility system management - to include, but not limited to, Natural Gas/Cogen, Electrical, Water, Waste Water Systems, Cooling Systems, Industrial Gasses and Compressed Air.
--- - Solid understanding of mechanical, electrical, automation troubleshooting.
--- - Actively identify gaps in site Maintenance/Reliability systems and systematically work to close them
--- - Utilize Rapid Continuous Improvement (CI, or RCI) as a routine tool - Identify, prioritize and execute projects

AAK promotes a diverse and inclusive workplace and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status and any class of discrimination under state and federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.
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Job Requirements:
--- - BS Degree preferably in Mechanical/Electrical/Chemical Engineering or related required.
--- - 10 years+ progressive experience in a Process Manufacturing environment with at least 5 years directly leading Maintenance/Facility.
--- - Ability to build a successful Maintenance and Reliability function from scratch
--- - Firm understanding of Plant/Production Maintenance and Facility Operations. Key competencies around mechanical, electrical, Automation and Process Control Systems (will be the site lead for all).
--- - Knowledge of managing Maintenance/Reliability activities in a Process/Plant based environment.
--- - Strong knowledge of Process based industries and their unit operations.
--- - Experience with 24/7 Operations - willingness to adapt and/or have flexible established schedule
--- - Demonstrated ability to utilize resources to accomplish objectives.
--- - Working knowledge of industry regulations - local, state, Federal - Environmental, Safety (OSHA), Quality/Food Safety; BRC
--- - Microsoft Skills - familiarity and ability to utilize common MS Office suite - Excel, Word, PPT
--- - Candidates must be authorized to work in the US, now and in the future, without sponsorship.

Keywords: AAK, Richmond , MAINTENANCE AND RELIABILITY MANAGER, Executive , Richmond, California

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