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The Kroger Co.

Plant Senior Engineering Leader

The Kroger Co. - Lynchburg, VA

Company Name: Westover Dairy

Position Type: Employee

FLSA Status: Exempt



Direct, schedule and control all plant engineering/maintenance functions to obtain optimum efficiencies from the equipment, utilities and overall facilities. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.


*Provide engineering guidance and leadership at the plant level *Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports *Lead the development and implementation of the plant/business unit 3 year capital plan including preparing capital appropriation requests, developing competitive equipment and service bids, releasing purchase order contracts, exercising effective project management, control project funds, facilitate training and achieve the project deliverables *Recommend and or assist in equipment/processing system modifications and replacement *Remain up-to-date on technology related to plant operations *Develop, implement and control approved budgets *Create and maintain the appropriate engineering records including equipment records and manuals, drawings and diagrams, inspection reports and legal records *Drive the integrated maintenance process which includes the establishment and administration of an effective predictive/preventative maintenance program, work order procedures and optimized parts inventory *Oversee the identification, selection, skills assessment, training, performance evaluation and development process for maintenance and engineering associates *Lead energy management and efficiency initiatives, inclusive of plant, division and company goals *Work closely with outside agencies such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure plant compliance with current regulations *Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe, quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements *Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems *Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles *Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation


*Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field with relevant experience *5+ years of technical experience in the food industry *Knowledge of Food Safety Principles, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), EPA and OSHA requirements *Strong attention to detail, with high degree of accuracy and precision *Strong analytical and strategic thinking ability *Proven leadership skills *Ability to foster positive working relationships with key stakeholders


*Bachelor's degree in mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering *6+ years of experience in the food industry dealing with capital project development and management, preventative maintenance administration, maintenance workforce management, budget responsibility and federal regulations/requirements (pay level-10)

Education Level: Bachelor's Required

Required Travel: Up to 25%

Required Certifications/Licenses: None

Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: Mid-Atlantic

States: Virginia



Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.


Company Overview

Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly 443,000 associates who serve customers in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia.  Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering - a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service - in addition to 2,253 pharmacies, 787 convenience stores, 324 fine jewelry stores, 1,439 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is recognized as one of America's most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


 Posting Notes:  VA || Lynchburg || 2801 Fort Ave || 24501 || Westover Dairy || None || Facilities Engineering; Facilities Maintenance || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

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The Kroger Co.


Plant Senior Engineering Leader The Kroger Co. - Lynchburg, VA, United States


Location: Lynchburg, VA

Company Profile:
In 1883, Barney Kroger invested his life savings of $372 to open a grocery store at 66 Pearl Street in downtown Cincinnati. The son of a merchant, he ran his business with a simple motto: “Be particular. Never sell anything you would not want yourself.”