Plant Engineer

Job Description

Auto req ID: 177492BR

Job Description

This Los Angeles (City of Industry) based position contributes to the success of the Pepsi Beverages Company by directing the Utilities/Facilities team to meet customer needs and achieve standards related to cost, line efficiencies, waste, safety and productivity. This individual is responsible for ownership of the Utilities department. Duties include budget ownership, setting departmental strategy, and owning overall results for Utilities/Facilities. In addition, this individual is responsible for the development of all utilities operators, as well as a utilities/facilities planner.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Leads utilities operators to achieve performance standards with regards to PM completion, troubleshooting, root cause analysis (breakdown analysis)
  • Oversees and assures facility equipment reliability to minimize downtime
  • Aligns team agenda with Annual Operating Plan objectives. Maintains spending to budget
  • Develops others by training and coaching frontline employees - setting expectations, providing feedback and recognizing and rewarding good performance
  • Develops engineering studies, scope of work for expense and capital projects
  • Liaisons with engineering, resource conservation, and outside technology resources to provide technical support to the facility
  • Ensures compliance with all Health & Safety regulations
  • Effectively communicate throughout all levels of the organization
  • Identify gaps in performance, investigate root cause effectively and efficiently, and implements counter measures to eliminate recurrence for multiple functional areas simultaneously
  • Administer company policies, procedures, and the collective bargaining agreement within the department


  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably a B.S. in Science, Engineering, or Maintenance Technologies, or comparable work experience (at least 5+ years) in a high-speed Manufacturing environment required, preferably utilities or maintenance experience in a food and beverage environment with progressive career path
  • 3+ years’ work experience in a utilities or maintenance supervisory position with frontline employees required
  • 2+ years’ work experience with Boilers, HVAC, and Ammonia Refrigeration systems is required
  • Experience in food and beverage industry preferred
  • Strong employee relations, interpersonal, team building, and verbal/written communication skills
  • Experience reading P&IDs and Electrical drawings
  • Demonstrate computer proficiency: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SAP/CMMS is a plus
  • Demonstrate PLC and Allen Bradley proficiency is a plus
  • Proven track record driving improvement through TPM or LSS is a plus
  • Demonstrate ability to function successfully in a fast paced, changing work environment
  • Demonstrate planning and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to flex schedule to accommodate production needs (some weekends will be required)

Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Standard Relocation
Job Type: Regular

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

For San Francisco Bay Area: Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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