Assistance to Operations (ATO) Specialist (Nutrition & Health)
The Assistance to Operations (ATO) Specialist uses deep understanding of the unit operating procedures and processes to provide analysis, give instruction, plan, compile information, and work collaboratively with others to meet daily production plans. The ATO Specialist draws upon significant knowledge of the unit processes and equipment to make business-based decisions. Has responsibility for assessing the quality, robustness, and capability of the process and making decisions, with others, to halt or modify production as needed if the process does not meet quality and/or safety standards. The incumbent must be able to interact effectively with plant personnel at all levels to influence desired outcomes. Typical duties of the job include but not limited to: Lead unit activities to meet Safety Health Environmental, Quality / Food Safety, Cost, and Production goals. Provide technical support for specific manufacturing unit(s) including monitoring performance metrics, monitoring OEE data, troubleshooting, and investigating product quality problemsManage unit Process Safety Management (PSM) aspects including Management of Change (MOC) and Pre-startup Safety Review (PSSR) processes as needed.Lead and/or participate in incident investigations using Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and/or other tools.Provide Unit subject matter expertise / process knowledge to all functions (e.g., Maintenance, Manufacturing Technology, Quality, etc.) Coordinate Unit maintenance activities utilizing the Work Management Process (WMP) and in collaboration with the Maintenance Coordinator and Maintenance staff.Coordinate and communicate Unity daily activities including issuance of the Unit?s ?Daily Plan?Provide expertise in starting up and shutting down the plant for planned and unplanned circumstances.Assist Unit Manager in developing plans to ensure cost effective use of assets.Use six sigma or other defect elimination tools and lean tools to find solutions.Provide coaching & counseling for FLS and Co-Ops. Mentor other professionals that support production areas through teaching and communicating to improve organization?s skills to meet business needs.Establish effective communications systems throughout the unit focused on sharing of information and engaging employees in the success of the facility.Perform job duties in a manner that follow food safety and quality guidelines including but not limited to HACCP, GMPs, QA Policies, Sanitation, and Pest Control.Other duties that may be required due to dynamic changes in business focus.Qualifications:High school diploma or GED equivalent required with six (6) years of experience in an industrial/food manufacturing environment Engineering Bachelor?s Degree highly preferred (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical, etc.) with minimum of (2) years of experience.Demonstrated ability to collect and analyze data, identify solutions, assess risk factors, and make sound business decisions.Familiar with Process Safety Management practices including MOC and PSSR.Demonstrated ability to lead people and role model strong safety standards.Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.Must be able to use Microsoft applications (WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT, etc.) and be able to learn other computer systems/databases.Demonstrated knowledge of soy protein process theory and application preferred.Familiar with Work Management Process and maintenance best practices preferred.Familiar with Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) preferred.Demonstrated ability to use key computer based tools including SAP, SharePoint, ETQ Reliance, Lotus Notes preferred.Six Sigma Certification, Lean Manufacturing Methodology, and Continuous Improvement Knowledge preferred.Apply for this job.