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Date: Mar 15, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US

Company: DANONE


Danone North America is the largest Benefit Corporation in the world. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Danone North America is looking for a Reliability Engineer--Portland in our Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility.


Position Summary

The Reliability Engineer will be responsible for working with and developing, managing and leading a world-class maintenance organization for maintaining the Company's long-term competitiveness. This position requires the ability to demonstrate excellent team building, people management, and leadership skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills, including face to face, written, and presentation skills, and excellent external and internal functional/ cross-functional communications skills.


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and direct technician assignments across all shifts, basing decisions on manpower, technical ability, knowledge, and production priorities.
  • Communicate and coordinate with Production Supervisors and Plant Engineering to determine the most efficient and timely corrective action in response to equipment breakdowns.
  • Track, schedule, and assign corrective and preventive maintenance activities.
  • Ensure technicians are creating work orders to document activities, and entering accurate and thorough information.
  • Verify assigned work orders are completed in a timely manner and work quality is acceptable
  • Manage and approve technician work hours, vacation, sick days, etc.
  • Perform technician coaching, reviews and disciplinary actions.
  • Responsible for planning, organizing and directing the activities across all shifts. 
  • Ensure successful leadership and integration of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) processes into the overall organization.
  • Effectively communicate RCM strategy, goals and results across the organization as it relates to Maintenance and within the Maintenance Organization.
  • Establish and influence the use of best practices and strategic benchmarks for assessing maintenance processes.
  • Define and implement Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for measuring progress.
  • Develop training programs and development/progression plans for technicians.
  • Develop strategic partnerships across the company and with third party contractors to increase overall reliability.
  • Develop and manage cross-functional improvement strategies.
  • Identify opportunities in establishment of the RCM model, assess progress and develop strategic programs for addressing the opportunities.
  • Lead and direct effective interactions and positive cooperation through work relationships between all levels of the organization
  • Champion the organizations values by leading best practices in maintenance by supporting Safety and Quality initiatives.
  • Ensure the maintenance and operation of the equipment, systems, and processes for the overall facility meet compliance standards of all external regulatory agencies to include: PMO, OSHA, EPA, FDA and all other applicable regulations.


The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • BS/BA degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience in a manufacturing environment, developing, leading, and executing proven maintenance reliability programs, management of maintenance budgeting processes, and frontline maintenance leadership. Prior experience in a food and/or chemical continuous processing plant preferred.


Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. For more information, please visit 

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion. #LI-NORAM

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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