Corporate Engineering Manager, Refrigeration and Thermal

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Cleveland, OH, United States
Jan 26, 2017
Jun 01, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Foods people love. The life beyond what you imagined. And the city that rocks.


When you partner Nestlé USA and Northeast Ohio, the result is a rich experience that offers you a fulfilling personal and professional life.


Did you know that the Cleveland metropolitan area is consistently ranked as one of the most affordable and livable regions in the US?  From its diverse communities to its endless arts, entertainment and sports experiences, Cleveland continues to rock.


At our Nestlé USA Cleveland campus, located in the Solon suburb of Cleveland, you will discover the ways that Nestlé USA values and supports our employees and community.  Offering you a strong culture with competitive benefits, you will have limitless opportunities to learn, and advance your career.  Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestlé tradition.  As the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it's about enriching you.


Management Responsibilities:

  • Assist the factories in the design and on selection of technology and equipment for new projects related to refrigeration, thermal, hygienic air handling and cooling tower systems and energy management initiatives.

  • Assess and advise the factory teams on knowledge and competencies to safely and efficiently operate and maintain refrigeration, thermal, hygienic air handling and cooling tower systems and energy management initiatives.

  • Contribute to the Energy Strategy in the Market to include regular assessments and recommendations on Sustainable Energy Solutions for all operations and supply chain. 

  • Lead the training process to keep the facility Utilities Engineers updated and proficient on refrigeration, thermal, hygienic air handling and cooling tower systems and energy management.  Coordinate the training efforts with department peers.

  • Encourage and foster continuous improvement, networking and sharing information within the Utilities community, in line with Nestle Continuous Excellence (NCE - TPM, Six Sigma, Lean) principles.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all refrigeration, thermal,  hygienic air handling and cooling tower systems are fully in compliance with local regulations and Nestlé norms, and are maintained and operated properly.

  • Define, propose and monitor the specific energy sourcing and management targets for the Market and assist the factories to generate their respective plans in line with the defined strategy. Cross fertilise best practices. Support energy assessments to identify opportunities. Provide technical review of proposed refrigeration, thermal, hygienic air handling and cooling tower systems improvement opportunities.

  • Ensure the refrigeration, thermal, hygienic air handling and cooling tower systems, as well as energy initiatives execution are in full alignment with the external and internal regulations and guidelines related to Safety and Environment, Nestlé mandatory norms and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Define Key Performance Indicators and annual objectives and targets.  Monitor factory and market performance on a monthly basis, providing technical support as needed.

  • Drive the refrigeration, thermal, hygienic air handling and cooling tower systems, as well as energy initiatives efforts towards a "low cost, highly efficient" operation. Benchmark with other Nestlé Markets and factories, setting objectives for continuous improvement.

  • Establish standardize planned maintenance plans for common equipment with inputs from suppliers, our factories and industry best practices.

  • Evaluate capital investment proposals related to the functional area providing input prior to AFE in the scope definitions phase . Participation on project teams to provide technical support and GI guidance at project design phases.

  • Propose alternatives and new technologies for equipment. Ensure AM & PM requirements are incorporated as part of EM initiatives for new equipment purchases.

  • Develop and maintain equipment and design specifications for pertaining to industrial services

  • Explore and evaluate alternative sources and technologies for energy generation and supply.  

  • Organize training and development programs for factory Maintenance and Utility engineers and key staff members.  

  • Support Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE - TPM, Six Sigma, Lean) implementation as needed.


Travel:  50-60 percent


Bachelors Degree in Engineering, preferably Mechanical Engineering.


Minimum 5-7 years' experience in the design, trouble shooting and problem 

solving for industrial refrigeration, thermal and hygienic air handling systems for 

food manufacturing and consumer goods industry. Design experience is a 

prerequisite for this position.


General and professional skills

  • Strong technical and leadership skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of refrigeration, hygienic air handling and cooling tower systems related equipment and technology
    • Thermodynamic and fluid dynamics
    • Water management and water chemistry
    • Energy conservation and energy management
    • Troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to refrigeration systems including machinery rooms.
  • Strong knowledge of PSM/RMP and other related safety and environmental legislation and regulations.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements for boilers, combustion stationary equipment and pressure vessels.
  • Knowledge of renewable and integrated energy solutions
  • Analytical skills in problem solving.
  • Strong Communication and networking.
  • High level of motivation and self management.
  • Strong change management, team building abilities
  • Understanding of financial analysis and relevant business drivers.
  • Project Engineering/Management

Support Tools

MS Office/MS Project, Auto-Cad, 3D-Design, Visio, SAP

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