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Plant Engineering Manager

Sweet Street Desserts Atlanta, GA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.


Oversee all aspects of process and facility engineering, including Electrical Engineering, Packaging Engineering and Maintenance to assure equipment and facility readiness for production operations.


  • Assure the effective design, implementation, operation and maintenance of packaging equipment, including wrapping, flow wrapping, packing and skidding equipment. Oversee the utilization of packaging equipment, including hands-on oversight of start-ups, change-overs, and performing intermittent checks of equipment functionality during packaging runs.
  • Trouble shoot packaging equipment issues. Resolve programming issues around coordination of speeds across the packaging system. Integrate new packaging designs with in-house equipment or propose new equipment to support new packaging concepts.
  • Test and analyze results of new packaging interface with equipment and make recommendations accordingly.
  • Identify and implement packaging cost saving opportunities and emerging packaging concepts.
  • Identify packaging material problems and resolve issues of quality, performance and supply with vendors. Analyze faults encountered and categorize systematically for resolution.
  • Coordinate equipment repair and modification with equipment vendors.
  • Coordinate equipment pm’s with the Maintenance staff. Recommend additions, changes and improvements based on root cause analysis of equipment failure.
  • Plan and execute new equipment projects or assist other department members with projects.
  • Assure effective interface between Maintenance staff and other departments to resolve conflicts, identify root cause of problems, and implement and document improvements.
  • Manage department resources, including labor and equipment, to assure adequate resources to support production, including set-ups, corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance, machine cleaning and parts room functions.
  • Develop, coordinate and implement with the Sanitation Manager proper cleaning procedures for all equipment .
  • Perform employment functions including interviewing, conducting corrective action counseling, employee development and performance appraisal.
  • Oversee the planning, development, implementation and overall management of the E- Maint system, maximizing the reporting value of the system and utilization by department staff.
  • Oversee spare parts inventory management, monitor parts usage, investigation of alternative vendors, and reporting of high cost/high use parts to justify equipment. Oversee Maintenance Purchasing, including processing non-stock inventory purchase requisitions, and tracking of requisitions to ensure on-time pick-up or delivery of parts and supplies.
  • Assure strict adherence to Safety, GMP, SOP, Allergen control, and HACCP requirements.
  • Oversee tasks as designated for implementation and maintenance of the SQF Food Safety systems.


- B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.

- Minimum of five years of experience working with food processing and packaging equipment in food or similar manufacturing environment

- Working knowledge of manufacturing, engineering and maintenance concepts and equipment.

- Proficiency in PLC programming and utilization of robotics.

- Proficiency in computer use including, Microsoft Word, Excel, Project.

- Ability to work independently as well as member of a team

- Proficient writing and communication skills.

- Exceptional organizational, problem solving, prioritizing, and decision making skills.

- Effective interpersonal skills at various levels to obtain cooperation and information.

- Flexibility in work hours and schedule.

Sweet Street Desserts

Why Work Here?

Stability, great benefits, development opportunities, exciting and challenging environment

In 1979, in Reading, Pennsylvania, Sandy Solmon started baking cookies in a 2-bay garage. Tirelessly testing recipes and ingredients, she struck the perfect balance: a harmonization of flavor, texture, and the elusive dimension of artfulness that separates good cookies from great ones. As her cookies caught on and the following for her small production grew, Sandy’s dessert portfolio expanded and Sweet Street Desserts was born. Today, Sweet Street is the leading innovator in the dessert industry. We’re still owned and operated by Sandy and headquartered in Reading where Sandy is also the head of research and development, leading a team of like-minded, passionate researchers and recipe developers who now bake for restaurants in over 60 countries, on every continent. In 2014, we established a new manufacturing facility in Greenville, South Carolina, allowing us to expand production capacity and more easily and efficiently reach our growing customer base in markets across North and South America Though Sweet Street’s reach is global, our passion for artful food and dedication to quality and innovation remains the motivation behind every one of our products. The sweetness of dessert is beloved by every culture on this planet of ours. In this spirit, all of us at Sweet Street invite you to a culinary experience destined to be shared with cherished family and friends.


1916 Piedmont Highway, Greenville, SC 29605
Atlanta, GA