Engineering Manager

Job Locations US-AR-Arkadelphia
Full Time

Company Overview

Hostess Brands, LLC, is a large packaged food company focused on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing fresh baked sweet goods in the United States such as Ding Dongs®, Ho Hos®, Donettes® and Fruit Pies, in addition to Twinkies®, CupCakes, Voortman’s Cookies and Wafers.

Job Overview

Day Shift


The Engineering Manager will be responsible for the maintenance of all plant equipment and facilities per corporate standards, and to provide quality and economy. Supervise the engineering department in their everyday responsibilities


  • Train, oversee and critique Engineering staff
  • Supervise entire Engineering operation
  • Direct resources of plant and equipment toward the most efficient maintenance of equipment.
  • Coordinate with Sanitation to ensure plants and equipment meet regulatory requirements for cleanliness and product safety
  • Assist in bakery process roll-out with R&D on the launching of new products
  • Establish best practices to achieve company standards on controllable costs
  • Ensure all plant preventative maintenance programs comply with accepted and approved corporate regulations.
  • Be responsible for the purchasing of engineering supplies and materials and the maintenance of adequate supplies and materials and inventories.
  • Assist in regulatory and corporate sanitation and safety inspections. Assist in the development of programs, which will bring into compliance all identified deficiencies.
  • Make repairs to equipment and facilities as necessary or as assigned.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all procedures and projects.
  • Promote safety through work procedures, and employee safety programs
  • Ensure that all union contractual obligations are fulfilled.
  • Coordinate and implement Company policies and procedures in all areas.
  • Perform other duties related to the maintenance of plant properly as assigned.  


  • High school with at least five years’ bakery engineering management experience.
  • A college degree preferred, but not required.
  • More than three years’ experience as an Assistant Manager or Supervisor is preferred
  • Thorough understanding of commercial high-speed bakeries and production equipment along with the affiliated departments such as Production, Sanitation, Shipping, Accounting, Purchasing, and Shipping
  • Operational Efficiency - Plans and coordinates use of manpower, material, and equipment to ensure efficient maintenance of bakery and facility equipment
  • Engineering - Understands the unique equipment in a bakery production plant, along with operation of that equipment relative to the baking process. Ability to trouble shoot equipment to ensure optimum product quality is achieved
  • Accounting Policy and Key Accounting Practices - Understands cost accounting along with budgets and profit and loss responsibility.
  • Team Dynamics – Empowerment, Collaboration, Motivation, and Enthusiasm - effectively leads, coaches, trains, and motivates people to follow established standards
  • Setting and Achieving Goals - Successfully coaches, trains, and follows up with people to ensure production goals are met. Flexible in approach to supporting the needs of Sales and Marketing.
  • Business Relationships - Skilled at building partnerships within the organization and coordinating with support departments
  • Personal Computer Skills - Literate with MS Excel and Word


Working Conditions:


  • Manufacturing Environment


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