Assistant Engineering Manager

Job Locations US-GA-Columbus
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

Night Shift: 6pm-6am


Supervise and train maintenance personnel in the upkeep of existing equipment and the installation of new equipment. Plan and direct engineering and maintenance activities for a work shift. Focus on meeting standards for quality, productivity, downtime, and a bakery product that is malformed because of improper handling.


  • Supervise and lead a shift of mechanics to meet planned objectives and respond effectively to emergencies.
  • Communicate status of shift to following shift and others who require the information.
  • Identify equipment and facility deficiencies and ensure the initiation of corrective action.
  • Assess mechanics technical and troubleshooting skills. Provide training and counseling as needed to assist mechanics in meeting performance standards.
  • Instruct production personnel in the proper operation and care of equipment.
  • Ensure preventive maintenance program is performed in accordance with company standards.
  • Promote safety through work procedures and employee safety programs. Ensure equipment is maintained in safe operating condition. Ensure compliance with the corporate accident prevention program.
  • Comply with all collective bargaining agreements to foster positive employee relations.
  • Maintain current and complete records of all activities.
  • Coordinate and implement company policies and procedures in all areas.
  • Perform other duties relating to the efficient operation of the bakery as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering Technology or a related area of study is preferred
  • 4 years of maintenance experience in a food-manufacturing environment
  • 2+years’ experience as a supervisory is preferred
  • Understanding of commercial bakeries and bakery equipment.
  • Understands the functionality of ingredients with time and temperature in the baking process.
  • Understands the unique equipment in a bakery production plant, along with operation of that equipment relative to the baking process. Ability to trouble shooting equipment to ensure optimum efficiency and product quality.
  • Empowerment, Collaboration, Motivation, and Enthusiasm - effectively leads, coaches, trains, and motivates people to follow established standards.
  • Effectively monitor performance of direct reports and provide feedback to improve performance.
  • Oral and Written Communication Skills.
  • Successfully coaches, trains, and follows up with people to ensure production goals are met.
  • Personal Computer Skills - Familiar with MS Excel and Word



Working Conditions:

  • Manufacturing Environment


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