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Technical Manager - North Sioux City, South Dakota


North Sioux City, SD, US


A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Technical Manager – North Sioux City, South Dakota

The Site Technical Manager has responsibility for managing and improving operational risks, equipment reliability and system integrity through the leadership of Maintenance and Engineering resources across the site.  The Technical Manager creates a culture of ownership and capability at the site and delivers results through proactive strategies and tool implementation.  The Technical Manager leads a team of 8-11 direct reports which may include Maintenance & Utilities Techs, MRO/OVS Associates, Maintenance Planners, and Site Project Engineers.  This position is a key senior member of the Site Leadership Team.


What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or technical related field
  • In-depth understanding of maintenance and engineering principals – knowledge of technical disciplines: Process, Packaging or Electrical/Controls are preferable
  • Team skills – high performance team experiences
  • CMRP (Certified Maintenance & Reliability Process) certification or working to obtain within 18 months of placement into roll
  • 10 years of experience required.  Related experience in a CPG manufacturing environment or similar industry.  Experience must include manufacturing-based maintenance and engineering with project/systems emphasis.
  • Maintenance and/or Engineering Leadership experience
  • Recognized technical abilities and practical experience with strong capabilities in the following areas:

              o Theory/functionality of manufacturing systems and unit operations

              o Continuous improvement techniques

              o Problem solving and analytical methods

  • Process measurement and control
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects/initiatives within budget
  • TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) type experience with emphasis on PM (Progress Maintenance) and EM (Early Management) pillar leadership desirable


What would your key responsibilities be?

  • The development and delivery of multi-year maintenance and engineering strategy to      execute deliver critical KPI’s for Supply Chain/Operations.
  • Leading and facilitating the Progressive Maintenance Pillar
  • Management of all utilities, maintenance, & engineering at site.
  • Technical asset management from early equipment management, project management (i.e. design, installation, vertical start-up), optimization, maintenance and retirement.
  • The delivery of new product initiatives at the site to meet business needs.
  • Ensure compliance to Mars standards related to technical job function of site.
  • Manage Maintenance costs to ensure the budgeting process is accurate and the department meets the business requirements.
  • Deliver sites engineering projects to scope, timing, and costs.
  • Develop and sustain maintenance predictive technology strategies to provide a proactive maintenance culture.
  • Maintenance and Engineering team engagement and associate development.



What can you expect from Mars?

  • The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package. 
  • To be respected and valued.





Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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