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C-130 Airplane Makes Fiery Emergency Landing at Santa Barbara Airport, 7 Onboard Escape Unharmed

Seven people walked away unharmed after a C-130 airplane made an emergency landing and caught fire at Santa Barbara Airport on Sunday night, authorities said. The incident was reported just before 10:15 p.m at the airport, 500 James Fowler Road, according to Santa Barbara Fire Department spokesman Mike Eliason. All seven people who were on the plane escaped without injury, he said via Twitter. Video from the scene showed the airplane sitting on its belly as a fore engine sprayed […]

Trump Sends Mixed Messages to China on Trade Dispute

Injecting fresh uncertainty at a time of global economic jitters, President Donald Trump sent mixed messages Sunday on the U.S.-China trade war as leaders at a global summit pushed the unpredictable American president to ease frictions over tariffs and cooperate on other geopolitical challenges. Trump’s head-snapping comments at the Group of Seven summit about his escalating trade fight with China — first expressing regret, then amping up tariff threats — represented just the latest manifestation of the hazards of the […]

Tropical Storm Dorian Picks Up Steam as it Moves West

Forecasters say the fourth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is maintaining its strength as it moves toward the Windward Islands. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Sunday that Tropical Storm Dorian could intensify to near hurricane strength over the eastern Caribbean Sea by Tuesday. As of 8 p.m. EDT Sunday, Dorian’s center was located about 335 miles east-southeast of Barbados and was moving west at 14 mph. Maximum sustained winds are at 50 mph. A tropical storm warning […]

Good Samaritans Come to Deputy’s Aid as He Struggles With Suspect Over Gun in South Whittier

Three good Samaritans rushed to the aid of a sheriff’s deputy as he fought with a man who was in the process of trying to take the deputy’s gun in South Whittier on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The incident took place about 3:10 p.m. in the 15000 block of Leffingwell Road in the unincorporated county area, near La Mirada Boulevard, Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau said. The deputy responded to a report of […]

4 Students Arrested at Hemet Middle School After 3 of Them Tried to Help Another Escape From Custody: Police

When a high school student was arrested on suspicion of making threats against a school employee Friday, three other students tried to help her escape from custody and were also arrested after one of them tried punching a school resource officer, the Hemet Police Department said in a news release. The 15-year-old Tahquitz High School girl walked into Rancho Viejo Middle School shortly before 4:00 p.m. and got into an argument with and “threatened to harm” the school employee, police […]

Brush Fire Ignites in Eagle Rock, Prompting Evacuations in Glendale; 2 and 134 Freeways Shut Down

A brush fire ignited in Eagle Rock on Sunday afternoon, prompting evacuations in Glendale and the closure of the 134 Freeway and 2 freeways as the flames worked their way slowly toward homes, authorities said. The fire was first reported about 4:10 p.m. along the 2900 block of Colorado Boulevard, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. The fire had grown to 30 acres and was 25 percent contained by 7:30 p.m., she said. The fire ignited on […]

Police Say No Signs of Shooting at Canoga Park Mall Where Gunfire Reported; 2 Detained in Possible Robbery

Authorities investigating reports of gunfire at a mall in the Canoga Park neighborhood of Los Angeles Sunday afternoon said they found “no evidence of a shooting” and believe the incident may have been a robbery. Two unidentified people were taken into custody, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. People reported hearing shots fired at the Westfield Topanga and The Village shopping mall on 6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard at about 3:15 p.m., according to LAPD Officer Cervantes. Police described two […]

Target to Open Disney Shops Inside Select Stores

Target is hoping to bring the magic of such characters as Mickey Mouse and Elsa to its own customers by opening permanent Disney shops at a cluster of stores starting this fall. As part of the collaboration with The Walt Disney Co., the Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open 25 Disney-branded stores start on Oct. 4, with 40 additional locations opening by October 2020. Target is also launching a Disney-focused online experience on its site on Sunday. And it’s planning […]

Hackers Could Have Gotten to Sensitive Data From U.S. Anti-Terror Program’s Insecure Website for Years, Records Show

The Department of Homeland Security stored sensitive data from the nation’s bioterrorism defense program on an insecure website where it was vulnerable to attacks by hackers for over a decade, according to government documents reviewed by The Times. The data included the locations of at least some BioWatch air samplers, which are installed at subway stations and other public locations in more than 30 U.S. cities and are designed to detect anthrax or other airborne biological weapons, Homeland Security officials […]

Delays Expected on 15 Freeway Through Corona Due to 80-Acre Brush Fire

Officials warned of lengthy delays on the 15 Freeway through Corona as a 80-acre brush fire burned near Temescal Canyon Road. Crews who arrived at the scene near Temescal Canyon Road at around 11 a.m. initially said the blaze, dubbed the Ivy Fire, was burning 1/2 to 2 acres of vegetation and was spreading in a slow to moderate speed, according to Cal Fire. By 12:45 p.m., Cal Fire said the blaze was holding at 30 acres. At about 2:50 […]

28-Acre Brush Fire Prompts Closure of 2 Lanes of 14 Fwy in Santa Clarita Before Being Contained

A 28-acre brush fire burning near Agua Dulce Canyon Road prompted the closure of two lanes of the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita Sunday afternoon, California Highway Patrol said. The fire broke out about 1:20 p.m. and consumed 28.3 acres before firefighters declared it 100% contained about 3:35 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Miguel Ornelas said. The two lanes of the 14 Freeway were shut down nearby during the fire, according to the CHP. The cause of […]

Plácido Domingo Gets Standing Ovation in Austria in First Performance Since 9 Women Accused Him of Harassment

Plácido Domingo received a standing ovation as he took to the stage at the Salzburg Festival on Sunday, a concerted show of support at his first performance since nine women accused him of sexual harassment in a report by The Associated Press. Domingo and his co-stars in a concert of Verdi’s tragic opera “Luisa Miller” all shared in 10 minutes of applause at the end of the show — but a standing ovation at the start of the show was […]

Nobody Hurt in Small Plane Crash That Ignited Brush Fire in Lancaster

Authorities responded to a small plane that crash-landed in Lancaster and started a 3-acre brush fire Sunday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The crash was reported in the area of N. 70th Street West and West Avenue L8 shortly before noon. Officials initially estimated the fire was at 5 acres. Two people aboard the plane had gotten out by the time authorities arrived at the scene, fire officials said. “Pilot successfully handled aircraft emergency with one passenger aboard,” […]

Getting Your Best Rest: ‘The Sleep Doctor’ Teams Up with Princess Cruises

‘The Sleep Doctor’ Dr. Michael Breus discusses sleep tips and his partnership with Princess Cruises to develop the new Princess Luxury Bed. For more information from Dr. Breus, visit TheSleepDoctor.com. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

G-7 Leaders Vow to Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm. French President Emmanuel Macron said the summit leaders were nearing an agreement on how to support Brazil and said the agreement would involve both technical and financial mechanisms “so that we can help them in […]

Travelzoo’s Gabe Saglie Answers Your Travel Questions

Travelzoo’s Gabe Saglie answers viewer travel questions, including teen-friendly tropical travel, seeing big game in Africa, and finding dining deals. For Travelzoo tips and deals, visit Travelzoo.com/TV. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Astronaut Accessing Estranged Spouse’s Bank Account Could Be First Crime Allegation From Space: NYT

NASA is examining a claim that an astronaut improperly accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse from the International Space Station, The New York Times reported Friday — potentially the first criminal allegation from space. NASA astronaut Anne McClain told investigators she had accessed the bank account of her spouse while on a six-month mission aboard the ISS in preparation for her role in NASA’s anticipated first all-female spacewalk, the Times reported. McClain’s spouse, former Air Force intelligence officer Summer Worden, brought […]

7th Annual BRA Run Supports Underinsured Breast Cancer Patients

Erin Myers reports live from the 7th Annual B.R.A. Run at Dockweiler Beach. The fundraiser is hosted by cancer survivor Evelyn Calip on her “cancer-versary” to support underinsured breast cancer patients through her organization, Evelyn’s BFFs (Breast Friends Forever). “B.R.A.” stands for “breast reconstruction awareness.” For more information, visit evsbff.org. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Dog Survives After Being Found on Ohio Road With Her Muzzle Taped Shut, Throat Cut

Cats may be known for having nine lives, but some dogs are pretty lucky, too. A pup named Dani, found on the side of an Ohio road with her mouth duct-taped shut and her throat cut, is doing well, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. “We will not tolerate these actions period. Not now or ever,” said Sheriff Richard Jones in a tweet Friday. Dani was found on August 17, when a resident in Madison Township discovered her while out walking. She was rushed […]

Average U.S. Price of Gas Drops 8 Cents Per Gallon to $2.66

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 8 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks to $2.66. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that an abundant supply and low crude oil costs contributed to the decrease at the pump. The price is 25 cents lower than what it was a year ago. The highest average price in the nation is $3.57 a gallon in California and in Hawaii. The lowest average […]

Director, Engineering Services

ARYZTA Careers - Ontario, CA

Posted 16 days ago

Director, Engineering Services

City & State: Ontario, CA, US, 91761
91761
Job Category: Engineering
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ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.


Position Purpose

The Director of Engineering Services is accountable for the provision of technical services in the areas of reliability, project management, and capital program management and other related engineering areas in line with business needs.


Key Accountabilities

The role will support the bakeries in the management of large and complex capital projects meeting objectives for safety, schedule, budget, maintaining sanitary design of equipment, and with an end result of meeting or exceeding design performance requirements. In addition, the role will provide support to the bakeries to enhance existing equipment reliability as measured by downtime, adherence to production standards, and service response times.


Responsibilities

Engineering

  • Is directly responsible for all elements of project management from BOD to commissioning and handover and ensures that all project objectives are met on schedule, safely and within budgetary limits. Project management duties include:
    • Scheduling, budgeting, coordinating project objectives within budgetary limits and reporting status.

    • Vendor and equipment investigation, selection, price negotiation, coordination, and procurement efforts related to projects.

    • CER development and submission, including the development of presentations to facilitate funding approvals.

    • Preparation and review of scope documents, job specifications and drawings.

    • Supervising contractors in the execution of projects and in the commissioning and handover to Operations

    • Facilitates project reviews and stakeholder meetings and provides the necessary reports on project progress and budget status.

  • Utilizes systematic approach for project management and promotes the use of tools for continuous improvement.

  • Works across Regional boundaries and provides support to local Bakery Operations and Maintenance Teams to ensure the timely completion of small budget projects.

  • Manages regional multiyear Capital Program, including plan development and regular reporting on project status, commitments, and spending.

  • Supervises Engineering resources in the execution of project management activities and provides mentoring and development activities for same.

  • Interacts with Business Units and Division Supply Chain teams, along with Corporate Support Services, to share best practices, upgrade common work processes, and provide feedback on vendor and equipment performance and input for continuous improvement.

Maintenance

  • Uses a playbook approach to bakeries Maintenance functional improvement including:
    • Analysis and Prioritization of Reliability issues

    • Evaluating Maintenance Program effectiveness through auditing, gap analyses, and development of remediation plans

    • Storeroom Parts right sizing and optimization audits

    • Auditing personnel skill sets, identifying gaps and developing appropriate training plans

    • Setting Measurement systems in place to assure progress

    • Challenging the Bakery Team toward CI

  • As Subject Matter Expert, generates engineering solutions to repetitive failures and other problems that adversely affect plant operations.

  • Assists in management of equipment supplier related issues causing inefficiencies, regulatory, safety and/or quality problems.

  • Ensures equipment is in compliance with all sanitation, safety and environmental requirements by local and federal regulatory authorities.

  • Supervises Engineering resources in the execution of reliability improvement activities and provides mentoring and development activities for same.


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience of 10 years of reliability engineering and project management in food engineering.

  • Knowledge of asset care and maintenance management. Preferred experience in SAP maintenance management.

  • Experienced in Maintenance KPIs utilized to improve Maintenance performance resulting in best class uptime.

  • Experience leading engineering teams both at the corporate and operations levels.

  • The leadership style and mental agility to move effectively between strategic roles and hands-on execution roles.

  • Successful leadership over a diverse types of capital projects from simple to complex. Ability to manage projects from feasibility thru start up and performance validation.

  • Knowledge of current personnel safety, food safety, environmental and regulatory compliance issues related to manufacturing and in the food industry.

  • Experience applying engineering knowledge cross-functionally to support new food development and commercialization in specialty foods categories.


Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level

Required

  • Candidates considered for the Director of Engineering Services role at ARYZTA will have outstanding interpersonal skills and leadership traits. In order to be successful at ARYZTA, candidates must be highly results-oriented, driven, focused and able to balance multiple priorities and issues in a fast-paced global environment. They will possess an exceptional level of intellectual, professional and interpersonal agility and flexibility, combined with strong analytical and strategic problem solving skills. They will have the ability to collaborate while at the same time having the initiative to drive for results. Of critical importance will be the ability to know when to finish analysis and transition to implementation. The Director of Engineering Services must be a team player with a balanced ego and an approachable style.

  • Candidates will also have a strong affinity and passion for the business and the customers that ARYZTA serves each and every day. Finally, they must possess exceptional integrity and ethics.

Preferred

  • B.S. Engineering (any discipline)

ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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