Maintenance & Engineering Director

at Diageo in Plainfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Description :

Title: Maintenance & Engineering Director

Internal Title: Asset Care Director

Our performance ambition is to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world. We are proud of the brands we make and the enjoyment they give to millions. We are passionate about alcohol playing a positive role in society as part of a balanced lifestyle. It is central to our purpose to celebrate life, every day, everywhere.

We are a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer! We produce an assortment of over 200 amazing brands – old and new, large and small, global and local – that are enjoyed in more than 180 countries around the world!

Diageo is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at Visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource,, for information, initiatives, and ways to share standard methodology.


This is a significant role which must provide experienced leadership in Engineering and Maintenance within one of Diageo’s largest production sites. Plainfield is the key Innovation and Technical Center for Diageo North America and as such produces significant levels of new product innovations each year to drive growth for the domestic market.


Provides essential leadership support in the areas of Safety, Plant Maintenance, CAPEX Budgeting and Planning, Project Management, Asset Management and Environmental Compliance.

Key Outputs:

+ Significant responsibility for CAPEX (>$5M annually), packaging changes, and line standards

+ Expertise in process, design, change parts, and engineering required for the proper planning, budgeting, design, and implementation of capital projects and other special projects

+ Incumbent assumes a key role in Safety, Quality and Food Safety and serves as an asset to the overall Plant Governance Programs Program

+ Assures equipment reliability to increase production line productivity measured through Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)

+ Makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative within the Engineering & Maintenance Department, and that has significant impact on the overall operation and safety of the Plant. Makes recommendations and justification for Capital programs, projects and spending.

+ Decides type and extent of plant engineering and related programs for accomplishing strategies and objectives of NA Supply organization

+ Is instrumental in developing Strategy for long-term success of the site

+ Directs several subordinate managers, team leaders and supervisors

+ Leads Plant Capex budget, Department budget and Maintenance budget

+ Builds the capability of Engineers, Maintenance personnel and craftsmen.

+ Tracks standard manufacturing and warehouse measures and prioritizes plant maintenance opportunities.

Functional and Managerial responsibility:

+ Handles day to day working and professional relationships to facilitate the operation and effectiveness of the overall plant with the Plant Management Team, Sales and Technical Suppliers, Industrial Associations, Regulatory Agencies, Technical Operations, Central Engineering, Finance and Procurement

+ Identifies areas for improvement in line efficiencies, safety, quality, cost, processes and personnel

+ Apply plant and consulting resources for handling multiple projects and teams

+ Provides engineering and technical expertise to achieve safety goals and lowest cost while providing high quality products and customer service levels

+ Identify, implement and promote Technology to improve efficiencies, productivity and reduce cost. Prepare and submit annual operational and CAPEX budgets in line with production volumes.

+ Work within the Minimum Control Guidelines as prepared by Diageo.

+ Uses Root Cause Problem solving techniques to resolve ongoing or immediate Plant issues.

+ Remain abreast of changes in processing and packaging equipment, plant utilities, insurance regulations and government compliance related to plant operations, Problem solving, develop and implement solutions

+ Develop and meet annual Engineering & Maintenance operating plan, budget and schedule for all plant projects

+ Embed Diageo culture, principles and values

+ Meet internal/external customer needs

+ Ensures CARM Compliance

Qualifications and Experience Required:

+ 4 year Bachelors Degree or equivalent. Preferably in Engineering (mechanical, electrical, chemical, etc)

+ Minimum of 8 years of Technical/Production/Engineering/Maintenance Management in consumer product manufacturing

+ Demonstrated success as a manager in a production organization

+ Experience leading multiple projects technically and financially

+ Able to set objectives, define roles, assign tasks, motivate to success

+ Exhibits outstanding team building skills

+ Strong Partner management and Interpersonal Skills

+ Excellent communication skills

+ Ability to influence, persuade, convince, compromise, build consensus and able to resolve conflict

+ Technical Competence: In-depth knowledge of project management, technical operations and engineering

+ Professional Engineering License preferred

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Plainfield Plant

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At Diageo certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual incentive payment and stock awards. US-based employees are eligible for healthcare benefits, retirement benefits , short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellness benefits and industry leading parental leave, among others. (Benefits/perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Diageo and the country where you work.) The salary range displayed is the salary range for the role’s primary location.

With over 200 brands sold in more than 180 countries, we’re the world’s leading premium drinks company. Every day, over 30,000 talented people come together at Diageo to create the magic behind our much-loved brands. From iconic names to innovative newcomers – the brands we’re building are rooted in culture and local communities. Our ambition is to be one of the best performing, most trusted and most respected consumer products companies in the world.

Our founders, such as Arthur Guinness, John Walker, and Charles Tanqueray, were visionary entrepreneurs whose brilliant minds helped shape the alcohol industry. And through our people, their legacy lives on. Join us, and you’ll collaborate with talented people from all corners of the world. Together, you’ll innovate and push boundaries, shaping a more inclusive and sustainable future that we can all be proud of.

With diversity at our core, we celebrate our people’s unique passions, commitments and specialist skills. Because when varied voices, mindsets, and personalities come together, great ideas are born. In our supportive culture, your voice will be heard and you’ll be empowered to be you. Just bring your ambition, curiosity and ideas, and we’ll celebrate your work and help you reach your fullest potential.


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Job Posting: JC257484117

Posted On: Mar 28, 2024

Updated On: Jul 13, 2024

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