Manager, Engineering (Food Processing & Packaging - St. George)

1020 · Springville, Utah
Department 1020
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $100,000/yr

Innovative Labs (IL) is a leading developer, formulator, and provider of single serve and multi-dose ingestible health and wellness products for leading brands and direct sales companies. Founded in 2006 by Travis Parry, IL provides highly differentiated formulating, blending, filling, distribution, and other critical services for small-format nutritional supplements, food items, household products and other consumer packaged goods.  The company is SQF Food Safety Code Level III Certified and operates highly efficient, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with a workforce of over 500 people.


IL was founded in 2006, and is now the largest independent supplier of custom single serve flexible packaging west of the Mississippi. With significant investments in packaging and pasteurization equipment, IL has the capacity to fill hundreds of thousands of pouches a day and the flexibility to meet the demands of large and small production runs. IL provides its health, wellness and nutritional customers with a differentiated advantage of world-class turnkey solutions and full-service, front-end product development. Having achieved the highest and most prestigious regulatory certifications, IL also offers speed-to-market service unmatched in the industry.   IL’s customers range from Fortune 100 food and beverage companies to high growth emerging brands, all of whom have access to the Company’s best-in-class service and capabilities.


IL is a state-of-the-art, $100M+, private-equity backed manufacturing company headquartered in Springville, UT with offices in St. George, Lindon and Springville.  With over 500+ employees and more than 25% year-over-year growth, IL is uniquely poised and funded for a remarkable trajectory of success.  

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Job Summary

This position will be located in St. George, Utah.  Are you willing to relocate to St. George? 

The Manager of Engineering and Maintenance overseas the equipment and maintenance operations at Innovative Labs. Schedules and prioritizes equipment repair and maintenance as well as assigning specific projects.  Develops specifications for new equipment to support operational goals and objectives.


Job Duties

Tactical (80%)

  • Establish and maintain PM schedules on all equipment utilized in manufacturing in support of cGMP requirements.
  • Establish productivity expectations and tracks the production and activity of the maintenance work force.
  • Manages tool crib in support of PM schedule and ensures that costs are minimized while providing the highest service level in support of operations.
  • Effectively trains, coaches disciplines and develops employees to achieve and maintain positive working relationships with the maintenance team.
  • Develops and maintains files on all equipment for historical data
  • Interprets operational manuals, manufacturer’s specifications, blue prints and schematics for manufacturing and ancillary equipment.
  • Initiates and supports process improvement projects
  • Ensures the ready status of idle equipment.
  • Manages procurement activity of repair and maintenance goods and services through via requisitions while assisting the purchasing agent in the reconciliation of invoice discrepancies.
  • Develops and supports an annual spare parts budget.
  • Supports the equipment calibration program in accordance of cGMP’s
  • Models and reinforces safety as a top priority of the organization.
  • Supports quality in (HACCP) implementation and ongoing support of the SQF code.

Strategic (20%)

  • Manages and leads cap-ex equipment purchases for equipment ensuring process capabilities are understood and supported through robust FAT protocol.
  • Identify productivity enhancements for operations and provide critical data for NPV calculations.

Evaluates process capabilities relative to new technology transfer opportunities

Required Skills

  • Follow GMP standards and guidelines
  • Understand and apply information set forth in company SOP’s
  • Handle confidential information
  • Ability to understand and interpret product quality, specifications, and regulatory documents
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally orally, in writing and in person
  • Provide training to all areas regarding cleaning and sanitation
  • Schedule and approve employee vacation



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience and Education

  • BS degree in related field
  • 5+ years of progressive supervisory experience
  • Extensive background in packaging and/or food processing equipment
  • Food Manufacturing Experience – Required
  • Process and Packaging Experience -  Preferred
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience -  Required
  • Report to General Manager of Facility
  • Good Analytical and Communication Skills
  • CI skills would be a plus


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The performance of this position may occasional require exposure to the manufacturing areas were under certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields and mandatory hearing protection.  For the most part ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.



  • Competitive base salary                                                                         
  • Annual bonus program
  • 10 days of PTO and 10 paid holidays each year  
  • 100% Paid Medical Premium for Employee Plan
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans offered                              
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D) offered                                                                       
  • Training & Development opportunities provided

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