KIK Custom Products

  • Maintenance Reliability Engineer

    Job Location US-LA-Westlake
    Posted Date 5 days ago(5/22/2018 12:06 PM)
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  • Overview

    As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

    KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 19 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America's largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP's product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP's in-house technical expertise and value-added services.

    KIK Consumer Brands – Household Division Our Household Division (“Household”) is the #1 player in North American private label bleach, and supplies private label cleaning programs to prominent American retailers. Although Household started as a small bleach plant in Concord, Ontario, we have since expanded to a network of 8 plants strategically located across the United States to efficiently manufacture a variety of cleaners for both hard and soft surfaces. . In addition to its private label portfolio, Household manufactures and markets Greased Lighting® and The Works® branded products.


    KIK Consumer Brands – Pool Division KIK’s Pool Additives Division (“Pool”) is a leading player in North America and key international markets with a broad brand and product portfolio spanning both the Mass and Specialty Retailer channels. We are well known for our Clorox® Pool&Spa™ products in the North American Mass channel, our BioGuard® brand in the North American, Australian and South Africa Specialty channel, and our Bayrol brand across Europe. Our multi-functional product formulations and innovative water testing innovations allow pool owners to safely and easily enjoy their backyard retreat.


    The Maintenance Reliability Engineer will be responsible for ensuring the maintenance department meets the required performance and departmental goals along with developing and implementing process and equipment reliability initiatives.


    Great long term growth oppurtunity with a growing company.

    Essential Job Functions


    • Assist with the development and implementation of long-term strategies to ensure efficient and cost effective execution of maintenance activities, maintenance standards, reliability, equipment integrity, preventive/predictive maintenance programs, standardization, and SAP management.
    • Establish and implement effective techniques to monitor maintenance process systems to ensure high rate of effective run time and to define abnormal operating conditions including reviewing and updating preventive and predictive task list regarding equipment failures
    • Establish sustainable equipment processes for identifying maintenance related problem areas relating to work flow to determine cause (procedures, systems, technical problems, personnel performance), define appropriate actions, communicate and implement recommended corrective actions
    • Coaches, trains and develops operating resources in the proper care and operation of the Process Units and provides technical expertise and guidance
    • Ensures the high standards of safety are met and maintained at the facility.
    • Manage maintenance department activities to comply with all city, state & federal regulations, corporate guidelines, PSM and Responsible Care.
    • Manage maintenance department activities to ensure EHS compliance in all areas (proper work techniques, training, tools/equipment).
    • Maintain a PSM compliant Mechanical Integrity program.
    • Coordinates maintenance activities through teamwork with departmental supervisors to insure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner.
    • Assist in coordinating departmental day to day plant operations, upcoming outages and emergencies related to facility maintenance.
    • Analyze potential changes in the maintenance process which generate cost savings and productivity increases for the department and facility.
    • Develop and implement reliability management practices.
    • Continuous improvement of site condition through proper maintenance, housekeeping and engineering improvements.
    • Develop, implement, revise, and maintain policies and procedures related to the Maintenance Department including all E H & S aspects of the job.
    • Responsible for preventive maintenance program to maintain production machinery and equipment in proper working condition.
    • Identifies training needs, initiates development and provide feedback of subordinates, recommends and monitors effective personnel actions required.
    • Inspect jobs in progress to ensure procedures are followed and completion to ensure that standards of workmanship and safety are maintained in timely manner.


    Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 3 year experience in reliability.

    • Demonstrated leadership ability to affect change, consistently drive results, and influence all levels of the organization.
    • Sound computer Skills in Excel, Word, Power Point, Project Management Software
    • The ability to react with urgency to achieve objectives and deadlines despite obstacles and time pressures.
    • Strong organizational, oral, and written communication skills
    • Capable of executing written, oral, or diagram form instructions and able to deal with problems involving concrete variables in standardized situations.
    • Ability to read and interpret safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manual.
    • Proven mechanical knowledge with reliability focused knowledge

    A Career with KIK Offers:


    KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.


    Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.


    KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, age, religion, sex, or national origin.



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