Job Title: Maintenance Manager
Back Up: Maintenance Supervisor
Department: Maintenance
Reports To: Sustaining Engineering Manager
FLSA: Exempt
Pay Rate: $75,000.00 to $100,000.00/year

SUMMARY
The Maintenance Manager will lead the maintenance team in implementing a coherent maintenance and reliability strategy aimed at reducing breakdowns and extending manufacturing equipment life. This position will be responsible for providing technical leadership in support of lean manufacturing objectives and ensuring full utilization of all maintenance information systems and oversee engineering functions within the plant. This position reports to the Director of Maintenance and Sustaining Engineering.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• BRC program participant, responsible for their department’s knowledge and compliance to the BRC standard – Includes: Equipment maintenance. Layout, Product Flow and Segregation In High-Risk, High-Care and Ambient High-Care Zones/Building Fabric in High-Risk and High-Care Zones. Personal hygiene/Protective clothing/Building fabric, Utilities/Maintenance in High-Risk and High-Care Zones, External Standards/Chemical and physical product contamination control/Foreign body detection and removal equipment/Staff Facilities
• Manages the efficient maintenance and improvement, installation, and safe operation of food processing equipment in compliance with company, State, and Federal policies; procedures, and regulations including OSHA, FDA, SQF, AIB, EPA, GMP, NFPA, NEC and other code and regulatory agencies.
• Work with support department to maintain plant compliance within USDA, BRC and all Quality programs including and execution of work orders from internal audits.
• Hands on oversight of day-to-day plant maintenance operations.
• Lead maintenance techs, outside contractors and other supporting personnel.
• Provide Technical support (related to reliability / maintenance services) for all production equipment throughout the facility.
• Assure lines are mechanically capable of meeting standard operating rates and reliability to improve up time and reliability for all lines.
• Maintains an appropriate and adequate supply of inventory and parts.
• Drive plant uptime through the structured problem solving and preventive maintenance.
• Maintain and track department budget for maintenance.
• Manage plant maintenance KPI’s.
• Interface with vendors and contractors providing services to the facility to ensure company needs are met.
• Responsible for a team of technicians including performance and compensation management, training, coaching, discipline and career development.
• Performs other job-related projects, duties and assignments as directed by Director of Maintenance and Sustaining Engineering. Other duties may be assigned due to business needs or special circumstances which may require reassignment to other departments or other job duties.

DESIRED TECHNICAL/FUNCTIONAL SKILLS:
• 5+ years of experience in manufacturing, preferably in the food processing and consumer packaged goods industries
• Minimum of 5 years supervisory and people management experience
• TPM and CMRP preferred with asset management best practices
• Significant hands on experience in leading maintenance teams.
• Significant record of achievement with regard to lean manufacturing support, continuous improvement, and breakdown reduction.
• Excellent project management skills.
• Ability to perform data manipulation and analysis using Microsoft Office suite.
• Applicable systems and software knowledge.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
• Demonstrated ability to create a culture of accountability and teamwork.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
• Associates degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related with at least 5 years’ experience with industrial maintenance supervision and management (preferably in food processing); OR
• Equivalent combination of education and experience in management (preferably in food processing).

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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The office environment is typically climate controlled of 68ºF to 72ºF and clean, with normal air contaminants, such as dust, typically found in an office environment
• The indoor production environment is climate-controlled of 40ºF to 45ºF with regular exposure to prolonged noise
• While in the production area, all employees are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to include hair and beard nets, rubber soled shoes, smocks, hearing protection and hard hats.

 

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