The Maintenance Manager directly supervises and coordinated the activities of mechanics, electrical technicians and contractors ensuring plant equipment is installed, maintained, and repaired efficiently and effectively to prevent break downs and minimize down-time. The Maintenance Manager will confer and collaborate with Production, Quality, Safety and Environmental supervisors to effectively and efficiently manage plant operational priorities.
· Strong leadership skills.
· Ability to effectively manage employees, contractors and budgets while maintaining optimal plant equipment operations.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Excellent critical thinking skills.
· Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
· Able to comprehend design techniques and mechanical principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
· Excellent computer skills.
· Proficient with electrical and mechanical troubleshooting of food processing equipment including: conveyors, pumps, gear reducers, washers, cutters, scales, 3-phase electrical, packaging, casing, automated high-speed packaging, PLC controlled equipment, robotic and palletizing equipment.
Required Education and Experience
· Associate’s degree (AA) or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience
· 2-year technical degree plus 5 years industrial operations including 2 years supervision.
· H.S. Diploma with 10 years industrial operations including 3 years supervision and craft certifications acquired through extensive on-the-job training or apprenticeship programs.
*The ideal candidate has:
- 7+ years of food industry experience with 3+ of that being in a maintenance supervisory position.
- Bachelor’s degree in a technical curriculum with 2 years industrial operations experience.
- Establishing schedules while overseeing staffing needs.
- Overseeing the maintenance and repairs of production, processing, and facility
- equipment to ensure optimal performance with minimal down time.
- Adhering to safe work practices, follow GMPs, and maintain sanitary conditions to
- ensure product quality and food safety standards are maintained.
- Determining schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on
- work priority, quantity of equipment, and skill of personnel.
- Investigating accidents, injuries, quality defects, food contamination and prepare
- reports of findings.
- Monitoring employees' work levels and review work performance.
- Requisition materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, or replacement
- Conducting or arranging worker’s training in safety, repair, or maintenance
- techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use.
- Develop, implement, or evaluate maintenance policies and procedures.
- Participate in budget preparation and administration, coordinating purchasing,
- documentation and monitoring departmental expenditures.
- Counsel employees about work-related issues and assist employees to correct
- job-skill deficiencies.
- Review, evaluate, accept, and coordinate completion of work bid from contractors.
- Meet with vendors or suppliers to discuss products used in repair work.