JO 15770 Maintenance Manager



Salary Range:

Open; Depends on experience

Reports To:

Plant Manager


This position leads a team of maintenance support personnel to ensure that all maintenance activities are coordinated to achieve Location Major Objectives (LMO) improving safety, quality and productivity. This position will also direct, plan, coordinate and prioritize maintenance functions according in conjunction with those objectives. Food processing 235,000 square foot facility, 24-hr, 3 shift operation, managing a total of 20 technicians with mechanical, electrical, & PLC capabilities. Full-time, must be shift flexible, able to visit the off shifts and manage technicians on the off shifts through maintenance team leaders.


         Must be Allen Bradley PLC literate, capable of electrical and electro-mechanical troubleshooting and repair. Knowledge of AB/Rockwell, Siemens, Beckhoff, Fuji, Mitsubishi, SEW, Giddings & Lewis a plus.

         Electrically proficient in control circuitry trouble shooting and industrial wiring.

         Manage all maintenance staff to include Team Leaders, Planners, and Technicians.

         Coordinate, review, and develop preventive and routine maintenance program(s) for all equipment and maintain a log of maintenance activity for all equipment.

         Ensure that plant operations and equipment meets all the requirements of various regulatory agencies including but not limited to the AIB, FDA, SQF 2&3, Federal, State, and Local agencies.

         Oversees Federal, State, and City codes and Permits.

         Responsible for operation and performance of plant utility systems, including refrigeration systems.

         Assist plant management and staff to ensure that the plant systems and equipment are maintained and operating at maximum efficiency.

         Ensure parts inventory system is maintained in accordance with company policies.

         Assist senior management with developing annual capital, R&M, and PM plans.

         Develop processes and lead maintenance staff to work within given budgets.

         Lead plant projects, including, but not limited to: receiving quotes, choosing vendors, scheduling, and monitoring progress and budget.

         Assist plant management with determining appropriate min/max levels for reordering parts, as well as management of inventory as a whole.

         Actively participate in plant safety efforts.

         Work with senior management to develop continuous improvement projects and implement those projects within the maintenance department.

         Coordinate staff schedules to ensure that maintenance personnel are available at all times.

         Coordinate and develop training programs that allow for the continuous development of the maintenance staff.

         Prepare reports for management as requested.

         Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Education &

         Associate's degree in related field or Certificate of Completion from an Accredited Technical College.

         Basic computer skills to include the MS Office Suite required.

         Understanding of basic OSHA regulations.

         Three years hands-on experience in a Maintenance Supervisory level position a plus.

         Operational background in electrical circuitry, Allen Bradley PLC troubleshooting, Electrical / Electro-mechanical regimen, refrigeration, fuel burning equipment, automation and machine mechanics.

       Sound administrative skills, well-developed tactical / time management skills effectively applied principles to develop people.


Skills & Abilities:

         Working knowledge of CAD, PM software, and PLC applications.

         Working knowledge of reading prints and drawings.

         Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment in decision making, and applying good problem solving skills.

         Budgeting & cost management.



         Communicates effectively in speaking, writing, and in listening.

         Keeps employees informed as to company/shift plans and progress.

         Planning is required to effectively manage shift operations.

         Requires both technical knowledge and administrative and daily interaction with peer supervisors, Plant Manager and shift-employees.

         Proactive mind-set and flexibility are important as well as the ability to work under just-in-time pressures.

         Develop respective reports to think "Outside the Box" pending catastrophic failure.



Tom Sloan, President, Tom Sloan & Associates, tsloan@tsloan.com,

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