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Maintenance Manager

SkillsetGroup - Professional Staffing Solutions Newman ,CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description



Responsible for the overall performance of the plant’s Maintenance Department, including Maintenance Personnel.


·         Develop and implement the plant’s R&M budget, and monitor cost relative to equipment repairs and upgrades.

·         Schedule labor to meet plant and equipment requirements, while assigning responsibilities, supervising and supporting Maintenance personnel as needed.

·         Actively participate with Operations in plant improvement initiatives.  Ensure all mechanical, electrical, electronic and structural repair and improvements are performed to industry standards.

·         Develop, implement and maintain a system for tracking work orders, preventative and predictive maintenance, and parts and equipment inventory.

·         Assist in providing direction in defining and justifying capital projects, as well as installation of new equipment or processes.

·         Evaluate Maintenance personnel skills and abilities and establish a training program for development within the Department.

·         Coach and develop employees to achieve continuous improvement in performance levels.

·         Advise the Plant Manager on mechanical issues and their impact on production output.

·         Ensure that all utilities (i.e. refrigeration, electrical, steam, compressed air systems, etc.) are in proper working order to support production.  Troubleshoot machinery and process systems in the event of breakdowns.

·         Coordinate with production supervision downtime windows for PM and repair work.

·         Communicate effectively with maintenance and plant personnel, Operations, Corporate Engineering, Quality, R&D and other internal teams to ensure smooth operation of the process.

·         Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Contractors, Vendors, Consultants and Suppliers.

·         Develop and administer aspects of plant’s safety programs as deemed necessary, conduct safety training and enforce safe working practices at all times.  Document and investigate every accident and injury to prevent future occurrences.

·         Fulfill plant requirements relative to regulatory reporting (i.e. DNR, etc.)  Document plant activities relative to wastewater permits, storm water, air emissions, Tier II reporting, pressure vessel registration, building permits, etc., to ensure compliance to current codes and permits for all regulatory agencies.

·         Provide adequate physical plant capacity for present and anticipated future process requirements.  Ensure refrigeration and boiler systems meet regulatory and industry compliance with all regulatory departments. Coordinate activities relative to solid waste and hazardous material handling.  Assist in development of in-plant recycling programs.

·         Audit availability and application of surplus plant equipment and components for determination of disposition to other Saputo facilities or outside vendors. Assist in development and maintenance of physical asset inventory and record system. 


·         Understand federal, state and local regulatory compliance issues within the dairy industry, which will cover environmental, equipment and structural requirements (e.g. USDA, FDA, OSHA, EPA, NFPA).  Interact effectively with regulatory agencies.

·         Enforce the Company’s policies and programs with employees, contractors, vendors, consultants and suppliers (i.e. safety, GMPs, etc).

·         See Physical Demands for weight requirements

·         All other assigned duties


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.   


Oversees all Maintenance personnel; responsibilities include training employees, disciplining employees, planning, assigning, and directing work.


The Maintenance Manager is responsible for food safety including, but not limited to enforcing and practicing GMP’s and appropriate food defense techniques.


Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related field; minimum of five (5) years maintenance manager experience within Dairy, Food, and/or Beverage industry; supervision experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·         Understanding of budgetary principles.

·         Working knowledge of boilers, refrigeration, PLCs, electrical, cooling towers, ammonia compressors and packaging equipment.

·         Working knowledge of environmental issues and compliance (i.e. effluent, BOD, COD, etc.), a plus.

·         Working knowledge of Microsoft Word , Excel, AutoCad

·         Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with good time management and organizational skills.

·         Ability to logically determine mechanical/electrical/process control system functions to determine the most efficient method of resolving malfunctions.

·         Ability to evaluate production processes to determine the most efficient method of accomplishing production goals.

·         Ability to work flexible hours.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Being able to resolve issues/problems that involve numerous variables in demanding situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Manual labor which includes, but is not limited to lifting objects, climbing ladders, using hand tools, etc. The physical demands needed to obtain a S.C.B.A. certification must also be met as required for this position.

·         Must be able to stoop, kneel, and squat for several minutes at a time

·         Must be able to stand on feet for at least a two-hour consecutive time periods

·         Must be able to lift up to eighty (80) pounds

·         Must be able to enter confined spaces

·         Ability to reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear

·         Employee is required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel

·         Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions and ability to adjust focus


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts

·         Environment is occasionally damp and cold.  Caustic, acid and chlorine chemicals will be used and may emit fumes into the air

·         Floors may be wet and slippery

·         Room temperatures will range from 35 degrees F. to an excess of 130 degrees F

·         The use of safety glasses, ear plugs, dust masks, rubber gloves, rubber boots and aprons are all necessary in this area

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