Fresh Express
  • Salinas, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Position Summary

The Maintenance Manager will oversee the entire engineering and maintenance operation to include all process lines, packaging systems and equipment, and facility structure and equipment. He/she will be held accountable for maintaining food safety, employee safety, customer service (internal and external), quality and productivity standards. The Maintenance Manager is responsible for Manufacturing, Maintenance, and MRO Parts Inventory Stock room (purchasing and scheduling) in the Chicago facilities. This position shall provide leadership to reach world-class maintenance performance objectives

Position Functions

  • Responsible for the daily execution of scheduled and non-scheduled repairs and other activities to minimize equipment down time
  • Lead the development of an efficient line operation that meets or exceeds quality, food safety, people safety, service and cost requirements
  • Develop and coach members of the maintenance team at all levels of the organization to improve people and equipment efficiency for the long-term
  • Accountable for R & M performance indicators
  • Develop budget and achieve financial targets
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement
  • Provide a safe work environment
  • Plan, organize, schedule and direct the activities in maintaining the plant manufacturing equipment for all production lines, support utilities, and facility packaging
  • Direct responsibility for all the hourly Maintenance staff on all shifts
  • Develop the technical skills of mechanics through in-house training programs and facilitate all areas of people management such as corrective action, attendance, PTO, and other plant policies
  • Ensure that all equipment is operational and OSHA compliant
  • Enhance existing maintenance programs/systems for all manufacturing equipment to further reduce plant equipment down time
  • Audit and monitor the refrigeration system and continuously improve processes/procedures by developing and modifying SOP's
  • Coordinate purchase orders and maintain necessary inventory of spare parts; operate within budget
  • Direct responsibility for R & M and mechanical labor cost
  • Achieve and sustain world-class maintenance standards through developing direct reports and associated systems
  • Daily execution of preventive maintenance to meet customer service requirements, quality specification, food safety, regulatory requirements, personal safety, equipment reliability, yields, and overhead costs
  • Coach Maintenance team to obtain the best performance; institutionalize best practices and continuous improvement.
  • Build a collaborative working system in the region to improve efficiency, service, quality, and cost.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Skills & Qualifications Desired

Physical Requirements: the employee is required to stand for extended periods of time (duration of the shift, 8 hours or more); walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; bend continuously; or crawl. The incumbent must be able to climb stairs and ladders or step up onto a platform several times throughout the shift; and is occasionally required to sit. The employee must be able to push/pull/lift and/or move 50 pounds. The incumbent must operate light motorized equipment, hand and power tools skillfully and safely.

Work Environment: the employee is occasionally exposed to wet/cold conditions of 34 – 36 degrees and also at times hot conditions; high, precarious places (ex: 25 feet above ground level for extended hours); and outside weather conditions (rooftop). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud, which may require hearing protection.

  • Working knowledge of food processing equipment, such as pumps, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, electrical and process control systems, and utility systems such as compressed air and industrial waste handling
  • Working knowledge in ammonia, refrigeration systems, preventive maintenance programs, and solid knowledge of industrial electricity and associated standards
  • Ability to work within a diverse work environment and team
  • Proven/demonstrated project management experience and process improvement ability
  • Must be PC literate with Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to use computerized maintenance systems to track work orders, PM's, and inventory
  • Must be able to work in cold and wet environment
  • Must speak, write, and read English
  • Strong leadership, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Continuous improvement knowledge/Lean concepts and Six Sigma
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Position Experience Qualifications

  • Masters degree, Journeyman electrical license, or equivalent for Industrial electrical systems
  • General Programmable Logic Controller knowledge and experience (primarily AB, Telemecanique and GE Fanuc for troubleshooting and training purposes)
  • Experience with FDA, USDA, 3A, ISO9001, AIB, and/or other food/quality related systems and standards
  • Seven to ten years of maintenance experience, within a manufacturing environment
  • Three to five years of managerial experience

Position Education & Training Preferred

  • BS in mechanical, electrical, reliability, or related engineering field
  • TPC training experience and knowledge
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