The Maintenance Manager provides leadership and directs strategy for the maintenance effort in support with plant’s strategic and production plans for a Tier 3 plant (25M+ caseloads/yr). He/she is the TPM Pillar Leader and is responsible for improving asset utilization, uptime and production throughout by implementing proven Professional Maintenance and reliability improvement processes. He/she ensures responsive and proactive maintenance support to all plant customers by implementing sound work management processes. He/she is responsible for department budgeting, professional and technical development of his/her assigned salaried and hourly associates. Additionally, he/she is responsible to seek methods to reduce utilities consumption and protect the environment.
Responsibilities and Duties: In the performance of his/her duties, the Maintenance Manager:
Develops and executes 1yr and 3 yr business plans supporting national/regional/local (TPM) Total Productive Manufacturing objectives including the development & implementation of strategies, processes & programs.
Manages and develops maintenance team leads/supervisor and maintenance technicians; Provides maintenance guidance and oversight for all plant associates; motivates, coaches and develops a diverse, high performing and engaged team to meet established goals and build organizational capability.
Supports plant facilities and equipment maintenance to produce quality products in an efficient and profitable manner; Supports the operation in ways to help reduce overall costs;
Oversees and assists in the establishment, analysis, and submission of yearly departmental budgets
Creates and adheres to a work order planning and scheduling process; Ensure service calls and machinery repairs are completed in a timely manner
Continually reduces equipment downtime and increase availability through the establishment of a preventive/predictive maintenance program (including failure analysis) designed, directed, monitored and continually improved.
Manage plant level capital projects in conjunction with Project Managers.
Champions and drives relentless reduction of breakdown losses through Breakdown Analysis and other appropriate Focused Improvement Tools.
Establishes and maintains a SOX-compliant stockroom operation that provides repair parts for critical process equipment as well as necessary consumables for the plant.
Maintains good working relationships with other organizational units in the plant; ensures compliance to company and regulatory policies
Participates in, and supports, the Department safety training program. (I.E.: weekly safety meetings, shop safety inspections, enforcement of lock-out/tag-out program, enforcement of the confined space program, etc.).
Bachelor’s degree required; 5+ years of maintenance and 5 yrs. manufacturing experience
7 yrs. of increasing levels of supervisory roles of people & processes required
Demonstrated ability to support a long term maintenance plan showing year over year improvement in Reliability, Maintenance KPIs and maintenance Cost.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally and coordinate efforts around process improvement.
Working knowledge of national, state, and local regulatory requirements in the areas of food safety, safety, environment and emergency management.
Working knowledge of basic elements of Good Manufacturing Practices and manufacturing management.
Working knowledge of key business drivers used to gauge the effectiveness and performance of an internal group or supplier
ISO, Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement strategy and/or TPM Certifications highly desired
Strong experience in project management preferred; experience in Equipment Preventive Maintenance Management
Strong experience and working knowledge of plant maintenance software, SAP preferred