Maintenance Manager

Job Features

Job CategoryMaintenance

Oversees, manages and coordinates the daily operations of the Maintenance Department. Evaluates processes and procedures for efficiency and profitability.

Responsibilities and abilities include:

  • Coordinates the integration of the Maintenance department s functions into the general business plan. Determines maintenance requirements and sees to it that all of the company s equipment, buildings, grounds and assets are operating in a cost effective and safe manner.
  • Keeps company equipment running at optimum performance, through utilizing preventative maintenance procedures, planning, scheduling and reducing production downtime.
  • Works closely with the Maintenance department personnel to provide direction and support in staffing and to monitor the performance of the Maintenance Department.
  • Recommends, tests and implements new equipment as needed for productivity, efficiency and best return on investment.
  • Actively participates as a member of the safety team and continually monitors and recommends changes as needed to keep the plant a safe place to work.
  • Maintains all government-mandated programs to ensure compliance with Federal Regulations and standards.
  • Develops and manages annual department budget.
  • Continues personal and professional growth through organized support groups.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • At least five years of progressive responsibility within a food manufacturing company.
  • High School Diploma.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Availability to work a varied work schedule as necessary.
  • Organizational and leadership skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize work assignments.
  • Able to assess and solve various issues with the department and with employees.
  • Must have general knowledge of Human Resources and safety issues.
  • Must have very good knowledge of USDA and OSHA regulations.
  • Able to deal firmly and fairly with a diverse workforce.


Work will be performed primarily on the production floor, but also in a general office atmosphere.

Noise: When the incumbent goes on to the production floor, ear protection is required; in other areas, noise level is moderate.

Temperature: The production floor is maintained at approximately 4O F.; in other areas, the temperature level is moderate. Freezer areas are zero degrees or colder.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (with or without reasonable accommodation):

Must be able to lift to 60-80 pounds when required to assist in various functions of the facility. Must be able to perform physical activity including bending, climbing, and reaching.

WORK HOURS: As required to meet responsibilities. This may include split shifts.

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