Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc

EXECUTIVE RECRUITERS
FOR THE FOOD & BEVERAGE
MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

Job Reference Code: WP-345
Job Title: Maintenance & Reliability Manager
Location: Iowa
Salary: Open
Last Updated: 08/24/2021
Our services have been retained to recruit a MAINTENANCE AND RELIABILITY MANAGER for a central Iowa plant location of major international food company. The facility is located in small community roughly an hour from city of 65,000 (with top university) and 90 minutes to a metro of 300,000. This is heartland living with low cost-of-living, great quality of life, good schools and abundance of outdoor recreational activities.

The Maintenance and Reliability Manager will manage the maintenance of company assets within all applicable laws and procedures while achieving maximum plant reliability and availability performance and lowest overall costs through high maintenance efficiency. In this role, you will provide leadership, technical knowledge and collaboration with operations to ensure integration of maintenance services in the attainment of short and long term facility and group objectives. You will champion a cultural change focused on increasing plant reliability and performance efficiency, while minimizing unscheduled plant interruptions and reducing scheduled downtime using continuous improvement tools to optimize the company's physical assets, processes and strategies.

Key Accountabilities: • Implement, deploy and oversee maintenance and repair processes, incorporating best practices for effective and efficient utilization of employee resources and improve environmental health and safety performance while ensuring compliance with maintenance and inventory standards and procedures. • Deploy a continuous improvement process based on gap identification and elimination, performing group assessments and follow up on actions to manage risk and loss potential to personnel, equipment and plant operations. • Promote and deploy a performance monitoring system with metrics focusing on asset reliability improvement, failure identification and elimination and communicate locally and regionally performance based on the plan. • Develop a long-term reliability plan to address facility operational improvement and sustainment and implement and track facility maintenance costs in accordance with effective reliability principles to improve the overall facility results. • Contribute to the capital planning process, preparing relevant capital commitment information for assigned project work and ensure that maintenance resources are available and information and knowledge related to equipment reliability and maintainability are transferred to the project team. • Develop plans and deliver results in a fast-changing business or regulatory environment, while leading and developing a team of experienced professionals and supervisors, coaching and making decisions related to talent management hiring, performance and disciplinary actions. You will also collaborate with managers and supervisors in your organization to ensure staff selections align with current and future needs. Minimum qualifications include: • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience • Ability to communicate effectively within multiple levels of the organization to influence and build and maintain collaborative working partnerships • Working knowledge of local and regional safety, health and environmental regulations • Minimum of six years of related work experience Preferred qualifications: • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification • Certified maintenance reliability professional (CMRP) certification • Formal training in predictive maintenance technologies • Three years of supervisory experience

Very competitive base company, bonus, relocation assistance and company benefits. Most importantly, outstanding challenge and growth potential in one of the world’s leading food processors. This is an immediate need!

Wade Palmer Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc. 417-860-5607 wep@job-recruiters.com www.job-recruiters.com