Job Reference Code: WP-478
Job Title: Maintenance Manager
Location: Plains States
Salary: $110-115,000 + 10% bonus potential
Last Updated: 09/21/2019
Our services have been retained to recruit a high-potential MAINTENANCE MANAGER for a 600 person food manufacturing facility in the plains states region i.e., IA/MO/KS/NE/SD/MN. This 8 line, 400,000 sq. ft. union plant, which is my client’s largest North American operation, is located in an area consisting of several communities with total population exceeding 150,000. It is also a region offering an abundance of outdoor recreational activities, a four-seasons climate, very good schools, low cost-of-living, very strong economy and a superior quality of life. My client is a multi-billion dollar international food manufacturer offering significant opportunity and challenge. This position is open due to promotion.

The Maintenance Manager reports to the Plant Manager and will direct department of 3 Supervisors, a Maintenance Planner/Scheduler, a Maintenance Inventory Specialist and 30 hourly Technicians. A four-year degree preferred (engineering ideal) but will consider experience in lieu of education. This very visible role requires a superior leader, someone strong organizationally and technically, a person that can drive change, be a progressive thinker, and take the maintenance department to the next level. They also require a person on way up in career who has demonstrated steady progression and job stability. The company is currently investing significant capital into this plant - as an example they currently have a $10MM robotics installation underway.

Responsibilities: • Develop annual and long-range maintenance & repair (M&R) and Capital expenditure plans in support of business objectives. • Directly responsible for the planning, cost justification and implementation of M&R and Capital Expenditure projects • Manages projects, installations and re-builds of equipment and processes. • Engineers solutions to chronic downtime failures • Provide leadership and coaching in the philosophy of continuous improvement. • Drive root cause failure analysis of equipment failure and ensure action plans are developed to correct failures • Support production in all aspects including downtime tracking, safety, cost-control, and design for sanitation • Provide effective leadership, management and supervision of the Plant Maintenance Department • Responsible for the development, implementation and operation of maintenance processes and systems including Preventative/Predictive maintenance programs, asset downtime measurement and analysis • Ensure the effective utilization of the computerized maintenance management system to include: work orders, asset accountability, purchasing, spare parts inventory and preventative/predictive maintenance procedures. • Develops and ensures all maintenance personnel adhere to Federal, State, local government and Company Safety and GMP policies and procedures • Establishes standards of performance and productivity, for the maintenance department • Develops annual department M&R budget and tracks performance. • Maintains accurate regulatory records and ensures the plant is in compliance with all Federal, State and local government agencies regulations. • Interface and negotiate with outside vendors, suppliers, and equipment manufacturers to obtain best-cost services and supplies

Qualifications: • BS (Engineering) preferred • Must currently or have previously function at the maintenance management level • Knowledge of AutoCAD a plus • Knowledge of TPM methodologies • Knowledge of preventative and predictive maintenance • Experience in manufacturing equipment selection, sourcing, and installation • Proven track record of successful project management • Experience in food manufacturing environment a plus • Experience in safety management, environmental compliance, preparing and managing department budgets • Experience in Strategic planning and Balanced Score Card • Knowledge of Statistical Process Control

Salary in the $110-115,000 base range with 10% bonus potential, 3-weeks vacation, outstanding company benefits, lump-sum relocation assistance and both immediate challenge and long term growth opportunities. This is immediate need so please send updated resume ASAP if any interest or questions. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon!

Wade Palmer Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc. 417-889-3434 – off 417-860-5607 - cell