Job Reference Code: WP-319
Location: IL/IN metro (not Chicago)
Salary: $90-100K + 10-15% bonus potential
Last Updated: 09/21/2019
Our services have been retained to recruit a MAINTENANCE MANAGER for a 300 person, nonunion food manufacturing facility located just outside large metro in the IL/IN region (not Chicago). Our client is one of North America’s top food processors and experiencing sustained growth and expansion and offering excellent promotional opportunities (very visible role!). The facility operates 8 highly automated production lines within the 200,000+ sq. ft. of production plant. The Maintenance Manager reports to the Plant Manager and will lead team consisting of three hourly Supervisors (one on each shift) and total of 16-18 Maintenance Technicians.

IMPORTANT: My client is targeting candidates who might currently be at a level slightly below a Maintenance Manager i.e., Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Engineer, etc…but ready for the next step in their career. They seek hungry up-and-comers. Will consider those currently functioning as maintenance manager but the salary probably won’t support a person too experience at that level.

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 degree…strong preference for Engineering • Knowledge of AutoCAD a plus • Experience in manufacturing equipment selection, sourcing, and installation • Proven track record of successful project management • 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 $90-100,000 base range with 10-15% bonus potential, competitive relocation assistance (lump sum bonus and temp. living) and benefits, and outstanding growth potential. Please don’t hesitate to call or email should you have questions or send updated resume if interested. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!

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