This position is responsible for providing Maintenance support and ongoing planning and assistance to maximize efficiencies and identify opportunities to lower maintenance costs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the Preventative Maintenance Program including predictive maintenance, spare parts inventory and down-time trending by equipment and frequency
Manage maintenance parts procurement and budget
Ensure required licenses and permits are obtained and maintained to include air, water, fire, etc.
Maintain fire system and fire prevention program.
Manage Wastewater system serving as a liaison with local authorities to ensure waste water discharge and BODs are within agreed upon limits.
Collaborate with cross-functional groups including Production, Human Resource, Quality, Supply Chain, Warehousing, and Finance to meet production targets.
Develop, recommend, and implement measures to improve machines and plant equipment to maximize efficiency.
Model, for the maintenance department, a strong sense of ownership and accountability. Showcase flexibility and a "whatever it takes" attitude to get the job done right, including being on-call nights and weekends. Plan, develop and implement departmental expectations.
Assist in executing the production schedule and supply the needs of Operations.
Works with management to ensure effective organizational design and that roles are correctly organized, defined, documented and communicated to all employees.
Ensures effective safety procedures, tools and record keeping are managed through site leadership.
Adheres to company GMP's (good manufacturing practices), safety procedures and all other quality processes.
Wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) when required.
All other duties as assigned.
Oversee site Mechanics, MRO Buyer, and Maintenance Planner.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's Degree or related field experience.
Minimum of 10 years progressive maintenance experience in a food manufacturing environment. Must have at least 5 years' experience in a supervisory role.
Knowledge and Skills:
Candidate must possess a strong working knowledge of systems having a high level of instrumentation and automation. Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing practices is beneficial. Outstanding verbal, written, multi-tasking and presentation skills. Ability to create momentum and foster organizational change. Bilingual in Spanish is beneficial. Must have a working knowledge of MS Word and MS PowerPoint software, and be proficient with MS Excel software. Experience with Oracle is beneficial. Exceptional mechanical skills/aptitude
Less than 10%
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Approximately; 50% of work is performed in an office environment. 50% of work will involve being in the agricultural or manufacturing environment.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice
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