Maintenance Manager #5055


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Job Description: 

A rapid growth produce production/packaging operation in the Atlanta market has an immediate opportunity for a Maintenance Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for achieving high performance levels for uptime, equipment reliability, and overall equipment effectiveness so as to meet production demands. Will have a demonstrated proficiency in troubleshooting electrical and mechanical repairs as well as day-to-day machine operations, preferably in a refrigerated environment.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Responsible for the daily execution of scheduled and non-scheduled repairs and other activities to minimize equipment down time
  • Lead the development of an efficient line operation that meets or exceeds quality, food safety, people safety, service and cost requirements
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement
  • Provide a safe work environment
  • Plan, organize, schedule and direct the activities in maintaining the plant manufacturing equipment for all production lines, support utilities, and facility packaging
  • Direct responsibility for all the hourly Maintenance staff on all shifts
  • Develop the technical skills of mechanics through in-house training programs and facilitate all areas of people management such as corrective action, attendance, PTO, and other plant policies
  • Ensure that all equipment is operational and OSHA compliant
  • Enhance existing maintenance programs/systems for all manufacturing equipment to further reduce plant equipment down time
  • Direct responsibility for R & M and mechanical labor cost
  • Daily execution of preventive maintenance to meet customer service requirements, quality specification, food safety, regulatory requirements, personal safety, equipment reliability, yields, and overhead costs
  • Coach Maintenance team to obtain the best performance; institutionalize best practices and continuous improvement
Requirements: 
  • Physical Requirements: the employee is required to stand for extended periods of time (duration of the shift, 8 hours or more); walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; bend continuously; or crawl
  • Able to climb stairs and ladders or step up onto a platform several times throughout the shift; and is occasionally required to sit
  • Incumbent must operate light motorized equipment, hand and power tools skillfully and safely
  • Work Environment: the employee is occasionally exposed to wet/cold conditions of 34 – 36 degrees and at times hot conditions; high, precarious places (ex: 25 feet above ground level for extended hours); and outside weather conditions
  • Knowledge of food processing equipment, such as pumps, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, electrical and process control systems, and utility systems such as compressed air and industrial waste handling
  • Ability to work within a diverse work environment and team
  • Proven/demonstrated project management experience and process improvement ability
  • Must be PC literate with Microsoft Office software
  • Must speak, write, and read English
  • Strong leadership, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Ideal Candidate: 
  • BS in mechanical, electrical, reliability, or related field preferred
  • 3-5 Year experience within a manufacturing environment

This employer offers a competitive salary, depending on experience, and a comprehensive benefits package.


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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

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