Job Description

Job Title: Maintenance Manager
Job Location: Wisconsin


  • Responsible for the overall performance of the plant’s maintenance technicians
  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the technicians and the department as a whole
  • Develop and implement the plant’s R&M budget and monitor cost relative to equipment repairs
  • Assist the Plant Manager in development and implementation of the plant capital budget
  • Schedule labor to meet plant and equipment requirements while assigning responsibilities and managing and supporting maintenance personnel as needed
  • Create a spirit of customer service to the entire facility
  • Diagnose, develop, and implement methods and procedures to ensure most effective utilization of resources and provide best service to the facility
  • Actively participate with operations in plant initiatives
  • Ensure all mechanical, electrical, electronic and structural repair and improvements are performed to industry standards
  • Ensure that all utilities (i.e. refrigeration, electrical, steam, compressed air systems, facilities, etc.) are in proper working order to support production
  • Troubleshoot machinery and process systems in the event of breakdowns
  • Maintain a system for tracking work orders, preventative and predictive maintenance and parts and equipment inventory
  • Advise the plant manager on mechanical/downtime issues and their impact on production output
  • Coordinate with production/packaging supervision any downtime windows for preventative maintenance and repair work
  • Track downtime to proactively prevent re-occurrence through root cause analysis involving the key players
  • Implements corrective actions identified by key maintenance performance indicators as a means to create overall equipment effectiveness
  • Actively participate in plant audits as needed
  • Communicate effectively with all internal customers and support teams
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with contractors, vendors, consultants, suppliers, support teams and plant personnel
  • Coordinate activities relative to spare parts inventory and cost to ensure maximum equipment reliability and team productivity
  • Utilizes a computerized maintenance management system to optimize asset utilization through scheduled preventative maintenance
  • Remains current with latest and emerging industry regulations and codes relative to mechanical and electrical systems design and operation
  • Ensures corporate policies and standards are followed in both capital project implementation as well as daily maintenance
  • Shares “best practices” within the Maintenance Department
  • Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and delegating
  • Provides management of employees directly or through supervisors to ensure effective selection, retention, development, disciplinary action and performance management
  • May participate in negotiations, grievances or other contract related activities and discussions
  • Adhere to the company's code of ethics and actively apply the company's values

Required Qualifications:

  • A four-year degree in a related field, and/or equivalent experience in maintenance in the cheese/dairy industry
  • Five or more years of experience in a supervisory/management role
  • Ability to evaluate maintenance/production/packaging processes and determine the most efficient method of accomplishing goals
  • Ability to identify, define, and solve problems; lead, influence and inspire people; evaluate and develop employees in order to better utilize the available workforce; and promote quality, safety, and teamwork
  • Experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Programmable Logic Controllers, Auto Cad Software, and project and manufacturing software
  • Strong time management, communication, and organizational skills
  • Strong customer and quality focus
  • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Experience leading and following Safety/Security Policies and Procedures.
  • Ability to follow all Sanitation and Quality Policies and Procedures, and report and follow through on any deficiencies
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs; ability to lead others through change
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Skill in organization and prioritization, and attention to detail
  • Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines
  • Ability to select, lead, coach, influence, motivate, develop, engage and retain a team of employees
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to understand cost containment and budgetary principles

QBH#: 2348

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