Maintenance Manager - Upfield

Maintenance Manager

Job Purpose

The Maintenance Manager will manage and control the maintenance function in the plant and be responsible for all equipment and technical issues.  Management of the maintenance area includes resolving labor issues with the Maintenance employees; equipment breakdown repair, preventative and predictive maintenance; management and control of all maintenance costs, spare parts, stockroom organization and inventory. Additionally, the position will be the plant expert for technical regulatory procedures and requirements at local, state or federal levels including PSM.

The function objective is to act as a support function to Production to minimize line downtime, assist with process and operation, and improve overall operational efficiency (OEE).  This position is also responsible for the development, implementation and commissioning of capital projects on the site that are below the threshold to be managed by Engineering such as infrastructure or like for like replacement. This will include all areas and all disciplines for project engineering including contractor management on time and on budget.

Main Responsibilities

  • Oversees maintenance of processing and packaging equipment to include utilities and automation.
  • Oversees activities of maintenance, maintenance planning department, and storeroom.
  • Collaborates with Production Manager to schedule preventative maintenance activities.
  • Responsible for building world-class mechanical and preventative maintenance teams that will keep production equipment in excellent condition, keep lines running high efficiencies and maintain proper stock of parts.
  • Oversees outside contractors performing installations and projects at the facility.
  • Interfaces with others in the organization to ensure customer deadlines are met.
  • Hires, trains, coaches and reviews performance of employees. Works with HR for employee discipline issues, terminations and recruitment.
  • Oversees safety team activities. Monitors and enforces safety requirements.
  • Builds a positive work environment.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Maintains time and maintenance records.
  • Develops capital equipment justifications for machine tools and process technology to improve quality, cost and cycle times.
  • Estimates, requisitions and inspects materials.
  • Builds knowledge of product quality and food safety procedures.  Acts as a contributing member of the site Food Safety Team and have full understanding of the site HACCP plan.
  • Assist and oversees department budget

About you!

  • Leads Like an Owner
    • Manages a safe working environment, accurately documents safety related training, and effectively communicates safety incidents
    • Provides strategic input and oversight to departmental projects
    • Makes data driven decisions and develops sustainable solutions
    • Skilled in reducing costs and managing timelines while prioritizing long run impact over short term wins
    • Makes decisions by putting overall company success first before department/individual success
    • Leads/facilitates discussions to get positive outcomes for the customer
    • Makes strategic decisions which prioritize the needs of the customer over departmental/individual goals
  • Innovates
    • Continuously evaluates existing programs and processes, and develops new initiatives to increase efficiency and reduce waste
    • Creates, monitors, and responds to departmental performance metrics to drive continuous improvement
    • Communicates a clear vision, organizes resources effectively, and adjusts the strategy as needed when managing change
  • Finds a Way
    • Demonstrates ability to think analytically and synthesize complex information
    • Effectively delegates technical tasks to subordinates
    • Works effectively with departments, vendors, and customers to achieve organizational success
    • Identifies opportunities for collaboration in strategic ways
  • Empowers to be Great
    • Makes hiring decisions primarily based on culture fit and attitude, and secondarily based on technical expertise
    • Engages in long term talent planning
    • Provides opportunities for the development of all direct reports
    • Understands, identifies, and addresses conflict within own team and between teams

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum Required: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related fields
  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • 5 Years experience in the field or similar manufacturing environment
    • 5 Years experience managing people/projects
  • Prefer:
    • Experience in TPM/WCM
    • High level of technical troubleshooting ability in all equipment areas including automation
    • Experience with Process Safety Management (PSM) a plus

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. 

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career. 

At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.

About Upfield!

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.  We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.