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Maintenance Manager

Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 613

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Job Title:   Maintenance Manager 
Location: Phoenix, AZ                                                                       
Department:  Maintenance
FLSA Status: Exempt
We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.
Position Summary
Reporting to the Director of Engineering and Maintenance, the Maintenance Manager will be responsible for the management of the maintenance and engineering teams for the Phoenix, AZ facility. The functional responsibilities include creating safe work practices, Engineering projects execution, Controls Systems, Preventive Maintenance (PM), Predictive Maintenance (PdM), and Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) standards, and also communicate with other departments to assure proper support.  This position will directly manage and oversee the work of the Maintenance Supervisor, Controls Team, Maintenance Planner and the Maintenance Technicians. The Maintenance Manager will have daily interaction with all departments throughout the organization. In addition, this position has the responsibilities for leading the operations of the equipment PM program, maintaining schedules, quality of work, planning task assignments, training, employee selection and development, including progressive discipline. The position will create detailed execution plans for maintenance and implement the plans within the maintenance budgets.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of managing maintenance and engineering functions in a food processing or related industry. Knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes and how to support food, food safety, and compliance standards while conducting maintenance operations.  Experience in Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) use and analyzing reports to improve maintenance operations.  The candidate should have competence in a broad variety of maintenance skills, such as knowledge of welding, mechanical systems, electrical systems, machine shop practices, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), buildings and grounds maintenance, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), boilers/steam systems, fabrication, etc.
Position Responsibilities
  • Drive maintenance and engineering strategy and methodology execution, including planned maintenance.
  • Oversee engineering and maintenance execution for all the Phoenix facility.
  • Plan and direct the maintenance function to attain optimum utilization of machinery, materials, and labor, and to achieve optimum capacity, yields and overall cost.
  • Schedule and plan predictive, preventative and breakdown maintenance jobs through various check lists and Root Cause Analysis (RCA).
  • Oversee and direct Maintenance employees. Responsibility to motivate, provide feedback, set schedules, plan trainings, and develop the overall team.
  • Responsible for working closely with the CMMS Administrator and Supervisors to establish daily task distribution to all Mechanics via the CMMS portion of SAP.
  • Direct all equipment maintenance troubleshooting, repairs, overhauls, and other maintenance activities to meet in-season requirements.
  • Assist with Kaizen events, One Point Lesson (OPL) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) development on a regular basis to improve the line/plant efficiency and skill of the Mechanics and permanent and casual Operators.
  • Study current machines, utility designs, and layout to find opportunities for process and maintenance improvements.
  • Work with the Operations team to develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives through various improvement projects.
  • Review quotes from contractors and prepare cost estimates for plant overhaul and upgrades.
  • Participate in internal and external customer/contractor meetings to resolve maintenance issues.
  • Control maintenance costs by monitoring expenditures.
  • Implement the CMMS module in SAP.
  • Maintain product and company reputation by supporting compliance with Regulatory/Statutory requirements.
  • Conduct tests/trials of installed machinery to support and improve production performance.
  • Implement policies, procedures, and systems for maintenance management as defined by Manufacturing and Technical Services (MATS).
  • Responsibility for managing and controlling the storeroom activities, including spare parts inventory.
  • Establish maintenance Activity Performance Indicators (APIs) and Process Performance Indicators (PPIs) in support of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), benchmark against best in class to validate performance and develop improvements in maintenance practices.
  • Develop and deliver operations and technical training of maintenance of critical machines and equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • High School diploma is required. Bachelor’s degree in engineering/production is preferred.
  • Five (5) years of related maintenance and/or engineering experience in food, pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing area is required.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to other facilities on a limited basis to support the business and engineering/maintenance function.
  • Candidate should be cost-conscious and able to critically analyze new and existing designs to generate cost reductions.
  • Effective leadership and facilitator abilities within a team is required. Should have the ability to influence and manage other internal customers and external suppliers/contractors to ensure success of maintenance department is required.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical disciplines, production personnel and executives, both internal and external is required.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel is required. 
  • Ability to perform and comprehend verbal and written communication in English is required.
  • Required to climb stairs and ladders; required to conduct work at heights.
  • Must be able to develop innovative and practical design solutions to technical problems.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. 
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