Maintenance Manager in California CA

Maintenance Manager
Job ID: 
California CA
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Job Types:
Engineering Manager, Maintenance Manager

Job Title: Maintenance Manager

FLSA Status (US): Exempt

Department: Maintenance

Reports To: Plant Manager


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 all aspects of the ammonia Process Safety Management (PSM) program to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Coordinate with refrigeration maintenance service providers to ensure all required preventative maintenance tasks are completed on time.
  • Coordinate with management personnel to plan for and request capital to support facility needs.
  • 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 wastewater 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&##39;s (good manufacturing practices), safety procedures and all other quality processes.
  • Wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) when required.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Oversee site Mechanics


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&##39;s Degree or related field experience.


Minimum of 10 years progressive maintenance experience in a food manufacturing environment. Must have at least 5 years&##39; experience in a supervisory role.
Extensive ammonia refrigeration operational and maintenance experience.
RETA certification preferred.

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.

Travel Requirements:

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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