Maintenance Manager in Gaylord MN

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Michael Foods
Maintenance Manager
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Gaylord MN
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Job Types:
Engineering Manager, Facilities Engineer, Maintenance Manager

Job Details



  • This position always has the responsibility to comply with Safety work rules as well as an obligation to reinforce Safety as a Core Value.
  • Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks. Insures regulatory compliance.
  • Supervision and management of the entire maintenance department.
  • Manage and administer SAP Maintenance Computer System ensuring work orders and PMs are performed accurately, effectively, and timely.
  • Manage, organize, and prepare reporting on preventative and predictive maintenance to ensure that plant equipment is operating at optimal efficiency.
  • Responsible for identifying equipment & automation needs, cost justifying, compiling specifications, ordering, and overseeing installing new equipment in accordance with internal procedures and regulatory requirements (USDA, FDA, OSHA, etc.).
  • Actively participate in the PSM Program.
  • Plan and manage capital budgets ensuring that spending is consistent with financial planning requirements and ensure proper cost allocations.
  • Plan and manage operational budget for maintenance department ensuring spending is consistent with financial plan.
  • Provides a safe work environment for employees.
  • Recognizes and takes steps to resolve operating problems in order to minimize their impact on the operations.
  • Cooperates with all departments to assure a coordinated work relationship exists at all times.
  • Maintain and improve upon record keeping ensuring that the info is current, correct, and complete.
  • Enforces company policies in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Encourages suggestions from employees which will improve production, quality, safety and/or control costs of production.
  • Keeps senior management informed on operating and/or staffing problems which may require their attention or knowledge.
  • Expected to adhere to safe work practices becoming of a VPP Star worksite, follow GMP and HACCP guidelines, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained in order to maintain SQF Level 3 certification. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Business Management or Engineering, at least 5 years maintenance management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.


  • Minimum of 5 years of maintenance management
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing principles preferred.


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers/vendors, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, fractions, ratios. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.


  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables





  1. Knowledge of basic mechanics, welding, electrical, fabrication, preventative maintenance, plant operations, government environmental and safety regulations.
  2. Refrigerated foods processing and packaging
  3. Food safety and sanitation principles (GMP, SQF)
  4. State and Federal rules and regulations (USDA, FDA, OSHA, etc.)
  5. Knowledge of plant operations and production scheduling


  1. Supervising personnel in a manufacturing environment
  2. Communication and interpersonal relations as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisors, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
  3. Be able to recognize problem situations and take appropriate steps to resolve.
  4. Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) Auto CAD and inventory control computer programs (SAP)
  5. Advancement planning of direct reports.
  6. Leadership and team skills (interpersonal, leading teams, communication)
  7. Good written and verbal communication skills, able to make detailed presentations and present them to upper levels of management. Managing employees and production operations
  8. Able to supervise department personnel in a fair and consistent manner.




5 years:Maintenance Management

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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