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Maintenance Manager

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Abilene, TX, US, 79602

Company: Great Lakes Cheese

Job Overview

The Maintenance Manager oversees and directs the maintenance department team in all areas including the installation, maintenance and repair of plant equipment, buildings and grounds to maximize production and operation efficiencies.  

Job Responsibilities

• Organize, lead and supervise maintenance employees; solve problems before they develop.
• Prioritize maintenance needs and assign to appropriate personnel.
• Anticipate maintenance or engineering needs/events/issues/situations and rectify them before problems develop.
• Functions as a team member with other plant and company departments.
• Lead and motivate by example.
• Administer an open door policy with employees to address issues, problems and concerns.  
  o Utilize employee feedback to assist in the decision-making process.
• Observe, evaluate &, challenge maintenance programs and systems for continuous improvement.
• Draw upon experience to make independent decisions on maintenance/engineering issues.
• Coordinate department meetings to address issues and organize shift changes.
• Provide input and guidance on new equipment purchases.
• Manage production special projects to completion; assess results and provide feedback.
• Act as a resource center of information for other departments.
• Maintain adequate staffing.
• Evaluate employee performance.
• Administer discipline when needed.
• Assist with selection, hiring, advancement, transfer, promotion and termination decisions for the department.  
• Maintain accurate records.
• Works closely with the quality production department to assure efficient / safe production line equipment.
• Assure a safe work environment in compliance with all OSHA / EPA guidelines.
• All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies & procedures.
• All GLC employees are expected to produce our products in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program.
• Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.

Required Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field or commensurate experience.
• 4 years of maintenance management experience or more.
• Familiarity with OSHA requirements.
• Fundamental understanding of manufacturing processes.  
• Broad depth of experience and knowledge of production machinery and equipment.  
• Ability to make sound, independent decisions based on functional expertise and experience.  
• Ability to administer a proactive management approach. 
• Ability to provide leadership, support, communication and direction to production supervisors, as well as line personnel.  
• Ability to handle multiple tasks, troubleshoot and problem solve beyond routine issues.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office.
• Basic computer skills. 

Preferred Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field.
• SAP experience.
• Experience working with ammonia refrigeration systems / PSM.

Working Conditions

• Ability to constantly stand/walk; bend/flex/extend neck; frequently grip/reach/lift/pull with L/R hands.
• Ability to frequently handle material from floor-to-waist, waist-to-shoulder and pushing/pulling/carrying.
• Product weight: up to 50 lbs.
• Repetitive work in a fast-paced production environment with average temperature of 50-60 degrees F.

EEOC & Disclaimer

Great Lakes Cheese is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Nearest Major Market: Abilene