Maintenance Lead

Website Michael Foods

Job Highlights

Title Maintenance Lead
Type Full Time
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Norwalk, IA, United States
Company Michael Foods

Company Profile

Michael Foods is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery, and potato products.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Maintenance Lead who will be responsible for leading, directing, and executing all maintenance work including emergency repair, reactive maintenance, and proactive maintenance activities.

Also, support safety, quality, food safety, and performance KPIs.

Education Level

  • AA in Engineering, Operations, or Applicable technical knowledge or Degree/Certification from Trade School.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in industrial operations, Plant operations, maintenance, utilities, or related fields.
  • Read and decipher mechanical drawings, schematics, and piping diagrams.
  • Experience in the installation, diagnosing, and repairing of mechanical equipment through troubleshooting required. Electrical troubleshooting is a plus.
  • Experience or knowledge of personal/process control computers, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and Networking devices a plus. Allen Bradley’s experiences are a plus.


  • Able to get certified in CPR, First Aid, and Forklift Operation.
  • Adherence to plant safety, food safety, and sanitation standards, and following all GMP guidelines.
  • Assist in completing the root cause analysis process by collecting evidence necessary on shift
  • Assist in the implementation of capital projects, Plant productivity projects OEM, and contractor visits as needed.
  • Communicate results of work and any follow-up back to customers i.e. operations team, plant leadership team, QA team, and Safety/Food Safety team when appropriate or as required.
  • Execute scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on shift using precision maintenance
  • May be requested to cover vacation for the maintenance supervisor.
  • Must observe and practice all Department/Plant Procedures including wearing the required PPE
  • Participate in daily shift meetings as required; provide consistent communications (through self or others) and maintain a floor presence in the assigned work area.
  • Plan and direct the activities based on Plant work priority standards within the maintenance team to ensure Plant equipment is maintained at precision levels consistent with company specifications. Ensures adherence to maintenance process (means) by crew members including escalation plans.
  • Promote, and foster Michael Foods’ culture, values, and principles
  • Provide Feedback to Performance Management evaluations within the spirit of the Performance Management program.
  • Report accurate communications on any incidents or work-related injuries from the shift. Motivate team members through energetic and positive engagement while Inspiring team members by leading through example.
  • Request gap closure capability of maintenance technicians through the MFI Maintenance Skills development program by partnering with the Maintenance Supervisor and assisting in training efforts.
  • Support activities of a technical planner to repairs by ensuring technicians are providing details scope in their work orders. Look for continuous improvement opportunities and feedback on scheduled work and PM activities back to the maintenance supervisor and technical planner.
  • techniques and troubleshoot/diagnose intermittent failures. Engage in hands-on work and show what looks good to team members.
  • To improve safety, reliability, and efficiency through work execution and timely response to emergency and urgent production needs.
  • Utilize a Computerized Maintenance Management System (SAP) to order and lookup parts, write work orders, review scheduled work orders, print out work orders, charge time to work orders, and enter results for executed work. Ability to train mechanics on CMMS system as needed.
  • Utilizes visual factory and conditional monitoring concepts when it is part of standard work.


  • Ability to diagnose and repair all mechanical power transmission equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, process pumps, control valves, sensors, positioners, actuators, manifolds, vacuum systems, air filtration, lubrication devices, and basic electrical AC/DC Troubleshooting and related system.
  • Skilled or Knowledge in welding, sanitary welding, pipe fitting, soldering, rigging application, and use of mechanical tools, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Skilled or Knowledge in machine shop to fabricate within specific tolerance using various measuring equipment. Vernier, calipers, depth gauges, etc.
  • 480v 3 phase knowledge required. Knowledge and practice of NFPA 70E are preferred.
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office and CMMS Systems (Preferably SAP).
  • Ability to travel for training and continuous improvement activities.

Employer’s Statement

Michael Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran, and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.

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