Maintenance Lead

Website Michael Foods

Job Highlights

Title Maintenance Lead
Type Full Time (night shift)
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Mars Hill, ME, 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 searching for a Maintenance Lead who will be responsible for leading and directing all maintenance work of the shift maintenance crew including emergency repair, reactive maintenance, and proactive maintenance activities.

Ensure successful completion of daily maintenance work scheduled or unscheduled by partnering with operational and support team members.

Assist in completing the root cause analysis process by collecting the evidence necessary on shift to move the organization to become a proactive organization.

Responsible for supporting safety, quality/food safety, and performance KPI results.

Be available to work weekends and holidays as needed.

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.
  • 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 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 techniques and troubleshoot/diagnose intermittent failures. Engage in hands-on work and show what looks good to team members.
  • May be requested to cover vacation for the maintenance supervisor.
  • Motivate team members through energetic and positive engagement while Inspiring team members by leading through example.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 480v 3 phase knowledge required. Knowledge and practice of NFPA 70E are preferred.
  • 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 systems.
  • Read and decipher mechanical drawings, schematics, and piping diagrams.
  • Skilled or Knowledge in machine shop to fabricate within specific tolerance using various measuring equipment. Vernier, calipers, depth gauges, etc.
  • Skilled or Knowledge in welding, sanitary welding, pipe fitting, soldering, rigging application, and use of mechanical tools, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Good oral/written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in both one-on-one and small-group situations.
  • Ability to add, and subtract two-digit numbers, to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and various weight measurements, volume, and distances.
  • Ability to be flexible to shift priorities in a constantly changing, fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate in a team environment and build, positive working relationships with all team peers and customers.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead teams by successfully motivating and coaching others including strong follow-through, communication, interpersonal, and teambuilding skills.
  • Proven conflict resolution skills; be able to think through relatively complex issues and arrive at well-thought-out conclusions.
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office and CMMS Systems (Preferably SAP).
  • Ability to travel for training and continuous improvement activities.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to endure daily excessive walking, standing, crouching, lifting (excess of 60lbs), twisting, climbing, reaching.

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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