Maintenance Manager

Website Michael Foods

Job Highlights

Title Maintenance Manager
Type Full Time
Experience 5 Years
Function Operations/Admin
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 hiring a Maintenance Manager who will be responsible for human and food safety, operational performance, maintenance processes, and team development of a 24/7 food manufacturing facility.

Accountable for leading and directing all reliability and maintenance activities, utility operations, and execution of Capital plan as necessary.

Ensure successful completion of daily maintenance work as scheduled by the planning team and its execution by partnering with operational and support team members.

This role must be available to work on scheduled work times, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Educational Level

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Operations, or Applicable technical knowledge or Degree/Certification from Trade School (required)

Work Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of proven leadership or supervisory experience in industrial operations or maintenance or utility operations (preferred)
  • Experience or knowledge of personal/process control computers, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and Networking devices a plus. Allen Bradley’s experiences are a plus.
  • Experience in the installation, diagnosing, and repairing of mechanical equipment through troubleshooting required. Electrical troubleshooting is a plus.


  • Ability to conduct investigations, and report communications accurately of all incidents and work-related injuries
  • Act as a role model by demonstrating safe work behaviors.
  • Adherence to Plant safety, food safety, and sanitation standards, and following all GMP guidelines.
  • Assist with initiating an early return to work on suitable duties after a workplace injury.
  • Develop safe work procedures as required and ensure adherence to procedures.
  • Disseminate EHS information to all workers.
  • Encourage early reporting of incidents and follow through with corrective actions.
  • Ensure adherence to EHS policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all Plant & Equipment is properly maintained
  • Ensure that workers are equipped with the information, instruction, training, and supervision that they need to work safely.
  • Ensure that workers including volunteers and contractors are aware of, and abide by all relevant health and safety procedures, particularly those relating to the operation of Plant and Equipment.
  • Identify, assess if necessary, and control hazards within their area of responsibility.
  • Maintain relevant knowledge of EHS issues.
  • Must observe and practice all Department/Plant Procedures including wearing the required PPE.
  • Promote, and foster Michael Foods’ culture, values, and principles.
  • Provide PPE as required and ensure workers are aware of correct usage and storage requirements.
  • Take an active leadership role on an EHS Safety Team


  • 3+ years working with and participating in LEAN manufacturing principles and activities. Ability to demonstrate and explain LEAN principles.
  • Ability to be flexible to shift priorities in a constantly changing, fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to participate in analytical, planning, problem-solving, and small project management skills.
  • Able to impact and effect positive changes with a flexible, open-minded, positive approach
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate in a team environment and build, positive working relationships with all team peers and customers.
  • 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 weight measurements, volume, and distances.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead teams by successfully motivating and coaching others including strong follow-through, communication, interpersonal, and teambuilding skills.
  • Proven analytical, planning, problem-solving, and project management skills. Statistical process control and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Proven conflict resolution skills; be able to think through relatively complex issues and arrive at well-thought-out conclusions.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Other Skills-

  • Ability to travel for training and continuous improvement activities
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office and CMMS Systems (Preferably SAP).
  • Specific skills and abilities required that are not included in other sections:

Physical Requirements

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

Core Competencies

  • Ability to balance Maintenance (tactical and strategic) initiatives that align with Plant business strategies.
  • Able to acquire certification as a CMRP, CPR, First Aid, HAZWOPER, Confined Space, and PIT (powered industrial truck) equipment to include Forklift Operation.
  • Assist/develop the implementation of Capital and Plant productivity projects on time.
  • Leadership – Lead department team members to ensure quality, delivery, and cost are continuously being improved to achieve company objectives.
  • Participate in acquiring talent within the maintenance organization. Includes interviewing, recruiting, and selection for salaried and hourly team members. Actively support recruiting events and talent pipeline efforts through the Michael Foods Business Sponsorship Program and Operations Internship Program.
  • Partner with Quality and Production to resolve production-related and vendor-related issues.
  • Support OEM and Contractor visits as needed.
  • Transforming the organization from a reactive organization to a proactive organization by utilizing Michael Foods Inc.’s (MFI) Reliable Manufacturing Strategy as defined and providing inputs to improve the overall company’s strategic plan.
  • Utilize CMMS (SAP) to support maintenance functionality, including reviewing and prioritizing work requests, work orders from Shift Technicians, and work order results daily.
  • Utilize the internal maintenance team and corporate reliability team to define lubrication, predictive, preventive, and precision maintenance strategies at the asset level to drive performance improvement.


  • 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 system.
  • Assist in establishing, developing, and implementing key performance indicators in areas of responsibility to meet/exceed department and Plant objectives.
  • Creates and fosters team environments that demonstrate genuine concern for the personal and professional development of all employees by providing team members with opportunities for development to their full potential through the Maintenance Skills Program, and through the timely completion and execution of Development Plan and Performance Management evaluations.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives by partnering with the corporate reliability team and corporate capital team to ensure improvement in equipment uptime and OEE, while reducing annual cost per asset replacement value. Participate in daily walkthroughs and provide pointed feedback (through self or others) all the while maintaining a floor presence in the assigned work area.
  • Read and decipher mechanical drawings, schematics, and piping diagrams.
  • Skilled or Knowledgeable 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.

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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