Maintenance Manager
Recruiters Network
Omaha, NE
Well established foods manufacturing facility has a need for a Maintenance Manager
Company has been in business for 75 years with sales around $20 billion.
They offer fantastic benefits and are big believers in continuous improvement and promotability
The Manager is responsible for managing, planning, directing, and coordinating the maintenance activities and resources necessary for distribution
Full Relocation assistance will be provided
Sponsorship and visa transfers are not available

Position Summary:
Oversee the maintenance operation to include all processing lines, ovens, packaging systems, ammonia equipment, and facility structure and related equipment
Drive continuous improvements within core process areas of distribution operations.

Lead a team of Maintenance Supervisors, Leads, equipment mechanics and refrigeration technicians responsible for operation and building maintenance activities for all 3 shifts.
Responsible for the daily execution of scheduled and non-scheduled repairs and other activities to minimize equipment down time
Lead the development of an efficient line operation that meets or exceeds quality, people safety, service and cost requirements
Develop and coach members of the maintenance team at all levels of the organization to improve people and equipment efficiency for the long-term
Assist operations with plant layouts to maximize facility utilization.
Implement and maintain process controls through advanced product quality planning (APQP) techniques (FMEA, mistake proofing, etc.).
Use formal problem-solving techniques to identify and resolve complex problems.
Participate in Safety programs.
Develop and maintain all process documentation (i.e. standard work, work instructions, etc.) to ensure accuracy.
Support capital projects for various plant projects requiring new equipment or structures
Prepare and maintain maintenance budget


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent Maintenance Management / Plant Engineering experience required. Prefer education in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology, Electrical Engineering, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, or similar
MUST HAVE 7+ years of food manufacturing maintenance managerial experience; prefer experience with: packaging systems, processing, conveyors, PLC’s, VFD’s, Robotics, ammonia systems, HVAC, boilers and waste water treatment
Project Management certification, Six-sigma certification, MBA or Masters in Project Management is a plus
5+ years of manufacturing leadership experience. Must have the title manager / superintendent / plant engineer / engineering manager or have supervised supervisors in a maintenance manufacturing setting
5+ years of maintenance background in a manufacturing setting.
Strong mechanical and or electrical manufacturing knowledge. Prefer experience with packaging equipment (wrappers, baggers, fillers, cappers), conveyors, PLC’s, hydraulics, pneumatics, HVAC and similar equipment
Able to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical issues and teach those skills to others
Able to read schematics and blueprints
PLC Programming is a plus
Well versed with Preventative maintenance software, implementation experience is preferred
Knowledge on continuous improvement principles such lean manufacturing, industrial engineering principles, six-sigma, kaizen, statistical process control, 5S, TQM, TPM, JIT, value stream mapping, poke-yoke and similar
Possess strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, effective team building skills, proven ability to deliver results, strong ability to multi-task and prioritize and the ability to effectively manage conflict and maintain strong employee relations
Effective PC skills required, ideally with MS Excel, ERP, and SAP

Military veterans preferred