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Maintenance Department Manager

Posted on 2 September 2021 by

The Bountiful Company 
Manufacturing & Construction 
Holbrook, NY  

The Maintenance Department Manager is responsible for overall management of the Maintenance function and focusing on maximum operating effectiveness and safety. This role is a critical member of the Plant Management Team and is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all plant and facility equipment as well as the technical direction of the Maintenance Staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Manages the Maintenance organization to ensure that the plant runs most optimally
Provides guidance, direction, and motivation to Maintenance and Operations Associates to encourage ownership of results at the Associate and team level
Build technical capability of Maintenance Department and Operating Department Associates
Manages critical components of Total Productive Maintenance, including the Centerline program, Preventive Maintenance programs, parts and storeroom operations, Clean/Inspect/Lubricate programs, etc.
Creates a culture of an integrated approach to maintenance, based on teamwork and cooperation operating teams and Maintenance Associates
Ensures compliance with quality, safety, regulatory requirements, and cGMP guidelines
Ensures all associates receive proper training, such as GMP, SOP, Safety, and Operations
Monitors associate performance and provides coaching and training as required

10+ years of experience in the management of high speed packaging equipment, including all elements of TPM
Detailed knowledge of mechanical and electrical machine repair, preventative maintenance, HVAC, as well as the safe and efficient operation of plant utilities such as boilers and chillers is required
A background in the food, drug or nutritional industry is a strong plus
Bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering is strongly preferred
An alternative, relevant engineering degree (e.g. chemical engineering) and/or applicable military leadership experience may be a potentially acceptable credential for a candidate with experience that very closely matches this role
The ability to effectively provide coaching and direction to Maintenance leaders, Team Leaders, and Associates in maintenance and operations
The ability to create and implement TPM systems
The ability to effectively communicate to and collaborate with senior management, outside consultants, suppliers and team members
Demonstrated ability to constructively participate in tactical and strategic technical planning discussions for capital programs and other major projects undertaken
Should be an assertive self-starter, who can also consistently display the interpersonal skills of both a strong leader and an effective team player
Sound judgment and high ethical standards, coupled with proven negotiating skills, which reflect a solid combination of business acumen, common sense, insight and an agile intellect

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