Maintenance Manager - Chenoa, KY

Job Description

*****must be degreed & must have ammonia experience******

Maintenance Manager

  • 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 upper ward mobility
  • The Manager Manager is responsible for managing, planning, directing, and coordinating the maintenance and engineering activities and resources necessary for manufacturing
  • Full relocation assistance will be provided
  • Sponsorship and visa transfers are not available

Position Summary:
  • The Maintenance Manager will develop and implement production processes, methods and controls to meet design and quality standards in the most cost-effective manner and drive continuous improvements within core process areas of our manufacturing operations.
  • Overee the entire engineering and maintenance operation to include all process lines, packaging systems, ammonia equipment, and facility structure and related equipment

  • Lead a team of supervisors, planners, MRO buyers and technicians responsible for plant maintenance activities for all 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, food safety, 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.
  • Design, develop and test machinery/equipment using engineering principles.
  • Safely launch new machines/processes/new methods and tools into operations.
  • Layout manufacturing areas using Lean manufacturing engineering principles.
  • Implement and maintain process controls through advanced product quality planning (APQP) techniques (FMEA, mistake proofing, etc.).
  • Ensure implementation of Engineering Change Notices (ECN) into process tools and equipment.
  • Maintain study/facility/equipment design documentation.
  • 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 is REQUIRED. Ideally in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology, Operations Management or similar
  • 10+ years of equivalent maintenance management or plant engineering experience.
  • Ammonia certified is preferred; must have experience working with ammonia systems
  • Project Management certification, Six-sigma certification, MBA or Masters in Project Management is preferred
  • 5-10 years of manufacturing leadership experience. Must have the title manager and have supervised supervisors in a maintenance manufacturing setting
  • 5+ years of maintenance or engineering background in a refrigerated / temperature controlled manufacturing setting. Prefer foods experience
  • Strong mechanical or electrical manufacturing knowledge. Prefer experience with packaging equipment (wrappers, baggers, fillers, cappers, injection molding), processing equipment (slicers, mixers, blenders, conveyors, PLC’s, hydraulics, pneumatics).
  • Able to coach, teach and mentor tradesmen to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical issues
  • 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
  • Military veteran is a plus
Chenoa, KY
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