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Job Number: 2159349

Maintenance Manager - Food Manufacturer
Hayward, CA


We are a leading frozen foods company, committed to providing nutritious and delicious meals globally. With a rich history of diverse ethnic brands, our brands have become household favorites all across America. We are dedicated to contributing to a healthier lifestyle through nutritious and balanced foods. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, all our products are cooked with our customers in mind, providing healthy and delicious meals for all.

The Maintenance Manager will manage, direct and coordinate activities of staff mechanics engaged in repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment, and in maintenance of buildings, grounds, and utility systems of the plant and/or other company establishments by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors and/or staff.

Provides leadership for all engineering and related technical functions. Provides effective management of the Capital Appropriation Program. Directs, coordinates, and as necessary manages key major projects for the business. Budget preparation for department. Provides engineering technical direction in support of new product development, food safety initiatives, and related process improvements.

Departmental Responsibilities

  • Reviews job/work orders to determine work priorities.
  • Works with Corporate Engineering on Capital Projects
  • Prepare Capital Budget and implement projects on time
  • Monitor budget and coordinate projects to be executed against budget
  • Provides day to day management, coordination and supervision for all plant facility and utility functions including but not limited to buildings, security, HVAC, Refrigeration, Electrical Distribution and Service, Water systems, Compressed Air Systems, special process systems such as thermal fluid boilers, etc.
  • Coordinates activities of workers fabricating or modifying machines, tools, or equipment to manufacture new products or improve existing products.
  • Provides long-term Maintenance Department including organizational development, Maintenance Department team member development and planning
  • Directs Maintenance Department activities on utility systems to provide continuous supply of heat, steam, electric power, gas, or air required for operations.
  • Develops preventive maintenance program to ensure uninterrupted operation of plants.
  • Uses software applications in receiving, shipping, and transferring parts, components, materials and supplies, and in issuing parts and materials to maintenance personnel. Manages software applications to reflect accurate purchase history.
  • Reviews production, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities.
  • Plans, develops, and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials.
  • Requisitions tools, equipment, and supplies required for operations.
  • Directs training and indoctrination of workers to improve work performance and acquaint workers with company policies and procedures.
  • Monitors expenditure of funds relating to Maintenance and Engineering Department budgets. Directly responsible for Maintenance Department budgeting and compliance to budget for Maintenance Department labor, parts inventory management, and asset management.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree, Master Degree preferred. 10 years of relevant and progressively more challenging experience
  • Three to five years' experience in food manufacturing
  • Experience with computer application systems related to inventory, distribution, shipping or receiving, especially JDE. Must have advanced skills in Microsoft Office components.
  • Excellent management, organization skills, and negotiating skills.
  • Self-starter who is able to make changes and improve processes.

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About Nelson:

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