Maintenance Manager

Pullman, Chicago, IL
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Maintenance Management

  • Plan, develop, and implement new methods and procedures designed to improve maintenance processes, minimize operating costs, and drive greater utilization of equipment
  • Ensure RedZone Initiatives, Kaizens, DLMP’s and lean processes are deployed in improvements
  • Maintain and present maintenance metrics and reports for machine status, departments performance, production, yield, efficiencies, labor utilization, and financial results
  • Establish an annual plant maintenance budget. Monitor expenses and control the budget for the maintenance department
  • Support regulatory and internal processes such as Employee and Plant Safety, Food Safety and Quality Initiatives, HR, and Process Controls
  • Partner with other business units to in the improvement & process stability of Foreign Material (FM) Process
  • Drive the sustainability of CAPA


  • Manage plant operational systems including refrigeration, electrical, air and piping, PLC’s, processing and packaging equipment, and support equipment
  • Plan and oversee all repair and new machinery installation activities
  • Oversee all new building and equipment installation, including machinery, air conditioning, refrigeration equipment, electrical, and construction
  • Develop and manage Preventive Maintenance program in conjunction with operations, scheduling and maintenance teams
  • Collaborate cross-functionally (operations, engineering, finance, quality, food safety, etc.) to resolve maintenance problems and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines and equipment


  • Develop, manage & complete departmental project work linked to company objectives and goals
  • Ensure implementation of appropriate CAPEX plans to support New Business, Profitability & Asset Maintenance
  • Schedule reviews of projects and progress with Plant Managers
  • Provide overall direction and define priorities in order to assure cost-effectively completion of maintenance goals and control overhead cost
  • Manage relationships with external vendors and service providers


  • Responsible to direct, coach, and develop maintenance supervisors and teams to solve day-to-day operational issues and held accountable for achieving individual, team and business unit goals.
  • Communicate and review plant objectives regularly with supervisors to ensure plant objectives are accomplished.
  • Partner with the plant management team in developing strategies for the improvement of Employee Turnover Metric, Culture IQ & Employee Engagement.
  • Promote and reinforce LOF Core Values and culture at all levels.
  • Drive all food safety and quality programs to all levels to ensure food safety and quality.

Core Competencies: Strategic Focus, Drive for Results, Builds Relationships, Builds High Performing Teams, Model the Way


Champion of center lining. Ability to notice relevant process details, understand their root causes, fit a solution into the big picture and act accordingly.

  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of food technology and the meat products business
  • Fully understands the process, the concepts, the steps, and the data
  • Manages continuous improvement process
  • Partners with Land O’Frost innovation team on identifying and launching new items
  • Proactively demonstrates a passion for deepening knowledge of the meat industry and benefits to the customer and consumer


Experience             5+ years’ experience managing facilities maintenance/operations.  Food/Beverage industry preferred

Working knowledge of Ammonia systems, industrial electrical, equipment reliability, HVAC, and regulatory compliance

Education              Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field preferred. Knowledge and experience may be substituted for a degree


Certifications           Technical expertise in electrical, mechanical, and programming repairs required. Exposure to refrigeration systems required.

/Knowledge:           Knowledgeable in LEAN and strong continuous improvement and project management skills Proficient in Microsoft Suite products

Travel:                    Local and/or overnight travel is required 20% of the time

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