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Maintenance Manager

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 by Affinity Executive Search

Cicero, IL 60804
Professional/Technical Services
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

* Foods manufacturer located in Cicero, IL is searching for aMaintenance Manager
* This role is open because this client recently expanded into a larger facility and needs a Maintenance Manager to automate, streamline, and build /maintain a good maintenance crew
* This role will have 2 direct reports and 5-10 skilled mechanics and electricians reporting to them
* Local candidates preferred and sponsorship is not available


* Manage, plan, organize and maintain a solid maintenance team of skilled mechanics/electricians; hire, train and develop the team to efficiently manage, PMs, and direct and coordinate maintenance activities
* Communicate performance standards to team, recognize and reward individuals and teams accomplishments by counseling performance problems. Ensure all associates have the resources and capabilities to effectively accomplish their responsibilities.
* Prepare daily activity plans for maintenance team personnel
* Utilize lean and six-sigma principles to implement continuous improvement methodologies to increase output
* Cultivate and improve a preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and reliability programs
* Oversee the scheduling of preventive maintenance checks and inspection of plant equipment ensuring there are no disruptions to the production schedule.
* Maintain organization of Maintenance Repair Area and any other area where repair work is in progress.
* Analyze and record cause of production delays on daily production report.
* Ensure that plant facilities and grounds are maintained in accordance with relevant regulations, company standards and fiscal consideration.
* Prepare major equipment bids, approve purchase of new equipment as appropriate.
* Represents the companys position and interest in dealing with outside contractors, vendors, and engineering consultants.


* BS degree from an accredited college or university is required. Prefer major in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, or Operations Management
* 10+ years of maintenance management experience. Must have experience working in a high-speed packaging environment ideally within a food, chemical or consumer products environment
* 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment requiring knowledge of industrial electrical and mechanical systems and an automated manufacturing process controls and equipment
* Working knowledge of FDA regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), sanitation processes/procedures and HACCP
* Demonstrated knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include product and associate safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success rates), cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield)
* Demonstrated ability to direct, coach, and train maintenance professionals with related knowledge and experience
* Able to analyze and resolve problems quickly
* Familiar with any of the following is preferred: robotics, PLCs, VFDs, high-speed packaging, fillers, cappers, baggers, pneumatics, hydraulics, vacuum system, steam traps, piping, tank farms, silos, motors, gaskets, ovens, pump systems, conveyors, palletizers, and similar equipment.
* Able to read blue prints and schematics
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to work with multiple levels of management from VP to operator level

If you have experience as a Maintenance Manager and have a Bachelors in Engineering, apply today!

Reference: 559199012

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