Maintenance Manager

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Description/Job Summary

The Complex Maintenance Manager is responsible for the development, implementing and analyzing working methodologies to improve factory efficiency and reliability, increasing asset utilization, reducing cost. Provides technical and operational support for the plant infrastructure maintenance and Continuous Improvement activities. Drive a strong and robust Maintenance Excellence Program. The Complex Maintenance Manager will develop a culture of loss control and prevention with a dedicated continuous improvement mindset. As a support function to production, this role will minimize line downtime, assist with process and technical operational improvements and sustain overall equipment reliability. This position will also be responsible for continuing to improve and Promote the plant’s BBS (Behavioral Based Safety) program.  


1. Complex Maintenance Manager Fundamentals (100%)
  • Manages operations to ensure the safe and timely completion of departmental work by effectively utilizing people, equipment, and materials.
  • Knowledge of infrastructure systems such that the staff and workforce implement safe and effective operations.
  • Working Knowledge of BBS and EAS regulations such that staff and the workforce operate safely and effectively.
  • Working knowledge of Environmental regulations, and Perdue Farms, Inc EAS requirements related to maintenance and utilities functions.
  • Understands and Implements robust 5S Program.
  • Can develop and provide training for technical skills, TPM, safety (i.e. LOTO, 6S) and other applicable topics.
  • Effectively communicates change to maintenance teams to reduce barriers to change.
  • Manages the implementation of change i.e. new processes, equipment and ways of working.
  • Works with Training & Development Manufacturing Support Lead to identify and develop a skills matrix.
  • Assist with developing and implementing associated training programs.
  • Must possess an in-depth understanding of individual items of packaging equipment and integrated systems, how they operate, impact on product quality, fault diagnosis & corrective action.
  • Assists corporate engineering with the development and implementation of capital projects.
  • Lead or participate in Process Hazard Analysis studies.
  • Ensure overall quality levels (equipment and department work) and on-time delivery schedules are maintained.
  • Manages supervisor/associate activities. This includes evaluation and discipline, overall performance management, training and development, proactively analyzing and resolving work issues, initiating or suggesting plans to motivate workers to achieve goals, and effective communication with all associates.
  • Ensure effective management of parts/materials availability. Notifies appropriate departments, as needed, of potential shortages.
  • Verifies conformance to specifications and directs any adjustments as needed.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet facility schedules and goals.
  • Continuously works on process improvement and department efficiency. This includes recommendations to improve methods, equipment performance, overall work quality, working conditions, and use of equipment
  • Develops and deploys maintenance and store improvement programs and projects that improve the plant and equipment performance.
  • Manages the maintenance staff to include hiring, training, and developing the staff to meet the needs of the department.
  • Ensure preventative and predictive maintenance is completed and records are maintained on all assets.
  • Ensure maintenance projects comply with all local, state and federal safety and environmental requirements and regulations.
  • Develops long-range strategic plans to ensure maintenance requirements are accomplished.
  • Manages capital projects as directed.
  • Other duties as needed.
2. Health and Safety (at all times)
  • Proactively identify and resolve safety concerns under respective maintenance area of responsibility.
  • Observe and conform to all corporate EH&S guidelines and procedures.
  • Adhere to established Lockout/Tag out Programs.
  • Actively participate in local plant’s safety program
  • Follow all PPE guidelines as per site’s regulations.
  • Maintain clean, organize work environment within the maintenance store room
  • Conform to all ergonomic assessment requirements.
3. Quality (at all times)
  • Comply to GMP and corporate quality SOP’s
  • Understanding of maintenance impact on plant’s Micro goals and support Micro prevention practices.

Required Skills

  • Superior Relationship Management Skills - Excels at developing, inspiring, and influencing others without sacrificing accountability.  
  • Aggressive Self-Starter - The ideal candidate must naturally aspire to surpass benchmarks, exceed goals, and understand that your team’s results are directly affected by your passion, commitment, resourcefulness, resilience and leadership.
  • High Energy - Desire to Exceed All Targets. The ideal candidate is a natural leader, motivator, and change agent with extraordinary leadership and people skills,
  • Technology - Must possess complete proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with Kronos preferred.
  • Have excellent communication and change management skills.
  • Ability to resolve issues in a tactful and diplomatic manner.
  • Proficient in leading meetings utilizing detail visual aids to reflect department performance metrics.
  • Key Leadership Competencies aligned with PERDUE’S VISION, PURPOSE & VALUE in addition to Action Oriented, Directing Others, Priority Setting, Quality Decision Making, Process Management.

Required Education

Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering or related studies plus a minimum of 10 years of management experience in a manufacturing environment.

CMRP, Six Sigma, Lean Certifications Preferred.


  • Position requires the ability to move throughout the complex and all facilities.
  • Exposure consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.
  • May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.
  • May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db
  • May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.
  • Must be able to climb vertical heights (0 – 150’) carrying tools and equipment (0 – 50 lbs.).
  • Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.
  • May need to move equipment occasionally.
  • May need to access files, supplies and equipment.
  • Must be available to work any shift and any weekday or weekend as needed/required.
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Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.