Maintenance Department Manager

NBTY   •  

Leonia, NJ

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


11 - 15 years

Posted 54 days ago

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manages the Maintenance organization to ensure that the plant runs most optimally
  • Provides guidance, direction, and motivation to Maintenance and Operations Associates to encourage ownership of results at the Associate and team level
  • Build technical capability of Maintenance Department and Operating Department Associates
  • Manages critical components of Total Productive Maintenance, including the Centerline program, Preventive Maintenance programs, parts and storeroom operations, Clean/Inspect/Lubricate programs, etc.
  • Creates a culture of an integrated approach to maintenance, based on teamwork and cooperation operating teams and Maintenance Associates
  • Ensures compliance with quality, safety, regulatory requirements, and cGMP guidelines
  • Ensures all associates receive proper training, such as GMP, SOP, Safety, and Operations
  • Monitors associate performance and provides coaching and training as required


  • 10+ years of experience in the management of blending, tableting and/or high speed packaging equipment, including all elements of TPM. 
  • Detailed knowledge of mechanical and electrical machine repair, PLC, preventative maintenance, HVAC, as well as the safe and efficient operation of plant utilities, such as boilers and chillers is required.  
  • A background in the food, drug or nutritional industry is strongly preferred.
  • A Bachelors degree in mechanical or electrical engineering is strongly preferred or equivalent military maintenance leadership experience.  An alternative, relevant engineering degree (e.g. chemical engineering) may be potentially acceptable credential for a candidate with professional experience that closely matches this particular role and/or Military experience.
  • The ability to effectively provide coaching and direction to Maintenance leaders, Team Leaders, and Associates in maintenance and operations.
  • The ability to create and implement TPM, autonomous maintenance and work team based systems.
  • The ability to effectively communicate to and collaborate with senior management, outside consultants, suppliers and team.