Chicago suburbs foods manufacturer is presently searching for a Maintenance Manager
Open because this client recently expanded into a larger facility and needs a Manager to automate, streamline, and build the maintenance team from scratch
This role will have 5 direct reports and 40 skilled labored mechanics and electricians
Local candidates preferred and sponsorship is not available
Manage a team of 5 including a Plant Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Maintenance Supervisors and indirectly 40 skilled tradesmen (Mechanics and Electricians).
Build a team of skilled mechanics/electricians; hire, train and develop the team to efficiently manage, PM, direct and coordinate maintenance activities
Active involvement of facility layouts, capital projects, expansions and organization of equipment and processes
Utilize lean and six-sigma principles to implement continuous improvement methodologies to increase output
Ensure a safe working environment and follow OSHA, GMP?s, SQF and other company regulations and guidelines
Develop and implement a preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and reliability programs
Analyze equipment and maintenance data, using tools such as failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), root cause analysis, and similar techniques.
BS degree is required. Ideally in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology or similar education
10+ years of maintenance management experience. Ideally in a food, chemical or consumer products manufacturing environment
Experience managing a team of engineers, tradesmen and maintenance supervisors
Experience with capital projects, facility layouts, and engineering is preferred
Familiar with any of the following is preferred: robotics, PLC?s, VFD?s, 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 is preferred.
Experience with Omron and Siemen?s PLC?s is a plus
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
Good attitude, excellent problem-solving skills, able to fight fires, think on your feet and work in a very fast paced environment