Maintenance Manager

Lineage Logistics   •  

Watsonville, CA

Industry: Leisure and Travel


8 - 10 years

Posted 335 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Position Summary:

 The Maintenance Manager is responsible for managing the activities of the maintenance department to keep building and all refrigeration and MH equipment in a proper state of repair and compliance.  This is done in order to reduce mechanical downtime, maintain product flow and any production lines running at maximum while being compliant with all applicable regulations.  Responsible for the development and implementation of maintenance systems associated with High Performing Maintenance Organizations (Preventive/ Predictive Maintenance, TPM, etc.).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 1.       20% - Maintenance and Associated Technical Processes:


  1. Responsible for the management of maintenance systems associated with high performing manufacturing organizations (Root Cause Analysis, Reliability-Centered Maintenance, TPM, etc.).   These systems will provide maximum plant capacity, while minimizing cost.
  2. Assure proper scheduling of maintenance activities to maximize amount completed with minimal plant disruption.  The result is reduced unscheduled downtime and lower costs, creating higher plant efficiency. The goal is for 90% of all daily activity to be planned in advance, with work orders and material.
  3. Accountable for providing short and medium term solutions and day-to-day support to all operating teams having issues with troubleshooting, problem analysis, equipment failures, etc.  Ensure the smooth daily operation of the facility with minimal repetitive issues.
  4. Developing and managing an effective Preventive and Predictive Maintenance program utilizing CMMS system to the fullest extent.  Extract and analyze program data to ensure a constant state of continuous improvement.
  5. Maintains compliance with Key Performance Indicators for tracking and reporting the performance of the maintenance function (supplier performance, equipment reliability, overall equipment effectiveness, etc.)
  6. Possess advanced ammonia refrigeration skills and knowledge.  Proficient and experienced in performing and managing all tasks required for the safe, compliant operation of refrigeration systems containing up to 200,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia.

2.       20% - Human Resources:

  1. Manage the maintenance staff through delegation, policy and procedure administration, assignment of work responsibilities, planning, organizing, directing and follow-up on work assignments. 
  2. Promote world-class plant safety performance.  This performance will be through participation in plant safety initiatives/committees as well as administration and enforcement of company policy/procedures.  Deliver training to employees consistent with the objectives of Lineage in compliance with Federal and State agencies.  Maintain an excellent record of personal and department safety compliance.
  3. Takes ownership for their own personal growth and professional development by soliciting feedback, getting involved in departmental/plant initiatives and projects, and developing a career plan including continuing training.
  4. Ensures that all direct reports are participating in a plan for continuous skill and knowledge improvement.

3.       20% - Financial Responsibilities:

  1. Know and understand what Maintenance cost targets are on a weekly and monthly basis.  Have a solid understanding of what Maintenance spend for the current period and year-to-date is at any time.  Manages to these targets.
  2. Ensure that all maintenance activities are conducted with department and plant financial goals in mind.

4.       20% - Maintenance Projects

  1. Maintenance project development and post-approval management.  Manage and schedule project elements to ensure minimal interruption to plant operations.  Deliver finished projects as designed, on time and on budget with no safety, food safety or environmental issues.

5.       20% - Compliance

  1. Responsible for all site compliance efforts, including PSM/RMP, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures, Wastewater, Air permitting (as required), Universal Waste Management and Electrical Safety (Arc Flash).
  2. Responsible for the professional performance and upkeep of all compliance recordkeeping, inspections, action lists and other programmatic duties.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility in a satisfactory manner.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. 

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering or Business from a 4 year university and 7 plus years of related experience in a manufacturing environment, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. 
  • Must be PSM/RMP trained. Successful completion of Refrigeration Operator I & II training courses as a baseline. 
  • Have a minimum of 5 to 7 years of management experience.
  • Be able to obtain a CIRO certification through RETA within a 12 month period (or approved equivalent.) 
  • Must successfully complete 24 hour emergency and 40 hour Incident Commander training within a 12 month period of hire date.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills, capable of expressing ideas clearly and concisely in both written and oral formats. Represents the department, plant and company in a continuously professional manner with internal and external customers and regulatory bodies.
  • High level of organizational planning, teamwork, and analytical reasoning skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet required.
  • Well versed in all aspects of CMMS system, driving and supporting its use in his facility on a daily basis.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required, with presentation skills preferred.
  • Possess advanced technical skills in the ammonia refrigeration, mechanical / electrical fields (e.g. PLCs, instrumentation, mechanical engineering, etc.)
  • Ability to lead resource planning efforts in a large manufacturing/warehousing environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of world-class maintenance management systems, work flow processes, preventive/predictive maintenance, TPM, etc.


  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the maintenance department at the plant.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must occasionally wear a breathing apparatus required for certain maintenance tasks and safety requirements.
  • Must pass a pre-employment pulmonary exam and annual exams going forward.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to perform activities in the plant, working in temperatures ranging from –30 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit and in constant noise, exposure to fumes, dust, mechanical, electrical and safety hazards.
  • Noise level in the work environment is moderate but can be loud if in the engine room areas.