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Maintenance Manager

Department: Maintenance
Location: Osceola, AR



Manage the maintenance team ensuring a high level of employee productivity while managing departmental resources within budget limitations and effectively supporting an efficient production operation.  Provide technical support to maintenance technicians and management.    Ensure technicians are properly trained in welding, electrical wiring methods, calibration of instrumentation, programmable logic controllers (PLC), variable frequency drives (VFDs), electrical power transmission, mechanical power transmission, interpreting electrical and mechanical blueprints and schematics, boiler/steam operations, water analysis and treatment, mechanical refrigeration equipment and controls, coders / labelers, effective trouble shooting of equipment, and safe work habits. Provide electrical and mechanical technical support on existing and new equipment.

Support the review, understanding and compliance of all programs, policies and procedures contained in the Master Food Safety and Quality Management System.




                              % OF

ITEM                    TIME        JOB FUNCTIONS


1.                           20%           Training maintenance technicians and assisting with problem solving. Training and self-development through study, research and discussion to improve managerial skills and expand manufacturing expertise. 



2.                           20%           Communicating with maintenance personnel, the production group and vendors.  Formal communication through meetings, reports and performance summaries.


3.                           10%           Researching and studying processes and identifying improvement opportunities.  Improving production processes by eliminating causes of in-process material loss. Maintaining maintenance database (MVP), including vendor files, spare parts data, inventories and equipment histories. Collaborate with project Engineer to Manage and oversee Capital Projects.

4.                           10%           Researching and studying processes and identifying improvement opportunities.  Improving production processes by eliminating causes of in-process material loss.

5.                           10%           Planning and scheduling plant maintenance

6.                           20%           Developing and defining process improvement projects including all Capital Projects.

7.                           5%             Perform maintenance duties. 

8.                           5%             Performs other duties as needed or assigned by Plant Manager. 



            TOTAL     100%



Internal Contacts:

            All KCFI officers, managers, supervisors, and other personnel


External Contacts:

            Suppliers and contractors


Education Level and Focus:

            BA in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with an emphasis on business, production, facility maintenance or engineering preferred


Years and Type of Related Experience Required:

            At least 5 years industrial maintenance with process analysis and problem solving experience.  2-5 years in supervisory role leading skilled employees in a challenging production environment



Interpersonal and Communication:

            Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to convey information clearly and concisely, ability to motivate people, strong leadership skills and a team player


Technical and Analytical:

            PC literate including:  spreadsheets, project planning, graphing and word processing.  In depth knowledge of process equipment, control systems, CMMS (MVP SYSTEM), and instrumentation.  Ability to read blue prints, schematics and electrical diagrams.  Experience with instrumentation and mechanical problem solving.


Administrative and Operations:

            Strong writing skills, organizational and planning skills.


Physical Demands:

            Walking, standing for long periods, travel (flying/driving), calls after work hours, ability to work various shifts, bending, stooping, reaching, lift 50+ lbs, work in confined areas


Work Environment:

            Food plant, high noise levels, frequent interruptions, cold hot and humid conditions, wet floors, forklift and pedestrian traffic


Special Equipment Used:

            Various hand tools, machining tools, forklift and welding equipment, electrical testing

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