Maintenance Superintendent

  • W Caro Rd, Caro, MI, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

PPS customer is a growing food production company. 

Job Description

The Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for asset reliability, capacity assurance, planning, R&M budget and leadership of all factory maintenance operations, including equipment safety, machine uptime, productivity and continuous improvement with all plant equipment. 

The Maintenance Superintendent directs and oversees all Union Maintenance and Storeroom personnel as well as the Shift Supervisors during the repair period.  This position is responsible for hiring, professional development, performance management and scheduling of direct reports and hourly employees.

The Maintenance Department is responsible for daily maintenance of all factory equipment and Waste-Water Treatment equipment to support factory operations and meet business objectives.  Additionally, the maintenance superintendent supports to packaging and warehousing as well.

The maintenance department conducts equipment inspections, Repair & Maintenance (R&M), equipment improvements, capital project installations and reassembly of the entire factory in preparation for the next busy season.

Primary Responsibilities:

·        Maintain equipment to meet environmental compliance.

·        Leadership of the factory maintenance department to achieve operational business goals.

·        On-call 24/7 for emergency response of all equipment issues.

·        Management and adherence to the R&M budget including, capital planning, contributing to controllable margin, and loss control through forecasting, tracking and reporting.

·        Evaluate reliability through Mean Time to Repair & Mean Time to Failure & provide solutions for continuous improvement to minimize downtime and enhance product output.

·        Implementation & utilization of KPI’s to measure asset/equipment performance & total lifecycle maintenance costs.

·        Manages and leads all preventative, predictive and reactive maintenance/process and reliability functions.

·        Utilization of the Advanced Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for cost and performance tracking.

·        Set specific targets and timelines to achieve maintenance goals, tracking results, providing feedback, and taking corrective actions as appropriate.

·        Management of the Parts Warehouse including asset control, usage tracking and minimization of inventory.

·        Assure all site purchasing functions follow the correct policies and procedures.

·        Training and development for on-going feedback, succession planning and performance review.

·        Ability to work across department lines in regards to internal quality/compliance audits.

·        5 years leading industrial plant maintenance in a 24x7 environment

·        Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering highly preferred.

·        Evident business skills with the ability to clearly communicate strategy and vision to various team members.

·        This will require an objective view of the work performance of the crews, and the ability and desire to be in conflict with the workforce at times.

·        Demonstrated completion of Maintenance and Reliability courses and/or professional qualifications in the same field.

·        Training or relevant exposure in supervision skills, quality assurance systems, environmental and safety regulations.

·        Strong leadership abilities, communication skills and understanding of mechanical equipment and chemical process.

·        Proficient skills in company data management systems such as AMMS, Oracle PeopleSoft & Microsoft Office.

Required Training upon hiring:

·        General factory safety requirements (Right to Know)

·        Food-related Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

·        Factory-related environmental regulations

·        SQF certification – principles or SQF

·        Knowledge of GMP+ standards

Key Competencies:

·        Ability to lead and develop cross functional teams.

·        Flexible and able to work in fast paced and varying environments.

·        Ability to deliver results working within collective bargaining agreement.

·        Demonstrated personal leadership and strong conflict resolution skills.

·        Provides model behavior to demonstrate corporate values.

·        Lead by demonstrating ethics and integrity, display drive and purpose, demonstrated capability to learn, and managing self, increase self-awareness.

·        Ability to multitask, handle multiple priorities.


Position Qualifications:

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience as an industrial maintenance leader in a factory setting.

Journeyman Millwright preferred.

·         Evident business skills and with the ability to clearly communicate strategy and vision to various team members.

 Key Competencies:

·         Demonstrated personal leadership and positive can-do attitude.

·         Ability to quickly problem solve and make decisions.

·         Flexible and able to work in fast paced and varying environments.

·         Ability to work well with others in a team environment.

·         Provides model behavior to demonstrate corporate value.

·         Leading by demonstrating ethics and integrity, displaying drive and purpose, demonstrated capability to learn, managing self, increasing self-awareness.


Additional Information

Direct Hire Opportunity to join our fast-paced leadership team. Excellent compensation and benefits plan.

Must successfully complete a background check and drug screen.

We are a team! The best offering we have is our people. This is a great team to work with and grow with. Join us!

We offer an excellent benefits package!