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Company: Associated Milk Producers Inc.
Location: Jim Falls
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT AMPI:AMPI owns eight Midwest-based manufacturing plants where 10 percent of the nation's American-type cheese, processed cheese and butter is produced. The cooperative's award-winning cheese, butter and powdered dairy products are marketed to foodservice, retail and food ingredient customers. In 2019, the co-op launched its Dinner Bell Creamery brand and accompanying Co-op Crafted promise, highlighting more than 50 years of dairy farm families partnering with skilled buttermakers and cheesemakers.JOB SUMMARY:Provide leadership to all maintenance employees of the plant. Create environment of respect and responsibility through professional communication, accountability, budget consciousness, team work, quality, safety and security. The maintenance manager position is responsible for overseeing installation, repairs and upkeep of the company's property including mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing systems, structures, buildings and production machinery and maintenance administration/budgeting, ensuring optimal proactive maintenance support and processes for the entire plant production while working to improve plant efficiency, in accordance with company policies and procedures.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Manages direct reports who supervise employees in maintenance while responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the reports. 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.
  • Ensures safe operations through adherence to Environmental, Health, and Safety programs and procedures.
  • Responsible for the safe maintenance, repair or replacement of plant equipment and systems, to ensure maximum production quantity and quality, while supporting the policies, goals and objectives of the company.
  • Initiates, implements, and manages the plant maintenance program based on best practices in the dairy industry, with an emphasis on planning/scheduling and preventive/predictive maintenance.
  • Monitors the use and inventories of spare parts, maintenance supplies, and equipment and initiates reordering when necessary.
  • Maintains and repairs maintenance shop equipment.
  • Maintains computerized maintenance management system when available for tracking work orders, spare parts, and maintenance history of plant equipment.
  • Prepares reports, analyzes data, and makes recommendations for improving plant operations and solving maintenance-related problems.
  • Ensures that maintenance technicians are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated so that the maintenance program can be accomplished in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.
  • Conducts employee performance reviews based on job descriptions to determine competency, knowledge, and contribution of the maintenance supervisors and technicians.
  • Maintains and updates operating and training manuals for the maintenance department.
  • Reviews the operation of plant equipment and systems constantly, to minimize unplanned downtime, anticipate solve problems in a timely manner, and to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Initiates and carries out projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs.
  • Drive training and coaching to ensure compliance with Safety standards and incident prevention.
  • Coordinates activities with Plant Operations Departments.
  • Prioritizes, schedules repairs and installations to equipment and facilities, minimizing interference with production.
  • Coordinates installation of new equipment and the completion of building projects.
  • Maintaining machine operating standards, including the review and documentation of downtime trends against standard.
  • Administers the maintenance work order system, including prioritizing and assigning work orders, and monitoring their timely completion.
  • Managing the plant preventive maintenance plan, ensuring the least interference with production operations and ensuring the completion and maintenance of all records regarding P.M. and work orders completed.
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA requirements, with an emphasis on arc flash, Aerial Lift, Confined Space, First Aid/CPR, Fall Protection, Forklift, Hazardous Communication-Right to Know, Hearing Conservation, Hot Work, Lockout/Tag out and Electrical safety.
  • Ensuring compliance with all local, state and federal regulatory environmental programs for testing and disposal requirements, such as waste oil disposal, PSM and RMP.
  • Development and adherence to maintenance budget.
  • Assisting in process troubleshooting as needed, including being a technical resource as needed.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of capital projects and related budgets.
  • Proactively manages all infrastructures including developing long-term plan for maintenance and upgrades as needed.
  • Identify and present capital improvement projects to support plant infrastructure needs and improvements.
  • Adhere to all Quality and Food Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.
  • Adhere to all Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.
  • Install and optimize CMMS software program to increase availability of all plant equipment.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
    • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED), required.
    • Associates degree from two-year college in a related technical field or certificate or diploma from trade school in related field required or a combination of education and relevant work experience.
    • Five or more years' experience in the maintenance, mechanical maintenance, and/or repair work and/or operation of a process manufacturing facility.
    • Five or more years' experience as a supervisor or manager, preferably in a maintenance department.
    • Prior maintenance experience in the food manufacturing environment is preferred.
    • Knowledge of HACCP, GMP's, OSHA and loss control programs is highly desirable.
      AMPI offers competitive starting pay, PTO, 401k, short-term disability, health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance programs and more.
      Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
      • Associates or better in Manufacturing TechnologyEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Associated Milk Producers Inc., Rochester , MAINTENANCE MANAGER, Professions , Jim Falls, Minnesota

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