Plant Maintenance Manager
SunOpta Inc. - San Bernardino, CA

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Jo b Title: Plant Maintenance Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Maintenance

Reports To: General Manager

To maintain all physical plant assets including: infrastructure equipment, processing and packaging equipment and facilities upkeep. In addition to keeping plant equipment in good repair, performing new equipment installations the Maintenance Manager serves as general contractor on building upgrades or repairs. This position directly interacts with regulatory agencies such as: SCAQMD, Sanitation District, Building Code Enforcement, Fire Department, EPA, Cal-OSHA and others.

Responsibilities include: sourcing and purchasing of parts, tools and supplies needed, scheduling, training and developing the, maintenance department staff.

Required Skills

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for preparing and maintaining all requisite documentation for successful implementation of SQF 2000 level s 1, 2 and 3 as it pertains to equipment and facility maintenance. Including the documents related to: HACCP, SSOP's, GMP’s that touch the area of Maintenance.

Responsible for deploying all Maintenance assets in an efficient and safe manner to ensure that we achieve and maintain SQF level 3 certification as well as score 95% or better in all maintenance - related items in outside audits (AIB, Silliker, Stericycle ,etc.).

Responsible for preparing and implementing a Preventative Maintenance Program to effectively keep all equipment in top running condition as evidenced the 95% or better equipment uptime during scheduled production times. Responsible for selection of vendors to replace OEM spare parts with equivalents that meet or exceed original specifications.

Responsible all aspects of work safety including: morale, use of protective safety devices, worker training and documentation, general house-keeping , implementation of preventative measures, incident investigation. Ensure compliance of personnel to all local, state, and federal laws.

Direct and oversee that departmental safety meetings are held regularly and in compliance with the company’s risk management goals.

Hire, train, motivate, and develop maintenace personnel; this includes: mentoring employees, administering consistent progressive discipline, enforcing attendance policies, setting an example by personal work ethic and professional demeanor and interactions.

Responsible for training and adherence to all GMP's, SSOP's, HACCP and SQF related procedures and company policies. This also includes performing maintenance activities in such a manner that our adherence to applicable food safety and regulatory practices are not adversely affected.

Inventory Asset tagging and identification of all equipment and facility assets is also part of this function. This includes tracking dispositions, preparing Request for Capital Expenses, preparing a Maintenance Budget and tracking to both of these items on a weekly basis.

The position requires a standard work-week of 6 days and the Maintenance Manager is tasked with controlling overtime and other premium pay rates in a responsible manner.

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for preparing drawing and overseeing construction and fabrication of equipment and facility upgrades.

The Maintenance manager is responsible for all regulatory reporting related to facility operation; this includes SCQMD, Sanitation District, EPA (Ammonia), Cal-OSHA, SPCC, etc. This reporting requirement also involves taking the necessary steps to reduce exposure and expense by taking pro-active measures. Utility expense for Electricity, Gas and Water are also included in this set of responsibilities.

Demonstrating ability to work as a member of team to achieve wider company goals, this includes respecting other individuals and department's concerns and goals in the spirit of cooperation.

Perform related duties as required. Other duties as assigned

Be on call 24 hours per day for emergency, except for when on vacation.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with SunOpta’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; reward and discipline of employees; addressing staff complaints and resolution of staff problems.

Required Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Company policy, standards, and specifications.

Management and team management principles.

Supervisory policies, procedures, and requirements for safe equipment operations.

Comprehensive knowledge of food processing and process control information as it relates to business unit.

Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Oracle, etc.

First aid/emergency procedures

Organize, supervise, direct, and lead a diverse workforce.

Demonstrate excellent organizational skills with a high level of initiative, urgency, and flexibility.

Work effectively with peers.

Analyze problems and cultivate alternative solutions.

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Foster a team environment.

Prioritize a heavy workload.

Speak, read and communicate effectively in English and Spanish.

Operate forklifts, scissor lifts, and other material handling equipment ( forklift certified).

Able to use powered and non-powered hand tools to disassemble and repair equipment.

Able to use powered and non-powered hand tools to perform facility maintenance.

Able to read and draw fabrication blueprints

Able to read equipment schematics and trouble shoot equipment.

Education and/or Experience

Any combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge, skill, and abilities, such as:

10+ years of supervisory work experience in the maintenance Department of a multi-shift food processing plant, USDA-plant work experience a plus.

7+ years of work experience as a Maintenance Manager in charge of a multi-shift operation.

Must have recent HACCP Certification in the role of: Maintenance Manager for a food processing facility.

Strong history of meeting food plant maintenance requirements as evidenced by scoring above 95% on all external audits such as Silliker Labs, AIB, Stericycle, and others.

Demonstrated experience developing and implementing maintenance programs and systems required by SQF certification. Experience as a team member bringing an existing foods processing plant to SQF 2000 level 3 preferred

Demonstrated ability to manage projects in the areas of: ammonia refrigeration, wastewater treatment, drainage system design installation, power transmission upgrades and relocation; water, steam and air system installations, upgrades and relocations.

Demonstrated ability to lead fabrication efforts in manufacturing or upgrading simple equipment such as: stands, conveyors, rails, work platforms, ladders, catwalks, tanks, hoppers, etc.

Demonstrated ability to manage yearly maintenance department’s budgets in excess of $500,000 per year within a 10% range.

Demonstrated history of working cooperatively with QA, Sanitation and Production Departments in a food processing facility; this requirement may be satisfied by written recommendations or by providing appropriate references for later verification.

Experience with permanent employee and temp labor scheduling, tracking and associated reporting. Knowledge of relevant California and Federal Labor Law and experience implementing programs and associated reporting of as it pertains to rest periods, overtime, time off , training employee hiring and termination including

Strong leadership and motivational skills and the ability to direct multiple projects.

Required formal education: at a minimum: high school diploma.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as: gear ratios, electrical resistance, amperage, horsepower to BTU conversions, area calculations, volume calculations, dilution rates, labor cost, proportions, percentages, and formula adjustments .
Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of MS Word processing software; MS Excel spreadsheet software, ability to adapt and master other computer systems such as: Oracle, Click-View and other programs as necessary.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals written in English and Spanish. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence in English and Spanish.
Work Environment/Physical Demands

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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must be able to work at elevated heights such as: work platforms, stairs, ladders and scissor lifts to inspect, train and assist others.. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision and Ability to adjust focus.

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SunOpta is a leading global company with a focus on natural, organic and specialty foods. We specialize in the sourcing, processing and...