Perdue Farms, Inc. Maintenance Director in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.
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Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.
The Perdue Premium Meat Company – Alexander & Hornung pork processing, fully cooked, ready to eat, further-processing facility in St. Clair Shores, MI is hiring a Complex Maintenance Manager.
Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The Complex Maintenance Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and analyzing working methodologies to improve factory efficiency and reliability, increasing asset utilization, reducing cost. Provides technical and operational support for the plant infrastructure maintenance and Continuous Improvement activities. Drive a strong and robust Maintenance Excellence Program. The Complex Maintenance Manager will sustain a culture of loss control and prevention with a dedicated continuous improvement mindset. As a support function to production, this role will minimize line downtime, assist with process and technical operational improvements and sustain overall equipment reliability. This position will also be responsible for continuing to improve and Promote the plant’s BBS (Behavioral Based Safety) program. Manages operations to ensure the safe and timely completion of departmental work by effectively utilizing people, equipment, and materials. Knowledge of infrastructure systems such that the staff and workforce implement safe and effective operations. Working Knowledge of BBS and EAS regulations such that staff and the workforce operate safely and effectively. Understands and Implements a robust 5S Program. Develops and provides training for technical skills, TPM, safety (i.e. LOTO, 6S), and other applicable topics. Effectively communicates change to maintenance teams to reduce barriers to change. Manages the implementation of change i.e. new processes, equipment and ways of working. Works with Training & Development Manufacturing Support Lead to identify and develop a skills matrix. Assists with developing and implementing associated training programs. Possesses an in-depth understanding of individual items of packaging equipment and integrated systems, how they operate, impact on product quality, fault diagnosis & corrective action. Assists corporate engineering with the development and implementation of capital projects. Leads or participates in Process Hazard Analysis studies. Ensures overall quality levels (equipment and department work) and on-time delivery schedules are maintained.
Must have 5+ years’ experience. Must have a solid understanding of maintenance management systems and processes, preventative and predictive maintenance, manufacturing technologies and standard software applications. Requires strong communication skills, math, organizational and analytical skills. Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent work experience. CMRP, Six Sigma, Lean Certifications Preferred.
Competencies aligned with PERDUE’S VISION, PURPOSE & VALUES are required.
Superior Relationship Management Skills - Excels at developing, inspiring, and influencing others without sacrificing accountability.
Aggressive Self-Starter - The ideal candidate must naturally aspire to surpass benchmarks, exceed goals, and understand that your team’s results are directly affected by your passion, commitment, resourcefulness, resilience, and leadership.
High Energy - Desire to Exceed All Targets. The ideal candidate is a natural leader, motivator, and change agent with extraordinary leadership and people skills,
Technology - Must possess complete proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with Kronos preferred.
Must have excellent communication and change management skills.
Ability to resolve issues in a tactful and diplomatic manner.
Proficient in leading meetings utilizing detail visual aids to reflect department performance metrics.
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements
Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.