JobsEQ by Chmura Logo

Maintenance Manager

Kraft Heinz

Location: New Ulm, Minnesota
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: June 4, 2024
This job is no longer available from the source.
General information
All posting locations: New Ulm, Minnesota, United States of America
Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing
Date Published: 04-Jun-2024
Ref #: R-83245
Description & Requirements
Job Title: Maintenance Manager
Location: New Ulm, Minnesota
Role / Title
The Maintenance Manager will direct all reliability and maintenance activities to ensure that maximum operational potential is realized for the entire plant operation. This includes all functions in the areas of Maintenance Business Management, Maintenance Materials Inventory (MRO), Maintenance Recruit to Retire, Manufacturing Process Reliability and Equipment Reliability, e.g. departmental budgets, computerized maintenance management systems, preventive/predictive and corrective maintenance programs. The Manager is also responsible for the d evelopment, coordination and execution of maintenance related capital budget items in concert with engineering.
Primary Responsibilities
• Assures the safe execution of all maintenance and utility activities, demands that all plant activities are conducted following all safety procedures
• C hampions safety a s the first consideration of all employees/contractors and promotes a safe work environment through own behaviors
• Maintains facility and assets to meet regulatory guidelines e.g. USDA, FDA, OSHA, and EPA
• Optimizes costs through effective budget planning and management and maintains a cost effective approach toward asset management and minimizing loss and waste
• Optimizes the Availability and safe operation of production assets through appropriate predictive and preventative maintenance and safe and effective execution of corrective maintenance and projects
• Coordinates major maintenance and project requirements with manufacturing production and engineering, to include major downtime activities and downtime periods and supports the effort to identify opportunities and develop the Plant’s Capital Budget
• Trains maintenance staff on effective maintenance practices, including effective use of the computerized maintenance management system, problem solving tools, risk and failure analysis, maintenance scheduling and analysis of maintenance related data and equipment histories
• Sets and evaluates departmental goals and objectives through a collaborative effort with maintenance departmental supervision, factory leadership team, Regional Reliability Managers and the Engineering Manager
• Conducts special studies as assigned or self-initiated to improve departmental services, equipment reliability and factory operations or satisfy external requirements
• Provides direction to the operation and maintenance of the Utilities (Air, Steam, Water, Nitrogen, Ammonia, etc ) and Wastewater facilities to assure they meet production demands
• Shares Best Maintenance Practices with other Kraft Heinz maintenance professionals by participating in semi-annual forums and establishing contacts for regular communication
• Ensure parts availability in the MRO stockroom to minimize equipment downtime while balancing economic maintenance inventory management
• Assist with evaluating reliability, utility, facility, production and packaging needs for Capital Equipment
• Oversee and lead the implementation of the Quality Risk Management Process (QRMP) system and operational standards as outlined in the factory’s QRMP accountability list
• Partner with business leaders on implementation of equipment and manufacturing reliability, process improvements (Six Sigma / Lean) including leading change initiatives, planning, and facilitation of improvement project(s) completion
• Manage and evaluate the Maintenance staff including but not limited to performance management, employee improvement and employee development plans, etc.
• All other d uties as assigned by Plant Manager to support the facility
• Bachelor’s Degree required ; focus in Engineering or related technical field highly preferred
• Minimum of 3 years’ leadership experience within a manufacturing environment required
• 5+ years of maintenance experience within a manufacturing environment required
• Extensive k nowledge including but not limited to the following areas: Packaging/Mechanical Operation s , Electrical maintenance , Instrumentation, Electronics/Controls, and Utility Systems , as well as boiler and ammonia refrigeration
• Interpersonal and communications skills to motivate, empower, train, direct, lead, evaluate and coach a diverse group of team members to reach their fullest potential
• Ability to effectively plan and manage through change within large enterprise organizations
• Microsoft Office and CMMS experience and proficiency required
• Ability to manage a continuous operation (24 hrs , 7 days per week)
About Us
Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.
Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.
Why Us
We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.
Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.
Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact
Not ready to apply?
Stay connected by joining our Talent Network
Talent Network
Back to search results