Job Description

Maintenance Manager  (#8054) - Minnesota
Industry: Warehousing and Logistics

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the refrigeration systems utilized at all company refrigerated warehouses.

Description:

Position Title:    Maintenance Manager                 Dept:  Administration

Reports To:       President     

Supervises:       Maintenance Technicians               Manager  Approval:                        


Qualification Requirements:

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Skill Sets:

High level of mechanical aptitude.
Excellent working knowledge of refrigeration systems.
Background in welding, carpentry, masonry, and HVAC equipment.
Knowledgeable in building layout, electrical systems, and electronics.
Must be able to read and understand manuals, schematics, and blue prints.
Have working knowledge of preventative maintenance programs.
Understands issues surrounding employee safety,
'lock-out/tag-out'
'hot work,’
HAZMAT
PSM – Process Safety Management
Must be able to effectively communicate with personnel, vendors, and customers. Able to read and write in English and capable of understand machine/maintenance nomenclature.
Have sufficient mathematical skills to perform maintenance engineering calculations and plant utilization designs.
Have an understanding of pertinent state and federal law.
Capable of driving required distances to our various plant sites.
Reasoning Ability:

Must understand mechanical processes and draw conclusions from standard data, testing procedures, scientific information, as well as past practice.

Education/Experience:

Possess an AS degree in facility maintenance (or equivalent).  Six (6) years of progressive maintenance experience in an industrial refrigeration environment.  RETA Certified or equivalent certification desired.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Direct the activities of maintenance assistant in order that he performs necessary maintenance functions efficiently and safely, in support of company objectives.

2. Develop and coordinate maintenance procedures used at all facilities in order that all refrigeration equipment is at optimum levels; that tools and replacement parts inventories are readily available, ensuring achievement of customer service goals.

3. Create, coordinate, and supervise preventative maintenance procedures for all facilities, ensuring achievement of company’s quality goals.

4. Procure and oversee the installation and/or major repair of all capital equipment through the use of Maintenance Department personnel or others, thereby supporting the highest and best use of company resources.

5. Schedule technical assistance, as needed, by suppliers, engineers and vendors of maintenance services in order that company plant and equipment are maintained at the highest levels of utility, to support our service objectives.

6. Ensure that the company’s material handling capabilities are maximized by reviewing PM records on forklifts and other material handling equipment to insure that equipment efficiency is being maintained and that management is aware of equipment replacement needs, in support of company service objectives.

7. When necessary, be available to answer alarm calls and other emergencies that may occur at facility to include after normal working hours and on weekends, thereby ensuring that problems during 'dark hours' do not manifest themselves into major events. To provide support to the other facilities’ on call staff when necessary.

8. Ensure that the accuracy and availability of parts and equipment inventories at the highest possible level in order to minimize operational downtime.

9. Develop and maintain good relationships with suppliers/vendors of parts and service, ensuring that responses to maintenance needs are adequately met.

10. Provide direction and guidance to Maintenance Department personnel on methods and advances in maintenance, ensuring maximum utilization of plant and equipment. Heavy emphasis must be placed on the refrigeration system with training being a primary task.

11. Notify President of any problems with procedures or equipment in order to maintain the highest degree of safety, efficiency and productivity.

Job Summary:

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the refrigeration systems utilized at all company refrigerated warehouses.  Additional responsibilities include training our existing maintenance staffs, which is a primary responsibility for the person occupying this position.

Physical demands:

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 talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee must be able to distinguish between and among colors.


Work Environment:

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.  Sub-freezing temperatures exist at all facilities.

 

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