Maintenance Manager - Perham, MN

Maintenance Manager

Overview, Essential Duties, and Responsibilities: 


The Maintenance Manager manages and implements predictive, preventive and reactive maintenance processes to ensure high reliability of equipment and systems in support of meeting safety, profitability, cost, and production goals.Responsible for hiring, training, supervising, and mentoring all department personnel.  Manages the Maintenance Supervisors, Maintenance Planner/Scheduler, Storeroom Clerk, and the MRO Purchaser.  Works with the leadership team to achieve productivity goals, identify continuous improvement opportunities, and implement capital projects. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Establishes, implements, and coordinates maintenance processes

  • Develops and implements a long range strategic improvement maintenance plan
  • Cascade corporate KPI’s down to department KPI’s assuring the department is aligned with plant and corporate objectives
  • Implements and improves proactive activities including Preventive, Predictive Maintenance, and Condition Based Maintenance
  • Establishes maintenance schedules and determines proper setup and layout of work in order to simplify plant operations and reduce downtime.
  • Ensures that breakdowns or disruptions in the production processes are minimized
  • Implements programs to ensure regular inspection and maintenance of all the machinery in the facility
  • Manages department spending and performance, initiates programs and procedures to reduce spending and enhance performance
  • Participates in setting up the yearly maintenance budget
  • Participates in the selection of equipment and execute the FMEA process
  • Manages product standards and enforces quality-control programs
  • Directs the mechanical repair to effectively correct and properly repair equipment
  • Investigates and helps introduce new technology into the facility
  • Serve as a resource to define storeroom stocking plan

 Improves maintenance processes

  • Implement programs for loss analysis to develop improvement plans, root cause analysis, and error proofing
  • Performs problem analysis and develops conceptual ideas into working units for resolution
  • Determines skill gaps within the department and defines training to bridge the gaps
  • Participates in objective setting; plans development and reviews plant performance
  • Prepares reports, analyzes data and makes recommendations for improving operations and solving maintenance related problems


Maintains a safe work environment

  • Plans, develops, and implements maintenance safety and security programs and activities
  • Ensures that behaviors, practices and the work environment support a safe workplace by enforcing safety and sanitation rules and principles
  • Communicates policies and ensures employees create a safe, productive and pleasant working environment

 Leads and Develops Team Members

  • Leads the team through an emphasis on both process and people
  • Communicates effectively with employees through both oral and written means
  • Interviews and selects maintenance supervisory personnel
  • Conducts employee training to improve employees’ expertise and knowledge in equipment maintenance, work safety procedures, and teamwork.
  • Assigns employee training to experienced workers as necessary
  • Provides feedback to employees on individual performance standards relating to the department KPI’s in a timely and efficient manner
  • Provides training to employees or ensures that all employees are adequately trained and engaged in developmental activities
  • Tracks employees’ attendance records and make sure they follow the corporate standards

 Performs additional related duties as assigned 

Role Contribution Level

This position is a Managerial role. The position requires the incumbent to directly supervise employees, delegate work, and oversee task completion; promote safe and efficient operations; and establish a positive work environment with people working together collaboratively. He/she must value managerial work, and demonstrate an ability to plan and direct maintenance processes, as well as provide effective feedback, coaching, and motivation to employees, including difficult messages.

Shearer’s Snacks is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation