Maintenance Manager

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Posted: 01/11/2019 Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 169030 Pay Rate: DOE

PinPoint Solutions is hiring a Maintenance Manager

Our Client:

Is a privately held, rapidly growing, and supplier of premium specialty food products. Established in 1975, the Company is accomplished at making specialty breads, sauces and dips.  Products are delivered locally via the Company’s own truck fleet and around the world through logistics partners. The Company proudly drives innovation in core products and new product development, which is serving to bring products to new markets and more consumers.  Areas of focus include the introduction of new meats, breads, and proprietary manufacturing process and methods used nowhere else. The Company is committed to a culture of service to the community and customers. Business growth is remarkable but the innovation-fueled growth comes without sacrificing the Company’s values or the Company’s rich tradition. Core standards include equal opportunity for all, respectful conversation and action, integrity, and accountability. Balancing values, customer-centricity, growth and quality work environment is-far from easy. Success belongs to each employee and to create an environment for success to flourish, the Company is committed to providing a respectful environment, fair pay, and ongoing opportunities for growth.


The Head of Maintenance/Maintenance Manager is a critical position integral to the continued expansion of the Company and production output, the latter of which will be increasing by 20%+.

Will provide leadership and direction to plant maintenance department and oversee all maintenance operations of company facility, grounds and equipment. The plant employs >200 workers working across three shifts 5+ days per week.  The plant has multiple complex lines within it.

The Manager is a multi-faceted position inclusive of team coordination and development; managing maintenance for a mix of legacy and new equipment/technology; inventory strategy and management; repair vs. replace planning, strategy, budgeting and execution; and advising/executing capital plans and capacity expansion.

Will create a collaborative dynamic across the department and across all company functions (i.e., Engineering, Finance, Technology, Human Resources, the broader Operations team) and all levels up to the C-suite.

The Manager will assure maintenance is a central part of company strategic planning, line/facility expansion, capital budgeting, new equipment selection/deployment, and new product introduction.

Will use practical/hands-on orientation business experience to align maintenance strategy, tactics, initiatives and execution with company values and vision.

The Manager will also be commercially focused and mindful of how his/her function impacts the Company’s external customers.

Responsibilities Overview:

Develop, manage and maximize a maintenance program and work order system to maximize plant performance.

Provide direction to maintenance planner for preventive maintenance, work order schedule, and for optimized parts inventory management.

Provide direction to two shift supervisors to communicate expectations and monitor work of mechanic leads and teams effectively.

Develop and maximize the use of the predictive maintenance (PdM) program.

Provide technical support for efficient troubleshooting/problem solving activities and maintenance repair to maximize efficiencies limit downtime.

Review with production and support departments all line, processes, and utilities critical to the business and those whose failure can have impact on safety, employee safety, food safety, environment or compliance with the law.

Propose and monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in accordance with best practices.

Effectively communicate results and action plans to appropriate employees and managers; collaborate directly with Human Resources to insure employee issues or concerns are correctly addressed and resolved.

Collaborate with management and finance to create and execute a maintenance and capital budget to insure financial allocations and obligations are set, managed and met; analyze and drive value-added and sustainable improvements; manage department costs within budget.

Perform analysis to identify and resolve recurring downtime/inefficient operational issues.

Manage contracted service providers.

Manage facility and grounds such that Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) are adhered to and a professional appearance is maintained.

Ensure all quality and regulatory standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded; Comply with Company and Federal/State/Local procedures, rules, and regulations.

Demonstrate the highest level of teamwork and customer service, supporting and guiding peer departments and striving always for consistent uptime and customer satisfaction.


Bachelor’s Degree preferred with preference given to degree in Engineering or related field.

At least 5 years demonstrated department management (coaching and people leadership) experience in a fast-paced manufacturing setting running at consistently high capacity; experience in food manufacturing preferred but is not required.

Proven experience creating, implementing and managing to a predictive maintenance program.

Strong leadership skills; demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and develop others.

Superior business planning acumen.

Exceptional ability to think and solve problems on his/her feet when limited facts are available.

Demonstrated skills to self-start and thrive within ambiguity and make sound decisions when limited facts are available.

Skilled at explaining maintenance content in a compelling way to technical and non-technical audiences.

Able to self-prioritize and effectively perform in a fast-paced environment loaded with competing priorities.

Able to convey his/her approach to tracking the performance of a maintenance function.

Able to balance the ideal with relentless focus on practical realities and overall business success.

Demonstrated ability to prepare and present presentations to senior level executives.

Strong communication skills; ability to successfully interact with diverse personalities at all levels in a multi-cultural, team-oriented environment.

Strong technical skills including computer-based systems, mechanical, electrical, PC & PLC controls, hydraulics, pneumatics, conveyor systems, preventative maintenance, and design.

Solid organizational, analytical, problem solving and follow up skills.

Knowledgeable in applicable regulatory compliance (OSHA, USDA, etc.).

Ability to develop and communicate clear instructions, procedures and processes.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Solid mathematical skills; basic financial and statistical skills and understanding.

Working knowledge of ammonia system management.

Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a plus

Must currently live within a commutable distance to the Company facility or be willing to relocate.  Relocation assistance is available.

HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

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