Team Leader Maintenance- Oakdale, CA

ConAgra Foods (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.?

Job Title: Team Leader Maintenance



Responsible for eliminating all causes of failure and ensuring full useful life of equipment in coordination with daily maintenance activities. Leads activities of workers engaged in repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment. Provides technical and problem solving support for the plant and maintenance crews. Supports and executes plant specific maintenance strategies to achieve Plant's key performance goals for overall maintenance performance. Assures production schedules are met and all issues are resolved and communicated in a timely fashion. Inspects operating machines and equipment for conformance with operational standards. Reviews production, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities.




Promotes and enforces safe working practices at all times. Strive to eliminate hazardous acts, conditions and attitudes to help deliver zero accidents.


Promotes and enforces compliance with all aspects of quality of and food safety.


Utilize resources to assist the plant in achieving uptime and OEE goals and objectives.


Drives a culture of accountability in a positive manner in order to develop and sustain a strong PM Pillar.

  • Planning and Scheduling – Utilizes KPIs to measure and improve performance in scheduling and work execution in order to improve equipment reliability. Drives effective and efficient utilization of SAP Plant Maintenance. Fully utilizes SAP to plan, assign and audit work execution. Drives standard work development for maintenance activities.
  • Break Down Elimination – Manages the DMS and drives completion of breakdown analysis, countermeasure implementation, and reapplication to improve equipment reliability and maintenance standards. Drives data integrity. Leverages SAP, Line Event Data Systems, and other plant data tools to set metrics, report and improve on the performance of the maintenance department.
  • Preventive Maintenance – Manages Preventive Maintenance Optimization Teams to improve the quality of the PM program in order to maximize the efficiency of the maintenance team while improving equipment reliability. Ensures completion of compliance related PMs are completed timely. Performs random audits of completed PMs and provides appropriate feedback.
  • Lubrication – Implement PM Pillar standard lubrication program and ensure proper lubrication is implemented through the plant.
  • Maintenance Skills – Utilize basic needs assessment as well as skills assessment to develop and implement a sustainable maintenance training program for mechanical, electrical, and PLC skills within the department. Ensures 100% compliance with all Safety, Environmental, and Quality annual requirements.
  • Maintenance Information – Drive SAP integrity of BOMs for plant equipment. Establish and maintain electronic and physical libraries for maintenance manuals, drawings, and technical specifications.
  • Maintenance Costs – Drives a reduction in overall maintenance costs through efficient decision making and identification of the most cost effective solutions.
  • AMD Support – Allocates appropriate maintenance resources to ensure the progression of the AMD Pillar and PM Pillar. Works with AMD Pillar to develop training programs and standards.





  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field preferred

Additional Job Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a team leader capacity
  • Extensive technical experience, including but not limited to:
    • Manufacturing equipment (food manufacturing preferred)
    • Utility Systems (steam, compressed air, refrigeration, etc.)
    • Knowledge and experience with TPM and PM Pillar step and phase progression.
  • Able to lead and interact with groups at all levels as well as independently.
  • Familiarity with GMP, HACCP, SQF and all pertinent Safety regulations.
  • Able to handle multiple priorities and problem situations.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in areas of change management
  • Computer skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SAP
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with individuals at all levels of the organization in English.
  • Excellent problem solving skills


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, and feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 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.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; explosives; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 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


ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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