Maintenance Manager-Oakdale, CA

ConAgra Foods (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

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 Job Summary
Provides leadership and direction to plant maintenance department responsible for repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment in manufacturing operations. Responsible to eliminate all causes of failure and ensure full useful life in coordination with daily maintenance completed by operating personnel. Schedules repair, maintenance, and installation to ensure continuous production operations. Creates and manages the maintenance and stores budgets. 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.

Position Responsibilities

  • Execute plant -specific vision and mission to assure continuous improvement and alignment with corporate vision.
  • Ensure that all manufacturing/facility systems are properly resourced and that all resources are efficiently utilized.
  • Direct maintenance supervisors and hourly maintenance associates in their roles and responsibilities to meet plant objectives in safety, quality, cost and customer service
  • Provide technical support for efficient troubleshooting/problem solving activities and maintenance repair to maximize efficiencies and limit downtime.
  • Continuously apply sound mechanical and electrical solutions to resolve hindrances to plant efficiencies and to drive continuous improvement.
  • Provide leadership in implementing/maintaining preventive and predictive maintenance programs.
  • Manage maintenance department costs within budgetary guidelines
  • Ensure that appropriate inventory levels for standard replacement parts are maintained.
  • Manage the buildings and grounds such that good manufacturing practices (GMP) are adhered to and a professional appearance is maintained.
  • Perform follow-up analysis to identify and resolve recurring downtime/inefficient operational issues.
  • Schedule mandatory inspections and coordinate certifications and appropriate authorities.
  • Ensure environmental compliance
  • Drive employee engagement, training and development to maximize manufacturing, quality, safety and productivity goal attainment.
  • Effectively communicate results and action plans to appropriate employees and managers.
  • Collaborate directly with human resources to ensure employee issues or concerns are correctly addressed and resolved.
  • Collaborate with finance to create and execute a maintenance and capital budget to ensure that financial allocations and obligations are set, administered and met
  • Initiate cost savings measures
  • Ensure all plant maintenance operations are conducted in a safe and controlled environment
  • Ensure all quality regulatory standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded.

Position Qualifications

  • 7-10 years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 5-7 years Management experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Industrial Management, manufacturing, Production Operations Management or equivalent field of study OR equivalent experience required
  • Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and working knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems, PLC knowledge a plus
  • Excellent troubleshooting and diagnostic skills.  Ability to define problems and resole quickly
  • Strong computer application skills, network and PC business application software
  • Basic mathematical and statistical skills
  • Basic financial skills and understanding
  • Food industry and experience in a union environment preferred
  • SAP and PSM knowledge a plus






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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