Maintenance Manager

Job Location US-IA-Dubuque
# of Openings
Direct Hire


To provide leadership, management, and technical support for all maintenance activities associated with plant operations. Responsibilities include the management of the annual capital plan, the administration of a repair and maintenance system and budget, ensuring environmental compliance, and the training and development of management and non-management personnel within the maintenance department.


  • Oversees maintenance operations for a commercial baking facility consisting of hourly associates and a management staff.
  • Analyzes and solves technical maintenance issues.
  • Leads the achievement of a zero injury workplace by ensuring safe working conditions for associates and compliance with all state and federal regulations on environmental, health and safety issues.
  • Manages and develops plant maintenance programs to ensure minimal downtime.
  • Ensure associates have the tools, resources and capabilities to succeed and deliver on expectations.
  • Identifies, implements and manages capital improvement projects.
  • Conducts performance appraisals of the Maintenance management team; recommends and/or implements appropriate training programs to address developmental needs.
  • Will be familiar with and utilize the CMMS to analyze data, generate reports and implement actions to improve KPIs.
  • Administers and audits all Maintenance safety control programs.
  • Administers and audits all Maintenance environmental protection programs.
  • Develops technical training programs for maintenance supervision and mechanics.
  • Develops short and long term planning, objectives, programs and goals and department budget and cost controls.
  • Ability to develop and maintain optimized interdepartmental relationships.
  • Manage and achieve set goals for the management of the MRO system and processes.
  • Candidate must be able to travel for Meetings, FATs, Benchmarking, Etc. Average is 10%-15%
  • Knowledge of safety and environmental related concepts including compliance with State, Federal and Local regulations.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership, teamwork and communication skills and have the ability to use a personal computer.
  • Participative management style that involves and empowers teams and excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience building a strong fully functional team.
  • Builds a culture of mutual respect, teamwork, and professionalism, demonstrating active support for the Company’s culture.
  • Understands, coaches and teaches the principles of Continuous Improvement principles, including lean tools, process capability and operational discipline.
  • Ability to establish a strategic vision and lead through floor communication to generate both short term and long term sustainable results.


  • Five or more years of hands-on management experience in maintenance.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related field preferred. HS Diploma/GED required.
  • A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted. 
  • AIB certification preferred.
  • Operational background in electrical circuitry, refrigeration, fuel burning equipment and machine mechanics.
  • The candidate must have conceptual knowledge of PLC programming; PLC programming experience preferred, ideal candidate will have PLC programming proficiency.
  • Must be familiar with lean tools or a similar statistical process and control system.


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