Maintenance Manager

Job Location US-OR-Portland
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Allied Reliability is looking for a Maintenance Manager based in Portland, OR! This position will be with a frozen yogurt manufacturing facility. In this role, you will be responsible for the management of the maintenance department at the plant with a focus on predictive/preventive maintenance and machine reliability.  You will lead the team that is directly responsible for maintenance pillar activities, training and developing the maintenance team and machine operators on the theory of operation, and supporting the equipment needs of plant operations. You will also be responsible for coaching and developing the maintenance team on priorities, coordination of work, execution, and follow-up of planned work.  Additionally, you will be responsible for developing planned maintenance strategies that support safety, people engagement, quality, food safety, cost, reliability, and continuous improvement initiatives. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Manages site maintenance team.
  • Provides a positive role model for all plant personnel in the area of safety, quality, and productivity.
  • Provides guidance, instruction, and mentoring for the maintenance staff.
  • Provides periodic feedback to employees in the areas of job knowledge, performance, and development.  Provides training where needed to improve employee skill sets critical to the success of the business.
  • Manages employee overtime and equipment reliability to achieve the lowest maintenance costs for the plant.
  • Responsible for resolving maintenance employee relations issues.


Maintenance and Engineering:

  • Directs maintenance prioritization, planning, and execution for the site.
  • Prepares facility maintenance and maintenance projects between contractors and maintenance.
  • Manages maintenance schedulers in the scheduling of work, developing and setting objectives, monitoring progress, and evaluation of results.
  • Analyze problems and/or trends in plant maintenance and recommend appropriate resolutions to minimize production downtime for all areas of the plant.
  • Staffs and directs staff activities to provide quality, cost-effective support for all electrical, mechanical, information, and process control systems while assuring compliance with Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Evaluates major sources of machine downtime and creates action plans to improve machine efficiency and reliability.
  • Communicates with the operating departments to maintain system awareness and identify opportunities and provide technical expertise for optimization of the process control systems.
  • Coordinates corporate technology strategies with the information systems shared services group.
  • Optimizes plant energy usage.


Capital and Project Management:

  • Plans scheduled downtimes, shutdowns and maintenance projects.
  • Manages the execution of major construction and maintenance projects



  • Leads the safety effort for the maintenance.
  • Identifies safety issues that may arise due to equipment modification.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly environment conducive to safe work habits, encourages employee accountability.
  • Ensures the plant is compliant with local state and federal rules in the area of maintenance equipment






  • You have an HS Diploma or GED with a minimum of five years’ experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment (food/beverage/dairy manufacturing environment preferred) with maintenance, engineering, project management, and/or production management, required.  A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field is preferred.
  • You have a minimum of five years management experience.
  • You have experience in mechanical and/or systems related technical training or equivalent experience, required.   Continuous improvement/lean manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • You have functional understanding of predictive and preventive maintenance programs, work order systems and world-class maintenance systems is desired.
  • You are proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power-Point and Outlook, Timekeeping software, PM management software, required.  Previous experience using a Computer Maintenance Management system is preferred.
  • You must possess analytical troubleshooting skills, and have good verbal and written communication skills.




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