Maintenance Manager

Job Location US-OR-White City
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Allied Reliability is looking for an experienced Maintenance Manager to work with a stellar client in the Medford, OR, area.


The Maintenance Manager is responsible for the overall administration of the maintenance department.  It is the Manager’s responsibility to ensure that the department follows company rules and guidelines.  In addition, the Maintenance Manager must direct the maintenance personnel to maintain and repair various manufacturing/processing/packaging equipment. 


Establishes and maintains schedules and controls to provide continuous, preventive, routine, and emergency repairs to all manufacturing equipment and building structures.  This requires that activities be self-initiated, self-directed, and responsive to needs as defined.  Advises and provides technical data necessary to implement maintenance programs for existing and new equipment; must also have good electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical troubleshooting skills.  Must be detail-oriented, have excellent personal skills, and possess practical written and verbal communication skills.



  • Empowers Maintenance personnel to perform repairs and maintenance activities for material handling, food processing equipment, and all building structures and grounds.
  • Develops and maintains a preventative maintenance program, including scheduling service or repair work for each piece of equipment.  Regularly measures the effectiveness of the program by a continuous reduction in plant mechanical downtime year after year.
  • Develops and maintains spare parts inventory, including supplies.  Responsible for establishing stock status and minimum, maximum, and maximum inventory levels (reorder point).  Regularly measures the effectiveness of the program by a continuous reduction in plant downtime (waiting for expedited parts) year after year.
  • Develops and maintains an effective work order process, optimizing work order system capabilities and available resources.  Regularly measures the effectiveness of the program by a continuous reduction of work order cycle time and by a continuous improvement in customer satisfaction.
  • Manages the coordination of the maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of manufacturing equipment and all refrigeration equipment
  • Provides necessary training and coaching to maintenance personnel.
  • Responsible for maintaining agreed-upon staff levels.
  • Takes responsibility for interviewing and hiring process for new hires.
  • Follows guidelines in Manager’s Handbook regarding the progressive disciplinary process.  Trains and empowers the team to coach and discipline team members according to Manager’s Handbook policies.
  • Provides activity and project status reports to the Plant Engineering Manager due at the end of each month.  This will be done through a project summary memo.
  • Develops and maintains the Maintenance department budget.
  • Conducts studies of existing equipment problems; analyzes alternative solutions and provides conclusions and recommendations to the Plant Engineering Manager.
  • For minor projects using outside services (contractors), the Manager must develop project specifications, conduct pre-bid information meetings with contractors, gather contractor bids, analyze and award bids, and schedule and supervise equipment installations.
  • Ensures department staffing is optimized throughout the week, balancing department labor costs with customer needs.
  • On all projects over $5,000.00, obtains three competitive bids; explain any exceptions to this process to the Plant Engineering Manager.
  • Consistently follows company contractor policy regarding food safety and personnel safety.
  • Coordinates all project activities between Department/contractor and the plant departments involved.  Ensures that all Company rules are enforced, as well as local, state, and federal laws (i.e. OSHA).
  • Conducts daily (or as needed) information and planning meetings on major projects/events requiring the coordination of activities with other departments, or contractors.
  • Provides technical support to all plant departments on an as-needed basis.
  • Takes responsibility for department safety records.  Critically monitors Maintenance personnel's adherence to safety rules—including following lockout/tag-out procedures during repair, adjustments, and servicing of equipment—and seeks ways to continuously improve safety awareness and accountability.  Follows a progressive disciplinary process to correct unsafe acts.
  • Ensures department staff complies with the rules and regulations outlined in the employee handbook, safety manual, the GMP booklet, and HACCP program.
  • In this individual’s absence, Maintenance Supervisors can cover their duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.



  • BS Degree in Engineering from a four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • A minimum of 10 years of experience as a Maintenance Supervisor / Manager in a similar manufacturing environment is required.


  • Proficiency with PLCs, Servo system troubleshooting/programming recommended.
  • Proficiency in interpreting electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical drawings is recommended.
  • Must be PC literate, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, on a Windows 2000 or later version operating system. 

Language Skills

  • Able to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write effective e-mails, memos, reports, and other department, plant, and company correspondences.
  • Able to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Refrigeration license for Freon / Ammonia systems a plus.



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