District Engineering and Maintenance Manager

Job Location US-NJ-South Plainfield
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Our client provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores around the world.


Essential Functions:

•       Works closely with the Facility Service Managers within the district to identify maintenance requirements necessary to ensure efficient and reliable equipment operation.
•       Driving improvement in key metrics such as: PM completion rate, scheduled work percentage, equipment down time, energy, budget adherence, PSM compliance and document work percentage.
•       Operates as the district area champion for AOS maturity in Refrigeration, Energy, and Maintenance Excellence initiatives.
•       Providing guidance for annual maintenance budgets and five year capital planning.
•       Utilizes SAP data to develop maintenance strategies, evaluate site performance, and identify opportunities for improvement.
•       Leads district team members in improvement initiatives to include: PM Optimization, Energy Waste Walks, Root Cause Analysis, 6S and Continuous Improvement projects.
•       Assist FSM’s with the development and execution of projects by reviewing new project plans; discussing equipment needs and modifications with all stake holders; coordinating activities of technicians and contractors.
•       Evaluate and provide recommendations for maintenance resources relative to site demands such as: site headcount, scheduling hours, technician skill level, training needs, and maintenance related tools.
•       Works with Facility Service Managers and Facility Services Analyst to ensure site compliance with all OSHA regulations, PSM requirements and Americold policies and procedures.
•       Ensures compliance with mechanical, electrical, fire and all other municipal and state codes.
•       Assist in energy conservation initiatives across the district to drive down cost.
•       Act as the district SME providing support and direction on the operation and maintenance of ammonia refrigeration systems.
•       Onboarding, training and mentorship of FSM’s and technicians within the district.
•       Able to work in multi-functional team environment. Strong analytical skills. Prioritize time between site and district objectives.





Qualifications & Experience:
•             7 years of experience in maintenance with at least 2 years’ experience scheduling and supervising the work of others. 
•             Prior experience in running a refrigerated warehouse system, material handling, repair, and building maintenance preferred.
•             RETA CARO or CIRO preferred or equivalent experience.
•             Familiar with Reliability Centered Maintenance process.
•             Proficient in CMMS; SAP modules for plant maintenance preferred.
•             Requires the use of various electronic tools; multi-meter, air/gas monitors, infrared, etc.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•             Strong communications skills (written/verbal), with emphasis on demonstrated ability to translate complex concepts between business and technical groups.
•             Proficient with process safety management. APSM experience preferred.
•             Proficient computer skills including experience in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
•             Must be able to travel as needed to support the district.
•             Must possess the ability to lead and motivate others to achieve planned results.




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