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Maintenance Manager

Location: Warren, RI, United States
Date Posted: Jan 30, 2024



Bringing our love of food to families for five generations!  Blount Fine Foods is a family-owned and operated manufacturer, marketer, and developer of premium fresh prepared foods. We are an engaging team, bringing restaurant-quality products to America including single-serve grab-n-go fresh soups, mac & cheese, and entrées in grocery stores across the country, as well as for hot bars and restaurants. Help us create the finest food experiences including those with specialty certifications that include organic, gluten-free, and low sodium, among others. Join a proven team for growth, success, and a satisfying career!

Summary: This hands-on position reports to the Director of Maintenance and manages and coordinates activities of workers engaged in repair, upgrades, maintenance, and installation of machines, special projects, tools, and equipment, and in maintenance of buildings and grounds, by performing the following duties personally, or through subordinates. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides a daily early morning review of work activities/personnel status and PM results to the Vice President of Manufacturing and Plant Manager with updates for substantial issues (any event that might affect production, or product quality) throughout the day. 

  • Reviews manufacturers' service manuals, Blount Fine Foods equipment usage schedules, and records of maintenance problems to determine the optimum frequency of preventive maintenance. 

  • Regularly checks production schedules and confers with other departments, managers and staff to determine when planned maintenance will least interfere with operations. 

  • Maintain records of planned and completed maintenance and assists in tracking and completing records for environmental, OSHA and FDA requirements. 

  • Reviews work request to determine work priorities. Schedules repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment to ensure continuous production operations.

  • Must develop a thorough knowledge of the controls and procedures to operate the wastewater treatment plant; provide training for new personnel and ensure compliance with all effluent discharge permit regulations.

  • Coordinates activities of workers fabricating or modifying machines, tools, or equipment to manufacture new products or improve existing products.

  • Order and ensure an optimal level of spare parts, and equipment, are kept in stock to minimize unscheduled operations downtime, while minimizing cost of inventory. 

  • Designs and implements preventive maintenance programs in conjunction with engineering, maintenance, and operations, staff. 

  • Reviews production, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities. 

  • Inspects operating machines and equipment for conformance with operational standards. 

  • Plans, develops, and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials.

  • Assist in maintenance matters for other BSC locations. 

  • Coordinates the maintenance program in accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by Blount Fine Foods 

  • Studies maintenance schedules and estimates labor requirements for completion of job assignment. 

  • Confers with management, engineering, and quality control personnel to resolve maintenance problems and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines and equipment. 

  • Works to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations issued by OSHA, EPA and other federal, state and local regulations including Lock-out/Tag-out, confined space and personal protection regulations.

Education and Experience:

  • University/Technical college degree, or appropriate trade school certification

  • At least 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.

  • 10-15 years’ experience in a management position in industrial maintenance

Electrical, mechanical, plumping knowledge required.

Our Total Compensation Package Includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits.

  • 401k with Company match and Profit-Sharing Plan.

  • Paid time off including vacation, sick time and holidays.

  • Education Assistance Program.

  • Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability.

  • Discounts on Blount products at Company retail location.

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