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Mgr Maintenance II

Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Employment Type: Salaried
Shift: First
Work Designation: Onsite

Position Summary:

Support production of continuous high quality sellable products which includes planning, organizing, directing, coordination and supervision of all maintenance departments. Maintain assets via maintenance programs, work order programs, departmental scheduling, spare part purchasing, storage and utilization. Provide budgetary planning to ensure optimum production of products. Support all departments in meeting established goals in the areas of safety, quality, service and financials.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and supervising all maintenance department activities within the facility and surrounding grounds
  • Responsible for the repair and maintenance of the plant facility and equipment within operating budget to ensure optimum production of products
  • Responsible for safe operations and maintenance of all utility systems including steam generating and distribution nh3 refrigeration, compressed air, waste water treatment and auxiliaries. Responsible for upkeep of facility components and surrounding grounds. Ensure the continuation of preventive maintenance (PM) and work order programs for production and building equipment and/or assets. Lead continuous improvement activities in areas of responsibility
  • Coordinate projects and activities with outside contractors, state and local governmental agencies, inspectors and vendors. Environmental documentation and filing for PSM, EPA , storm water, wastewater, sludge removal, chemical storage and all waste streams
  • Asset utilization, additions and augmentations; systems evaluations, capital improvement planning and request for expenditures authoring
  • Direct maintenance supervisor in daily activities of enforcement of company policies and procedures in the area of safety, GMPs, regulatory compliance and employee relations
  • Evaluate and implement necessary and proper training for maintenance employees. Lead recruiting, onboarding and training activities for new technicians and maintenance employees
  • Responsible for following all food safety policies, procedures and regulatory criteria including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated preventive controls
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Travel may be required

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Management or equivalent experience
  • 5-10 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Management
  • Supervisory and/or managerial experience in industrial facilities maintenance preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Mechanical background in general maintenance, electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, steam and nh3 refrigeration
  • Working knowledge of ammonia refrigeration, industrial electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics and steam boilers
  • Knowledge of food grade materials for manufacturing of components for food processing and/or manufacturing equipment
  • Excellent computer skills in up-to-date software programs for reports and technical documentation. Experience in computer-assisted design (CAD) programs for modification or production of blueprints of specialized equipment
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills

Why Join Us:
Ventura Foods innovates and manufactures food solutions for foodservice and retail businesses. We make exclusive products for the world's most iconic restaurants and retailers, we provide ready-to-go product solutions for professional kitchens, and we make consumer brands everyone knows and loves. When you work for Ventura Foods, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work. As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth because you invest in ours.

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits:​

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, & Vision – coverage beginning on your 1st day for eligible employees​
  • Profit Sharing and 401(k) matching (after eligible criteria is met)​
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays​
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs

Physical Demands:
Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance. Additional demands may be required.

Work Environment:
In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed. May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards. May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.

Diversity & Inclusion:
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.