Maintenance & Engineering Manager

Position Duties & Responsibilities

Statement of Job

To provide total maintenance and engineering support for all facilities associated with the Plover Factory to ensure maximum operational potential is realized.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • To provide direction for maintaining and operating all physical equipment and facilities to ensure proper utilization.
  • To investigate and, where possible, eliminate any mechanical or maintenance problem which would affect production schedules.
  • To take timely and appropriate corrective action to control unfavorable expenditure trends which would result in exceeding appropriation funding, expense budgets, etc.
  • To maintain and progressively improve a Preventive Maintenance Program.
  • To prepare and submit reports on a timely basis, including annual operating and capital budgets, and to work within these budget guidelines.
  • To diligently work on, and strive for, operational efficiency through McCain Quality Performance and other mechanisms for profitability.
  • To develop Departmental employee relations by continuing communication of all information affecting them and through the conducting of departmental safety meetings so as to develop a safe and healthful working attitude.
  • To maintain open lines of communications between departments and employees
  • Conduct special studies as assigned, or perform self initiated studies designed to improve Departmental services with associated economics.
  • To direct or assist in the design of Factory improvement or capacity expansion projects.
  • To prepare, or assist in the preparation of, appropriations with memoranda of justification.
  • To maintain close follow-up cost data supplied by Controller’s Department.
  • To direct the sale of salvage materials to obtain maximum dollar return.
  • To maintain and coordinate an on-going management development program for the supervisory personnel to enhance their managerial potential.
  • To possess and keep current on the most advanced information of manufacturing maintenance and the overall maintenance area.
  • Oversee purchasing and stockroom operations in order to reduce costs.
  • Manager, or his/her designee, is responsible for annual and/or ongoing training.

Competencies / Qualifications / Education / Experience / Development

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

The incumbent works closely with each Staff member, in particular the incumbent has a continuing communicative relationship with the Operations Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Human Resources Manager, and their respective subordinates at all echelons.

The incumbent outside contacts involve the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships with utility companies, insurance companies, and state and federal regulatory agencies. He establishes and maintains a reasonable reservoir of desirable outside contractors and works closely with them in the factory areas where they may perform work. Incumbent is responsible for analyzing all factory purchases and to seek ways to reduce costs through negotiations with vendors.

The incumbent is expected to recommend to and consult with the Factory Manager and the Production Manager in planning for improvements to current methods or procedures to assist operations departments in realizing the highest dollar return on equipment investments through adherence to proper operation procedures, preventive maintenance techniques, project planning, setting work order priorities, work order control, etc.

This position requires the incumbent to be available for consultation during all hours the Factory is under production as well as being available for weekend work on a routine basis. The incumbent must have established and must maintain a high degree of autonomy in his decision making and planned actions; there are occasions where the time for prior review of planned actions is not allowable as delays could have extremely adverse results to Factory operations. In most instances involving major proportions and impacts, recourse to prior review of planned actions is possible with the Factory Manager.

The incumbent works closely with the Senior Director of Engineering and his Staff as well as all interested parties in the design, modification, and installation of equipment in those projects having a major impact in the overall Company. He follows up closely to determine efficiency of operation, durability, and maintenance problems of new or modified equipment.

The incumbent and his Staff work closely with all interested Factory parties in the concepts, design, engineering, modification, and installation of equipment in those project having impact primarily in the Plover Factory.

The incumbent must have a general working knowledge of all Factory operations; including, but not limited to, raw product systems, processing, packaging, warehousing, freezing, waste treatment and handling, environmental  regulations and operations, boiler operations, purchasing, etc. as well as the impact of each of these areas of overall Factory performance.

For purposes of “updating” the incumbent should attend carefully selected trade shows, meetings involving engineering people from other companies and potential vendors, select seminars, and other training courses which present up-to-date information on manufacturing and maintenance interest. Incumbent should also subscribe to and review periodicals and trade magazines relevant to the functions of this position.

The biggest challenge to this position is the full and efficient utilization of human resources supervised by the incumbent.

Position Type / Expected Hours of Work


Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Work Environment

Casual; production facility

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