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Maintenance Lead

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: San Bernardino
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Job Description:

Job Location:: San Bernardino, CA - San Bernardino, CA

Red Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Maintenance Lead to join our exciting new pet food business at one of our manufacturing plants. Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We believe that they deserve good food made with wholesome and balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed.

As part of our overall total compensation package, Red Collar Pet Foods offers a competitive benefits package to all associates which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, and 401k match. Associates are also immediately eligible (based on hire date) up to three weeks of vacation, Paid Holidays per year, Sick Pay, Maternity & Parental Leave and annual/quarterly bonus earning potential, plus many other ancillary benefits not listed here.

Purpose of Role

A Maintenance Lead's role is to effectively and efficiently communicate, facilitate, co-ordinate, and prioritize all maintenance activities within their area. This position requires working closely with other supply groups particularly Quality Control and Operations to insure consistent product quality, productivity and safety.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Quality Control Responsibilities Train technicians to interpret data (trend data, identify root cause, implement solution). Train technicians to formulate actions to address non-conformance issues. Analyze and develop permanent solutions to prevent chronic or significant quality issues. In-depth knowledge of quality systems and all work instructions for area. Provide input for improvements/changes to work instructions. Oversee of quality or product conformance issues to ensure corrective/preventative actions are implemented and completed.
  • Safety Compliance Train technicians on safe operating procedures. Provide input to any investigation for area of responsibility. Provide input as appropriate regarding safety. Ensure working conditions are Normal and enforce safety requirements. Provide input to project safety reviews (SSEPR) on systems in area.
  • Implement Continuous Improvement Drive continuous improvement by developing and implementing systems that optimize all phases of the manufacturing process and support key business objectives (waste, labor, reliability, ATS, line capacity, etc.). Provide input to feasibility and change management requests. Resource to other sites and across areas.
  • Lead the development of standard work instructions that reflect best practices and follow-up to be sure they are used appropriately. Conduct training (operational and technical) to ensure associates can perform standardized work within given time frames. Lead associates in Kaizen events and other Lean activities.
  • Equipment Maintenance and Sanitation Effectively communicates and schedule PMs and improvements to area. Identify, report and help any potential product contamination issue. Maintains clean work environment including 5S adherence and follow through to ensure completion of action plans to address sources of contamination. Support role in cleaning and sanitation of area.
  • Performance Management & Associate Engagement Jointly agree, with the Manager, job and development expectations for associates by area/job.
  • Steady State/Changeover/Transition Responsible for supporting changeover (planning, execution, ramp up to standard rate).Responsible for insuring complete and current troubleshooting documentation on equipment within area of responsibility. Lead and safely execute start-up and shutdown activities.
  • Recognized expert for maintenance Provides non-exempt leadership to maintenance area ensure efficient logistics and use of resources throughout the entire shop floor process (full-time and contractor manpower). Prioritizes all of the maintenance activities such as unplanned work orders, continuous improvement activities, and operational preventative maintenance programs. Monitor CMMS accuracy for their crew. Demonstrated ability to resolve non-routine issues at root cause and incorporate into preventive actions. Detailed knowledge of area including process flow, rates, critical control points, metrics (ATS, TRS, costs). Ability to troubleshoot routine and non-routine issues and direct maintenance team resources towards achieving safe, timely, cost efficient solutions. Develop best practices for area and insure best practices are followed. Lead or participate in continuous improvement efforts. Effective shift communications. Attends and leads on maintenance issues in shift overlaps, quality reviews, and daily meetings as required. Ability to complete root cause failure analysis on issues involving reliability, product/packaging defects, downtime and slow time. Effectively works and communicates with all departments (scheduling, engineering, R&D, IE, logistics, operations, etc.).
  • Assists Maintenance Manager with daily staffing. This includes vacation planning for areas of responsibility. Collect and report shift information. Give input during planning sessions with the Area Lead and/or Maintenance Managers to work on multiple levels of objectives. All associates are responsible for the safety, quality and food safety in their work area.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
    Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
    • Able to operate all systems in area being led
    • Responsible for co-ordination and effectiveness of start-ups, transitions, and shutdowns
    • Demonstrates technical/analytical skills by effectively performing troubleshooting and repair/replace on modules of expertise
    • Knowledge of the line or area goals and performance
    • Proficient at analyzing information concerning module of expertise
    • Understands performance metrics (ATS, TRS, waste, etc.)
    • Understands direct impact on internal and external customers
    • Continuous Improvement, Problem Solving Skills, Training Skill and Initiative
    • Work as a team member within the maintenance department to improve the total reliability of the plant
    • Work with minimal or no supervision
    • Understand maintenance principles and develop self and department work practices to promote a proactive environment
    • Team player, Action oriented, Problem solving abilities and Strong communication skills
    • Must be capable of working at elevated heights and or confined space
    • Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform)
    • Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 55 lbs.
    • Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals
    • Knowledge of local, federal, and industry regulations with regards to: Food Safety (GMP, HACCP), Food Quality (Product and Process)
    • Q&FS testing practices and procedures, QMP polices and SPC
    • Forklift assignments require OSHA certification and getting on and off frequently

      Qualifications

      • Be 18 years of age or older
      • Several years' experience in Facility maintenance preferred
      • A good working knowledge of CMMS, planning and scheduling, and basic production systems and the ability to prioritize multiple activities with various risk levels
      • Good technical communication and teaching skills
      • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude and minimal supervision
      • High school diploma or equivalent
      • Good basic math, reading and writing skills
      • Basic knowledge of personal computers
      • Good problem solving and/or troubleshooting skills
      • Ability to access to relevant information about equipment and provide clear information about equipment condition and status, which would include any unscheduled downtime of equipment that hampers achieving the production schedule goals
      • Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules
      • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language
      • Successful completion of a substance screening and background check
        Preferred Qualifications:
        • 3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines
        • 2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline
        • A good working knowledge of CMMS, planning and scheduling, and basic production systems and the ability to prioritize multiple activities with various risk levels.
        • Working Knowledge of food safety, GMP, GHOP, HACCP, SPC
        • Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email
        • Knowledge of inventory control principles
        • Ability to operate a forklift/OSHA certification
        • Experience with JD Edwards

Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., San Bernardino , Maintenance Lead, Professions , San Bernardino, California

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