Maintenance & Reliability Mgr.

Apr 28, 2023

Job ID:136013


Job Position: Maintenance & Reliability Mgr.

Location: Arden, NC 28704

Pay Rate: $79000.00-92000.00

Shift: Day

Maintenance and Reliability Manager


The Maintenance and Reliability Manager will be responsible for directing production and facility maintenance and developing maintenance plans with a strong focus on preventative measures to improve yield, uptime, and process throughputs in a beverage manufacturing plant. This role will encompass planning and executing work activities to ensure compliance with Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory related work standards and regulations as well as the leadership of individuals who install, repair, and maintain utility, facility, and production equipment.



  • Ensures compliance with safety, health, and environmental policies and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.  Maintaining compliance with all aspects of the PSM program.

  • Directs, maintains, and enforces the maintenance safety program and reviews safety records to uphold and reinforce a safety culture for all maintenance technicians and plant employees.

  • Ensures compliance with city, county, state, and federal regulations related to the maintenance department activities at all times.

  • Communicates directly with the operations department to coordinate maintenance and repair work in all process areas.

  • Communicates directly with the quality department to ensure all maintenance work is performed in accordance with all plant food safety and quality policies.

  • Implements programs and procedures (Master Sanitation, 5S, GMPs,etc.) to ensure plant and work area cleanliness

  • Assists with the planning and implementation of all plant improvements and Capital projects

  • Ensures that all operating and training manuals, technical prints, and software programs used by the maintenance department are current and up to date

  • Ensures that all maintenance technicians are trained on the most updated versions of operating procedures and ensures the continual technical training and education of the all maintenance department employees

  • Monitors the preventive maintenance program, operations of plant equipment and systems to minimize unplanned downtime, anticipate and solve technical problems in a timely manner, and to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

  • Ensures the maintenance and repair of all maintenance shop equipment and tools.

  • Establishes and maintains a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for tracking work orders, spare parts, and maintenance history of plant equipment.

  • Prepares reports, analyzes data, and makes recommendations for improving plant operations and solving maintenance related problems.

  • Ensures that maintenance technicians are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated so that the maintenance program can be accomplished in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.

  • Communicates regularly with all maintenance technicians both individually and as a group to ensure good two-way communication concerning maintenance issues.

  • Assists with the hiring of maintenance personnel.

  • Initiates and carries out projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs.

  • Tracks, analyzes, and improves key maintenance performance indicators (KPIs) such as asset utilization, maintenance costs, PM compliance, uptime, and schedule compliance.

  • Participates in objective setting, plan development, and performance reviews of plant performance.

  • Initiates, implements, and manages the plant maintenance program based on best practices and Lean Manufacturing techniques with an emphasis on planning/scheduling and preventive/predictive maintenance.

  • Monitors the use and inventories of spare parts, maintenance supplies, and equipment and ensures an adequate supply to execute maintenance programs.

  • Assists with the development and ongoing management of the maintenance department budget.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field plus 7-10 years previous maintenance management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • RETA certification (CARO-mandatory, CIRO-preferred)

  • Experience with overseeing the maintenance and PSM programs associated with Ammonia refrigeration systems.

  • Experience with the maintenance of utility systems including HVAC, Wastewater treatment, and Boilers.

  • Previous CMMS utilization and knowledge

  • Knowledge of Maintenance inventory systems and accounting practices

  • Ability to conduct Root Cause Analysis and identify sustainable corrective actions.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and/or managing an effective preventive maintenance program.

  • Maintenance budget development and management experience

  • Ability to ensure a safe work environment and develop a culture of safety within the maintenance department.

  • Ability to develop employees and set high standards for execution to establish a culture of excellence and “First Time Right” mentality in the maintenance department.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to multi-task and handle competing priorities.

  • Ability to work cross-functionally and develop the technical knowledge and abilities of all plant employees to ensure sustainable reliability.

  • Strong ability to time manages.

  • Individual and team development capabilities

  • Previous use or working knowledge of the Lean manufacturing tools, e.g., 5S, VSM, OEE, Kaizen, SICs, and Visual Factory strongly preferred.