Team Leader - Maintenance

Crest Hill, IL 60403

Job ID: 6311 Industry: Management


The Maintenance Team Leader supervises a unit responsible for maintaining the plant’ s equipment, buildings and facilities.  In addition to providing technical expertise regarding maintenance, electrical, mechanical and hydraulic engineering.  With direction from the Plant Engineer, ensure that the maintenance schedules are adhered to.

  • Coordinates the efforts of maintenance, electric, and hydraulic work teams and provides maintenance and mechanical engineering support to those teams.
  • Mentors and motivates associates, providing training and development to optimize their performance and personal growth.
  • Communicates performance standards to associates, recognizing and rewarding individual and team accomplishments and counseling performance problems.
  • Analyzes mechanical and operational problems on assigned equipment, planning and implementing corrective action.  Notifies department of recurring equipment malfunctions and corrective action taken, and quality problems or supplies needed.
  • Schedules preventive maintenance checks and inspection of assigned equipment ensuring no disruption to the production schedule.
  • Analyzes and records cause of production delays on daily production report.  Maintains and reports other required operational information to management.
  • Ensures that plant facilities and grounds are maintained in accordance with relevant regulations, company and regulatory standards and fiscal consideration.
  • Assists in preparing major equipment bids, recommending purchase when replacement or new equipment is required. Represents the company’ s position and interest in dealing with outside contractors, vendors, and engineering consultants.
  • May have responsibility for plant safety including and coordinating annual fire safety inspections with local fire departments; arranging and coordinating internal safety inspections; and implementing solutions to identified safety deficiencies.
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures related to maintenance and safety.
  • Assists in annual budget preparation as it relates to safety and maintenance of facilities, grounds, and equipment.
  • May direct the machine parts storeroom operation in smaller facilities.
  • Keeps abreast of latest manufacturing technologies and systems and engineering concepts.
  • Performs other related responsibilities, as needed, to support Rich Products Corporation’ s business objectives.
  • Work directly with Process Improvement Teams and assist in preparation and execution of team charters.

  • BA/BS degree in Engineering or related field preferred
  • 3 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment requiring knowledge of refrigeration, plumbing, industrial electrical and mechanical systems and maintenance, and automated manufacturing process controls and equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of preventative maintenance techniques/scheduling and safety management
  • Working knowledge of FA regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), sanitation processes/procedures and HACCP
  • Demonstrated knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include product and associate safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success rates), cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield)
  • Demonstrated ability to direct, coach, and train associates as well as plan, monitor and schedule work
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated mechanical and spatial aptitude, including the ability to disassemble and reassemble equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and understand complex mathematical equations
  • Proficient using Excel or other spreadsheet software

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