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Maintenance Manager - Automation

Company Name: Kroger Logistics
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Ensure maintainability/ reliability of automation systems, non-automated equipment, buildings/facilities to achieve a high level of asset preservation at reduced operating cost. Provide technical/professional leadership to the Engineering/Maintenance function and advice to Operations inclusive of directing, scheduling/controlling all related activities to achieve the Integrated Operations/Business Plan. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Drive the Integrated Maintenance process with help of leadership. This includes the establishment, refinement and administration of an effective predictive/preventative maintenance (PPM) program, work order procedures, balanced parts inventory, employee training programs, manpower scheduling techniques, and establishing efficiency improvement programs.
  • Review/use and refinement of the latest PPM program and establish economic logic regarding equipment to be PM'd/determine the cost of the PPM tasks. Establish work measurement techniques/determine the effectiveness & needed improvements of the maintenance department
  • Develop/implement/control Department budgets
  • Develop/execute projects/programs at the lowest cost in the shortest time period consistent with Logistics operational demands. Recommend equipment modifications to improve plant safety/quality throughout performance
  • Lead the identification, selection, skills assessment, training, performance evaluation/development process for maintenance/engineering personnel
  • Manage the emergency response to automation downtime periods
  • Manage/perform engineering analysis to determine the root cause of the most critical/repetitive failures
  • Administer the PM/PPM program/Parts Room inventory for equipment/buildings through the Maintenance Management System. Manage the planning/scheduling of maintenance work. Facilitate coordination with other departments for equipment availability/optimization of resources
  • Evaluate maintenance program/project activity versus the schedule and anticipate problems that could impact the schedule and resolve
  • Lead the development/implementation of the Minor Capital Plan inclusive of due diligence for feasibility, appropriation requests, releasing purchase orders, exercising effective project management and achieving the deliverables.
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • 5 years of maintenance management experience
  • Experience in a leadership role in maintenance
  • Experience in small project management including financial impact
  • Working knowledge of Maintenance Management Software
  • Experience in Microsoft Office software
  • Possess excellent organization, supervisory/leadership skills
  • Communicate effectively with Operations Management

Desired Previous Job Experience

  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree
  • Maintenance Manager at Major Facility
  • Proactive Maintenance Management experience


Education Level: Master's Desired
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: West


Jobs at Kroger Logistics: Kroger Logistics is a best-in-class supply chain team that services our more than 2,500 grocery and convenience stores that stretch coast-to-coast across the U.S., including Alaska. We are comprised of more than 30 distribution centers, regional freight centers, transportation and office locations. In Kroger Logistics, we offer career opportunities in Safety, Professional Driving, Warehouse Operations, International Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain and Human Resources. If you are looking for an ever-changing, fast-paced environment focused on supporting our Customer 1St Strategy, we welcome your online application.


Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  CA || Compton || 2201 S. Wilmington || 90220 || Kroger Logistics || None || Logistics/Supply Chain || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Engineer, Manager, Maintenance Engineer, Project Manager, Engineering, Management, Technology

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