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Maintenance Manager

Company Name: Peytons
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt

At Kroger, we are looking for talented and engaged individuals with a passion to Feed the Human Spirit. We need individuals who will share in our goal to being friendly and caring, and to make sure that everything we do is Fresh for Everyone in our communities. Our employees are leaders who are committed to personifying Our Promise of Everyone Friendly and Caring, Everything Fresh, to Uplift in Every Way and to Improve Every Day.


The Peyton’s Northern Distribution Center, is a proud member of the nation-wide Kroger Family of Companies. We are currently looking for a Maintenance Manager to become a part of our Team.  Peyton’s Northern Distribution Center is located in Bluffton Indiana.  We are proud to be Wells County’s largest employer. 


Why you’ll love working with us:

Competitive Wages

Excellent health benefit package

401k/Roth Options

Paid time off (vacation, holidays, health & wellness days, and personal days)

Paid sick leave

Employee discounts at Kroger and Kroger Banner stores

Tuition Reimbursement

Employee discounts with cell phone providers, computer companies, travel organizations and more!

Advancement potential in a fast-growing industry. Come for a job. Stay for a career



Position Summary:

Responsible for the technical and professional leadership of the Maintenance department. Ensure maintainability and reliability of equipment, buildings and facilities to achieve a high level of asset preservation at a reduced total operating cost. Role model and demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and the safety of others.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Identify and address problems in a timely fashion providing a trouble free environment for associates
  • Identify critical inventory levels for all necessary maintenance equipment and select the most effective and efficient suppliers
  • Plan, budget and execute capital improvement projects for the ongoing operational needs, including technology, facilities and equipment
  • Establish facility sanitation goals and maintain appropriate documentation to meet or exceed the standards set by regulatory agencies
  • Partner with the Engineering Counsel and management in establishing and refining preventative maintenance programs, associate training, manpower scheduling techniques, parts room inventory, efficiency improvement programs, regulatory compliance programs, energy management/utility control, etc
  • Establish work measurement techniques, determine effectiveness and identify areas for improvement
  • Perform engineering analysis to determine root cause for the most critical and repetitive failures
  • Analyze equipment history to identify specific failures and effectively address
  • Administer the Preventative Maintenance/Predicative Preventative Maintenance (PM/PPM) programs and inventory for all equipment
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; completes performance reviews and provides feedback to direct reports
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • One year management and operational experience in a Distribution Center setting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communicate skills
  • Proven ability to lead, train and motivate a team
  • Ability to travel independently (up to 20%)
  • Level 7 - will not manage other management staff
  • Level 8 - position lead, management over maintenance staff

Desired Previous Job Experience

  • Bachelor degree or 2 + years’ equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Plant Engineer
  • Maintenance Planner/Scheduler


Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
Required Travel: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: Midwest


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:  IN || Bluffton || 1111 South Adams St. || 46714 || Peytons || None || Logistics/Supply Chain || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

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