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Plant Maintenance Manager

Department: MFG Management
Post End Date:
Position Type: Employee
Position Reports To: Plant Engineer
Position Supervises: Group Leaders
Pay Level: 7-8
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Lead the effective execution of all plant maintenance and assigned projects. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure a safe, efficient and effective use of all supervised craft resources
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Ensure compliance to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), National Electrical Code (NEC), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations
  • Direct mechanics in the performance of approved maintenance work including control quality, duration, cost and thoroughness
  • Ensure Preventative Predictive Maintenance (PPM) work orders are assigned and audit work completed
  • Review pre-planned job packages for accuracy including the review of labor requirements, materials, parts, methods and priorities.
  • Facilitate improvements to pre-planned job packages with craft resources and maintenance planner/scheduler
  • Identify, arrange and track the skills training and development needs of each team member and ensure assignment of mechanics to specific jobs are relative to individual abilities
  • Ensure that good housekeeping and safe work practices are followed throughout the facility
  • Provide support and leadership in troubleshooting equipment
  • Ensure all labor, parts and work are reported daily through the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe, quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related degree with relevant experience or 6+ years of technical experience in the food industry dealing with preventative/predictive maintenance process, technical guidance and development of the maintenance work force
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and EPA and OSHA requirements
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Functional knowledge and use of Microsoft Office and CMMS

Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering
  • Experience in continuous improvement activities
  • Experience providing technical guidance and development of maintenance work force
  • Plant maintenance supervisor
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in the food industry dealing with preventative and predictive maintenance, guidance of maintenance work force and utility utilization (pay level-8)



Leadership Behaviors: Achieves Results through Teamwork, Coaches and Develops Others, Communicates Effectively and Candidly, Executes with Excellence, Leads Change and Innovation, Leads through Positive Influence, Provides Clear and Strategic Direction, Puts the Customer First. For more information on the Kroger Leadership Behavior model, click here.



Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None

Regions: West



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