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Maintenance Programs Coordinator-Inventory Buyer- Chicago/ Ashland Ave. in Chicago, IL at OSI Group

Date Posted: 4/5/2018

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Job Description


Under general direction from the Maintenance Manager is responsible for implementing and monitoring all preventive maintenance, parts inventory, and departmental process improvement programs.  Performs standard supervisory responsibilities for department administrative staff and mechanics as needed.


(i.e., Policies, procedures, goals, etc. for which you are responsible.)

  • Implement and monitor predictive and preventive maintenance programs and parts inventory control procedures that ensure effective and efficient equipment operation to minimize down time and optimize investment; provide guidance and feedback to maintenance staff based on monitored results.
  • Prepare and distribute a variety of routine and ad hoc reports monitoring preventive maintenance programs, inventory, and departmental costs. Identify variances, notify management and implement as approved.
  • Monitor equipment performance; investigate failures; analyze data using a variety of standard analytical tools including, but not limited to, RCA/BDA; and communicate results to management.
  • Provide day-to-day guidance to administrative staff responsible for parts inventory control, billing, work orders, program data entry and related activities. Monitor performance to ensure that all activities are completed accurately and on time.
  • Responsible for all supervisory activities including, but not limited to, scheduling, performance, hiring, discipline, coaching, training and development and termination recommendations.
  • Maintain a safe work environment at all times by having safe work instructions, practices, and procedures in place for all positions and ensuring that employees are trained to understand and comply with those procedures. Apply corrective action consistently when required.
  • Ensure compliance with all quality and food safety programs through regular adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), performance of sanitation audits, food safety checks (HACCP), and product quality checks conducted according to organization policies. Actively participate in prevention and correction of quality-related errors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Agriculture, or related field or equivalent analytical, statistical, and mechanical skills acquired through on the job training or experience.

  • Zero to two years of experience working in a food manufacturing organization with exposure to all phases of plant operations.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, complex ideas with subordinates and management.

  • Ability to apply analytical methods, reasoning, and logic to complex mechanical and operational issues.

  • Ability to use, or learn, a variety of business software applications including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, MP2, SAP, and Kronos 

OSI believes all persons have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. It is the policy of OSI  to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program.