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Maintenace Manager - West Chicago - Far Western Suburbs in West Chicago, IL at OSI Group

Date Posted: 8/23/2018

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Job Description


Manage the maintenance department which is responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing the facility’s production equipment. Duties include setting and enforcing maintenance policies and procedures, supervising maintenance personnel, and developing and maintaining maintenance budgets.


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

  • Develop and administer policies and procedures for the maintenance department. These include purchasing policies, training policies, scheduling policies, preventive maintenance programs, spending and budget controls, and inventory control programs.
  • Supervise maintenance department employees which includes, but is not limited to, hiring, disciplining, terminating, training, performance evaluation, employee assistance, conflict resolution, policy and procedure enforcement, and compensation recommendations.
  • Procure and direct outside technicians, outside contractors, or original equipment manufacturers as needed to supplement in-house mechanics to ensure production equipment runs efficiently. 
  • Provide technical assistance and direction to operating groups in order to enhance operator proficiency and develop operator training programs, standard operating procedures, safety guidelines and cleaning methods. 
  • Work with managers of other functions to coordinate maintenance activity in support of operational objectives. 
  • Manage, supervise, and otherwise assist in daily start-up of equipment prior to production runs. Provide resources as needed to diagnose, troubleshoot, and perform repairs as necessary to insure that processing equipment downtime is maintained at acceptable levels. 
  • Manage and maintain inventories of maintenance supplies and reorder repair parts as necessary. 
  • Respond, or direct others to respond, to after-hours emergency repair calls as required.
  • Maintain safe and sanitary working conditions in compliance with facility and regulatory guidelines individually and as functional leader.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • 7 to 10 years Maintenance Management in a high volume processing or manufacturing facility, preferably in meat industry or other governmental regulated industry such as food, drug or cosmetics.

  • Associates Degree in mechanically related field or equivalent knowledge and experience gained through working.

  • Ability to clearly communicate instructions to subordinates and status reports and equipment recommendations to members of management.

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.