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Vernon, CA

Maintenance Manager

TITLE: Maintenance Manager                                    

SUPERVISED BY: VP of Operations

FLSA STATUS: Exempt                                 


The Maintenance Manager is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing maintenance and construction personnel in the installation, repair, and preventative maintenance of facility, machines, equipment for the purposes of minimizing/eliminating downtime and remaining in USDA/FDA/BRC/Cal-OSHA compliance. The Maintenance Manager ensures the plant is operating efficiently, effectively, and safely while providing continuous improvements and development of the plant.


  • Responsible to ensure team adheres to safety and quality expectations
  • Responsible for responding to safety requests within 24 hours.
  • Lead plant maintenance & construction personnel on day-to-day operations of the plant’s maintenance.
  • Review, analyze and maintain department budget; allocate and monitor department funds.
  • Oversee capital and continuous development projects; ensure projects are aligned with approved budgets. Communicate scope of projects to plant personnel, vendors, and contractors, direct staff with project assignments and goals.
  • Management of CMMS, including training of the system and ensuring the integrity of the information stored in the system.
  • Complete regulatory reports and paperwork in compliance with environmental, health, and safety agencies; function as a board member for the regulatory service meetings.
  • Assess and analyze plant processes and designs to develop improved systems and support continuous improvements in productivity, efficiency, and safety of the plant.
  • Review maintenance schedules and repairs with plant personnel for prioritization and corrections.
  • Administers efficient and responsive inventory support; purchase and replace necessary maintenance supplies and parts.
  • Incorporate and implement data management services to create and analyze key performance indicators.
  • Develops and coordinates an effective preventative maintenance program.
  • Develop and communicate safety procedures and policies.
  • Develop standard operation procedures as required for proper operations and continual improvement initiatives.
  • Ensures tasks are completed in accordance with USDA, FDA, BRC, & Cal-OSHA regulations.
  • Key measures of success will be defined through production department efficiencies, budget management, BRC audit scores, internal team training and development targets, and overall response to safety initiatives.
  • Maintains accurate records of maintenance work performed and inventory.
  • Maintains a safe, healthy, and comfortable work environment for all maintenance employees and vendors; ensure proper safety protocol is adhered.
  • Execute & maintain confined space training & program for maintenance team; obtain and maintain trainer certification.
  • Execute powered industrial vehicles training and maintain training logs for maintenance team.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, selecting, training, coaching, and developing employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Act as a leader for outside related vendors and contractors.
  • Ensures tasks are completed in accordance with USDA, FDA, BRC, & Cal-OSHA regulations.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Safety Oriented
  • Leadership
  • Thoroughness
  • Time Management
  • Project Management
  • Problem Solving Analysis
  • Technical Abilities
  • Teamwork Orientation and Leadership
  • Communication Proficiency

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Equivalent. Electrical Engineering Preferred.
  • 5-7 years related experience and/or training in maintenance or engineering role.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.


  • Self-motivated and able to work well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to maintain regular and consistent attendance.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Effective verbal communication.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one conversations with other employees in the organization.
  • Ability to operate powered industrial vehicles; ability to obtain & maintain powered industrial vehicles certification.
  • Able to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to use common sense to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions.
  • Ability to read and interpret policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos..
  • Ability to work holidays, nights, weekends, or different shifts.
  • Ability to work overtime.
  • Ability to operate machinery.
  • Ability to work in an environment with moderate to high noise level.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.

  • Office and plant setting. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the work area.



The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.

  • Perform tasks requiring reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, walking, talk, and hear.
  • Requires ability to lift or move objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and focus.
  • Stand, walk, and/or sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.



I have read the job description above and I understand that the knowledge, skills, abilities and assigned responsibilities listed are conditions of my employment with Coast Packing Company. I also understand that the job description may be changed or altered at any time and may not include all of my job responsibilities.