Oswego, IL

Director of Maintenance

Maintenance Director

Company Overview

  • A global foods manufacturer with 78 locations worldwide is seeking a Maintenance Director as a result of internal advancement
  • Extensive relocation assistance will be provided

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and oversee a team of approximately 10 maintenance and reliability professionals in North America, including recruitment, talent development, and performance management
  • Formulate and execute a strategic plan aligned with functional objectives and key priorities in Maintenance, Reliability Engineering, and Engineering
  • Establish important goals for the global Maintenance Excellence Program
  • Actively mentor, advise, and share industry-leading practices with subordinates, colleagues, and senior management
  • Drive technological advancements in equipment health monitoring, advanced analytics, and predictive and prescriptive maintenance
  • Ensure adherence to national-level processes, policies, procedures, and execution within Maintenance, Utilities and Facilities, and the CMMS
  • Provide global governance for the Maintenance Excellence Program to achieve best-in-class Maintenance and Reliability practices
  • Implement analytical tools and reporting methods to facilitate network standardization
  • A BS/BA degree is required, preferably in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Operations Management. A Masters or MBA is highly desirable
  • Must have 10-15+ years of maintenance management experience in a manufacturing environment; experience in related industries such as consumer products, foods, snacks, high-speed packaging, or food manufacturing is preferred
  • Preference for candidates with process/project engineering experience, particularly in automation and leading capital projects involving robotics
  • Comprehensive knowledge of maintenance systems, work order processes, preventive/predictive maintenance, TPM, and inventory and scheduling software is advantageous
  • Proven experience as a strategic-level maintenance director overseeing multiple sites
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong planning and priority-setting abilities
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