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Maintenance Area Manager (Helm, CA)


Helm, CA, US, 93627

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Maintenance Area Manager directs the activities of hourly employees within the Maintenance Department to ensure efficient operations and minimize any downtime. This individual plans and schedules daily work assignments and preventative maintenance. The Maintenance Area Manager is responsible for ensuring that all maintenance activities are in compliance with company policies, procedures, and Environmental Health Safety and Security (EHS&S) regulations at all times.

Key Responsibilities

  • Schedules, plans, and coordinates projects by arranging equipment purchases, necessary materials, staff requirements, etc; evaluates projects to ensure conformance to timeline, budget, and workloads.
  • Directs, coaches, and mentors Maintenance employees to ensure that maintenance goals and objectives are achieved. Responsible for employee development, performance reviews, and initiates corrective action as required.
  • Completes verbal and written reports to communicate maintenance-related plans and progress with management; supervises external contractors/vendors.
  • Maintains schedule for all Maintenance hourly employees; makes adjustments to accommodate vacations, illness, etc; approves time-off requests and timecards; delegates tasks appropriately.
  • Answers questions and provides guidance related to processes and procedures including, but not limited to troubleshooting, responding to work-related equipment and/or coworker issues as needed.
  • Provides direct input for determining the proper inventory of standard parts and equipment to accommodate unscheduled and/or routine repairs; prepares and/or retrieves purchasing requisitions and work orders as needed in JD Edwards.
  • Provides recommendations to management regarding equipment modifications, improvements, replacements, and/or procedural changes based on preventative maintenance data, industry knowledge and expertise; collaborates with engineering personnel on Capital Improvement Projects (CIP).
  • Coordinates on the job training for new maintenance employees and cross training efforts for all maintenance employees.
  • Maintains and updates standard operating procedures (SOP) as needed; monitors processes and ensures that all employees are following SOP at all times.
  • Responsible for completing injury and incident reports, work orders, and end of shift reports. Follows up with projects and work orders. Reports any environmental or safety concerns within time requirements to the appropriate officials.
  • Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all rules and regulations, and continuously practices safety while performing duties. Ensures that all coworkers and anyone entering the plant are maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Wears the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to steel-toed boots, safety glasses, hard hat, hearing protection, and gloves when entering specified plant areas at all times. Additional PPE may be required based on specific job duties.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial, electrical, mechanical maintenance or engineering; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Relevant Experience

  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years related experience and/or training with previous supervisory experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of processing equipment including, but not limited to pumps, hydraulics, pneumatics, machine shop practices, etc.
  • Ability to communicate technical information, concepts, and ideas verbally and in writing.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications to include, but not limited to Excel, Project, etc. Prior experience using JD Edwards and AutoCAD preferred.
  • Must have the ability to identify and resolve problems expeditiously; strong analytical and interpretation skills; demonstrates good judgment and develops alternative solutions.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Must be a team player and demonstrate a strong work ethic. Must have the ability to approach others in a tactful manner, react well under pressure, and be accurate and thorough.
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization including, but not limited to internal and external partners and/or other personnel.
  • Travel may be required; valid drivers license.
  • Required to maintain reliable, regular attendance.
  • This individual must have the ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Physical Requirements

  • This job requires the ability to work in excess of eight hours per day, off-duty hours, and weekends to reach operational goals and compliance requirements; required to respond to emergency calls.
  • Job duties may require the ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, bend, stoop, reach, lift, grip, push, pull, move and/or carry equipment which may be in excess of 25 pounds.
  • Finger dexterity is required to operate a computer keyboard, small tools and equipment.
  • Working in this plant operations environment requires the use of safety equipment to include, but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, steel-toed boots, hard hat, face shield, respiratory protective equipment, and uniforms.
  • This individual may be subject to variations in noise levels and temperature changes due to weather conditions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, this individual is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Loose fitting clothing, open toe/heel shoes and the wearing of contact lenses are not permitted.

Job Requisition ID: 11014

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): AB Plant - Helm 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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