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General information

All posting locations: Ontario, Oregon, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 00 Manufacturing

Date Published: 15-Sep-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Job Title Maintenance Lead

Pay: $33.37 per hour

Benefits & Compensation Overview:
⦁    Medical.
⦁    Dental.
⦁    Vision.
⦁    Additional perks:  Pet Insurance- (EAP) Employee Assistance Program- etc.
⦁    (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
⦁    Starting Pay is $15.98 to $35.46 depending on the position
⦁    Additional benefits will be discussed upon interview.

Work Schedule:

Differential     Shift    Mon    Tues    Wed    Thurs    Fri    Sat    Sun
    Days    8a-4p    8a-4p    8a-4p    OFF    OFF    8a-4p    8a-4p
$.05     Swing    4p-12a    4p-12a    4p-12a    4p-12a    4p-12a    OFF    OFF
$ 0.10     Grave    12a-8a    OFF    12a-8a    12a-8a    12a-8a    12a-8a    12a-8a
$0.25      Revolve    OFF    12a-8a    OFF    8a-4p     8a-4p    4p-12a    4p-12a

Plant Overview:
⦁    Located in Ontario- Oregon directly on the border of Oregon and Idaho
⦁    Number of employees is 754
⦁    Number of Production Lines is 8
⦁    Union Facility
⦁    Facility sits on 237 acres
⦁    1953 - Tater Tots are born
⦁    1961 - Ore-Ida Food Company was formed
⦁    1965 - Ore-Ida Foods purchased by the HJ Heinz Company


Community Overview:
Welcome to Ontario- OR https://www.ontariooregon.org/ community!
Ontario- located in Oregon’s only county inside the Mountain time zone- has an agriculturally-based economy. Crops include onions- potatoes- sugar beets- corn- alfalfa- mint- seeds- grain- and hay. The locally raised livestock includes cattle- sheep- llamas- and buffalo. Trucking companies- as well as Union Pacific rail lines- help transport these commodities and processed food products to markets throughout the nation and world. Ontario Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information http://ontariochamber.com/our-community/

The role of the Maintenance Lead is to improve work force productivity and work quality by anticipating and eliminating potential production delays through implementing proper maintenance procedures/techniques- planning and the coordination of manpower. This includes ensuring the availability of parts- material- and equipment access relative to their assigned business unit.
Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor- the Maintenance Lead is the liaison between the assigned business unit and Reliability (Maintenance). The Maintenance Lead is responsible for all equipment as well as the planning- scheduling- coordination and evaluating the work of all the reliability tasks performed for the assigned business unit. The Maintenance Lead is also responsible for all the reliability records and files essential to meaningful analysis and reporting of reliability-related matters of their assigned business unit.
Regular interaction within the business unit “Triad” team- as well as daily interaction with the operators and maintenance teams drives all the break/fix- planning and scheduling functions for which all reliability activity is coordinated. The planning requirement is the process of describing a job in terms of how it is to be performed- what resources will be required- availability of the equipment and communication among the maintenance supervisors to ensure that all maintenance work is effectively executed for the better of the business unit. Other responsibilities include participating as the maintenance component of the root cause analysis piece of the business unit- ensuring the implementation of all maintenance related countermeasures- aid in any/all moonshining activities- and reporting maintenance KPIs as they relate to the business unit to the maintenance and business unit leadership teams.
The ideal candidate must have a working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems with enough ability that they can describe what is to be accomplished- determine the materials needed and estimate how many man-hours will be required. The Maintenance Lead must have the ability to work across all facets of the maintenance departments to help ensure proper descriptions of work- materials and other requirements needed to ensure proper execution of the job.
In the performance of work- the incumbent is required to comply with local- state- federal safety rules and regulations and the safety policies and procedures of Kraft Heinz Foods.
In performance of his duties- The Maintenance Lead is:
1. The Maintenance Lead is the principal contact and liaison person between the maintenance department and their assigned Production Business Unit and other supported departments (Quality- Safety- etc.) for all maintenance activities for the business unit.
2. The Maintenance Lead must have the ability to work overtime or adjust schedule as required for issue resolution or data gathering.
3. Organize and execute duties as directed by the owner of the process
4. Actively participate in team goal setting/implementation to ensure that we are a low cost- high quality producer
5. Ability to coach and develop the maintenance team members to improve their capability and serve as the technical resource to the business unit. (Teach or perform all aspects of preventative maintenance).
6. Lead the business unit in proactive improvement of equipment availability and maintenance efficiency; develop and share best practices.
7. Develop and track performance metrics (KPIs): Downtime- work plan accuracy (time- labor- material)- schedule compliance- PM compliance- %BOM completion- reverse engineering opportunities and tracking of internal versus external maintenance costs.
8. Track and compile daily/weekly/monthly reports of downtime- manpower utilization- mean time to repair- PM compliance- planned versus unplanned maintenance along with the costs of each function.
9. Review returned work orders to improve PM efficiency- planning and improvement opportunities in the business unit.
10. Lead all maintenance RCFAs for equipment failure in the business unit. Use statistical data and six sigma methods to develop sustainable countermeasures to improve critical equipment reliability.
11. Track and report the top 5 maintenance issues of the business unit and develop RAIL items/projects to resolve the top issue(s).
12. Ensure all planned maintenance work is ready to be performed with no delays. This includes the labor requirements for execution- ensuring all parts and specialty tools are kitted for the work- job execution discussion or instruction to ensure proper execution of work.
13. Performs other related duties as assigned by the business unit or maintenance leadership team.
May direct employees- as necessary- required or appropriate.
• Responsible for reliability planning for maintenance personnel
• Responsible for driving maintenance labor efficiency “wrench time”
• Responsible for driving reliability uptime
• Driving planned hours
• Maximizing OEE performance
• Quality and quantity of work performed
• Developing and maintaining a positive and productive working relationships
• Other KPI attainment as deemed applicable by Maintenance Supervisor
High school education; and at least 7-yrs mechanical/electrical experience- or a 2-yr degree and 2-yr of mechanical/electrical experience or 4-yr technical degree; or some equivalent combination of education and experience in the mechanical- electrical or process instrumentation field.
• Demonstrated leadership skills.
• Excellent communication skills
• Decision making ability with integrity to support the decision
• Ability to prioritize and plan multiple tasks.
• Ability to work well within a team both as a leader and supporting member.
• Excellent mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills.
• Ability to read and decipher mechanical and electrical prints (up to 480 VAC).
• Demonstrated knowledge of equipment- building- or electrical codes and ability to apply code to task at hand.
Ability to add- subtract- multiply- and divide in all units of measure- using whole numbers- common fractions- and decimals. Ability to compute rate- ratio- and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written- oral- or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Ability to sit in office setting and work on a computer as well possible prolonged periods working on feet- using tools- climbing up/down and performing repetitive actions that entail frequent bending or stooping. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity