Maintenance-Team Lead

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Date: Jun 7, 2023

Location: Jackson, GA, US, GA 30233

Company: Bonduelle

What if your job had a real impact? 

By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission: "inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well-being and planet health". Bonduelle is a family-run company of 14,600 people which provides over 100 countries with vegetables. By your key position in our company you will support our environmental and social initiatives to drive progress against our B!Pact 2025 goals and B Corp certification. Join Bonduelle on an incredible and exciting journey to have a positive impact on people and the planet!" 


Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods® and Bistro®.


Join us at Bonduelle to start an adventure where people come first and contribute to a better future through plant-based food!

Position Summary:

The Maintenance Team Lead directs and coordinates all maintenance activities and modifications on production line equipment in a manner to ensure the equipment can operate at maximum efficiency. The position is responsible for developing associates under her/his direct supervision in all aspects of the maintenance function. Position is also responsible for supporting and accomplishing goals and objectives using the “team” management approach by working closely with other departments, especially Production and Engineering.


By your key position in our company, you will support our environmental and social initiatives to drive progress against our corporate social responsibility and B Corp certification ambitions.


What you will Do:

  • Identify training needs and ensures that training is scheduled to satisfy the identified needs

  • Promotes and maintains positive relationships between intermediate levels of management and maintenance associates

  • Participate in project management activities as required on Production line equipment.

  • Meets daily to discuss and resolve problems relating to production equipment, discuss production line equipment, work order status, provide feedback on work status and backlog 

  • Meets as needed to order parts, clarify purchase requisitions, resolve maintenance budget reporting problems, forecast spending, coordinate equipment modifications, new installations, review proposals, quotes, bids, prices, discuss production line projects and system maintenance requirements

  • Ensures that associates under his/her supervision follow all corporate safety procedures and comply with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) requirements. Also monitors outside service people and contractor activities to ensure compliance with all safety rules

  • Assigns work to mechanics in her/his area of responsibility on all three shifts, evaluates their work quality and provides timely and meaningful feedback

  • Reviews equipment manuals and develops preventive maintenance programs to ensure that equipment performance and reliability remains at high levels

  • Ensures that proper sanitation is performed after maintenance has been performed on all production line equipment


What you will Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; GED/High School Diploma required.

  • Minimum 3-5 years related experience.  

  • Requires advanced technical and working knowledge in maintaining Production line equipment

  • Must have supervision techniques, planning and scheduling of maintenance work and work prioritization

  • Knowledgeable in preventive maintenance techniques and ability to develop preventive maintenance programs form vendor manuals

  • Knowledge of operating budgets and analyzing and forecasting variances

  • Knowledge of personal computer spreadsheet software and programs

  • Must have working knowledge of electrical power distribution and be able to read basic electrical diagrams, basic instrumentation and Programmable controller (PLC) programming, mechanical and hydraulic systems as well as 480 volt electrical safety practices

  • Must be able to troubleshoot problems on production line equipment

  • Knowledge in ammonia refrigeration systems, lubrication requirements, and water treatment methods

  • Must be knowledgeable in equipment safety requirements as they apply to equipment moving and installation.

  • Must be knowledgeable in Welding safety practices and Hot-work Permit requirements.

  • Must be knowledgeable in forklift and scissor lift safety.

  • Must be cross trained in the various functions of the Quality Assurance department and must be knowledgeable on the QA standard operating procedures.

  • Must be able to safely operate shop equipment such as grinders, cut-off saws, power tools, ladders etc.

  • Must be knowledgeable in equipment Lock-Out/Tag-Out requirements.

  • Must use Slip-resistant footwear due to the nature of environment: Wet floors, cold and probably some icing/debris.

  • Must be knowledgeable in the proper use of portable fire extinguishers.

  • Must be knowledgeable in Chemical handling procedures. Must have working knowledge of OSHA, FDA and GMP requirements as they pertain to maintenance activities at a food processing facility

  • Ability to work well in a team environment and collaborate up and down the organization

  • Must have knowledge of food safety programs (HACCP, GMPs, Sanitation, Pest Control, Safe Quality Food (SQF), and Organic Guidelines.


Related Success Metrics:

  • TCIR

  • OEE

  • Overtime %

  • PMs

  • Downtime


Desired Traits:

  • Excellence- ability to deliver consistent quality results through sense of urgency and taking initiative, while also demonstrating flexibility to meet business needs.

  • People-minded- ability to foster mutual respect and positive relationships with co-workers, demonstrates listening skills and ensures physical safety of self and others.

  • Integrity- honors commitments, acts honestly and with accountability.

  • Fairness- ensures objectivity and sets a good example for others.

  • Confidence – ability to delegate and foster a team spirit.

  • Open Mindedness – being available, being tolerant and promoting creativity.

  • Simplicity - Promoting common sense; maintaining cordial relations on a day-to-day basis 


Physical Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, this position entails use of ladders and catwalks to reach production equipment, regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to extreme cold for extended periods of time. The associate frequently works in high, precarious places. The associate is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.