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Maintenance Manager - Facility

Department: Operations
Location: Madisonville, LA
Career Site: Diversified Foods & Seasonings

The Maintenance Manager Directs and coordinates activities of employees and contract workers engaged in the repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment, and in maintenance of buildings, grounds, and utility systems of Diversified Foods and Seasonings, LLC by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

Responsibilities & duties:

  • Schedules repair, maintenance and installation of machines, tools and equipment to ensure continuous production operations.
  • Reviews job orders to determine work priorities.
  • Directs maintenance activities on utility systems to provide continuous supply of heat, steam, electric power, gas, or air required for operations.
  • Directs workers and contractors engaged in buildings and grounds maintenance activities.
  • Develops and manages preventive maintenance program in conjunction with maintenance staff.
  • Reviews production, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities.
  • Inspects operating machines and equipment for conformance with operational standards
  • Plans, develops, and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials.
  • Requisitions tools, equipment, and supplies required for operations.
  • Directs training and indoctrination of workers to improve work performance and acquaint workers with company policies and procedures.
  • Confers with management, engineering, and quality control personnel to resolve maintenance problems and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines and equipment.
  • Prepares department budget and monitors expenditure of funds in budget.


  • Minimum five (5) years as a Maintenance Manager in a mid to large food manufacturing environment
  • Bachelorís Degree preferred, preferably in Engineering
  • Ammonia Certification preferred
  • PSM Certification preferred
  • Experience with kettle cooked foods equipment preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Proficiency in computerized maintenance systems
  • Extensive experience in Anhydrous Ammonia refrigeration system
  • Extensive experience in PSM
  • Experience with managing OSHA regulations
  • Experience in Lock Out/Tag Out procedures
  • Experience with Waste Water systems
  • Experience in PLC and Controls troubleshooting
  • Experience in creating and managing budgets
  • Experience managing a team - Strong leadership skills
  • Experience in project management

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