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Senior Maintenance Manager in Albany, NY at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 11/20/2020

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  • Location:
    Albany, NY
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  • Experience:
    5-7 years
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Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

This position is responsible for all activities that occur within the Maintenance department. The Sr. Manufacturing Maintenance Manager operates effectively as a leader with direct responsibility for assuring an efficient, successful and cost effective operation while developing talent within the team. Responsible to drive all PM initiatives towards proactive and predictive states. Responsible for supporting EPA and OSHA related bakery permitting/compliance. Responsible for tracking and controlling cost related Safety issues that involve Maintenance intervention. Responsible to identify, manage, lead, direct and develop Continuous Improvement solutions/projects. Responsible for managing, forecasting and developing budgets based on ZBB principles. Responsible for managing the MRO programs/processes to continuously achieve higher levels of performance. Responsible to proactively partner with peer leadership to lead the bakery towards “World Class” operating standards.  

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversees maintenance operations for a commercial baking facility consisting of hourly associates and a management staff.
  • Analyzes and solves technical maintenance issues.
  • Leads the achievement of a zero injury workplace by ensuring safe working conditions for associates and compliance with all state and federal regulations on environmental, health and safety issues.
  • Manages and develops plant maintenance programs to ensure minimal downtime.
  • Implements systems to assure that products are manufactured in a safe, sanitary and efficient manner.
  • Ensure associates have the tools, resources and capabilities to succeed and deliver on expectations.
  • Builds a culture of mutual respect, teamwork, and professionalism, demonstrating active support for the Company’s culture.
  • Understands, coaches and teaches the principles of BBU Continuous Improvement principles, including lean tools, process capability and operational discipline.
  • Identifies, implements and manages capital improvement projects.
  • Conducts performance appraisals of the Maintenance management team; recommends and/or implements appropriate training programs to address developmental needs.
  • Will be familiar with and utilize the CMMS to analyze data, generate reports and implement actions to improve metrics.
  • Administers and audits all Maintenance safety control programs.
  • Administers and audits all Maintenance environmental protection programs.
  • Develops technical training programs for maintenance supervision and mechanics.
  • Develops short and long term planning, objectives, programs and goals and department budget and cost controls.
  • Ability to establish a strategic vision and lead through floor communication to generate both short term and long term sustainable results.
  • Ability to develop and maintain optimized interdepartmental relationships.
  • Manage and achieve set goals for the management of the MRO system and processes.

Job Requirements

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Must be familiar with lean tools or a similar statistical process and control system.
  • Candidate must be able to travel for Meetings, FATs, Benchmarking, Etc. Average is 10%-15%
  • Knowledge of safety and environmental related concepts including compliance with State, Federal and Local regulations.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership, teamwork and communication skills and have the ability to use a personal computer.
  • Participative management style that involves and empowers teams and excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience building a strong fully functional team.

Education and Work History:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Ten or more years of hands-on management experience in maintenance and engineering leading medium to large size food plant.
  • Operational background in electrical circuitry, refrigeration, fuel burning equipment and machine mechanics.
  • The candidate must have conceptual knowledge of PLC programming; PLC programming experience preferred, ideal candidate will have PLC programming proficiency.
  • AIB certification preferred
  • A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted. 
  • Specialized Skills and Knowledge:

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies:

Differentials for a Sr. level position

  • The capability to manage a large size and complex plant.
  • The ability to successfully manage and implement a global corporate project.
  • The capability to successfully “Turn Around” a “Focus” bakery in a reasonable amount of time.

  • Results Orientation. Managers who demonstrate this ability are focused on improving business results.  The Sr. Manufacturing Maintenance Manager will be capable of introducing transformational as well as incremental improvements in the business practices, using analysis, or cost-benefits analysis, to establish new ways of doing things, thus improving performance. The Sr. Manufacturing Maintenance Manager will be able to define and examine key issues and alternatives, evaluating costs, risks and benefits for the organization.  Accountability and a sense of urgency are a must.

  • Change Leadership. Managers who demonstrate this ability improve the performance of the business by motivating associates to make changes.  The Sr. Manufacturing Maintenance Manager will be capable of mobilizing others to initiate change and orchestrate the pace and process of change, will be able to encourage others to look for opportunities for change, and act to influence various individuals internally and externally, giving them a specific role within the change effort.

  • Learning and Adopting Best Practices. Managers who demonstrate this ability are able to learn new approaches and concepts, identify and develop new ideas or best practices, and apply them to their business.  They also show the desire to learn (intellectual curiosity), seeking continuous self-improvement and growth within the organization.  The Sr. Manufacturing Maintenance Manager will be capable of implementing improvements based on benchmarks, and use those productivity benchmarks from similar companies to measure the productivity of their own facility and to implement improvements to reach benchmark levels of efficiency.  A candidate who has held a series of positions with increasing responsibility while continuing to be successful will be desirable.

  • Strategic Thinking with Business Insight.  Managers who demonstrate this ability understand the company’s competitive context.  They show a desire to learn about the business, possess analytical and conceptual abilities. They have a capacity to formulate a plan that will impact the company in a positive way.  The Sr. Manufacturing Maintenance Manager will understand the business and as such be able to define his/her own plan within the general company strategy, and communicate clearly to the team.

  • People Oriented Leadership.  Managers who demonstrate this ability focus on optimizing, developing, and improving work teams.  They are interested in people; in increasing their productive performance and ensuring their personal development.  They are Managers who achieve a balance between the productive and the humane, and at the highest level of competence, they succeed in inspiring others to be better.  The Sr. Manufacturing Maintenance Manager will be able to operate in a team based environment and by doing so will empower the team and delegate responsibilities, allowing the team to operate in an autonomous way which will allow the internal and external team members to carry out plans and goals agreed upon by themselves, ensuring ownership of decisions and promoting individual accountability.

*The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.