fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that produces nourishing and great-tasting milk-based products made using a patented cold-filtration process that removes some natural sugars while concentrating the protein and calcium naturally found in real cowsâ€™ milk.
Our line of delicious, lactose-free fairlifeÂ® products includes: fairlifeÂ® ultra-filtered milk, which has 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk; fairlifeÂ®with DHA, ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife YUP!Â®, a line of flavored milks; Core PowerÂ® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlifeÂ® nutrition planâ„¢, a nutrition shake to support oneâ€™s journey to better health; and the newly launched fairlifeÂ® creamers, coffee creamers designed to help enhance your coffee experience; and the newly launched fairlifeÂ®Light Ice Cream, a line of creamy, frozen desserts. In partnership with The Coca-Cola CompanyÂ®, fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed throughout the United States (U.S.) and Canada; all other fairlife products are available in the U.S.
To learn more about fairlife and its collection of products, please visit fairlife.com.
The Sr. Maintenance Manager is responsible for overseeing the facility and equipment maintenance including all utilities, process and packaging equipment, parts procurement, planning, automation, and department budget. The individual will possess a strong technical background and proven history to lead a talented group of supervisors, mechanics, ICT, engineers, planner and parts procurement.
- Responsible to maintain and repair all production equipment
- Responsible to maintain and repair all support equipment: boilers, chillers, cooling towers, air-compressors, HVAC equipment, wastewater systems, etc.
- Utilize predictive maintenance reports to prevent critical failures: condition monitoring, ultrasonic and vibration analysis, thermal imaging, etc.
- Manage all aspects of the plant CMMS system and calibration system for tracking, documentation and planning
- Documentation of all schematic, diagram changes, and PLC programming documentation changes to keep plant records current.
- Perform risk assessment of critical spare parts and manage inventory to appropriate levels
- Responsible for all regulatory utility records and annual services: backflow prevention, boiler inspections, transformer oil sampling, steam trap audits and chemical record retention
- Oversee the department budget utilizing data analysis to study part turns, obsolete parts, min/max values and propose new solutions to manage inventory
- Manage critical tasks and projects via weekly CI/strategic campaign meetings
- Source and work closely with vendors for projects, tasks and emergency repairs
- Must be able to use plant resources to troubleshoot issues: Tetra-pak PlantMaster, PowerBi, BMS, RsLogix5000, etc.
- Suggest new strategies on how to track downtime and implement solutions to prevent and eliminate downtime
- Purchasing and Purchase Order control via NetSuiteâ€™s: Understanding department general ledger accounts, categories and working close with the Plant Controller/Finance Department
- Develop department SMEâ€™s and create new roles within the department
- Request, review and maintain vendor contracts
- Work close with other departments on RCA/CA strategies requiring thorough documentation in Quality Control platform
- Maintain critical regulatory instrument calibrations in CompuCal
- Perform other duties as assigned by management.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must work in a safe and efficient manner and follow all safety procedures including the use of safety equipment.
- Must have a working knowledge of all steam, electrical, refrigeration and mechanical equipment, including the use of welding, gas, electrical and heliarc equipment in the plant.
- Must have the ability to troubleshoot problems and be persistent until a solution is found.
- Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear.
- Must possess or be able to acquire a forklift operator license.
A Bachelorâ€™s Degree in an Engineering discipline preferred â€“ may substitute 10 years of experience in a production setting involving consumer packaging goods, electronics, instrumentation, refrigeration, electrical, and general mechanical with at least five years of supervisory experience.
working conditions and physical requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Sitting/Standing/Walking: The Maintenance Manager during the course of an 8-hour workday will do all three. He/she will walk several hundred feet over uneven surfaces checking buildings and machines for needed repairs.
Lifting/Carrying: The Maintenance Manager lifts up to 55 pounds on a frequent basis and 80 pounds on an occasional basis.
Pushing/Pulling: The Maintenance Manager frequently pushes/pulls while using mechanic tools and equipment.
Bending/Stooping: Both are done regularly during the course of a workday.
Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling: Squatting and kneeling are done frequently. Crawling is done occasionally.
Twisting/Turning: Frequent twisting and kneeling are done while doing regular maintenance duties.
Climbing/Balancing: Some vertical ladder climbing required. Balancing on ladders and machinery required while doing maintenance and installation of equipment.
Reaching: Frequently reaching from floor level to shoulder level done during 8-hour workday.
Grasping/Manipulating: Frequent use of hands and fingers while using hand tools and positioning of machine parts.
food safety requirements:
- Responsible for maintaining critical control points, aseptic requirements and regulatory standards at all times. Responsible for implementing corrective actions and necessary changes after a possible nonconformance or product deviation.
- Accountable for 3rd party Food Safety and GMP audits/results as well as internal Quality and Food Safety programs.
- Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.
- Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.
- Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.
position location: Coopersville, MI
reports to: Plant Manager
travel requirements: Less than 5%
fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.
In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email email@example.com.
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