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Maintenance Operations Manager

Company: Post Consumer Brands
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Business Unit OverviewHeadquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands, a business unit of Post Holdings, Inc., is dedicated to providing people and their pets with delicious food choices for every taste and budget. The company's portfolio includes beloved brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats--, PEBBLES--, Grape-Nuts-- and Malt-O-Meal-- cereal, and Peter Pan-- peanut butter, as well as Rachael Ray-- Nutrish--, Kibbles 'n Bits-- and 9Lives-- dog and cat food. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make lives better by making delicious food accessible for all. For more information about our brands, visit and follow us on LinkedIn for the latest news.
BrandPost Consumer Brands recently acquired several iconic pet food brands, venturing into a new market while remaining true to our purpose to provide delicious and accessible food that our consumers love. We're always searching the center store for the next exciting product to add to our portfolio, and right now, we're growing and need passionate, driven individuals with diverse perspectives to help us reach greater heights. That's where you come in. Join a team where your voice is not only heard but valued. Make a real impact on brands enjoyed by millions of people and their pets.
At Post Consumer Brands, we take pride in our longstanding legacy of making one of every five breakfast cereals families eat daily. Today, we're just as focused on our future as we expand our grocery business with different shelf-stable foods, including snacks and peanut butter. We are committed to providing accessible and delicious food for families, and we're always searching the center store for the next exciting product to add to our portfolio. As we soar to new heights, we need creative, determined individuals from all walks of life to join our team, where your unique perspective and ideas are acknowledged and valued. Be a part of a company that empowers you to make a difference that's evident on grocery store shelves and families' tables across North America.
Location DescriptionPost Consumer Brands in Battle Creek, Mich., the cereal capital of the U.S., is the company's largest manufacturing plant and home to about 600 team members. When you join the team here, you'll be helping to produce some of the most iconic cereal brands, including Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, PEBBLES cereal, Grape-Nuts and Honeycomb cereal. The Battle Creek plant is also unique as it is home to the original barn where C.W. Post started the Postum cereal company in 1895. The Battle Creek team has deep community roots, supporting the city's Cereal Festival, local elementary schools, and hosting several on-site volunteer events throughout the year. ResponsibilitiesUnder the supervision of the Maintenance Manager the Maintenance Operations Manager directs the activities of the Skilled Trade personnel to:
1) support manufacturing in meeting all business objectives relative to maintenance for the specific area.
2) Leads maintenance supervisors and their direct reports in daily activities
3) Advises and assists Maintenance Manager as a member of his/her team.
4) To provide overall Maintenance customer support to Production teams that aligns the maintenance activities to the common goals of both Maintenance and Production.
Job duties include : Directs Maintenance Supervisors in a 24x7 production environment.
Takes escalation calls as necessary.
Primary Operations contact for support and review of equipment issues working directly with the Business Unit Manager and his/her staff overseeing production.
Assures maintenance services are performed in a professional and cost-effective manner.
Physically audits work performed for hours charged, parts usage and professionalism of work performed.
Communicates with Managers, Operators, Maintenance Technicians, and Staff about equipment issues. Communicating changes to maintenance procedures and methods as it relates area.
Responsible for overseeing daily activities and executing routine and reactive maintenance plans.
Communicates with building personnel and OMC about equipment downtime issues and schedules for maintenance in buildings.
Controls costs for designated plant area for Maintenance
Assures weekend plans are balanced with building priorities and budget constraints.
Implement cross-functional teams to reduce costs and improve OEE. Working with cross-functional teams to analyze equipment downtime to improve equipment availability.
Create and execute a maintenance plan implemented to maintain the desired level of availability and functionality of all critical equipment.
Lead the effort to identify repetitive equipment failures and follow up on resolution efforts incl. interaction with Reliability personnel.
Leads training plan for trades.
Lead contact for Maintenance staff union issue resolution
Responsible for accident prevention and compliance programs identified in PSRMP.
Backup to Maintenance Manager as needed.
Qualifications EXPERIENCE:
5 to 10 years combined experience in the management of a maintenance function preferred
Manufacturing supervisory experience required
Strong verbal, written, and analytical skills
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
Demonstrated aptitude with JD Edwards systems
Experience with POST systems and resources is beneficial
Strong organizational skills
Ability to lead and coach in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
Ability to develop and mentor others Post Holdings provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.

Keywords: Post Consumer Brands, Battle Creek , Maintenance Operations Manager, Executive , Battle Creek, Michigan

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