Industrial Maintenance Manager in Evanston, IL at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 10/30/2019

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JobID: 376183

Johnson Service Group is currently searching for Industrial Maintenance Manager on 1st shift Monday - Friday and some weekends for a food manufacturing and food packaging client in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, IL. This is a direct hire opportunity offering a competitive salary and full benefits.


  • Reports food safety and quality problems to personnel with the authority to initiate action.
  • Enforce company guiding principles and culture statement.
  • Initiates, implements, and manages the maintenance program based on best practices in the food industry, with an emphasis on planning / scheduling, preventive and predictive maintenance.
  • Oversee the purchasing and inventory functions of the department to ensure the correct parts are readily available at all times and costs are being charged to the correct general ledger.
  • Prepares reports and analyzes data in order to make recommendations for improving plant operations and solving maintenance related problems.
  • Ensures that maintenance staff are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated so the maintenance program can be accomplished in a safe, timely, cost-effective manner.
  • Conducts employee performance reviews based on job descriptions to determine competency, knowledge, and contribution of the maintenance staff.
  • Develop and train staff on department policies and procedures and ensures policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • Maintains department files and manuals and ensure files and manuals are orderly and assessable.
  • Ensures that the department staff is trained on the most updated versions of the department and company policies and procedures.
  • Monitor the operation of plant equipment and systems to minimize unplanned downtime, anticipate and solve problems in a timely manner, and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Initiates and carries out projects that improve efficiency and /or reduce operating costs.
  • Tracks and analyze department key performance indicators and always striving to exceed targets such as equipment uptime, maintenance cost, PM compliance, schedule compliance, employee labor hours, parts availability, and stock levels.
  • Ensures city, county, state and federal regulation relating to the maintenance department are met at all times.


  • Flexible work hours (evaluate off shifts at times).
  • Ability to build effective teams and motivate others.
  • Possess good listening skills.
  • Communicating effectively - written and oral.
  • Being adaptable and self-driven.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, certificate or diploma from trade school in related field and five years’ experience in the maintenance and/or operation of a process manufacturing facility or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5 years’ experience in a food production environment, preferably in the confectionery or snack industry & in a supervisory or managerial role.
  • The ability to set priorities, working with multiple projects, with frequent interruptions and changing priorities.

Working knowledge of the following:

  • Programmable Logic Control
  • Working knowledge of basic and high voltage electrical systems
  • Experience with Reading Electrical Blueprints
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Compressed air system and components
  • Boilers
  • HVAC
  • Preventative and Predictive Maintenance Programs and Systems and functional experience utilizing a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)