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Maintenance Lead (12 hour shifts)



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Michael foods, Inc. is a leading food processor and distributor with business in egg products, refrigerated grocer and potato product and offers exciting job possibilities throughout our organization. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that First in Food – where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact.


The Maintenance Lead is responsible for leading and directing all maintenance work of shift maintenance crew including emergency repair, reactive maintenance and proactive maintenance activities. The position will ensure successful completion of daily maintenance work scheduled or unscheduled by partnering with operational and support team members.


The Maintenance Lead is responsible for leading and directing all maintenance work of shift maintenance crew including emergency repair, reactive maintenance and proactive maintenance activities. The position will ensure successful completion of daily maintenance work scheduled or unscheduled by partnering with operational and support team members.


  • Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System (SAP) to order and lookup parts, write work orders, review scheduled work orders, print out work orders, charge time to work orders and enter results for executed work. Ability to train mechanics on CMMS system as needed.
  • Communicate results of work and any follow-up back to customers i.e. operations team, plant leadership team, QA team, Safety/Food Safety team when appropriate and/or as required.
  • Participate in daily shift meetings as required; provide consistent communications (through self or others) and maintain a floor presence in assigned work area.
  • Request gap closure capability of maintenance technicians through MFI Maintenance skills development program by partnering with Maintenance Supervisor and assist in training efforts.
  • Provide Feedback to Performance Management evaluations within the spirit of the Performance Management program.
  • Execute scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on shift using precision maintenance techniques and troubleshoot/diagnose intermittent failures. Engage in hands-on work and show what looks good to team members.
  • Plan and directs the activities based on Plant work priority standards within the maintenance team to ensure Plant equipment is maintained at precision levels consistent with company specifications. Ensures adherence to maintenance process (means) by crew members including escalation plans.
  • Support activities of a technical planner to repairs by ensuring technicians are providing details scope in their own work orders. Look for continuous improvement opportunity and feedback on scheduled work and PM activities back to maintenance supervisor and technical planner.
  • Utilizes visual factory and conditional monitoring concepts when it is part of standard work.
  • Assist in implementation of capital projects, Plant productivity projects OEM and contractor visits as needed.
  • Maintain certification in CPR, First Aid and Power Industrial Truck
  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures
  • Responsible for Food Safety and Food Quality of MFI products.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • AA in Engineering, Operations or Applicable technical knowledge or Degree/Certification from Trade School.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in industrial operations, Plant operations, maintenance, utilities and/or related field.
  • Read and decipher mechanical drawings, schematics, and piping diagrams.
  • Experience in the installation, diagnosing and repairing mechanical equipment through troubleshooting required. Electrical troubleshooting is a plus.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair of all mechanical power transmission equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, process pumps, control valves, sensors, positioners, actuators, manifolds, vacuum systems, air filtration, lubrication devices and basic electrical AC/DC Troubleshooting and related system.
  • Skilled or Knowledge in welding, sanitary welding, pipe fitting, soldering, rigging application and use of mechanical tools, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Skilled or Knowledge in machine shop to fabricate within specific tolerance using various measuring equipment. Vernier, calipers, and depth gauges etc.
  • 480v 3 phase knowledge required. Knowledge and practice of NFPA 70E is preferred,
  • Experience or knowledge of personal/process control computers, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and Networking devices a plus. Allen Bradley experiences a plus.

  • Good oral/written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in both one-on-one and small group situations.

  • Ability to add, subtract two-digit numbers, to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and various weight measurements, volume and distances.

  • Proven ability to effectively lead teams by successfully motivating and coaching others including strong follow through, communication, interpersonal, and teambuilding skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate in a team environment and build, positive working relationships with all team peers and customers.
  • Ability to be flexible to shift priorities in a constantly changing, fast-paced work environment
  • Proven conflict resolution skills; be able to think through relatively complex issues and arrive at well-thought conclusions.

  • Specific skills and abilities required that are not included in other sections:
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office and CMMS System (Preferably SAP).
  • Ability to travel for training and continuous improvement activities.

  • Ability to endure daily excessive walking, standing, crouching, lifting (excess of 60lbs), twisting, climbing, reaching.
  • Qualifications

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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