Machine Maintenance Manager

The job you want.

At Penzeys our customers are cooks and the main thing to know about cooks is that they care. In this time of Coronavirus we model our workplace on the way cooks live: caring enough to wear masks, to keep safe social distances, and to look out for one another. 

In these uncertain times there’s much to be said for an industry that’s thrived throughout times both good and bad. The spice trade’s been going strong 10,000 plus years, and with the growth in demand we’ve seen these past few months, we don’t see that ending anytime soon.
The Machine Maintenance Manager directs maintenance crews in the installation, repair, and preventive maintenance of equipment used in the production and grinding rooms. Oversees the maintenance of processes in order to reduce mechanical downtime and
keep product flows and production lines running at maximum efficiency.

Core Responsibilities:

• Leads a team of First and Second Shift Maintenance Mechanics in predictive & preventative maintenance
and machine repair.
• Responsible for the development, implementation and day-to-day supervision of maintenance systems,
processes, and documentation of Penzeys production areas.
• Ensures maintenance is scheduled in a timely manner and works closely with Production to schedule
and accomplish equipment repairs.
• Develops and/or maintains Key Performance Indicators for tracking and reporting the performance
of the maintenance function (causes related to line downtime).
• Trains employees on proper work methods.
• Provides a focus on safety within the maintenance department and throughout Penzeys.
• Ensures maintenance is handled in accordance with FDA regulations regarding a food plant.
• Maintains accurate records of maintenance work performed through a Work Order Management System.
• Maintains appropriate back stock of parts for appropriate turnaround times for repair.
• Provides weekly status reports to the Facilities Director.


• High School diploma or GED and 2+ years of maintenance or process/project engineering experience; required.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and previous leadership experience, preferred.
• Knowledge of maintenance systems, work order processes, preventive/predictive maintenance, inventory
and scheduling software, preferred.
• Knowledge of vertical packaging bag machines, auger fillers, packaging labelers, conveyors and cappers, preferred.
• Knowledge of electrical controls, reading schematics and troubleshooting, preferred.
• Strong leadership skills (conflict resolution, facilitation, change management skills, decision making,
empowerment and delegation), preferred.
• Able to lead problem solving and troubleshooting efforts associated with high-level process issues.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Proficient with Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail.
• Good planning and priority setting skills.
• May be required to work some nights and/or weekends to help with coverage.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

• Provides leadership and guidance to employees in the Maintenance Department.
• Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
• Responsibilities include assisting with interviewing and hiring, training production maintenance employees; planning,
assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and assisting in providing
appropriate resolutions.

If this may be the position for you or someone you know we'd love to hear from you!

Interested? Please complete an application.

Contact Lexi with any questions at 414-760-7945.


Do you need Adobe Acrobat Reader? If so, click on the icon below and follow the on-screen instructions for easy installation. Thank you.