Industrial Maintenance Manager


Get to know us:
  • A people-focused company that cares​: We're a 90-year-old company with the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup and a focused eye on the future. As a midsized, privately-held company with a portfolio of beloved food and beverage brands, our people are the most important ingredient in our success.
  • A valued and supported workforce​: We place tremendous value in our employees and provide competitive pay and comprehensive benefits to ensure our employees can create the best life for themselves. Benefits include a top tier health insurance plan with lower than average employee cost share, generous PTO, 401(k) match, and more.
  • An engaged and energized culture​: At The Krusteaz Company, collaboration and ingenuity drive our fierce commitment to creating extraordinary product experiences that people love.
  • A place to grow and make a difference: An entrepreneurial spirit has been at the core of our company since the beginning, attracting self-starters who are curious and love to learn and to share ideas.

Benefits: We are proud to offer generous benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance (starting at $45/month for employee only coverage), 401(K) matching, 4 weeks of paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, company provided life insurance and disability insurance, flexible spending account and tuition reimbursement.

Salary Information:
  • An employee in this position can expect a salary range between $88,131 and $145,408. The actual salary offered will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including internal equity, experience, education, certification, training and location. All positions are eligible for additional incentives based on business performance.

The Maintenance Manager position is responsible for leading all equipment and facility maintenance activities for the manufacturing Plant operation as well as leading a team of maintenance department employees. This involves effective and professional leadership, planning, technical communication and coaching skills to empower employees to produce high quality results in a cost-effective manner that meet business needs. This person will be a key technical resource for improving the business results through utilization and proper care of appropriate technologies for the food manufacturing processes.

Essential Functions

Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
  • Effectively leads people, teams, and process; sets expectations, tracks results, and manages accountability
  • Develops strategic and tactical plans to meet short and longer-term business needs with timely implementation.
  • Manages financial performance, including budgeting, costing, expense & direct labor tracking, and results feedback.
  • Works effectively and collaboratively with peers throughout the Company in a variety of functional areas such as Quality, Procurement, Production, Logistics, Human Resources.
  • Coaches, teaches, and provides opportunities for team members to develop through effective and timely performance management activities such as performance reviews and ongoing feedback.
  • Plans, leads and executes selected capital and process improvement projects using standardized company process, from planning through implementation, including vendor management
  • Manage and evaluate the preventive maintenance and work order program to maintain plant assets.
  • Drive maintenance activities and initiatives to meet company objectives.
  • Ensure equipment reliability through execution of maintenance programs and systems.
  • Works closely with company-wide Plant Maintenance Managers to share best practices

Position Requirements

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 qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Demonstrates teamwork by interacting effectively with people in all areas of the company and building and developing cross-functional work teams.
  • Is a self-starter with high initiative who continues to expand knowledge of business processes, tools, data, etc.
  • Systematic problem solver proficient with root cause analysis who can implement effective solutions.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; writes clearly, speaks persuasively, and facilitates groups effectively.
  • Demonstrates creativity while leading change and continuous improvement process for projects in all areas.
  • Experience driving demonstrated results a must.
  • Proficient planning and project management skills
  • Demonstrated technical competence with a variety of industrial equipment and controls
  • Demonstrated success leading continuous improvements; TPM preferred
  • Travel up to 10% of the time and work a flexible schedule with respect to shifts and days of the week

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; delegating tasks to and partnering with employees who have leadership responsibilities; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education and/or Experience:
  • Four-year degree in manufacturing, engineering, or other related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years previous maintenance experience; supervisory or leadership experience within the food industry preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience effectively leading individuals, teams or work groups.
  • Prior experience with Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) preferred


To support ongoing business goals and successfully contribute to your team, acceptable levels of performance and attendance must be consistently maintained, including attending all required meetings and events. Requires the flexibility to work non-standard hours as needed.


Follows procedures to ensure all food quality standards are met or exceeded. Must also produce quality work measured by efficiency, accuracy, and completion of both personal and company goals in a manner that embodies CM values and our culture of integrity, dignity and respect.


Employees are required to conduct their work in a safe and legal manner, according to all GMP food safety standards as well as following any safety protocols. Employees must be willing to be responsible for their safety and health as well as the safety and health of all employees, vendors and visitors.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

This position requires working in both manufacturing and office environments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone along with reaching. Specific vision abilities include close vision requirements due to computer work. Moderate noise, ability to work in a confined area, and ability to sit at a computer for an extended period of time are also included. Must be able to effectively communicate and work in a dynamic environment. You may also be on your feet for several hours a day and may be exposed to a variety of physical demands that require you to lift heavy objects, climb stairs, exert energy, bend, twist and squat and use tools and equipment in an indoor production environment that has a high level of food dust and limited climate control while wearing PPE.

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit our employees nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the company.

The policy of The Krusteaz Company is to hire, train, and promote all persons in all job groups in accordance with law, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital or military status, national origin, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.