Maintenance Manager

  • Middlebury, VT
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: TN61-2699698

Responsibilities: Immediate opening for a qualified Plant Maintenance Manager for a cheese Production facility. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership and direction of the maintenance programs setting priorities for repairs, installations, projects, and preventative maintenance in a 24/7/365 operation.
  • Lead, coach, and mentor maintenance team members assisting them in their continued development and performance.
  • Supervise on-site contractors ensuring their delivery of quality work while complying with safety and food quality protocols.
  • Manage department budget and capital projects.
  • Ensure safe, reliable, and efficient operations.
  • Ensure food safety and quality standards are consistently maintained.


Requirements:  Previous leadership experience is REQUIRED.  Additionally, a degree in industrial, mechanical, electrical, or process engineering plus at least six years in a food manufacturing environment is strongly preferred.  Ten years of strong relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.  Specific preferred experiences include:


  • CI and Lean Manufacturing methodologies
  • Dairy industry experience
  • Knowledge of fluid processing systems
  • Experience with the majority of the following: PLCs, electrical, HVAC, CIP systems, processing and packaging equipment, high pressure steam boilers and ammonia refrigeration preferred.  Expertise in all of these is not required.


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