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Maintenance Manager

Date: Oct 7, 2021

Location: Memphis, Tennessee, US, 38141

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

IFF in Memphis, TN (formerly DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences) is seeking a Maintenance Manager to join our team! 

The IFF Memphis Proteins Solution facility advances global nutrition through food ingredients innovation.  We are a preferred partner in the development and delivery of nutritional and functional solutions for our global customers.  We begin with what nature provides us – apply our expertise – deliver innovation that improves our customers’ products.  Our solutions deliver a unique combination of functional, nutritional and economical benefits to our customers in the protein snacks, infant formula, ready to eat drink and sport nutrition markets.

Our workplace enables and stimulates employees to grow, develop and innovate in order to compete at superior levels in our markets.  Located in West Tennessee, the Memphis facility is near cultural icons (Graceland, Sun Studio, National Civil Right Museum, etc.), entertainment (Beale Street, Memphis in May, World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest, etc.


The incumbent will support the achievement of plant objectives through managing, planning, and execution of maintenance programs and projects, and efficiently manages to achieve results through maintenance team.


Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

•    Manages maintenance functions for a large Manufacturing site (>250 employees) or highly complex facility through subordinate supervisors.  
•    Develops a positive high energy accountable team to bring state of the art solutions to a growing business.
•    Areas included are building utility systems, equipment maintenance and building and grounds maintenance. 
•    Budget Responsibility for the Maintenance department
•    Ensures that maintenance department objectives are met including project, cost, quality and safety factors.
•    Daily management of maintenance dept (PM & predictive maintenance program, Work Order system, equipment/system repairs, upgrades, daily planning/communication, safety performance.
•    Maintain condition of facilities to protect assets and in compliance with corporate and division standards.
•    Direct maintenance team and provide skilled, motivated personnel for effective repairs & capital/alteration projects.    
•    Provide training as necessary to insure proper skill level.                
•    Maintain stores and spare equipment systems to support plant need
•    Provide technical expertise to analyze and resolve recurring issues limiting plant performance or affecting plant repair costs.
•    Support plant-wide Process Safety Management (PSM) and Hardhat safety efforts.
•    Improve Maintenance efficiencies and develop best practices.
•    Perform job duties in a manner that follow food safety and quality guidelines including but not limited to HACCP, GMPs, QA Policies, etc.

Job Requirements

The following are required: 
•    A High School Diploma/GED
•    7+ years of experience as a Maintenance Manager in an industrial environment (a Bachelor’s Degree in Mech, ChE, or EE Engineering or related field could possibly be substituted for years of experience)
•    An understanding of mechanical reliability and maintenance principles
•    Knowledge of: 
     o    Maintenance procedures
     o    Electrical distribution systems
     o    MRIS programs
     o    Safe work practices
     o    Electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems
     o    Preventative/Predictive Maintenance
     o    Facilities Maintenance
•    Computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.)
•    Experience in Utilities, Boilers, High Speed Rotating Equipment, Pumps, Air, Refrigeration 
•    Experience working with PSM and MIQA
•    Effective communication with all levels of the organization including technicians, engineers, contractors, and management  
•    Able to plan prioritize and implement multiple concurrent projects 
•    Ability to work effectively in a team environment and build both technical and soft skills in the work group  
•    Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills  
•    Experience with SAP
•    Willing and able to climb, stand, and walk on a regular basis while performing the job

Nearest Major Market: Memphis