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Maintenance Reliability Division Manager


Concord, NC, US, 28025

Req ID:  18545
Job Function:  Maintenance

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


The Regional Maintenance & Reliability Manager is responsible for the strategic vision and tactical implementation associated with driving equipment reliability and production efficiencies across the entire Premium Prepared Foods Division. This managerial role oversees full time site maintenance leaders, planner/schedulers, parts room personnel, as well as, trades personnel including industrial mechanics, electricians, refrigeration, utilities, and waste-water treatment. This role plans and directs all aspects of the division’s maintenance functions and ensures all related projects, initiatives and processes are in conformance with organization’s established policies and objectives. This position will carry out supervisor responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable state laws. Responsibilities include hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems. This role requires frequent travel by vehicle or air to other facilitiy locations.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop and own a robust documented and approved vision, strategy and action plan for reliability and maintenance
  • Develop and deliver process/programs that guide and support equipment reliability and maintenance efforts across all Prepared Foods division operations. (TPM/Lean/etc)
  • Collaborate and build links with engineering and reliability professionals to infuse consistent and best in class processes, techniques, tools and systems for reliability and maintenance excellence
  • Communicates effectively (oral and writing) with senior management, internal clients, and other stakeholders
  • Responsible for the implementation and ongoing management of the CMMS (computerized maintenance management system). Manages repair and preventative maintenance activities assigned to industrial maintenance personnel.
  • Assists with management of union trades relationships if applicable
  • Manages all maintenance/engineering related service agreements and contracts
  • Responsible for helping manage plant maintenance budgets and overall division maintenance spend.
  • Responsible for operational oversight, maintenance and repair of building management systems including but not limited to, Fire Alarm Notification and Suppression Systems, Fire Alarm Sprinkler Systems, Thermal Fluid Preventive Maintenance Programs, etc.
  • Ensures building systems are set and operating to satisfy event, customer and internal client requirements
  • Maintain a safe work environment, ensure staff is informed, punctual, in uniform and following all policies and procedures.
  • Keep accurate inventory of building tools, machinery and related equipment
  • Schedule and coordinate testing and inspections as required by code, state and federal regulations
  • Prepare labor and material estimates and assist Engineers in design requirements
  • Monitor the acquisition and use of materials
  • Maintain time, payroll, work order, material, equipment and other records and submit reports
  • Train or inform employees of new work methods or procedures, changes in safety regulations, work policies and codes or standards
  • Creates, maintains and interprets company and department policies to assigned personnel and enforces safety regulations and adherence to proper codes and standard to legal compliancy
  • Make energy management a priority, track and report on usage, Recommend energy reducing projects in conjunction with energy efficiency initiatives
  • Collaborate with internal engineering team on capital projects to ensure they are designed, constructed, operated and maintained in a cost effective and compliant manner
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual maintenance operating and capital budgets
Minimum Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related discipline is preferred.
Experience Requirements
  • 10 plus years experience in maintenance management; 
  • Extensive working knowledge of MEP (mechanical, electrical, HVAC, waste water) and Fire Protection Systems
  • Technical knowledge of refrigeration and dehumidification systems
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, shop drawings, construction schedules, etc.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal codes and guidelines (mechanical, electrical, refrigeration and fire protection)
  • Knowledge of controls and automation systems
  • Knowledge of safety requirements and standards for manufacturing facilities
  • Familiarity with MS Office (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, AutoCAD)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
Experience Preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience of ammonia refrigeration/PSM



Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord