Darigold, Inc. Maintenance Manager in Chehalis, Washington

Maintenance Manager

Location:Chehalis, WA

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Darigold is the fifth largest dairy cooperative in the United States based on milk volume, and one of the largest privately held organizations headquartered in the state of Washington. Since 1918, our producers have taken pride in producing dairy products with unsurpassed quality. Today we are one of the nation's largest agricultural cooperatives, producing over 8.5 billion pounds of milk every year from farms in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Utah. Through innovative technology and our efficient, flexible production capabilities, we deliver value-added products and customer-driven solutions. Darigold is now known throughout the world for bringing fresh, wholesome dairy products and ingredients from the Northwest to people all around the globe.

Darigold is seeking an experienced Maintenance Manager to be a part of Darigold’s Chehalis Team. The Chehalis Team Maintenance Manager must possess the desire and ability to lead the maintenance function. As a member of the Chehalis Team the Maintenance Manager will be a partner in the Operations Division. The Maintenance Manager’s role is to lead the Chehalis Team maintenance function including both managing staff and fiscal responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities(other duties as assigned):

  • Will supervise a maintenance staff of union represented employees in a plant that operates 24/7.

  • Administers department budget within established guidelines, oversees all new capital expenditure items including equipment purchases, contracted labor, and in-house construction and fabrication projects.

  • Provides on and off hour emergency response including equipment repair, damage control, and assignment of personnel as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Engineering, Food and Dairy, or related degree desirable.

  • Experience as a Maintenance Manager required.

  • Experience in dairy or food processing required, fluid milk processing preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in all phases of maintenance and repair to include; mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, and building maintenance, wastewater treatment, boiler operation and maintenance, and refrigeration.

  • Experience with CMMS/7i preventive maintenance programs.

  • Experience in troubleshooting and maintaining process control software.

  • Experience in dealing with regulatory agencies.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead a team in continuous improvement activities.

  • Excellent communication, leadership, organizational, and project management skills.

Note:We offer our employees a team oriented work environment, competitive salary, and an excellent benefit package including an educational assistance program. Darigold is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, creed, religion, genetic information or any characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will submit to a pre-employment background check and drug test.

Applicants will be required to successfully pass the background check and receive a negative drug test result as a condition of employment. Darigold participates in E-Verify. Detail inEnglishandSpanish. Right to Work Statement inEnglishandSpanish