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Maintenance Manager
Title:Maintenance Manager
Location:Corsicana, TX



Imagine working for a company where you lead the team that repairs the equipment which manufactures Russell Stover’s premium chocolate?  In this role, you will coordinate and prioritize maintenance activities in order to meet production requirements, partnering with Production, Engineering and Quality Assurance team members and others.  You will provide direction to the Maintenance team to ensure that the reliability, dependability, and accuracy of the production manufacturing equipment is maintained. As a people leader at Russell Stover, you will be responsible for supporting and developing potential future leaders for the organization through coaching, direction setting and development opportunities while increasing the Maintenance and chocolate knowledge within the Maintenance department.

This person is also responsible for assessing, analyzing and implementing facility projects or efficiency improvements on a project basis.  In addition, this person is responsible for identifying, hiring and monitoring outside contractors to ensure that all campus facilities, grounds and office areas are efficiently and cost effectively maintained.


This position, by ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures, is responsible for recommending, developing, implementing and managing safety, quality and food safety on all product lines.


Scope of Responsibilities:

Foster a Safe Working Environment

  • Eliminate lost time accidents in the maintenance shop
  • Maintain safety procedures when working with equipment and machinery
  • Conduct periodic Lock-out Tag-out audits
  • Conduct weekly departmental safety meetings
  • Work with Quality Assurance / Improvement to ensure that property complies with Risk Management and OSHA requirements

Team Development

  • Lead crew of 60 individuals (3 shift operation)
  • Set direction, develop and coach Maintenance team
  • Provide on-going training to increase individual skill level
  • Distribute work load based on formal work orders and P.M.'s
  • Develop sense of urgency and methodology on correcting unexpected machinery breakdowns

Plan and Organization

  • Assist Operations group in meeting / exceeding production goals by increasing machinery efficiency
  • Manage formal P.M. program to ensure machine dependability
  • Maintain spare parts inventory program
  • Plan and schedule maintenance work and preventative maintenance
  • Manage plant work order system
  • Responsible for the repair of production equipment in a timely, efficient manner, minimizing machine down-time; Order and maintain stock supply of equipment parts in an effort to minimize machinery down-time and ensure timely repair, when necessary.  Manage the department budget within established guidelines and objectives.

Departmental Budget

  • Participate in long-term capital planning
  • Control maintenance department budget


Continuous Improvement

  • Participate in LPW
  • Implement TPM
  • In Depth understanding of Lean Manufacturing principals
  • Strong analytical skills and in depth understanding of statistical probability

May include other projects or tasks as assigned.

Position Profile: Attributes for Success

Specific Knowledge and Skills:

  • Deductive reasoning
  • Strong collaboration skills, working cross-functionally with Production and Quality Assurance
  • Mechanical and electrical knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance
  • Ability to direct and manage direct reports
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong computer literacy in MS Office and integrated systems.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong conflict management skills.
  • Strong knowledge of the production manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities/projects.
  • Required to develop strong trusting relationships with team and others in the organization in order to gain support and achieve results.
  • Required to be self-directed and motivated
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to proactively engage dialogue and communication to reach resolutions with employees at all levels of the organization


Education and Work Experience:

  • BS Degree in either Mechanical, Civil, Electric or Chemical Engineering or 8 to 10 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Shares Passion for Russell Stover:

  • Generates enthusiasm about the business
  • Seeks to understand motivations of others and uses it to get the best from them
  • Makes others feel their work is important
  • Is an energizing force that maintains a high level of morale within team
  • Enables and empowers others to be successful
  • Shares their commitment to quality


Leads by Example:

  • Creates an environment where mutual trust and respect are encouraged
  • Checks understanding and encourages questions
  • Empowers and supports others to make decisions and take risks
  • Encourages discussion to surface ideas and opportunities
  • Demonstrates the confidence and maturity to bring issues and concerns to management`s attention, no matter how difficult or controversial
  • Maintains professionalism and composure when delivering bad news to others


Thinks and Operates Strategically:

  • Collects information from multiple sources when defining goals/objectives
  • Develops broad knowledge and perspective within area of expertise
  • Is forward-looking within role/responsibility area
  • Works through complexity to get at the root of problems
  • Projects how potential ideas will impact key stakeholders
  • Thinks through their immediate actions in relation to achievement of the business plan


Collaborates Effectively:

  • Actively shares information and learning with others
  • Encourages others to actively gather and share information
  • Anticipates alternative views and incorporates them into plans
  • Creates commitment by reconciling even seemingly conflicting goals
  • Resolves conflict within team


Develops Self and Others:

  • Provides support, direction and feedback to others
  • Creates development plans that build skills to address core business needs
  • Encourages development and growth through specific behavioral feedback
  • Holds direct reports accountable for work performance
  • Actively pursues personal development goals
  • Proactively seeks feedback
  • Fairly and accurately identifies individual strengths and weaknesses


Communicates Effectively:

  • Considers the needs of others and respectfully tailors communication to different audiences
  • Actively listens to support open honest discussion and debate
  • Keeps team well informed
  • Checks in with others to ensure their understanding of key points and ideas
  • Leverages a variety of communication channels to convey information to others


Drives for Results:

  • Involves others in order to maximize results
  • Challenges self and others to do better without minimizing what has already been accomplished
  • Helps others see how their efforts contribute to business results
  • Identifies most efficient path to results
  • Conveys a sense of urgency when appropriate
  • Monitors and drives results of the team frequently


Embraces Change:

  • Identifies root causes of problems and generate solutions
  • Able to adapt own behavior in response to change
  • Keeps team aligned and productive during change
  • Able to clearly define roles in the change effort and align employees effectively
  • Invites feedback to track progress on change initiatives
  • Supports executive decisions for change


Fosters Innovation:

  • Can identify root causes of problems to find new, lasting solutions
  • Uses insight from everyday experience to identify creative ideas
  • Seeks multiple solutions to problems
  • Is accountable and willing to take risks for the good of the business
  • Encourages team members to take risks and challenge existing approaches
  • Rewards action taken to test out well researched and sound new ideas


Delights Customers:

  • Empowers direct team to take ownership to resolve customer or consumer problems
  • Leads a customer focused team by providing timely coaching and recognition of service levels
  • Balances priorities as needed to help others be successful


Creates a Stimulating Team Environment:

  • Assesses and selects top talent for the team
  • Actively seeks and values contributions from people representing a full range of diversity
  • Motivates team to achieve common goal or objective
  • Utilizes personal networks to exchange best practices and source talent
  • Effectively on-boards new team members


Influences Courageously:

  • Builds towards win/win solutions even when interests and ideas are conflicting
  • Builds trust by involving others in shaping plans
  • Helps others succeed by proactively offering expertise and assistance
  • Negotiates skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups
  • Listens and is willing to incorporate the ideas of others


Working Conditions:


  • Potential for very warm or very cold working environment/depending on area of assignment.
  • Interfacing with various manufacturing equipment and office computer equipment
  • Regular communication with direct reports and internal and/or external customers
  • Occasional travel for meetings/training


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