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PyramidBrew
03-22-2011, 08:28 AM
Position Description

Position Title: Director of World Class Maintenance
Department: Operations
Division: Maintenance
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: COO
To Apply: Go to www.nabreweries.com or e-mail Nancy Flood (Recruiter) at NFlood@nabreweries.com.


NORTH AMERICAN BREWERIES:
A leader in marketing and selling specialty and imported beer in the United States.
North American Breweries imports and markets Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light, the No. 1 & No. 2 Canadian beers in the U.S., along with Genesee, Magic Hat, Pyramid, MacTarnahan’s and the Dundee family of craft beers.
NAB is also known for Seagram’s Coolers and other specialty and imported brands.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Director of World Class Maintenance provides leadership and directs strategy for the maintenance effort in support with plant’s strategic and production plans. He/she improves asset utilization, uptime and production throughput by implementing proven reliability improvement processes. He/she also ensures responsive and proactive maintenance support to all plant customers by implementing sound work management processes. He/she is also responsible for department budgeting, professional and technical development of his/her assigned salaried and hourly associates. And, he/she is responsible to seek methods to reduce utilities consumption and protect the environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Ensure work is performed efficiently through organized planning, optimized material support and coordinated work execution.
2. Ensure the production areas receive prompt, efficient and quality service from the maintenance function and ensures the maintenance function is given the opportunity to provide this service.
3. Utilize data to analyze equipment failure modes, mean time between failure (MTBF), etc. and suggests/implements improvement processes to reduce or eliminate equipment/process failures (I.E.: PM inspection improvements, predictive maintenance techniques, maintenance employee training, etc.).
4. Provide meaningful management reports to enhance control of maintenance operations.
5. Provide quality maintenance service in support of operational needs.
6. Maintain the work backlog within prescribed limits by providing for forested resource requirements.
7. Create and adheres to a work order scheduling process.
8. Continually reduce equipment downtime and increase availability through the establishment of a preventive/predictive maintenance program (including failure analysis) designed, directed, monitored and continually improved.
9. Establishes sound storeroom operations that provides repair parts for critical process equipment as well as necessary consumables for the plant.
10. Keep the operations managers properly informed on all abnormal or critical situations.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Support plant operations as needed.
2. Participate in and support the Continuous Improvement process.
3. Facilitate the implementation and continuing efforts of the Continuous Improvement Teams (i.e. Equipment Improvement Team, Preventive Maintenance Optimization team, Equipment Maintenance Plan team, etc.).
4. Champion the Maintenance Excellence program initiatives and strategy.
5. Promote the NAB brands in the consumer sector when visiting bars, restaurants and stores that sell beer.
6. Other duties and projects as assigned.

PERFORMANCE STANDARD
• The Director of World Class Maintenance is measured in the performance of his/her duties and execution of assigned responsibilities by:
• Accomplishment of Plant and Department annual goals and objectives:
• Production
• Budget
• Quality
• Safety
• Timely completion of the weekly work order schedule.
• Improvement in mean time between equipment failures.
• The improved use of labor and improved plant condition as expressed by a reduction in emergencies, overtime hours worked and in unscheduled labor worked, and reduction of contractor support.
• Position Goals
• To ensure that production areas receive prompt, efficient and quality service from the maintenance function enabling them to operate at a high level of efficiency.
• To ensure the maintenance function is given the opportunity to provide production with the service it requires.
• Accurately define and estimate work requests.
• Properly communicate equipment status to all concerned.
• To meet the needs of customers, both internally and externally. Our future is in the hands of our customers. We will be courteous, helpful, and responsive to them always. We want our people to be focused on our/their customers (internal and external).

SKILLS
• Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
• Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
• Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
• Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
• Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents; Able to read blueprints and shop drawings.
• Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
• Administrative- Good administrative and mathematical skills with willingness to handle paperwork.

LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS
Forklift Certification
EPA Refrigeration Technician Certification.
Valid Drivers License.

ATTRIBUTES
• Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
• Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
• Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
• Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
• Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
• Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
• Customer Service- Orientation and commitment to customer service
• Leadership- Style and capability commanding respect within both maintenance and operating organizations.

LEVEL OF DECISION MAKING RESPONSIBILITY
HIGH- This position requires daily in-process decisions and judgment calls

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
• Provides supervision and direction to assigned maintenance personnel. Directs the day-to-day maintenance function within his/her area of responsibility.
• Assesses the skills and abilities of assigned personnel and develops training opportunities to close the skills gap.
• Seeks and schedules training courses and/or seminars to close worker skills gaps.
• Participates in, and supports, the Department safety training program. (I.E.: weekly safety meetings, shop safety inspections, enforcement of lock-out/tag-out program, enforcement of the confined space program, etc.).
• Conducts accident investigation of all injuries requiring medical attention (or as requested by Plant management).
• Relationships
• Reports to the general manager.
• Works closely with production supervision.
• Works closely with maintenance supervisors, planners and crafts persons.
• Works with storeroom personnel.
• Maintains good working relationships with other organizational units in the plant.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Should be familiar with the beer making process.
5+ years experience
Minimum 3-4 years mechanic experience.
Minimum: Technical classes relating to job.
A four-year degree, technical or engineering fields are highly desirable.
Understanding of the proper use of work orders, priorities; scheduling, etc.

LIST THE EQUIPMENT WITH WHICH YOU MUST BE FAMILIAR, OR ARE REQUIRED TO OPERATE OR USE
• Depalletizer • Pallet Jack • CIP System
• Forklift • Beltdriver & Twist • Drop Packer
• Flow Meter • Video Jet • Palletizer
• Topsealer • Foamer • Conveyor lubricating system
• Case Erector • Zahn CO2/O2 tester • Labeler
• Pressure Washer • 6 pack Erector • Crimptorgetester
• SuperKing • Bottle Crusher • Stuffer
• Case Coder • Crown detector • Fillers/Crowners
• Product Valves • 28 & 72 Head • Welding equipment
• Miscellaneous hand and power tools
• Steam boiler • Process refrigeration system
• Electronic test equipment, • Liquid carbon dioxide system • Compressed air system


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
• Frequent physical movement in a manufacturing environment with moderate noise and production environment with loud noise.
• Work in a variety of outside weather conditions.
• Ability to work in high noise levels.
• Ability to handle hazardous materials.
• Ability to work on/around potentially dangerous equipment/machinery with moving mechanical parts.
• Ability to work in tight/cramped work spaces.
• Ability to work in high precarious places, on ladders and via other methods both inside and outside in various weather conditions.
• Heavy lifting required (100+ lbs.)
• Exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.
• Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
• Ability to operate various power tools.
• Ability to drive to pick up parts and materials.