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Maintenance Team Lead - (Starting wage - $38.25/hr)

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Beaver Dam
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 25-Oct-2023

Ref #: R-76090

Description & Requirements

Maintenance Team Lead

The Maintenance Team Leader/Planner is responsible for the execution and support of the maintenance oriented activities, which will achieve the desired results of Food Safety/Quality, Cost, Delivery, and Safety. This position will lead and direct the day-to-day activities of highly skilled maintenance employees to ensure that the proper plans; procedures and routines are carried out. This position is responsible to supervise scheduling and planning, supervision of the CMMS (SAP), and MRO activities for the plant storeroom. This position will also perform maintenance as needed to fulfill the daily plans.

Primary Role and Responsibilities

  • Main point of contact for all maintenance related activities during their shift.
  • Participate in and direct troubleshooting activities in the event of equipment failure including participation in failure analysis and problem solving.
  • Perform maintenance tasks as needed to include: PM's, rebuilds or covering production lines.
  • Utilize SAP system to coordinate work orders, preventive maintenance processes, and support others in use of the work order system
  • Manages work requests through a computerized maintenance management system (SAP)
  • Prioritizes work through a defined protocol of process criticality and equipment redundancy
  • Estimates total labor requirements on a job-by-job basis
  • Defines material and repair parts needed for all work requests
  • Balances issued work orders with labor availability and skills
  • Maintains and monitors a monthly backlog report
  • Coordinate staffing to ensure the highest level of departmental coverage and maintain appropriate shift crew level to meet staffing requirements.
  • Communicates and enforces all Company, Plant, and Departmental work rules and policies. Ensures consistency with constant communication within the Maintenance Department.
  • Member of plant purchasing team for maintenance department which handles purchasing, receiving and training for other plant personnel.
  • Ensure that employees have the necessary training, information, tools and direction to get the manufacturing lines started on time while achieving optimal performance throughout the production shifts.
  • Facilitate company strategies for MRO management by supervising the Computerized Maintenance Management System.
  • Ensure timely computerized maintenance management system stock receipts and disbursement entries.
  • Manage and control quantities, descriptions, and locations of all storeroom inventory by controlled material receipt, periodic physical inventories, and continuous cycle counting.
  • Facilitate monthly reporting on performance against KPI measures.
  • Responsible for the transfer, inventory, and disposal of all equipment located at offsite warehousing.
  • Actively participates with the Plant Engineers, other Maintenance Supervisors, and Mechanics in the implementation of the maintenance continuous plan.
  • Communicate with supervisors and maintenance employees from other shifts to ensure equipment specific problems and needs are addressed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Perform observations for both improved safety and quality as required.
  • Actively participates in tasks required to support QRMP.
  • Complete all tasks as assigned by your Manager or Supervisor.


    The Maintenance Team Leader will report to the Maintenance Manager and be a primary resource to lead the plant maintenance process for the operational areas. This position works directly with the maintenance employees, the Plant Leadership Team, and plant engineering resources to drive improvements.

    • A minimum of three years manufacturing experience is preferred.
    • A minimum of three years' maintenance experience is preferred.
    • Must have a strong mechanical background.
    • A working knowledge of SAP/PM 6.0 is preferred.
    • Must possess a continuous improvement mindset.
    • Must have a demonstrated ability to function effectively in a team-based environment.
    • Must have demonstrated leadership skills in motivating, coaching and involvement concepts.
    • Must have capability to manage multiple priorities with a focus on delivery plant goals.
    • Must have a demonstrated ability in problem solving techniques.
    • Ability to generate solutions to plant equipment, process, packaging and operational problems
    • Must adhere to all Kraft Heinz Policies as stated in the Employee Handbook and follow internal Kraft Heinz Procedures.
      Other Requirements:
      • 2nd shift - 1pm to 9pm
      • Works overtime as required
      • Flexibility to adjust shift schedule to work with employees on other shifts as required
      • (Work is indoors, Primary production floor is wet, Secondary locations are occasionally wet, seasonal climate)
      • Must wear following PPE (Personal Protective Equipment): (bump cap/hard hat, safety glasses, slip resistant shoes, ear plugs)
      • Frequent standing & walking required
      • Prolonged periods working on feet and performing repetitive actions that entail frequent bending and stooping

        About Us

        Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

        Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

        Why Us

        We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food.

        Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

        Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact

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