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J.R. Simplot Company Reliability Maintenance Manager (Caldwell, ID) in Caldwell, Idaho

Reliability Maintenance Manager (Caldwell, ID)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This role is responsible for guiding and implementing efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls. Accountable for the overall performance of the Maintenance Department to include employee safety and productivity, plant and total predictive maintenance programs. Accountable for all equipment reliability and safety to meet production objectives through implementation and application of sound maintenance programs and processes. As a member of the management team, is jointly accountable in meeting all plant objectives and deliverables.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leverage significant interaction and influence with plant leadership to make key technology and maintenance reliability related strategic business decisions for manufacturing operations.

  • Sets direction and mandate for Maintenance Departments in promotion and support of all regulatory and customer requirements. This includes but is not limited to include food safety, product quality, customer audits, FDA, OSHA, EPA, DEQ and all other regulatory compliance.

  • Is responsible for supporting, managing, or implementing Food Safety and Product Quality standards.

  • Develops resources to deliver effective and efficient team direction and rapid decision making.

  • Is responsible for the Maintenance budget.

  • Leads Maintenance Management Team to deliver site equipment reliability, including maintenance planning, mechanical, electrical, boiler and refrigeration departments.

  • Drive a maintenance transformation; work with maintenance and operations to decrease equipment downtime while moving from a reactive to proactive equipment maintenance model.

  • Ensures Maintenance systems, programs, and processes are in place and functioning properly to meet complex requirements (short term, long term, and turnaround) 100% accountable for the overall performance of the Maintenance Department, the safety of its members and their actions.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

  • 10+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

  • Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt preferred.

  • Experience implementing and sustaining reliability programs.

  • Experience using Maintenance Management Systems and ERPs.

Job Requisition ID : 3517

Travel Required : None

Location(s) : FG Idaho Plant - Caldwell

Country: United States

*The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.*

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