Engineering & Maintenance Manager
Posted on: August 1, 2022
Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and
transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail
outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential
link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on
tables around the world.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates
temperature-controlled warehouses around the world. We have over
16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities
- from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting,
administration, business development, customer support,
engineering, transportation, and technology solutions
Manage the daily maintenance activities in a warehouse. Plan and
coordinate activities of refrigeration, maintenance and forklift
associates. Maintain safe, effective and functional facilities by
directing installation, maintenance, and repair of machines, tools,
equipment, and utility systems for refrigerated warehouse.
Identifies current and future maintenance requirements.
Achieves financial objectives by preparing an annual maintenance
budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating
Ensures operations productivity by determining work priorities and
scheduling repair, maintenance, and installation of machines,
tools, and equipment.
Designs, implements, and modifies preventive maintenance programs
by reviewing production, quality control, and maintenance reports
and statistics; inspecting operating machines, equipment, and
systems for conformance with operational standards.
Complies with all OSHA regulations and PSM requirements.
Ensures compliance with mechanical, electrical and all other
municipal and state codes.
Resolves maintenance problems.
Protects employees and visitors by maintaining a safe and clean
Completes maintenance operational requirements by scheduling and
assigning employees. Ensures work results.
Ensures repairs of handling equipment so it is clean, safe,
fully-operational and in good repair.
Assess future repair needs of equipment and coordinates
Direct department activities to design new products, modify
existing designs, improve production techniques, and develop test
Provide a comprehensive energy plan, which includes: Energy
consumption, defined rate goals, strategies, action plans,
conservation plans and utilization effectiveness.
Maintain a working knowledge of new technologies, which may improve
operations, and develops recommendations accordingly.
Maintain a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to
ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe
Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local environment,
health, safety and HR regulations/procedures along with ensuring
that all tasks are carried out in a safe and healthful manner with
no adverse impact upon the environment.
Works with General Manager to develop annual budgets
Works with General Manager to ensure Departmental financial goals
Works with General Manager to Develop Capital Expense budgets and
provide long term planning for facility and equipment
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Experience:
High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
Completion of all eight (8) RETA courses.
Five to eight years in warehouse maintenance management
3 years general supervisory/management experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to manage employees.
Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
Ability to communicate effectively with variety of individuals.
Ability to reason, negotiate, instruct, persuade, or speak with
Ability to pay close attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal skills and judgment in communicating with
Willingness to develop a mentoring relationship in order to
contribute experience, skills, and wisdom to subordinate employees
for their development.
Receptive to management development suggestions and willing to seek
additional knowledge to facilitate job growth.
Must have strong relationship skills, be able to provide and model
leadership behaviors including the ability to defuse conflict.
Relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions:
they must get along with others without exhibiting behavioral
extremes; perform work activities requiring reasoning, negotiating,
instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond
appropriately to criticism.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proven ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to interpret HR regulations, safety rules, operating and
maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals.
Ability to solve complex problems.
Must have very strong customer service orientation with high sense
of urgency in meeting objectives and deadlines.
Fully competent to a high degree in mechanical knowledge.
Ability to work with hands in mechanically oriented situations.
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, as well as
interpret pencil sketches and diagrams.
Ability to supervise and inspect work performed by all Levels of
Must be able to work flexible shifts, if required, including on
Ability to work overtime
Frequently works overtime, evenings, or weekends in order to
complete work or to attend meetings
Must travel up to _____%
Knowledge of ISO.
Knowledge of SAP preferred.
Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel
Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent
Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from
chairs, and reaching, or bending
Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for
typical office work
Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing
May require travel by automobile and airplane up for business
May require a visit facility operations in temperatures at or below
May carry loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries,
positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds
Requires the use of various electronic tools
Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and
receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without
exhibiting behavioral extremes
Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning,
negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and
respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive
Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
EOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW.
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