Lead Maintenance Technician

Lead Maintenance Technician


Little Chute, WI


05 May 2022

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Client Overview:
Our client has been a pioneer in the U.S. specialty coffee market since 1979. They have used their years of experience and skill in the traditional coffee segment to produce one thing: great coffee.

About TotalTek Engineering

When it comes to enhancing your engineering career, TotalTek Engineering is the partner you can rely on for efficient and effective results. With years of experience and proven success in partnering with top industry leaders and decision makers; we can align your interests, qualifications, and talents to a specific contract, contract-to-hire, or permanent placement opportunity. Our clients trust us to provide them with the best and brightest technical talent in their fields.  We look forward to establishing a career partnership with you.

Opportunity Overview & Responsibilities

This position is responsible for performing preventative maintenance and responding to facility and manufacturing equipment maintenance & repair.  Our facility is expanding, which provides the opportunity to be involved in new line and/or new product start-ups and development of maintenance department process and procedure development. 
  • Complete maintenance on all production lines, which includes coffee roasting equipment, conveyers, forklifts, and high speed packaging line equipment to minimize downtime.  
  • Assist in the scheduling and responsible for performing preventative maintenance on all equipment.
  • Ability to communicate with PLCs, robots, and other processors.
  • Involved in new line start-ups, new product or packaging testing process, and installations.
  • Partner with production line operators to meet production schedules, including troubleshooting. and identification of root cause issues and corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence. 
  • Demonstrate a leadership position within the company to assist and teach operators basic preventative maintenance procedures and adjustments to settings to improve efficiency. 
  • Assist production line team during equipment tear down, sanitation and reassembly process to ensure proper execution of procedures and minimization of downtime or changeover process time.
  • Identify process improvements resulting in cost savings, efficiency improvements, and quality or safety improvements.
  • Communicate and coordinate with outside vendors as needed.
  • Responsible for facility maintenance and ensuring safe work conditions. 
  • Assist other areas of production or equipment operators as needed.
  • Maintain proper documentation and record keeping, including data entry in computer system.
  • Removing, issuing, or notifying the need spare parts.
  • Provide on-call support, as required. 

  • 7+ years of managerial experience including hiring, employee development, performance coaching, and day-to-day supervision of multiple lines in a production environment.
  • 10+ years plant manufacturing experience in a food industry or related manufacturing facility.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team development skills.  Can build a positive and productive team environment.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing or similar continuous process improvement training is preferred.  Strong orientation for continuous improvement.
  • Experienced in the implementation, training and administration of SOP, OSHA, GMP, SQF, HACCP or other quality, food and human safety programs.
  • Adhere to all Food Safety, Safety, GMP and Quality policies and procedures,  reporting any nonconformity
  • Strong troubleshooting and judgment skills.
  • Solid computer skills including Microsoft Office tools, Excel, and ERP systems.
  • Knowledge of food packaging principles, food industry quality and food safety requirements, ingredient performance and interactions with equipment, sanitation procedures, statistical process control, critical control points, and new product scale-up dynamics.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and effectively manage projects and manage change.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate well cross-functionally and work well at all levels of the organization.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.
  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills.

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