• Maintenance Manager

    Performance Pet Products
    Job Description

    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:00am to 4:30pm (exact starting/ending times subject to change due to projects and downtime)


    Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered in Redwood Falls, MN. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. Please visit our website at fuillc.com to learn more!


    Performance Pet, located in Mitchell, SD, is home to the innovators and formulators who turn the desire for leaner, tastier, healthier or otherwise better pet food into an actual product on the shelves. Everything we do is custom-made for every customer, and we're the only canner to do so. Learn more about what we do at performancepet.net/.


    Performance Pet Products is seeking to add a Maintenance Manager to our growing team in Mitchell, SD! We offer a competitive salary and a complete benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, paid time off, paid holidays, a paid birthday holiday, an impressive 401K match, and much more!


    Areas of Accountability


    All areas of accountability to be delivered with GRIT - our values of Generosity, Relationships, Integrity, and Teamwork


    Plant Equipment & Process Reliability
    Team Leadership

    Project Management
    Team Development

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    Adhere to all health and safety policies/procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)


    Manage and develop plant maintenance personnel


    Plan and manage plant outages and projects


    Develop and foster a partnership with plant equipment suppliers


    Ensure plant drawings, OEM documentation, and equipment files are organized and maintained


    Set high standards for plant housekeeping and ensure standards are understood, being achieved, and continuously improved


    Develop and continuously improve predictive and preventive maintenance practices


    Work with operations and maintenance personnel to reduce equipment and process downtime, and improve reliability


    Establish maintenance repair and replacement standards to meet OEM specifications


    Continually improve standards, based on precision maintenance concepts, through providing necessary maintenance tools, processes, and training


    Work with suppliers and management to recommend equipment and processes to improve existing operations and meet new business opportunities


    Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal workload.




    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Food Science, or related field, preferred


    5-7 years’ experience with mechanical and electrical maintenance; boilers; and freezers, preferred


    5-7 years’ experience in maintenance supervision, required


    General knowledge and experience with plant accounting, purchasing, MRO inventory, and capital practices


    Experience with computerized maintenance programs with strong PC skills - MS Office applications.


    Bilingual skills (English and Spanish), desired


    Travel up to 10%, annually

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