Maintenance Superintendent

The Service Center Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for all of the equipment maintenance, preventative maintenance program, capital project expenditure recommendations, and equipment vendor relationships within the Camp Hill, Pennsylvania Service Center (SC). This includes effectively managing the day to day relationships on equipment specifications and requirements with all vendors and suppliers, ensuring that Vantage’s Brand Promise is met by the Service Center at all times and that our core values are reflected in our operating decisions, practices, policies, and actions.

 Establish annual, semi-annual, quarterly, and monthly objectives for the Maintenance group, in support of the SC’s goals and objectives.
 Determine the requirements of an effective preventative maintenance program (PMP) and ensure the capital and operating requirements are in place to effectively implement the approved program.
 Manage the approved capital and maintenance operating budgets to meet established maintenance objectives.
 Work with the Operations Manager to ensure the company’s PMP can be effectively delivered with minimal disruption to the production operations.
 Work with the Maintenance crew to optimize uptime and productivity on all equipment.
 Familiarity with refrigeration equipment (ammonia based) is critical, as is knowledge of HACCP and CFIA food safety requirements. Building operation/maintenance knowledge (air conditioning, HVAC, etc.) is also important for success in this role.
 Manage the employee relations direction and activities within the Maintenance group in a way that reflects our core value as it relates to our employees and contractors.
 Manage the company’s relationships with equipment, external, and customer vendors, to meet both our maintenance and production objectives and foster effective long term relationships with all stakeholders.
 Negotiate equipment contracts with external vendors.

 Understand and demonstrate how Vantage’s core values can be delivered on a daily basis, within a fast paced, customer driven operating environment
 A focus on results, a bias for action, and an effective personal leadership style will be necessary
 Inventory management
 Downtime scheduling and tracking
 Lean manufacturing
 Management/employee relations
 Implement and manage work order and preventative maintenance systems
 Operating and capital budget preparation and adherence

 A University degree, or journeyman certification, supplemented by five or more years of progressively more senior management experience, preferably within the meat processing business
 A demonstrated track record of delivering solid maintenance department results in a way that encourages teamwork and employee engagement
 A thorough understanding of all meat production equipment and the maintenance processes associated with running a major meat processing facility will be required

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