Maintenance Leader, Packaging

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The Maintenance Leader is accountable for the overall asset availability and reliability of his/her assigned production line(s). The maintenance leader will drive a reduction in unplanned downtime through the application of proactive maintenance strategies, a continuous improvement mindset, and empowering our production teams to support the early identification of defects before resulting in a failure.

What You’ll Brew:

  • Owns the Breakdown Elimination, Defect Handling, and Maintenance Planning & Scheduling daily management systems for the line(s)
  • Drives the execution of maintenance work on the line by actively supporting maintenance planning and scheduling efforts with both technical knowledge of the equipment and a thorough understanding of the top losses impacting line reliability
  • Communicates and collaborates cross functionally in the prioritization and execution of planned and reactive maintenance to minimize production impact and improve reliability
  • Leads cross functional teams to complete root cause analysis on significant downtime events to the line and implements effective countermeasures to prevent re-occurrence
  • Supports the line team as needed during problem solving activities
  • Focuses on continuous improvement and uses data driven approach to identifying reliability opportunities for the line and driving an overall improvement in line availability
  • Works with other area owners and the maintenance group to develop standards and drive consistent execution utilizing the principles of TPM
  • Provides effective training and instruction to the team on the Principle of Operation of Machinery, identifying necessary training and supporting the development of training materials as needed
  • Supports both maintenance and production teams as a technical resource for the line
  • Tracks and supports maintenance metrics / KPIs and publishes on a routine basis
  • Supports the creation of and updates to maintenance strategies for the line, by identifying preventative and predictive maintenance plans necessary to understand and maintain the overall health of the equipment and the spare parts needed to prevent extended downtime events should a failure occur
  • Must be able to work in and promote a team oriented and “Safety First” environment
  • Must observe, practice and enforce all Department/Brewery Safety and Operating Procedures, including the use of proper PPE, LOTO, as well as, all GMP and Quality/Compliance Requirements
  • This is a stand dayshift role with potential call-in, off-shift, weekend support, or flow to shift coverage as the business may need
  • Travel is less than 5%

What Ingredients You’ll Bring:

  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • BA/BS degree in relevant area (production / manufacturing) and/or advanced technical knowledge and experience to perform responsibilities with minimal supervision required
    • 4+ years of demonstrated leadership experience in production/manufacturing. Direct experience leading process improvement of Maintenance and Operations teams (TPM / TPS)
    • Demonstrated ability to be successful in a collaborative team environment. Ability to impact and effect positive change with a flexible, open-minded, positive approach
    • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Suite, Minitab and other statistical software.
    • Knowledge of CMMS systems (SAP/AMMS preferred)
    • Must be willing and able to do the following with or without a reasonable accommodation
    • Wear all required personal protective equipment
    • Perform frequent bending, reaching, and lifting
    • Frequent/occasional lifting of material weighing approximately 50 lbs
    • Work in tight or closed-in spaces
    • Climb stairs/ladders and work high off the ground
    • Stand 50% of the time
    • Walk for extended periods of time
    • Work in an area of intense or continuous noise
    • Work in an area with hazardous material
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Ability to flex schedule to reach all shifts and days (as needed)
    • Experience in Brewing or high-speed packaging operations and or utilities systems highly regarded
    • Familiarity with industrial controls and electrical systems including PLCs, instrumentation, VFDs, and motors

Some Perks:

Our people are our most important “ingredient.” We hire the best talent; and we reward, develop, and retain them too.

In addition to generous healthcare on day one, stock purchase plan, 401k and more, Full Time Boston Beer Coworkers have the following perks available*:

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Fertility/adoption support
  • Free financial coaching
  • Health & wellness program and discounts
  • Professional development & training
  • Free beer!

*Talk to your recruiter about eligibility

Boston Beer Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran’s Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request accommodation in the job application process can contact for assistance.

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