Maintenance Lead -3rd Shift in New Hampton, IA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 5/4/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IA New Hampton

Job Type:

Production Maintenance

Job Posting Title:

Maintenance Lead -3rd Shift

Job Description:

TreeHouse Foods of New Hampton, IA has an outstanding opportunity for a 3rd Shift (12am-8am) Maintenance Lead.

Job Description:  Organize and plan the Maintenance Department to meet and exceed, standards, goals and efficiencies. This position is a hands on, working lead role.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of maintenance techs workload and assignments based on production schedules and asset care.
  • Provide technical support to production and maintenance management.
  • Using CMMS (SAP PM) determine schedules, sequences and assignments for work activities based on work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnel.
  • Track and analyze maintenance labor and parts to help determine the least cost, most efficient operation.
  • Evaluate the performance of team members and provide periodic feedback to ensure development and quality of work.
  • Assist with the develop and maintain plant preventative maintenance programs.
  • Manage the prioritization and staffing of preventive maintenance and repairs of all equipment.
  • Lead the Maintenance Weekly Operation Review (MWOR) process for Continuous Improvement and also escalation to resources outside of department. 
  • Analyze equipment downtime with maintenance and production departments.
  • Create solutions or preventative maintenance plans to eliminate and prevent technical downtime 
  • Continuous Improvement in the following KPI’s:
    • Labor Utilization
    • Schedule Compliance
    • Work Order Backlog
    • Technical Downtime
  • Plan & schedule for department and plant shutdowns and startups in corresponding departments.
  • Insure SAP is kept current for their primary areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure that all preventive and corrective maintenance plans are executed on time and offer a high quality of workmanship.
  • Conduct regular inspections of plant to seek out potential problems and to solicit operator feedback.
  • Collaborate with operations through the Maintenance Weekly Operation Review regarding priority, action items, and follow-ups.
  • Collaborate with engineers, suppliers, contractors, and plant partners to ensure customer needs are met.
  • Assures compliance with government regulatory agencies.
  • Control labor costs, hiring, scheduling, and development of maintenance partners in team-oriented environment.
  • All other duties as assigned

Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Mechanical aptitude as it applies to preventive maintenance, mechanical verbiage, and equipment specifications
  • Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical/industrial skills.  HVAC and basic welding skills.
  • Full understanding and compliance with the company’s safety procedures and policies.
  • Skill in operation of company tools and equipment.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to think and react quickly, ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to make independent judgments which have moderate impact on the organization.
  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity and cost.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • PLCs: AB, Siemens, SLC500, ControLogix, and PLC-5
  • Networks: Ethernet /IP and Remote I/O
  • Safety devices: Guard I/O, Safety relays
  • Drives: 1336, PF40, PF70, PF520,
  • Software: RSLogix500, RSLogix5000, PanelBuilder32
  • Must have strong time management skills and the ability to stay organized and on task


 High School or equivalent

 High School plus specialized training (min 6mos-2yrs)

 Associate Degree Required

 Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

 Master’s Degree Required -- Type:

 Certification/Licensure Required for Job:

Minimum Experience Preferred: Thee to five years of experience is strongly preferred.  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Travel Requirements: Minimal

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veterans/Disability

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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