Maintenance Lead in Princeton, KY at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 1/17/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


KY Princeton

Job Type:

Production Maintenance

Job Posting Title:

Maintenance Lead

Job Description:


The Maintenance Lead position is responsible for the overall organization and planning of the maintenance activities on the assigned line. 

Essential Functions/Physical Demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Responsible for preventive maintenance on plant equipment. Perform complex tasks using multiple types of tools, both hand and pneumatic/electrical tools. Troubleshoot basic electrical systems involving both AC and DC power; maintain and improve control systems; and perform PMs and work orders. Verify needed parts, schedule work, and log activities related to same.  Validate effectiveness of work performed. Work with maintenance procurement to ensure proper and adequate parts are available to support up-time goals for line equipment.  Locate parts and work order status in JDE. Gain practical knowledge and understanding of continuous improvement tools and actively work with operations to apply knowledge as appropriate. Overtime may be required to ensure coverage during vacations, days off, etc. Must operate the maintenance computer system for time entry and work-order generation. Respond promptly to equipment breakdowns and failures on the production floor. Must utilize tools appropriately to rebuild parts when necessary. Must be willing to further mechanical and electrical training via additional education.  Complete all required paperwork efficiently and accurately. Understand, observe and comply with the handling/usage of color-coded container policy. Maintain clean, sanitary work environment and prepare work area for following shift personnel. Immediately notify supervisor of any repairs or adjustments required. Possess thorough understanding of all company policies, including GMPs and safety policies. Communicate effectively with other departments, managers, and other employees. Works closely with all levels of the organization including Maintenance, Engineering, Warehouse, and Production Supervisors.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, kneeling, twisting, holding, gripping, reaching, pulling, stooping, extensive bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, extensive wrist movements, and climbing all day. Work can be performed in extreme heat and cold environments. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items weighing 50 pounds above shoulder level.   A team lift would be required for anything over 50 pounds. The employee must be able to read, write, and comprehend the English language and possess strong communication skills both oral and written. The employee must work safely at all times and follow all OSHA (safety) guidelines.

Food Quality, Safety and Security:    The employee initiates action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to food safety and the quality of the product, processes, quality or safety system.  The employee stops production, if necessary, to correct food safety issues, quality issues, or safety problems.  The employee identifies and records any problems relating to food safety, quality of the product, processes, quality system or safety system.  The employee controls further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of food safety or quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.  The employee informs line supervisor, production manager, QA manager, or other management personnel of any food safety or quality issues or of any processes which become noncompliant with specified requirements.


Technical Capacity. Ethical Conduct. Communication Proficiency. Results Driven. Initiative.

Supervisory Responsibility:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, heat, cold, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:  This is a full­-time position.  Normal days are Monday through Friday.  Shifts are as follows:  1st- 6:30am-3pm, 2nd- 2:30pm-11pm, 3rd- 10:30pm-7am.  This employee must be able to work overtime when required.

Travel:  No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience:   

  • High school diploma/GED is required.
  • Must have five years’ experience in electrical troubleshooting.
  • Must have a proficient understanding of Allen Bradley PLC controllers.
  • Must have a good understanding of motor starters, relays, photo-eyes, limit switches, gearboxes, sprockets, chains, “v”-belts and welding/cutting.
  • Must possess a strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Preferred Education and Experience:   

  • Two+ years of manufacturing experience.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical parts.

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

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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