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Area Maintenance Manager

Company: Campbell Soup
Location: Maxton
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

Under the direction of the Site Maintenance Manager the Area Maintenance Manager is responsible for the proper maintenance of all equipment in the assigned area of the plant and for providing maintenance support to those assigned areas as well.

In this role you will be responsible for improving the plant’s competitive advantage through the use of preventative and predictive maintenance technologies.  You will interface with hourly and salaried maintenance personnel daily; other departments, and other company resources to improve equipment reliability and production capacity for their assigned area.  

As a core component of the Area Maintenance Manager role, you will manage the maintenance personnel for their respective area and the associated expense budgets.  You will be responsible for setting department goals within their assigned departments, administering company policies, providing training to maintenance personnel, and ensuring all safety and OSHA requirements are met.

Essential responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Maintenance Plan Execution - Responsible for the execution of Progressive Maintenance/Equipment Reliability strategic plan that maintains the plant’s electrical/mechanical, and control systems.
  • Personnel Development – Develops a competent and efficient Maintenance Department workforce.  Assures personnel have the experience, tools, supplies, and materials required for performing maintenance services.  Creates a department staffing model to achieve required business outcomes.
  • Department Budgeting – Monitors expense budgets for the Maintenance Department.  Manages use of labor and materials to optimize department effectiveness.
  • Strategic Planning – Develops, recommends, and reviews long term strategies for expense and capital initiatives relating to the Maintenance Department and the successful operation of the plant.  Key to the development of the strategic capital and savings plan for the facility.
  • Health, Safety and Employee Relations – Enforces company procedures and policies regarding safety and employee conduct; maintaining a work environment that promotes teamwork.

Job Complexity:

  • A gearbox for a soup filling line fails.  The Area Maintenance Manager would work with the Maintenance Unit Leaders for the respective area to lead technicians in the change out of the part which may include a temporary repair or expediting parts, the area manager would ensure the replacement equipment is installed to standard, and the area manager would lead the root cause failure analysis possibly executing the follow-up.
  • After several failures, it was determined that our predictive maintenance program was inadequate.  After consulting with the Site Maintenance Leader, the Area Manager would lead an effort to establish an effort to establish a vibration analysis program on a lead line and would expand the program to other lines based on success.
  • A Maintenance Unit Leader in an area is constantly delivering poor quality work.  Confront and coach the MUL on his/her performance.  Possible outcomes are:  1) the individual's performance improves a direct result of your coaching/help, 2) the individual decides that he cannot meet the job expectations and asks for a position of lower authority, or 3) work with the HR department to remove the MUL from his role.

We are looking for the following abilities and skills:

  • Minimum education required: (With Specialization as Appropriate) Bachelor's degree. Engineering concentration is highly preferred or another technical field.  
  • Years of relevant experience:  5+ years of plant maintenance supervisory experience in a manufacturing setting. 
  • An Associate’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Technology may be accepted with a minimum of 10+ years of plant supervisory leadership experience in a manufacturing setting. 

Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:

  • Superior problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in a plant production environment, preferably, food processing, or pharmaceutical
  • Strong people and relationship management skills with the ability to direct and lead others to deliver results.
  • Experience with preventative and predictive maintenance
  • Working knowledge of SAP.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience and passion for introducing new techniques.
  • Financial budgeting experience
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities/assignments.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Willingness to work off-shift and weekends as needed.

Working Conditions:

  • Travel of 5-10% of the time is anticipated in this role. 
  • Fast-paced manufacturing operation.
  • Requires getting out on the production floor/ interacting with core operation teams.
  • Working conditions are typical of a food processing environment with offices and manufacturing processes.


The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Keywords: Campbell Soup, Fayetteville , Area Maintenance Manager, Other , Maxton, North Carolina

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