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Tyson Foods Maintenance Manager II in St Joseph, Missouri

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Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

SUMMARY: This position will supply managerial oversight of the manufacturing facility production maintenance, refrigeration, and engineering functions. This position will be responsible for managing an annual maintenance & repair budget including personnel costs over $8 MM. This position will be supported by Maintenance Manager I, a Project Engineer, a Plant Engineer and an Engineer III as direct reports. This position will be responsible for the maintenance and engineering technical team of over 75 FTE’s.


  • Continuous development of maintenance, refrigeration, and engineering strategy.

  • Develop and provide technical maintenance support systems and processes.

  • Develop and implement process improvements projects.

  • Key member of overall facility maintenance, refrigeration, and engineering organizations.

  • Identify, evaluate and implement alternative maintenance support resources and services.

  • Manages the planning, supervision and scheduling of all machines, electrical and packaging maintenance projects through optimum utilization of facilities and personnel.

  • Responsible for overall maintenance activities in such a manner that maximum effectiveness is obtained for the proper maintenance of machinery within projected costs and schedules.

  • Establishes and coordinates communication throughout facility of maintenance schedule changes, changes to project specifications and labor variance.

  • Promotes the development of new job methods and procedures; establishes and maintains departmental systems and procedures to maintain on-going productivity improvements of the maintenance unit.

  • Ensures that all contracts are interpreted correctly and are uniformly followed by maintenance personnel.

  • Develops and recommends annual maintenance budget and goals to superior; recommendations based in part on input supplied by plant leadership team.

  • Ensures compliance with all environmental regulations. Meets with representatives from state and federal government to ensure all government laws and regulations are maintained.

  • It is the responsibility of this position to ensure compliance at the facility to policies, standards, specifications, and practices that support and enhance the company’s objectives.

  • This position must interact with a broad section of the industry not only at the plant level but including government, vendor, and industry representatives.

  • This position will play a key role in implementing change within the organization, both from the technology standpoint and a procedural one, in support of the company’s goals and objectives while operating at the highest ethical standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (preferably Packaging, Process, Mechanical, Electrical, Food Processing, Manufacturing, Chemical or Civil) or related field is preferred.

  • 10 years work experience in food processing industry managing a diverse, technical staff is preferred. Must have a successful record and experience in production equipment and systems maintenance management. Prefer experience within the food processing and packaging industry.

  • Must have experience with CMM systems and TPM methodology. Considerable knowledge in mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, and refrigeration required.

  • Requires good written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently, and must be results oriented.

  • Ability to travel up to 10%

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Relocation assistance available to candidates that qualify according to the Tyson Relocation Policy.

When completing a Tyson Foods employment application, be sure to complete all tasks listed on the candidate home page. If not, you will see a message that there are 1 or more task(s) that require attention. Applicants for hourly production positions must complete the task to provide additional information to be considered from employment.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

CCPA Notice. If you are a California resident, and would like to learn more about what categories of personal information we collect when you apply for this job, and how we may use that information, please read our CCPA Job Applicant Notice at Collection, click here (https://www.tysonfoods.com/sites/default/files/2020-07/CCPA%20applicant%20notification.pdf) .

Our team members make the difference. If you are ready to grow your career with an industry leader and want to positively impact the team and community around you, then join us in helping us in raising expectations.Join us on the journey.

At Tyson, we are raising expectations for how much good people can do. Our Talent Strategy is to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent, and we believe that our Culture is the connecting thread that drives that strategy!

We strive to be a talent magnet to establish a reputation for being a talent rich organization where team members can grow their career while growing the business.

We are a high performing organization where team members are rewarded (Pay, Benefits and Recognition) for their contributions, and given the opportunity to support and/or volunteer with programs that help Tyson make a lasting social impact in the communities where we live and work.

To learn more about our culture, please read Our Purpose (http://www.tysonfoods.com/who-we-are/our-story/purpose-values) .

Tyson Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you are unable to apply for career opportunities through use of this site due to an impairment or disability, please contact (479) 290-5000 for further assistance.