Facilities Maintenance Manager



The Facilities Maintenance Manager assumes responsibility of our fast-paced seafood manufacturing operation, providing mechanical and facilities maintenance leadership. This position is required to improve the performance of production equipment, preserve the plant’s physical assets and control maintenance labor and material cost. The goal of this position will be to maximize investment, improve productivity and ensure a safe and well-maintained facility. 

The Facilities Maintenance Manager is required to understand how to operate, maintain and repair manufacturing equipment to ensure production efficiency. They are responsible for organizing, training, and supporting a team of maintenance techniciansensuring continual and efficient operation of the plant’s mechanical equipment and overall facility maintenance.  

They will act as a liaison between the maintenance technicians and equipment vendors to quickly resolve equipment breakdowns and improve reliability. They will work closely with our procurement team to source critical parts, ensure inventory levels are well stocked and coordinate outside vendors required for plumbing, electrical or facility repair work.  

This position will report to the Operations leader.  


  • Responsible for coordinating the installation, inspection, adjustment and repair of all manufacturing equipment 
  • Establish equipment performance improvement plans on key assets  
  • Ensure the completion of all preventive and routine maintenance activities 
  • Maintain organized and efficient schedules, records and maintenance logs for the department 
  • Maintain appropriate supply of materials and equipment to carry out the normal day-to-day maintenance requirements of the plant  
  • Maintain a well-defined and organized system for the storage of all tools, products, materials, and equipment necessary for the department 
  • Conduct special training for operating departments on the safe and effective use of equipment  
  • Conduct scheduled walk-throughs to visually assess the safe and efficient operation of the physical plant, including all mechanical, electrical and other related items 
  • Inform the leadership team on a regular basis what the specific and overall condition is of the plant structure, equipment, and machinery 
  • Oversee any renovations, refurbishments, building projects and equipment installations 
  • Supervise all facilities staff including technicians and outside contract service providers  
  • Ensure compliance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices, the Occupational Safety & Health Act and company standards 



  • BA in facilities management or related qualification in management, engineering or business or relative work experience progressive of leadership  
  • 10+ years, experience in operations/facilities management  
  • 5+ years, experience in industrial maintenance and manufacturing 
  • CFM (Certified Facility Manager) certificate a plus  
  • Food industry background preferred; Seafood industry experience is a plus 
  • Must have a high-level understanding of motors, hydraulics, conveyor systems and production related machinery 
  • Must have a high-level understanding of electrical, plumbing and refrigeration  
  • Ability to diagnose and repair malfunctions in machinery 
  • Procurement and negotiation skills 
  • Proactive thinker with major project management experience 
  • Proven leader in improving work processes and leading change in a complex, fast paced environment 
  • Ability to understand and improve performance, efficiency and product yield 
  • Strong supervisory, interpersonal and training 
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices and food safety regulations 
  • Understand OSHA/FDA/USDA requirements in a manufacturing environment 
  • Intermediate computer skills Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 



  • Must be able to lift 30-50 pounds 
  • Work up to a 10-hour workday: standing/walking most of the day  
  • Hand use: single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing and pulling 
  • Work requires the following motions: bending, twisting, squatting and reaching 
  • Exposure to FDA approved cleaning chemicals 
  • Exposure to temperatures: <32 degrees Fahrenheit (freezing), 30-32 degrees Fahrenheit (refrigerators) 
  • Ability to work in wet and dry conditions 
  • Ability to work Monday-Friday, weekends when needed 
  • Ability to use tools and equipment, including knives or box cutters, fork-lifts and pallet jacks