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Maintenance Manager

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What This Entails: 

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is seeking an Off-Centered Maintenance Manager to lead our Maintenance Team. The successful candidate should be a highly functional blend of technical know-how, leadership and off centered culture for our brewery.  You will head up the team that maintains all areas of our brewery, including utilities, brewing and packaging equipment, and facilities. You will be called upon to organize and prioritize the department while you develop and implement routine maintenance schedules and procedures.  You will hire, develop, train and retain talented multi-craft co-workers who bring depth to the department.  As much as we love our beer, our people are our pride and you’ll lead a pretty diverse group of them.  The successful candidate will both work with our people as well as achieve through them.  A manager who can roll up their sleeves and turn a wrench as well as delegate will likely do well.  You should be as comfortable being out in the brewery as being behind a desk or this gig just ain’t for you.

The successful Maintenance Manager will be a highly organized person that loves to plan and bring a structured calm to the storm.  Do you want to design, develop and implement a world class preventive maintenance program?  Does the fear of repeat break downs keep you up at night?  Then come show us your abilities to document processes, evaluate plans, develop PM procedures and develop your co-workers. You must be a great pro-active communicator, who is able to build rapport and camaraderie both inter- and intra-departmentally to ensure excellent service in all areas of the brewery.  You should possess a strong focus on quality, safety, failure analysis, and efficiency.  This focus should lend itself to a constant evaluation of work practices and equipment performance in the spirit of improvement.   Repeat breakdowns should drive you nuts, cuz’ figuring out how to make it run until the next failure straight up sucks. Practical experience setting up, implementing and managing CMMS/predictive maintenance technologies will be pivotal to success.  Knowledge of lockout-tagout protocols, confined space work, hot work permitting and electrical safety are much needed to ensure the safety of our coworkers.

What You Need To Land This Gig: 

The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 5 years supervisory maintenance experience in a production environment. A four year degree in an engineering science is a must.  Experience in high speed packaging operations and/or batch processing environments is preferred. Training and experience in Root Cause Failure Analysis will do you well here.  Computer skills should include proficiency in MS Office, CMMS systems, CAD, and accounting software (you’ll manage a budget).  Comprehension of different maintenance improvement techniques, including when to use them and when to throw them in the trash is required.   This isn’t just a desk job so the physical requirements of the job include the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and work overhead.  You will be all over the place so you better be able to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and have fun while you’re doing it!


Bundle Of Goodies: 

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery offers competitive compensation including bonus potential, 401K company match, a fabulous health care package to include health/dental and most importantly perhaps FREE yummy beer!

Where It's At: 

Milton, Delaware

How To Apply To This Gig: 

Qualified, interested & dynamic individuals should please send a cover letter with resume and salary requirements to careers@dogfish.com. Resumes without cover letters will be hard pressed for consideration, truly.  Help keep busy HR folks sane, no phone calls pretty please. Proud to be an EOE.