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Mountaire Farms Area Maintenance Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

Responsible for coordinating and supervising the work of employees in the maintenance department and upkeep of buildings, grounds, and equipment. Responsible for scheduling and maintaining efficient operations i.e.: line speed, controlling downtime, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and related systems. Assigns Superintendents the work for technical employees and other duties as required throughout the process.

Duties/Activities Required by Job

  • Manages and directs the superintendents to send equipment and personnel from one project assignment to another as necessary. Coordinates or installs, inspects repairs and maintains the electrical, plumbing, mechanical and other related systems within the production area to ensure proper maintenance is performed

  • Supervise installation, inspections; repairs and maintains mechanical, electrical, plumbing and other related production systems of plant. Updates inventory and ensures all needed materials are available.

  • Directs and manages Superintendents, encourages training to increase competency and commitment. Has the ability to meet and deal tactfully and courteously with fellow employees and vendors/contractors. Ensures adequate staffing is maintained.

  • Reports on maintenance/repairs installation, inspections, repairs.

  • Communicates and enforces knowledge of the occupational hazards and corresponding safety precautions necessary for the safe performance of assigned duties. Enforces Goal Zero throughout the facility.

Educations/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant Maintenance field desired. Technical degree/training and/or relevant certifications in Electrical (Master's) and/or Refrigerations (RETA level 4) and/or CIRO (Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator) or relevant experience

  • 5 plus years demonstrated utility management experience in a manufacturing environment, must include successful track record managing a shift or operations with progression in size and scope, experience will be considered in lieu of degree, previous poultry experience preferred, previous manufacturing management experience required if no poultry.

  • Able to maintain and repair all production facility equipment in a manner that minimizes downtime. Is very knowledgeable in first processing operations receiving thru evisceration. Understands accountability and is performance driven.


Are you looking for more than just a job? The culture at Mountaire is one of our greatest strengths and most valued assets. We maintain the same core values and family-focused work environment that we’ve operated with since day one. You will find that your peers, supervisor and team members are genuinely committed to, not only your success, but also working together to provide high-quality products to our customers. We are a service to one another and to our customers, demonstrating operational excellence and outstanding performance.


Mountaire Overview

Mountaire Corporation and its two operating affiliates, Mountaire Farms Inc. and Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. (collectively, “Mountaire Farms” or “Mountaire”), are agricultural food production and processing companies providing competitive jobs to almost 10,000 dedicated employees at facilities in Arkansas, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. Now the fourth largest chicken company in the United States, we are still family owned and fully committed to giving back to the communities where we do business. At Mountaire Farms, our culture is what defines us. It sets us apart from our competition and reinforces what we stand for. Supporting each other, uplifting each other, and helping each other succeed -- that’s the Mountaire way! Our vision is to provide growth, stability, and opportunities for our people, our customers, and our communities by profitably delivering wholesome quality chicken.

Total Compensation

Mountaire also offers an amazing total compensation package! A few examples of our benefits that may be offered to you are: eight paid holidays, Medical Plans with free onsite Health and Wellness Centers, Dental and Vision Programs, Employee Assistance Program for you and your family, Retirement Planning with 401(k), Profit Sharing, Employee Discounted Chicken Sales, Employee Discounts with partners (Car Purchase, Phone Plans, & Shopping), Tuition Reimbursement at up to $6,000 annually, and many exciting career development programs!