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Nestle Sr Divisional Maintenance Manager in Ft. Dodge, Iowa

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Position Summary

As the Division Maintenance Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring competent maintenance management and execution at a market level, as well as, leading the implementation and execution of factory asset maintenance programs. You will coach and develop Maintenance Managers at the factory level. You will also aim to eliminate unplanned stops, optimize maintenance cost, and as a result increase asset intensity.

  • Strengthen Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) capability at factory level to eliminate repeat failures and feedback to Maintenance Standards.

  • Support maintenance cost optimization through TPM focusing on Technical Store and Maintenance activities.

  • Support cross-fertilization replication of machine improvements, Preventative Maintenance standards, CIL standards and centerlines for priority technologies.

  • Implement Maintenance Progression plan to embed technical and leadership competency development across all factories.

  • Accelerate step change progression by using Maintenance Technicians to help develop the Production Operators technical skills.

  • Utilize technical training modules, tablets and other digital resources to increase technical competencies of the Maintenance Technicians and Production Operators.

  • Strengthen quality of Planned Maintenance Standards and foundations to improve the performance of our Assets.


  • HS Diploma or equivalent with 5+ years of experience in maintenance within a manufacturing environment and 2+ years of supervisory experience OR Engineering degree with 3+ years of experience in maintenance within a manufacturing environment and 2+ years of supervisory experience


  • Must be willing to travel at minimum 50% or more of the time

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