Maintenance Line Manager

  • Mondelēz International
  • Chicago, IL 60629, USA
  • Aug 02, 2023
Full time Management Manufacturing

Job Description

Join our Mission to Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It With Pride. We are the creators of Oreo, Ritz Crackers, Triscuit, Sour Patch and Swedish Fish to name a few.

Our goal is to achieve zero breakdowns and efficient maintenance costs. The Maintenance Lead will be key in this objective by coordinating planned corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance activities through the technical development of the maintenance and operation teams of the production lines that you will manage.

This role will focus on loss eradication (breakdown) and implementation of line E2E (End to End) reliability using all progressive maintenance pillar tools, maintenance and CBM (condition-based monitoring) technologies, leadership in maintenance, repairs and operations/spare parts, utilization of the SAP maintenance module and skills development.

To define success, we will use key metrics such as injury rate, GE (equipment reliability), MTBF (mean time between failures), %TBM/CBM completed, PM Pillar progress on your line, inventory value and accuracy, and fixed cost management (spare parts, contracted services, emergency purchases, labor).

What you will bring:

  • Effective at being a Servant Leader, leading and managing change and building a high performing team

  • Trust, empowers and gives coaching to the team, while holding every individual accountable

  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement processes such as TPM and Lean Manufacturing.

  • Proven PM (Progressive Maintenance) expertise, including Planned Maintenance, Root Cause analysis and Condition Based Maintenance

  • Experience in a union environment

  • Experience in the food industry preferred.

  • SAP PM Module experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to make major and rapid changes to a strong legacy organization. Improving parts, parts management and purchasing are a plus.

Vertical Start Up:

  • Lead a Vertical Start-Up Team on the delivery of successful CQV / TT&T. Coordinate activities with RDQ, Engineering, Planning, and other relevant cross-functions. Create benchmark platforms with CBA plant. Involve Suppliers to align with CQV Plans including start-up details.

  • Support the Manufacturing annual operational plans and targets to meet Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Sustainability, and Engagement goals in line with the site Compelling business need.

  • Create VSU & Lean Project Management Cultures within the team. Engage cross-functions for start-up activities

  • Become familiar with the project and collect preliminary information to begin developing the start-up plan and develop team charter and team communication in place.

  • Qualification on I2M / IIM (it is a pre-requisite that all Project Leads and VSU Leads be qualified on I2M & IIM).

What you will bring:

  • Manufacturing experience (i.e. process, continuous improvement, maintenance, line leadership roles, etc.)

  • Qualified on the I2M / IIM Process.

  • Qualified on AM Step 3.

  • Capable of leading and influencing people at higher and lower levels.

  • Understands and is trained on key pillars like IIM, AM, and PM.

  • A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career.

  • Strong operational & manufacturing leadership experience in the food manufacturing industry with experience in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), 5S, Integrated Lean 6 Sigma’s tools and concepts.

  • Excellent communication (verbal & written).

  • Coaching and leadership skills in a team-based environment.

  • Demonstrated abilities in analytics, problem solving, and team building

  • Strong financial & business acumen, project management skills, and knowledge of industrial maintenance and manufacturing equipment.

Education / Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent technical degree within the food industry (minimum).

Job specific requirements:

  • 5 years or more experience in food manufacturing or related industries/processes is preferred.

  • Maintenance experience is required.

  • Preventive Maintenance knowledge required.

  • Experience in union-labor is preferred.

  • Schedule flexibility: 1st shift + some weekend coverage as needed.

This role is based out of our Chicago Plant: 7300 S Kedzie Avenue, Chicago IL 60629.

No Relocation support available

Business Unit Summary

The United States is the largest market in the Mondelēz International family with a significant employee and manufacturing footprint. Here, we produce our well-loved household favorites to provide our consumers with the right snack, at the right moment, made the right way. We have corporate offices, sales, manufacturing and distribution locations throughout the U.S. to ensure our iconic brands—including Oreo and  Chips Ahoy!cookies, Ritz, Wheat Thins and Triscuit crackers, and Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids confectionery products —are close at hand for our consumers across the country.  

Mondelēz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.

Job Type


Manufacturing support