Direct and supervise activities of maintenance department and personnel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Oversee all building maintenance, heating, HVAC and plumbing.
•Assist with recycling chicken houses.
•Responsible for all in-house repairs, including the use of outdoor vendors.
•Install new equipment.
•Responsible for equipment parts.
•Provide proper Purchasing and Capital Request documentation.
•Coordinate activities and projects with production manager and appropriate farm manager.
•Provide direct daily supervision and review work of assigned departmental employees to ensure accuracy and to ensure adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices, and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols.] Schedule and prioritize workload of group members.
•Assist in the interview and selection of qualified non-exempt personnel. Recom¬mend personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises. Partner with Human Resources and depart¬mental management to assist in the handling of disciplinary issues. Draft appropriate personnel action paperwork.
•Identify training and development needs of direct reports. Assist in the development, implementa¬tion and delivery of depart¬mental training programs; ensure that direct reports receive departmental orien¬tation and necessary on-the-job training. Oversee main¬tenance of group training manual and training records.
•Monitor performance of direct reports. Provide regular coaching and counseling. Assist in preparation and delivery of salary and performance reviews of direct reports.
•Schedule overtime as authorized. Review and approve time cards. Coordinate vacation/time off schedules.
•Recommend short-range operating objectives, organizational structure of direct reports and staffing requirements. Assist in the development of a departmental plan for backup and succession of key technical personnel.
•May assist in development of departmental budget.
•Ensure optimum performance of group function. Recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
•Assist in the development, maintenance and communication of departmental systems and SOPs. Assist in the development and communication of job descriptions for subordinate positions.
•Ensure that departmental equipment is maintained in good working condition and that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
•Perform all other related duties as assigned.Qualifications
•Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.); trade school preferred.
•Experience: 2-4 years related experience and/or training.
•An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•Other: Basic maintenance skills, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical and equipment repair.
•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with arms and hands. The employee is frequently required to walk and stand.
•The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
•Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to airborne particles, fumes, and toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions.
•While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works with power tools.
•The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet