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Bottling Maintenance Manager

Location: Geyserville, California
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Operations 55%

• Develop, implement and manage a robust Maintenance Management System to ensure that all systems are producing finished goods at the highest quality and in an efficient, safe and reliable manner through continuous reviews.
• Utilize CMMS software to assist with planning, scheduling and tracking of preventative, improvement and break maintenance along with associated costs and parts inventory management.
• Identify equipment or systems that need repair or upgrade and schedule work required through a managed system.
• Ensure that all critical parts and materials are in inventory to minimize downtime of critical equipment.
• Work with the Logistics team on the introduction and validation of new products and packages.
• Assist in evaluating and testing supplies or redesigned packages and communicate the results.
• Schedule and manage the implementation of capital projects in all bottling facilities and ensure they are completed on time and to budget constraints

Financial 5%

• Ensure that all company purchasing policies are adhered to when purchasing good and services.
• Develop and manage an annual Bottling Maintenance Dept. Operating Budget and assist with development of Capital Budgets for the bottling facility.

Management/Leadership 40%

• Responsible for setting and maintaining standards of Safety, Quality and Productivity with regard to all day-to-day bottling maintenance activities.
• Directly supervises and provides leadership and guidance to the Bottling Maintenance team concurrent with the company values – passion, embracing change, teamwork, respect, integrity and innovation
• Provide written performance reviews of the Bottling Maintenance team annually.
• Routinely review work in progress to assure that the jobs are being completed in a safe, timely, and professional manner.
• Provide opportunities for the development of Bottling Maintenance staff to increase skill and knowledge. This should include continuing education outside of the winery as well as hands on teaching/coaching of trade skills.
• Work closely with the Bottling leadership team and Maintenance team to review work requests, identify solutions, and assign the appropriate Bottling Maintenance personnel.
• Establish standards for machine set-up and operation (i.e. procedures and protocols, control of package application to meet quality control standards and improve line efficiencies.
• Plan for effective line changeovers by timely communication to the bottling maintenance team on schedule updates and changes.
• Develop monthly maintenance performance matrix to measure the team’s performance.
• Assist bottling team to analyze down time reports to identify and make possible corrections to eliminate excessive down time.
• Collaborates with Bottling leadership team and Safety Department and ensures all relevant mandatory safety programs are implemented and up-to-date.

• Bottling Department: Works closely with the Bottling Manager, QA Manager and Bottling Supervisor to identify machine performance issues and seek out opportunities for improved efficiency and product quality. Communicates Maintenance employee schedules and collaborates with Bottling management team to identify project / task priorities.
• Facilities Maintenance Department: Work with the Facilities Manager to schedule and utilize tools and personnel between the departments as needed. Work with the Facilities Maintenance Administrator on the CMMS.
• Capital Projects: Work with the VP Winery Operations and Bottling Manager on a 3-year plan for upgrading and improving the bottling processes.
• People Operations Manager: Work with People Operations Manager for issues related to subordinates.

• Emergency purchases or repairs
• Ability to stop the bottling lines for safety, quality or mechanical issues.
• Authority to evacuate the facility in the event of an emergency.

• High degree of competence in bottling systems including, pneumatics, electrical and mechanical systems
• Working knowledge of PLC systems is an advantage.
• Minimum 5 years experience, including 2 to 5 years of supervisory experience required.
• Strong training and coaching skills
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate and document workflow
• Able to exercise fiscal responsibility, within established budgetary constraints
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Good supervisory, teamwork and organizational skills
• Assist bottling personnel during production.
• Drive company vehicles when required.
• Drive forklift to move supplies and equipment.
• Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, E-Mail.
• Demonstrated ability to problem solve and adjust to changing timelines
• Work as a hand’s on mechanic when required to fill in for one of the line mechanics

Physical Demands:
Stand F Lift/Carry
Walk F 10 lbs or Less F
Sit O 11 – 20 lbs O
Handling/Fingering F 21 – 50 lbs O
Reaching Outward F 51 – 100 lbs O
Reaching Above Shoulder O Over 100 lbs N
Climb O Push/Pull
Crawl O 12 lbs or Less F
Squat or Kneel O 13 – 25 lbs F
Bend F 26 – 40 lbs O
Working at the computer O 41 – 100 lbs O

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0-2.5+hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5-5.5+ hrs/day)
C(Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Other Physical Requirements
Vision (Near, Distance)
Sense of Sound (i.e. Machinery/tractor sounds)
Sense of Touch
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Steel toe boots, safety glasses)

Work Environment: Parts of the work environment requires the use of safety glasses and hearing protection
Posted: March 12, 2019

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