Director of Maintenance

Naperville, IL, USA


$150k-$200k, DOE

Director of Maintenance

Company Information

  • Foods manufacturer with 78 locations worldwide is hiring for a Maintenance Director due to promotion
  • Full comprehensive Relocation assistance will be provided


  • Develop and manage North American team of approximately 10 maintenance and reliability professionals through hiring, talent development and performance management.
  • Sets strategy in alignment with functional goals and key Maintenance, Reliability Engineering, and Engineering objectives.
  • Develops key objectives for global Maintenance Excellence Program
  • Proactively mentors, advises and shares industry best practices with subordinates, peers, and senior management.
  • Develops strategy and drives technological advancements in equipment health monitoring, advanced analytics, and predictive and prescriptive maintenance.
  • Accountable for all national level processes, policies, procedures and execution related to Maintenance, Utilities and Facilities, and the CMMS.
  • Provides global governance for the Maintenance Excellence Program in pursuit of best-in-class Maintenance and Reliability practices.
  • Establishes analytical tools and reporting methods for network standardization


  • BS/BA is required, ideally in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Operations Management. Masters, MBA is strongly preferred
  • 10-15+ years of maintenance management experience in a manufacturing setting is required; prefer industry related experience such as: consumer products, foods, snacks, high-speed packaging, or other closely related food manufacturing environments
  • Process/project engineering experience is preferred, ideally with automation and leading capital projects with robotics
  • Thorough knowledge of maintenance systems, work order processes, preventive/ predictive maintenance, TPM, inventory and scheduling software is preferred.
  • Strategic level maintenance director experience managing multiple sites
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good planning and priority setting skills.

Note: To comply with state laws, the annual base salary range for this position has been provided as a guideline. The final salary offer will be determined based on factors such as work experience, education/training, key skills, and other considerations.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the US. Hiring company is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.