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About the Organization American Nutrition Inc is a manufacturer of 3 product lines of pet food - dry kibble, baked treats and canned wet. Based out of Ogden, Utah American Nutrition has 4 plants across the US. Ogden, Utah is 30 minutes north of Salt Lake City. The area is in the heart of snow skiing, hiking and other outdoor recreational activity while being near a major city.

Making the business of pet food better for brands and retailers by supporting all levels of product development from idealization to finished product ready to ship--and everything in between.  
Category Maintenance  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location American Nutrition  

Objective of the position: Oversee all aspects of maintaining pet food manufacturing equipment and overall facility, including building and grounds.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Manages maintenance personnel including job assignments, training, and development.
  • Manages and performs work on work order system and preventive maintenance programs.
  • Responsible for maintaining maintenance inventory and backup equipment/parts.
  • Proactively decrease down time and maintenance cost.
  • Assist Engineering Department with project development and implementation.
  • Technically competent in equipment repair and troubleshooting (electrical & mechanical).
  • Ensure maintenance activities and personnel comply with SQF Level 3 requirements.
  • Manages PLC programs and plant automation.
  • Calibrates equipment.
  • Manages outside contractors for equipment repair and support.
  • Responsible for staffing maintenance department.
  • Helps support and maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Oversee day to day operations of equipment.
Position Requirements

Skills and Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Formal technical training or apprentice program preferred.
  • Three plus years experience as a Maintenance Supervisor, preferable in a food manufacturing plant.
  • Hands on leader who will take ownership of the Maintenance Department.
  • Good math and reading skills along with a good work ethic.
  • Basic computer literacy a plus (Microsoft Excel and Word).
  • Must be able to multi-task and be self-motivated and a self-starter.

Work Environment:

  • Must be able to work in a high temperature schedule-driven 12 hr shift environment (must be available for 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift) with a customer service orientation to support plant operations. Overtime may be necessary as workloads dictate.
  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background testing required.
  • Food Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices, including appropriate safety equipment apply. Job will generally be performed in a manufacturing/warehouse environment.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be regularly required to climb stairs, ladders, work above ground level and walk plant floors that could exceed one mile of travel per day.
  • The employee must have a full range of body movements including use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, computer equipment and peripherals; and bending, reaching, and crouching. Position may require lifting, bending crawling, kneeling, standing for long periods of time, reaching, frequent walking, frequent ladder climbing
  • Must have command of all five senses, sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Strength: Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds with regularity.
  • Must be able to understand and follow work instructions in English.
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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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