Team Leader Maintenance Boiler and Refrigeration

Lamb-Weston, Inc.

Boardman, OR


Title: Team Leader Maintenance Boiler and RefrigerationLocation: Boardman, OR

About Lamb Weston

We love making fries almost as much as you like eating them! Since the 1950’s, Lamb Weston has inspired customers with food they love, trust, and share with families and friends. As a leading global manufacturer of quality frozen potato products with over 9,000+ team members around the world, it’s our business to see the possibilities in potatoes and people.

We are looking for team members with an appetite for a challenge! People who are hungry to join a winning team and help us make a difference in the world. When you join Lamb Weston, you join a community with a strong support network and training programs designed to nurture, inspire, and help you grow.

We are driven by a relentless pursuit of results and by people who think creatively and embrace our values of: Integrity, Teamwork, Inclusion, Drive for Results, and Empowerment. Exactly what you’d expect from the most inventive potato company in the world!

Join Lamb Weston! We bring the world together with our fries.

Job Description Summary

This person will oversee department Safety, personnel, installation, operation, repair, overhaul and general maintenance of including but not limited not limited to plant environmental control systems, plant water systems including water conditioning systems, compressed air systems, boiler steam and condensate systems, HVAC systems, refrigerated rooms, freezing and cold storage systems, glycol chiller systems, boiler & refrigeration heat exchangers, natural gas systems, and fire protection systems. Work closely with the PSM Coordinator to manage the Process Safety Management (PSM) Program for the facility, which includes maintaining all documentation, providing periodic training, and continuously working to improve the process. Utility plumbing, bathrooms, back flow devices and Man doors.

Job Description

  • Partner with plant maintenance and production leadership to develop preventative maintenance plans to reduce equipment downtime and optimize labor utilization.

  • Work with team members to create emergency maintenance solutions for the facility.

  • Provide technical and problem solving support for the plant operations and maintenance crews.

  • Support and execute plant specific maintenance strategies to achieve the plant’s key performance goals for overall maintenance performance.

  • Assure production schedules are met and all issues are resolved and communicated in a timely fashion.

  • Inspect operating machines and equipment for conformance with operational and safety standards.

  • Review production, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities.

  • Responsible for setting up and training of mechanics.

  • Direct, administer, and coordinate plant safety policy to maintenance crews.

  • Analyzes the mechanical and operational deficiencies of Boiler & Refrigeration equipment and systems through personal observations, maintenance programs, Line Team and operator feedback. Utilizes observations and feedback to plan for and take corrective actions to eliminate the root causes of the deficiencies.

  • Assist with capital projects for the steam, air, fire protection and refrigeration systems for the plant to ensure installation is done at the highest level of quality and that adequate safe access is provided for performing operator and maintenance activities that will sustain reliable equipment performance.

  • Assures that manuals, troubleshooting guidelines, training, PM’s and recommended spare parts are in place prior to equipment going on-line.

  • Coaches and constructively provides positive and motivating feedback to their team.

Key Accountabilities

  • Follow all plant safety policies and procedures. Be actively involved in safety, participate in safety programs, engaged in safety activities, perform risk assessments and demonstrate ownership as well as leadership in personal safety and the safety of other team members.

  • Responsible for the elimination of all causes of failure and ensure full useful life of equipment in coordination with daily maintenance completed by operating personnel.

  • Schedules repair, maintenance, and installation to ensure continuous production operations.

  • Operates within prescribed maintenance and stores budgets.

  • Inspects operating machines and equipment for conformance with operational standards.

  • Reviews production, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities.

  • Supervise hourly maintenance associates in their roles and responsibilities to meet plant objectives in safety, quality, cost, and customer service.

  • Provide technical support for efficient troubleshooting / problem solving activities and maintenance repair to maximize efficiencies and limit downtime.

  • Continuously apply sound mechanical solutions to drive continuous improvement.

  • Provide leadership in implementing / maintaining preventive and predictive maintenance programs.

  • Ensure appropriate inventory levels for standard replacement parts are maintained.

  • Ensure good manufacturing practices (GMP) are adhered to and a professional appearance is maintained.

  • Perform follow-up analysis to identify and resolve recurring downtime / inefficient operational issues.

  • Ensure environmental compliance.

  • Drive employee engagement, training, and development to maximize manufacturing, quality, safety, and productivity goal attainment.

  • Effectively communicate results and action plans to appropriate employees and managers.

  • Collaborate directly with human resources to insure employee issues or concerns are correctly addressed and resolved.

Basic & Preferred Qualifications

  • 5-7 years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment

  • 3-5 years supervisory and/or management experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Industrial Management, Manufacturing, Production Operations Management or equivalent field of study, preferred. May substitute for relevant years of experience.

  • RETA CIRO certified.

  • Must be able to work independently and as a team player, be organized, and plan ahead.

  • Effectively communicate in English verbally and in writing. Ability to understand instructions and follow directions in English.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills

  • Ability to be on call and respond to problems within assigned scope.

  • Experience in industrial maintenance programs and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems.

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, climb steps and ladders.

  • 2 years’ experience in a potato processing facility or equivalent manufacturing environment, preferred

  • Direct experience with hydraulics, electrical, pneumatic and mechanical systems is required.

  • Superior equipment troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

  • Must have excellent leadership skills and be able to accomplish their assigned duties and tasks through subordinates. Serves as the key communicator for their area of responsibility. Ensures work force effectiveness by eliminating potential for conflicts, delays and by setting expectations for safety, quality and job duration.

Skills & Experience

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job. To successfully perform this job an individual must:

  • Possess strong computer application skills, network and PC business application software

  • Basic mathematical and statistical skills

  • Basic financial skills and understanding

  • Food industry experience preferred

  • Key Leadership competencies include: strong ethics, integrity, trust, action oriented, direct others, priority setting, decision quality, organized, and process management mentality.

  • Read, understand, and obey all plant rules and safety practices.

  • Practice proper body mechanics and safe lifting techniques.

  • Be knowledgeable of the potential hazards and safety procedures associated with the task being performed.

  • Actively practice and abide by all Company work, safety, and personal hygiene rules and regulations as outlined in the plant GMP's.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. he employee must be comfortable working in the following areas:

  • The noise level in the work environment can exceed 85 dB.

  • Will regularly work near moving mechanical parts.

  • Will frequently be exposed to humid conditions as well as moderate heat.

  • May occasionally work around fumes or airborne particles, chemicals, and vibration.

  • Will work around forklift traffic.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Industry-Competitive Benefits

Coupled with our compensation and bonus incentive programs, our benefits deliver rewards that are market competitive. Some of the most attractive elements of our benefit programs include:

  • Health Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent Care, and Health Reimbursement Accounts

  • Well-being programs including companywide events and a wellness incentive program

  • Paid Time Off

  • Financial Wellness – Industry leading 401(k) plan with generous company contributions, Financial Planning Services, Employee Stock purchase program, and Health Savings Accounts, Life and Accident insurance

  • Family-Friendly Employee events

  • Employee Assistance Program services – mental health and other concierge type services

Benefits may vary based on location, job role/level, job status, and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Job Requisition ID: Req-234197Time Type: Full timeAnticipated Close Date: 04/07/2024In compliance with applicable state and local laws, Lamb Weston has opted to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. This compensation is specific to this position and takes into account a number of variables. Actual compensation may be higher or lower in the range posted based on various factors, including, but not limited to, job duties, experience and expertise. A candidate’s work location could also impact the actual compensation being outside of the range to reflect local cost of labor. A reasonable annual estimate of the range for this role based on the variables previously mentioned is: $72,030.00 - $108,060.00

Lamb Weston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law

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