Maintenance & Facilities Manager


Maintenance & Facilities Manager

Kenyon, MN

Department: Process Build
Reports To: VP of Manufacturing and Engineering
Reporting Employees: Maintenance Operators, Tool & Die Makers, Chief Boiler Operator
Work Schedule: As Arranged
Exemption Status: Exempt (Managerial)


The Maintenance Manager will lead in the execution of policies and processes to install, maintain, trouble-shoot and repair production equipment used in the Minnesota manufacturing plants. The incumbent will be responsible for the maintenance of Minnesota facilities, and will take a lead role in the procurement and creation of customized manufacturing equipment to support the objective of continuous improvement.

Essential duties & responsibilities

Machine Maintenance

  • Directs the implementation and effectiveness of Minnesota plants overall preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Directs and prioritizes the repair and maintenance of many of the systems in place throughout the plant, including but not limited to the following systems:
    o Production equipment
    o Air conditioning and heating systems
    o Make up air units
    o Boiler and steam lines
    o Dust collection system
    o Fire protection systems
    o Conveyor lines and tables
    o Parts washer and ovens
    o Air compressor and associated equipment
    o Security systems
    o Paging and phone systems
    o Various maintenance software for asset management and scheduling
  • Responsible for documenting equipment failures, developing and maintaining maintenance manuals, and
    supporting the preventative maintenance program.
  • Identifies need and selects as appropriate third party maintenance contacts as needed; evaluates effectiveness making changes required.
  • Directs and prioritizes process build activities including the development of jigs, fixtures, molds, etc. to support the needs of the manufacturing operations.
  • Controls maintenance cost to remain within budget.
  • Stays abreast of industry and technical developments including equipment, software, and regulatory developments.
  • Develops and maintains the capital expense list and on-going capital plan for facilities

Facilities Management

  • Research and implement improvements in building products and/or systems which will serve to better utilize human and financial resources.
  • Collaborate with Safety and Environmental Manager in ensuring facilities ensure employee safety, meet the needs of the organization, and comply with state and federal regulations.
  • Primary contact for third party facility resources; evaluates effectiveness making changes as necessary.

People Leadership

  • Serve as a coach to Maintenance Team to ensure strategic, tactical and consistent administrative of practices, procedures, and policies; ensures compliance with all policies and procedures through regular management and staff meetings.
  • Stay abreast of the employee relations climate/employee culture to ensure solutions to problems are developed while issues are minor; collaborate with Human Resources on employee relations issues including but not limited to discipline and development.
  • Develop a working relationship with internal Foldcraft departments to deliver the most efficient customer care and service.
  • Responsible for providing employees timely, candid and constructive feedback in verbal and written forms; annually prepare and give formal written performance evaluations to direct reports in an honest and impartial manner.
  • Develop employees to their full potential and providing challenging opportunities that enhance employee career growth.
  • Recognize and reward employees for accomplishments; recommend employees for promotions and/or terminations as appropriate; aiding in the communication of these hiring decisions.
  • Participate in the selection and on-boarding of new employees within Maintenance Team; actively involved in the proper training and development of new employees.
  • Offers new ideas to support fulfillment of department goals and procedures for continuous improvement, retention of customer base, company profitability and employee job satisfaction.
  • Other duties/projects as assigned.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully; the employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employee-owners with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Required demands include:

  • Manual dexterity -- Ability to be able to move your hands quickly to grasp, manipulate, or assemble
  • Extent Flexibility -- The ability to bend stretches, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. Typically bends, stoops, and turns/pivots to move perform production activities.
  • Trunk Strength -- The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the bodyrepeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • Static Strength -- The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects up to 70 poundson a rare basis, 21-50 pounds occasionally, and up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis. Typically pushes, pulls, and grasps wood products to complete production tasks. A 2-person lift is required for anything over 50 pounds.
  • Stamina -- The ability to exert you physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath; must be able to walk/stand for the duration of the assigned shift in intervals of 3-4 hours in department assigned.
  • Dynamic Strength -- The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
  • Multi-limb Coordination -- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting or standing. Typically requires full use of arms and hands to reach overhead, forward, and out to the sides to lift, rotate, carry, etc. wood products and/or tools.
  • Gross Body Coordination -- The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion while performing production functions.
  • See, Hear and Communicate -- Sufficient capability to perform assigned tasks and maintain proper job safety conditions.

About the work environment

As Foldcraft Co. is a manufacturer of furniture; the employee-owner could also be exposed to dust, various temperatures, fumes and loud noise in the manufacturing setting. Due to time spent on the manufacturing floor, the employee-owner must be able to tolerate exposure to these work place characteristics. The employee-owner must also follow allow company safety procedures, including wearing required personal protective equipment while on the production floor.


  • Required education: Technical school graduate or equivalent experience in electrical, plumbing or general building trades.
  • Required experience:
    o 5 years demonstrated maintenance management experience in a manufacturing environment
    o Demonstrated success in developing and implementing multiple maintenance strategies and processes as well as managing people
    o Minimum of Second Class B Engineer MN Boiler License.
  • Self-starter with strong problem solving skills, ability to multi-task, effective organizational skills and strong attention to detail; familiar with performing root-cause analysis
  • Demonstrable experience with PCs and Microsoft excel, must be proficient with Microsoft Office products and capable of becoming proficient in Vantage and other Foldcraft systems.
  • Experience in analyzing critical situations, diagnosing problems quickly, providing alternative actions plans, and responding promptly.
  • Must maintain safe maintenance practices and adhere to Foldcraft and OSHA safety requirements
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse environment with all levels of employees.
  • Willingness to continuously learn and be open to feedback to improve individual performance.
  • Must maintain safe maintenance practices and adhere to safety requirements.
  • The incumbent must reside within a reasonable distance of the Minnesota plants to service these locations.
  • Travel: Frequent travel among Minnesota plants required.

The duties of this position may change from time to time. Foldcraft Co. reserves the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at their discretion. The job description is intended to describe the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

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