Maintenance Lead

Mars - Columbus, OH (30+ days ago)4.0

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

Position Title: Maintenance Lead

Reports To: Engineering Manager

Location: Columbus, Ohio



Level of Role

Individual Contributor

Purpose of the Role

The maintenance lead is primarily responsible for ensuring availability of equipment to production by responding to events on the line (breakdowns, changeovers, speed losses, etc.). The maintenance lead manages a team of shift technicians to deliver this service across the entire plant, assigning resources to areas where they are most needed. Additionally, the maintenance lead ensures that shift resources are utilized to execute assigned PM / planned work in times of low demand.

Principal Accountabilities

Communicate long term and short term goals to team and motivate them to perform
Respond to unplanned work orders to safely and quickly bring equipment back to production.
Ensure complete and timely closeout of unplanned work orders with a clear description of problem observed, actions taken and any follow-ups that may be required.
Communicate issues observed to Systems Technician and develop solutions for reoccurring issues
Ensure that shift resources are well utilized during slow times by execution of PMs and planned work
Support shift managers in decisions to minimize production down time and loss of product, preservation of buildings, systems, equipment, sanitation and utilities.
Work with Reliability Manager to improve performance and reliability of systems
Ensure that standard metrics are in place and used to drive action on the shift
Serve as coach for shift technicians providing technical and professional guidance as needed
Understand each shift tech’s development goals and provide opportunities to progress towards those goals
Work with Manager on performance reviews of associates and provide timely feedback
Make judicious use of overtime and contract resources to ensure that budgetary constraints are adhered to
Support the Mars FMOS and drive its use and improvement through the plant
Maintenance Shift Technicians are responsible to identify, troubleshoot, adjust and make repairs with little supervision. The Shift Manager, Reliability Manager or Maintenance Lead provides guidance and or assistance when needed.
Any other responsibilities or tasks assigned to the role

Critical Mars Leadership Capabilities

Delivers Consistent Results
Creates Collaborative Relationships

Key Supporting Competencies

Conflict Management
Priority Setting
Drive For Results
Integrity & Trust
Communication Skills

Key Functional Skills/Capabilities

Knowledge of Electrical systems using 480 volts 3 phase as well as 240 volt through 24 volt single phase systems.
Controls and instrumentation knowledge including, but not limited to, Wonderware HMI systems chart recorders, resistance temperature detectors, pressure differential transmitters and 4-20 MA loop control systems.
Ability to troubleshoot PLC hardware including Modicon and Allen Bradley PLCs as well as others used in the field. Also needs to have software familiarity with Proworx, Concept and Unity software packages and others used in the field.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints as well as basic to intermediate PLC ladder logic.
Working knowledge of Allen Bradley, Magnetek, PowerFlex, Altivar and Square D variable frequency drives and other common drives used in the field
Working knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
Working knowledge of mechanical/electrical systems and how they relate to each other.
Working knowledge of Allen Bradley drives tools software.
Material machining and welding knowledge.
Predictive maintenance skills.
Demonstrated PC skills including the use of the CMMS system to close and plan work orders.
System analysis and troubleshooting skills
Demonstrated knowledge of industrial plant systems, equipment and operations.
Team working skills a must at a variety of functional levels.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of 5 years industrial maintenance experience.

Must be proficient in the use of:
Industrial mechanics tools
Industrial electricians tools
Industrial instrumentation and controls tools
Industrial rigging/millwork tools

Preferred Qualifications

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
ISO 9000 training
Electrical safety training
Confined space training
Working at heights training
FDA Better Process Control certification as well as Mars Thermal Process Training
Knowledge of high-speed packaging and labeling equipment training
Knowledge of various types of high speed filling and seaming operations training
Continuous mechanical and electrical training on existing plant equipment and new installations.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.