Maintenance Manager

Date: Apr 4, 2021

Location: Sylmar, CA, US, 91342

Company: Dover Corporation

Our Story:


Dover Food Retail (DFR) is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services; and leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe under brands such as HillPhoenix and Anthony.


DFR is part of the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.


DFR is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Dover Food Retail.




Job Title:        Maintenance Manager

Location:        Sylmar, CA             



What we’re looking for:


We are looking for a Maintenance Manager who will be responsible for leading maintenance staff to keep equipment and facilities in running order including electrical, plumbing and machinery. Develop and implement a preventive maintenance program designed to reduce equipment down time. Additional duties and projects might be required in order to execute the above and other duties assigned.


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Lead, direct, evaluate and develop maintenance staff so repair and service activities are completed accurately, safely and on-time.
  • Plan, direct, and monitor preventive and corrective maintenance and repair activities so that the organizations buildings, facilities machinery equipment operate reliably.
  • Plan, prioritize, schedule, and manage maintenance activities to rectify breakdowns and malfunctions and minimize business disruptions.
  • Develop and implement with care maintenance procedures
  • Monitor the cost effectiveness of activities to optimize resources, prioritize spending, and achieve timeliness reliability, and safety standards.
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend new maintenance equipment in tools to enhance capabilities of the maintenance team.
  • Evaluate, select and manage relationships with contractors to minimize costs and ensure the organization receives satisfactory standards of service.
  • Liaise Manager throughout the organization supporting me scheduled maintenance activities with their operations.
  • Prepare work orders and monitor the progress of work against estimates 
  • Develop a stable, high-performing team
  • Work under tight deadlines to help maintain a smooth flow of operations
  • Sponsor and lead process improvement/optimization efforts and ensure sustainment of completed initiatives.
  • Escalate issues to Department and Senior Management as required in an effective and timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned 


What are the basic qualifications?


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering or related field
  • 7 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment 


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing certification a plus.
  • English and Metric System - e.g., units and measurements: length, time, fractions and decimal.
  • Business math, Statistical Process Control
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook; basic skills in PowerPoint and Explorer  
  • Knowledge of maintenance software
  • Knowledge of MRP system, AS 400 system and/or Oracle a plus.


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Experience developing and implementing preventive maintenance programs
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Data analysis and problem solving
  • Manufacturing/production planning/optimization experience preferred
  • Technologically inclined: ability to quickly pick up and learn new optimization and computer software
  • Organized
  • Ability to manage time properly
  • Self-starter
  • Fast learner
  • Critical thinking and sound decision making
  • Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Track record of success in complex, custom manufacturing environment
  • Able to set goals and meet them


Physical Requirements:


  • Regularly required to walk, sit and stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Gross manual dexterity (operate a motor vehicle) is also required.
  • Ability to reach with arms and hands; bend, kneel, crouch and/or crawl as well as the ability to see and hear.
  • Able to work night shifts and on weekends when required.
  • General office environment
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to move about in office, warehouse and manufacturing facilities.
  • Requires frequent travel between local (within 50 miles) facilities.


Work Environment and Safety:


  • Manufacturing Environment – safety gear such as boots, glasses and earplugs will be required and provided.
  • Exposure to disagreeable elements is limited.
  • The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely without endangering the health or safety of self or others.


How We Define Our Values and Why You Should Join Our Team:


The backbone behind our collection of outstanding businesses is a team of dedicated employees who protect and enhance our valued reputation for quality and delivering what we promise. It’s our values that define Dover to all of our key audiences: our shareholders, customers, prospective employees and especially to ourselves.


These values must be expressed in our work and embody our actions, as they form the basis by which we do our jobs, make decisions and measure our performance. It’s our unwavering commitment to maintaining our values that defines who we are as a Company.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Winning Through Customers
  • Respects and Values People
  • Expectations for Results
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust


What’s in it for you?


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays



The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


Dover Food Retail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.


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