Maintenance Team Leader

Quaker Oats

Cedar Rapids, IA Manufacturing & Industrial / General Help


The Maintenance Team Leader (MTL) is responsible for the effective scheduling and execution of all maintenance and assigned projects within the area of responsibility. The MTL is responsible for the efficient and effective use of all manpower and other resources under their supervision and is also charged with motivating, training, and administering the maintenance technicians supervised. Additionally, the MTL is the frontline provider of equipment-related expertise and technical guidance for the maintenance technicians and a change management agent for the Company.


  • Coordinate production requirements and downtime availability with Production Planning Group
  • Determine resource availability for the upcoming week and develop craft availability forecasts in preparation for weekly schedule coordination
  • Facilitate the weekly schedule coordination meeting
  • Review the previous week’s schedule, completions and deferrals, with the Maintenance Indirect assignees
  • Prioritize planned work orders for scheduling with Maintenance Indirect assignees
  • Develop work schedule for the upcoming week based on:

  1. Preventive and Predictive Maintenance
  2. Prioritized work from requestors
  3. Projects and Improvement Modifications

  • Publish negotiated weekly maintenance schedule and distribute to appropriate personnel
  • Production Planning
  • Operations Management
  • Maintenance Indirect(s)
  • Maintenance Technicians (with work orders)
  • Execute the week’s work schedule:
  • Evaluating and authorizing work that is approved to disrupt the current week’s schedule of work
  • Forwarding work that was not authorized to disrupt the schedule onto to maintenance planning
  • Making tactical decisions to stay on schedule, addressing
  • Emergency Work (Breakdowns)
  • Carryover work
  • New high priority work (see above)
  • Assisting assigned maintenance technicians in resolving problems with work packages, such as:
  • Basic troubleshooting
  • Coordinate obtaining parts that were unanticipated through the planning process
  • Coordinate returning of equipment back to Operations control
  • Receive work order forms after job execution in order to:
  • Ensure timely and thorough job completion
  • Clarify feedback as necessary for forwarding to maintenance planning
  • Return of completed work packages with all attachments, etc. to maintenance planning
  • Training and motivation of the maintenance technicians
  • Contract adminstration and change management
  • Administrative personnel functions
  • Monitor and meet annually established budgets for repair materials and maintenance labor dollars


  1. Demonstrated experience in implementing preventive/predictive maintenance systems.
  2. Must have excellent organizational skills to ensure ability to organize robust planning and scheduling methods.
  3. Must have strong leadership skills to ensure ability to lead the technical resources that will be under direct supervision, as well as influence non-direct personnel in key maintenance related issues.
  4. Experienced in a team-oriented culture in a Union environment.
  5. Strong communications skills.
  6. Evidence of demonstrated skills in effective empowerment of employees.
  7. Knowledge of: steam condensate systems, compressed air, cooling towers, pumps and piping systems.
  8. Strong project management skills, responsibilities will include REA/CEA management.
  9. Computer Skills. (CHAMPS, Excel, Word & Outlook).
  10. Experience working with pneumatic/power/and electrical transmission and fluid transfer systems a plus.
  11. Understanding of electrical control systems and PLC systems (Allen Bradly).

Four-year technical degree OR 5+ years mechanical/electrical/pneumatic experience maintaining processing or packaging equipment. Engineering degree a plus.

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Job ID: 70542

Posted 7 days ago

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