Springfield, Tennessee

Department: MFG Management
Post End Date:
Position Type: Employee
Position Reports To: Plant Senior Engineering Leader
Position Supervises: Planner/Scheduler, Parts Inventory Control
Pay Level: 6E - 8E
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Lead the effective execution of all maintenance and assigned work/projects within the plant, including external properties, with a focus on optimizing all maintenance functions, including predictive preventive maintenance (PPM), spare parts, scheduling and performance. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Develop overall plans, including manpower, for major maintenance overhauls, shutdowns and projects
  • Support the development, control and tracking of maintenance budgets
  • Coordinate with planning/scheduling, inventory control and maintenance purchasing teams for all repairs, products, work schedules and meetings
  • Administer the PPM program and parts room inventory for all equipment, building and facilities through the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Perform engineering analyses to determine the root cause of critical and repetitive equipment failures
  • Analyze equipment history and the line event data system to identify specific failures
  • Oversee the parts room to ensure adherence to company policies, availability of necessary parts, elimination of obsolete materials and adjustment/optimization of stocking levels
  • Manage the planning/scheduling of maintenance work using the work order system and CMMS; coordinate equipment availability/resources
  • Establish work measurement techniques and determine the effectiveness and improvements needed for the maintenance department
  • Maintain equipment and facility documentation/drawings
  • Provide support for assigned projects, troubleshooting and day-to-day activities
  • Communicate with Operations teams and vendors regarding equipment issues and capital projects
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe, quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF Food Safety Systems
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • 2 years of direct maintenance supervisory experience in the food industry
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements
  • Effective oral/written communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills
  • Proficient Microsoft Office and CMMS skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to define tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to protect confidential and sensitive information

Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering
  • 5 years of technical experience in the food industry dealing with preventive and predictive maintenance
  • Experience in continuous improvement activities
  • Plant maintenance supervisor


Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: South

States: Tennessee; Kentucky


Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.


Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  TN || Springfield || 1200 Industrial Blvd || 37172 || Delight Products || None || Manufacturing; Engineering & Operations; Facility Engineering || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Springfield, Tennessee

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) is one of the world's largest grocery retailers, with fiscal 2012 sales of $96.8 billion. The Kroger Co. Family of Stores spans many states with store formats that include grocery and multi-department stores, discount, convenience stores and jewelry stores. We operate under nearly two dozen banners, all of which share the same belief in building strong local ties and brand loyalty with our customers.

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