Maintenance Manager

Maintenance Manager
Full-Time Maintenance Manager at Redwood Farms Meat Processors
Available Openings: 1
Apply By: February 16, 2024
Industry: Management Role
Pay Type: Other
Compensation: Based on Experience
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered in Redwood Falls, MN. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. Please visit our website at to learn more! Redwood Farms Meat Processors, located in Estherville, IA, was built out of a passion for the Great American Farm and its traditions. You’ll see that in our people and our products. We are changing the way pork is processed; learn more about what we do at We are seeking to hire an experience Maintenance Manager at our state-of-the-art pork processing facility! We offer a competitive salary and a full benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, PTO, paid holidays, an impressive 401K match, and much more!


Areas of Accountability
All areas of accountability to be delivered with GRIT - our values of Generosity, Relationships, Integrity, and Teamwork
Plant Equipment & Process, Reliability, Team Leadership, Project Management, Team Development

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adhere to all health and safety policies/procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Manage and develop plant maintenance personnel
  • Plan and manage plant outages and projects
  • Develop and foster a partnership with plant equipment suppliers
  • Ensure plant drawings, OEM documentation, and equipment files are organized and maintained
  • Set high standards for plant housekeeping and ensure standards are understood, being achieved, and continuously improved
  • Develop and continuously improve predictive and preventive maintenance practices
  • Work with operations and maintenance personnel to reduce equipment and process downtime, and improve reliability
  • Establish maintenance repair and replacement standards to meet OEM specifications
  • Continually improve standards, based on precision maintenance concepts, through providing necessary maintenance tools, processes, and training
  • Work with suppliers and management to recommend equipment and processes to improve existing operations and meet new business opportunities
  • Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal work load


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Food Science, or related field, preferred
  • 5-7 years’ experience with mechanical and electrical maintenance; boilers; and freezers, preferred
  • 5-7 years’ experience in maintenance supervision, required
  • Knowledge of USDA and FDA regulations in the food processing industry
  • General knowledge and experience with plant accounting, purchasing, MRO inventory, and capital practices
  • Experience with computerized maintenance programs with strong PC skills - MS Office applications
  • Bi-lingual skills (English and Spanish), desired
  • Travel up to 10%, annually