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Facilities Maintenance Manager (HM CLAUSE USA)

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General information


The fourth largest seed company in the world, Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
HM.CLAUSE, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is an innovative global leader in the development, production, and commercialization of vegetable seeds. HM.CLAUSE belongs to the top 5 vegetable seed entities in the world. With over 2,000 varieties in more than 20 vegetable crops, HM.CLAUSE provides innovative solutions to growers worldwide.  






Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Main Goal

HM.CLAUSE is a Business Unit of Limagrain, an international agricultural co-operative founded and managed by farmers. HM.CLAUSE specializes in the breeding, production, and sale of vegetable seeds. From the world market to the farmer's market, we collaborate with our customers to deliver successful solutions for the agricultural challenges of today and produce the highest quality vegetable seeds for the future. Our global team of experts and state-of-the-art research facilities enable us to work side-by-side with growers to provide the most regionally relevant and reliable vegetable seeds available.

Provide Machine and equipment service and improvement projects to ensure a reliable and efficient operation.

The Maintenance Manager will plan, organize, control and direct the performance of routine and preventive maintenance by maintenance technicians and also perform hands-on maintenance and troubleshooting & improvement project activities.

Job description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Responsible for the maintenance and timely repair of all plant and facility equipment, including but not limited to seed processing machines, forklifts, drying and air conditioning units, office plumbing, lighting etc.
• Develop and implement both preventive and predictive maintenance programs to cover all equipment, buildings, pool vehicles and site.
• Coordination of maintenance activities with other plant operations.
• Coordinate and schedule manpower and materials to meet maintenance requirements to minimize down time.
• Maintain all facility and equipment records.
• Analyze equipment performance and work to improve efficiencies.
• Responsible for ensuring adequate staffing coverage during plant operational hours.
• Develop and implement procedures to ensure spare parts availability and control of assets is maintained.
• Identify and ensure that safety hazards and unsafe practices are corrected and addressed.
• Control the ongoing repair and period maintenance budgets in line with the fiscal plan. Implement cost reductions to offset negative or unplanned variance to the fiscal plan.
• Assist and teach maintenance troubleshooting techniques to improve mean time between failure and mean time to repair
• Design and oversee the fabrication and manufacturing of equipment for production needs and ensure such fabrication/manufacturing s in accordance with safety regulations.
• Assisting in preparing capital project bids and participate in CAPEX and MTP with Plant Manager.

Team Management
• Ensures strict adherence to safety procedures and critical facility work rules. Must be familiar with proper chemical handling procedures, local codes, cooling systems, chillers and boilers. Proper handling of hazardous waste, chemicals and SDS documents. Must have knowledge of safe work practices and LOTO procedures.
• Maintains Department staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
• Maintains Department staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees.
• Develop maintenance team through external training plan.
• Perform an active role in the Emergency evacuation and Facility Safety team.
• Supervisory responsibilities: Depending on department, total direct and indirect reports: 2 to 15
• Plan and schedule all environmental inspections for City and County permits and insurance needs.
• Manage relationship with City and County offices
• Schedule necessary fire department inspections.
• Keep and record usage and waste for Group environmental audits.
• Create and maintain a comprehensive pest management plan along with Operations teams.
• Ensure responsible and timely waste management.


ducation / Experience:

• Bachelor's degree in technical or engineering preferred or equivalent
• 3 - 5 years Maintenance & Management experience
• Analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills required.
• Experience in Computer maintenance management system (CMMS) preferred.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Leadership and management experience required.
• Team building skills to lead maintenance team and drive results.
• Forklift experience.
• Computer literacy needed to work with software packages such as Excel, Word and Power Point.
• Knowledge of high and low VAC and DC circuitry
• Knowledge of PLC's would be beneficial.
• Financial knowledge would be beneficial.

• Reports to: Plant Manager
• Supervisory responsibilities: From 2 to 15 employees (depending on department)

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Planning – Short Term: Prioritize maintenance workorders by date. Manage levels of operation supplies. Project Management. Long Term: Budget planning for year for all departmental expenses. .

Technical Skills –: proficient in Excel and Word, skilled in analysis of Excel reports generated from Hippo maintenance system. Scheduling experience, math skills, forklift operation (certification needed), and leadership ability. *Depending on department, familiarity of specific types of machines, ability to set up, clean and do minor repairs. Ability to read, write and speak English Language.

Interpersonal Skills – Good oral and written communication skills required. Ability to resolve employee issues within the department.

Teamwork – Self starter; can work in a cooperative, team environment with employees from varying backgrounds and experience. Ability to train employees. Ability to facilitate teamwork among staff.

Judgment – Sound judgment. Takes responsibility for actions and decisions made. Must possess the ability to make crucial decisions in a timely and accurate manner

Professionalism – Perform each task with accuracy and speed, while maintaining and practicing proper safety procedures. Be a role model for staff.

Adaptability – Willingness to assist other departments by sharing employees with other departments when needed.

Attendance/Punctuality – Exhibit good attendance practices. Be timely and effective while on the job.

Dependability – Able to perform and maintain the functions of the job in a reliable and consistent manner.

Continuous improvement - Able to Integrate a culture of continuous improvement in all areas of our business. Pursue excellence and growth in all we do individually and as a member of the Team.

Position localization

Job location

America/Carribean, USA


555 Codoni Avenue, Modesto, CA 95357, États-Unis

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

High School Diploma

Minimum level of experience required

3 years or more