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Maintenance Manager


Sante Fe Springs, CA




Provide leadership and supervision to plant maintenance personnel consisting of supervisors, electricians, seamer mechanics, label and tray mechanics, general mechanics, and utility operators, with the objective to support plant operations and projects.

DUTIES:   The duties of this position are those described below.  This job description does not state or imply that the duties listed are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. 

Essential Duties:  These duties directly and substantially serve to achieve the purpose of the position.

 Supervise Operating Maintenance Department

  • Establish priorities, schedule teams, and provide guidance and leadership to maintenance supervision/ hourly personnel. Will also lead the weekly maintenance huddles.
  • Review work in progress of maintenance personnel.
  • Assure on-going training and education of maintenance team.
  • Ensures that the facilities equipment and machines are maintained properly and working correctly.
  • Oversees the facilities maintenance PM/WO program; identifies and analyzes equipment or machinery failures and takes corrective actions.
  • Ensure strict accountability for performance of maintenance direct reports and indirect reports.

Operate Within Budget

  • Review daily and weekly Maintenance and Repair expenditures. Take corrective action where necessary.
  • Establish, maintain, and review inventories of spare parts and equipment.
  • Assist Corporate Engineering/Engineering Manager in preparing maintenance operating budget.
  • Operate within established budget.

 Comply with Environment Regulations

  • Assist in supervision proper operations of water treatment and discharge systems, with complete understanding of chemical and water process flows related to food product wastewater.
  • Oversee boiler’s air emissions within permit limitation.
  • Work with Safety Manager to ensure compliance with all operational permits.
  • Be acquainted with and up-to-date on environmental regulations.


  • Responsible for water, power, gas systems, including maintenance and usage efficiencies

Safety Activities

  • Participate in, and support all safety program elements, directed towards meeting the plant’s TIR (Total Incident Rate) goal established each year by Corporate. This includes safety training, inspections/audits, incident investigations, incentive programs, and any other safety-related activities.

Capital Budget and Engineering

  • Assist in the planning and cost estimates for the annual and longer term capital budgets.
  • Assist the Corporate Engineering/Engineering Manager in executing capital plan on time and within budget approvals. This includes, but is not limited to, all engineering design and project management, working with both internal and external resources.

Other Duties

  • Understand the operation of all equipment and machinery within the department.
  • Regularly use CADD and MSOffice computer programs.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures including safety rules and Good Manufacturing Practices.


  • BS Degree in Engineering or related technical field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in food plant maintenance.
  • Complete understanding of PLC and logic controls for high speed operating equipment.
  • Proficient in CADD and computer literate in MS Office computer programs (Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.)
  • Valid California Driver License to operate company vehicles.
  • A well rounded engineer with experience in electrical, mechanical (seamers and packaging equipment) and utility systems operations.

Physical Requirements (All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.)

  • Climbing:  Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.  Body agility is emphasized.  This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
  • Balancing:  Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.  This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Stooping:  Bending body downward and forward bending spine at the waist.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Kneeling:  Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching:  Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling:  Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Reaching:  Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing:  Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking:  Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
  • Pushing:  Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling:  Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting:  Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Fingering:  Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole arm as in handling.
  • Grasping:  Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling:  Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking:  Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Includes those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Hearing:  Ability to hear and comprehend verbal communication.
  • Vision:  Ability to see in order to work safely in a production environment.  Frequent computer use.

Degree of physical exertion required for the position

  • Medium Work:  Exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects

Environmental conditions the employee will be subject to in this position

  • Inside environmental conditions:  Protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes.
  • Outside environmental conditions:  No effective protection from weather.
  • Both environmental conditions:  Activities occur inside and outside.
  • Extreme cold:  Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • Extreme heat:  Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • Noise:  There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • Vibration:  Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or the whole body.
  • Hazard:  Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • Atmospheric conditions:  One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin:  Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
  • Oils:  There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.
  • Humidity: Exposure to humid conditions ranging from 70 to 92 percent.
  • Respirator:  Use is required.

Bumble Bee Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Bumble Bee Foods, LLC Human Resources Representative.

About Bumble Bee Seafoods

The Bumble Bee Seafood Company is passionately pursuing its purpose of feeding people’s lives through the power of the ocean. We are an iconic 120-year-old year-old fishing company that consistently aims to deliver delicious, healthy and affordable food to consumers while working hard to find new ways to protect the ocean and those that rely on it. Bumble Bee is firmly anchored in a commitment to connect the world to the ocean by re-defining sourcing, producing and enjoying products from and inspired by the ocean.

Bumble Bee’s full line of seafood and specialty protein products are marketed in the U.S., Canada and over 50 markets globally under leading brands including Bumble Bee®, Brunswick®, Clover Leaf®, Snow’s®, Wild Selections® and Beach Cliff®. For more information about the company, visit For product information, visit