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Maintenance Team Manager

GRETNA, LA, US, 70053

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. Zatarain's, a leader in New Orleans cuisine owned by McCormick, is seeking a Maintenance Team Manager at its facility located in Gretna, Louisiana.


With $4 billion in annual sales, McCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry - retail outlets, food manufacturers and food service businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better™. To learn more please visit us at


As an employer recognized for our exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick & Co., Inc. offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services which address the needs of employees and their families. Zatarain’s benefits include, but are not limited to tuition assistance, medical & dental, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), defined contribution plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. 

Under the general direction of the Department Manager, provides leadership for a functional team within a high performance environment. Oversees the daily management of the function and drives improvement activities through the development of people and processes. Has overall accountability for the results of the team.


The job requires a sound understanding technical concepts within the incumbent's work area and a basic knowledge in other areas.  The job also requires knowledge gained through substantial applicable work experience, often achieved through a variety of work assignments, to supplement formal knowledge.  This level of proficiency enables the incumbent to apply technical skills and knowledge and ensure essential procedures are followed as well as help to define the standards and specifications around which others will operate.  A deep level of knowledge and understanding of maintenance management theories and techniques is required.  Through experience and knowledge, this individual shall have the ability to develop short and long-term strategic plans for maintenance organization and execution as well as training and development of the team.


Oversees and supervises Crew Leader, Mechanics, Electricians and other skilled employees involved with the maintenance of the plant’s building and grounds, processing areas, and packaging lines as needed using Total Productive Maintenance techniques. Other responsibilities may include grounds and building maintenance, facility security, storeroom and lubrication programs. This position may also be responsible for managing outside contractors for building, grounds and infrastructure maintenance.




  • TEAM MANAGEMENT:  Leads a team in a specific functional area in a manner consistent with the core beliefs and and guiding pronciples of McCormick's High Performance System.  Utilizes coaching and facilitation skills to manage employee relations.  Provides regular performance feedback and oversees development/training plans for individuals within the team.  Actively uses performance and development tools to document and facilitate improvement/recognition discussions. Rewards and recognizes performance achievements. Removes barriers that prevent the team from achieving goals.  Develops short and long term strategic plans for improvement of maintenance activities.   Strategic planning and execution of both maintenance organization and maintenance priorities. 
  • IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES: Utilizes problem solving tools and methodologies to implement continually improve processes within the function.  Demonstrates a sense of urgency and tenacity to resolve problems and implement process improvements.  Leads root cause analysis when required for failures that meet the applicable threshold.  Develops and ensures all functional procedures and best practices are documented and continually improved. Interacts cross-functionally to resolve issues.
  • MANAGE KEY RESULT AREAS (Safety, Quality, Cost, Reliability, Customer Service, etc.): Directs and supports the daily management of the team to prioritize work and achieve goals. Creates an atmosphere of 100% compliance to operational processes and procedures. Coordinates the sharing of resources to make the best use of existing skills to meet business needs. Ensures that procedures and scorecards are in place for the team.
  • COMMUNICATION: Communicates effectively up, down, and across the organization. Creates a vision for the team that is in alignment with the Plant, Division, and McCormick. Communicates organizational and plant objectives, including the attainment of established scorecard metrics (safety, quality, reliability, etc.) and ensures that they are understood and linked to the team's work. Manages interactions with other areas to support total plant objectives. Conducts regular team meetings to share information and ensure two-way communication.
  • FUNCTIONAL OGSM: On an annual basis, execute specific projects and action plans (in additional to core work, above) in support of the functional OGSM.
  • TECHNICAL DUTIES SPECIFIC TO FUNCTION: Manages the technical aspects of the role, specific to the functional area.  This individual shall have proficiency in the development and use of a CMMS system such as Maximo, SAP Maintenance, MP2.  This individual shall be considered the system expert for that system.




  • Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in a maintenance organization
  • Sustained demonstrated leadership within a high performance environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of at least one other functional area (outside of current discipline). Examples of how this can be achieved are through experiences such as significant project assignments, job rotation, etc. Previous work experience in other functions may also be considered, as long as the knowledge can be demonstrated in the McCormick business context
  • Management of projects through to successful completion 
  • In-depth understanding of how own area integrates with other areas
  • Comprehensive understanding of how multiple areas contribute to achieving the goals of the business
  • Basic understanding of the industry sector in which they are operating and the impact to own function
  • Controls experience a plus



  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering


McCormick and Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. 


United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans