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Maintenance Team Manager 1


The French’s Food Company, a subsidiary of McCormick & Company, Inc. and a global leader in flavor is seeking a full-time Maintenance Team Manager for the plant located in Springfield, MO. This person will report to the Engineering/Maintenance Manager.


With more than $500 million in annual sales, our company has been crafting trusted foods using simple ingredients of the highest quality.  From French’s Classic Yellow Mustard, long America’s top-selling mustard, to its most recent innovations, such as French’s Ketchup, the company has a history rich with delicious creations made from what today would be considered “clean, simple ingredients.”  To learn more please visit us at


Under the general supervision of the Maintenance Manager, this position manages and directs all Maintenance activities and provides leadership and technical expertise to the Processing Department at the French’s Food Plant.



  • Leading and developing direct reports while fostering a team environment
  • Meeting or exceeding established goals (Safety, Process Reliability - PR%, cost, waste, quality, sanitation and other performance standards) as they relate to the plant performance.  Responsible for performance metrics
  • Spare parts process leader/owner.  Power user and business process owner for CMMS. 
  • Serving as a maintenance resource, as required, for all Utility Mechanics in areas such Effective Maintenance, Operational based  - Automous Maintenance, machine shop, maintenance planning and lubrication processes.
  • Supporting and developing McCormick’s High Performance Work Systems (MHPS) Business Teams to ensure that information flow, personnel development, problem-solving, goal-setting and process improvements are an integral part of the daily activities
  • Managing training needs for the PM group to ensure that skill levels are managed and advanced as needed to support plant equipment
  • Resource planning, daily management and implementation of key initiatives including Safety, Effective Maintenance, supporting sustained levels of Autonomous Maintenance and delivery of PR% improvements.
  • Identifying, analyzing, and reducing equipment performance losses and elimination of repetitive loss events.
  • Leading teams to develop cultural and actionable plans to ensure continuous improvement throughout the plant
  • Working cross-functionally to resolve issues
  • Managing cost spending/overtime/budget controls and scheduling



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated maintenance experience in a manufacturing plant
  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated experience supervising maintenance employees in a manufacturing plant
  • Demonstrated experience improving Process Reliability (PR %) and/or Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE %)
  • Demonstrated experience with a CMMS, SAP or other ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) tool
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining manufacturing equipment
  • Demonstrated experience delivering loss reduction in a manufacturing environment
  • Expert troubleshooter and strong problem solver with demonstrated experience utilizing Root Cause Analysis processes
  • Excellent interpersonal, team leadership, communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work independently with strong action-oriented focus
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours across three shifts as needed to meet business demands



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electro or another relevant technical field (Mechanical Engineering is ideal)
  • Demonstrated experience in a productive team based / collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated planning ability and understanding of business decisions based on financial, inventory and customer service indicators
  • Demonstrated participative management and leadership skills
  • Experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) manufacturing industry
  • Experience managing projects/improvements through successful completion, including contractor management
  • Experience maintaining processing equipment
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) process experience
  • Food manufacturing experience

French's 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, French's 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.