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Maintenance Team Manager


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. 


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 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. Good understanding of procedures and concepts within own technical area and a basic knowledge in other areas. Role typically requires a university degree. Requires an understanding and ability to apply procedures and concepts of own technical area. Knowledge of other areas to the extent of understanding how they relate and interact with own area. Oversees and supervises Crew Leaders, Utility 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, forklift maintenance, storeroom, machine shop and lubrication programs. This position may also be responsible for managing outside contracts for building and ground maintenance. 


• TEAM MANAGEMENT: Leads a team in a specific functional area in a manner consistent with the core beliefs and guiding principles 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. 


• 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. 




* GED in Relevant Technical Discipline.  BS in relevant technical discipline preferred. 

* Individuals will generally enter this role with a combination of demonstrated technical and leadership skills equivalent to a minimum of 1 year of experience Experience in facility management (including HVAC), energy management and automated maintenance systems an asset. Basic understanding of how own area integrates with other areas and co-ordinates to contribute to the achievement of goals. Some knowledge of how external factors impact the work unit. Limited knowledge of the industry required. 

* Sound and comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to exchange complicated information, including sensitive information or information that is difficult to communicate because of its content or its audience. 

* Full supervisory responsibilities, contributing to the motivation/development of team through professional leadership Full supervisory responsibility, ensuring team members are motivated and capable of delivering a high level of performance. Leadership includes setting objectives, coaching employees in pursuit of those objectives, appraisal of performance relative to objectives and determination of reward outcomes. Top five McCormick Leadership Competencies that were identified in the Success Profile as critical to all Team Manager (first level supervisor) roles in the High Performance System are indicated below 

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.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield