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Senior Manager, Maintenance & Reliability

Meati Foods

Meati Foods

Thornton, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

The Role:

The Senior Manager of Maintenance and Reliability is responsible for ensuring the optimal performance and reliability of all plant equipment and systems. This role involves leading the maintenance team, implementing preventive maintenance programs, and developing strategies to improve equipment reliability and efficiency. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in maintenance management within a food manufacturing environment, strong leadership skills, and a deep understanding of reliability engineering principles.


  1. Leadership and Management:
    • Lead, mentor, and develop the maintenance team, including supervisors, technicians, and other staff.
    • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, teamwork, and accountability within the maintenance department.
    • Ensure compliance with all safety, health, and environmental regulations.
  2. Maintenance Strategy:
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive maintenance strategy to minimize downtime and maximize equipment reliability.
    • Establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) for maintenance activities.
    • Implement predictive and preventive maintenance programs to enhance equipment longevity and performance.
  3. Reliability Engineering:
    • Analyze equipment performance and failure data to identify trends and root causes of issues.
    • Develop and implement reliability improvement plans and projects.
    • Utilize reliability tools and methodologies such as FMEA, RCA, and RCM to improve equipment reliability.
  4. Budget and Resource Management:
    • Prepare and manage the maintenance budget, ensuring cost-effective use of resources.
    • Oversee the procurement of spare parts, tools, and equipment necessary for maintenance activities.
    • Manage contracts and relationships with external service providers and vendors.
  5. Project Management:
    • Lead and oversee maintenance and reliability projects from conception through completion.
    • Coordinate with other departments to ensure seamless integration of maintenance activities with production schedules.
    • Ensure projects are completed on time, within scope, and within budget.
  6. Training and Development:
    • Identify training needs and opportunities for the maintenance team to enhance their skills and knowledge.
    • Develop and deliver training programs on best practices in maintenance and reliability.
  7. Continuous Improvement:
    • Promote and implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance maintenance processes and equipment performance.
    • Stay current with industry trends, technologies, and best practices in maintenance and reliability.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field; a Master’s degree or professional certification (e.g., CMRP, CRE) is a plus.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in maintenance management, with at least 5 years in a senior management role within a food manufacturing environment.
  • Strong knowledge of maintenance and reliability principles, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing preventive and predictive maintenance programs.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficiency in using computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and reliability tools.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to food manufacturing, safety, and environmental compliance.

Work Environment:

  • This role primarily operates within a food manufacturing plant, which may involve exposure to various temperatures, noise levels, and machinery.
  • Occasional travel may be required to attend training, conferences, or visit other facilities.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand, walk, and work in an industrial environment for extended periods.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

**Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Meati™ we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your previous experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. **

The base salary range for this role Is $112,000 - $148,000 /annually, which is just one aspect of our total compensation package. In addition to the salary, this position is eligible for a potential annual bonus and equity! Actual compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance at no cost to the employee (for employee-only coverage)
  • 401K with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and Floating Holidays
  • Monthly reimbursements for personal health and wellness expenses
  • Mental health programs at no cost
  • Parental Leave, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability coverage, and AD&D

Equal Employment Opportunity: Eat Meati™ is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At Meati, we are committed to the highest quality and food safety standards. We expect our employees to comply with all relevant FDA requirements and external certifications (e.g. Kosher, Halal, etc.), where applicable.

About Eat Meati™

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Eat Meati™ is on a mission to build Good Energy™ from the ground up. We work closely with Mother Nature to cultivate the complete protein she intended — one that’s been the root of our living world for millennia. We’re connecting and empowering eaters everywhere to evolve energetically. We believe food should be simple, clean, and of course, delicious, which is why grow and nourish our mushroom root to create nutrient-rich, whole food protein everyone can enjoy. Get to know more about Meati™ at meati.com.

Our team is passionate about making the world a better place through good health and wellness, positive climate impact, and equitable access to nutrition around the world. This passion translates into the culture of our office, making Eat Meati™ a lively, enjoyable, innovative, and inclusive place to work. This is an exciting time to be a part of the Meati™ team and the growing plant-based meat category.