Maintenance Manager

Location: Chesterfield, MI

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced


  • 55,000 to 70,000/year
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid Vacations
  • Product Vouchers
  • Weekly Free Lunch

Achatz Handmade Pie Company is looking for like-minded people who share our values!

We value...your creativity, ability, willingness, talent, experience, honesty, education and leadership. We look forward to coming to work each day, bringing it all to the table and working on a highly functional team. We are searching for like-minded people who value Servant Leadership, who can help improve our systems, create new systems and support change. We need those who have a passion for helping and training others, all of which works together to take Achatz Handmade Pie Company to the next level.

We have the incredible work in a place that smells like fresh apple pie, pumpkin pie and berry pies baking! And on a team that makes what Food and Wine magazine voted as one of America’s Best did Bon Appetit magazine, and Food Network, ‘Unwrapped’ and ‘Top 5’.

Respect: We value systems and procedures. We understand that having good structure for training and mentoring is respectful to our employees. Having Good Manufacturing Practices in place is respectful to our customers. We are USDA and Organic Certified, We are USDA and Organic Certified, as well as offer a non-GMO certified line!

Accountability: We practice Open Book Management, sharing our numbers with the team, so that everyone can participate in running the company profitably and sustainably. OBM helps to hold us accountable for the work we do and the departments we run. Everyone documents to-do lists

Supporting Local Farms: We source much of our ingredients from local Michigan farms. Using all natural ingredients, that are grown in a sustainable, healthy way is very important to us.

Training: After 23 years in business, we have learned that transparency and honesty is vital to our growth. Managers, Team Leaders, Owners, and Team Member freely share their knowledge in order for our business to continually thrive.

Essential Functions:

  • Directly supervise Maintenance team members.
  • Monitor the method and quality of maintenance work being performed; take corrective action as needed.
  • Troubleshoot daily quality, safety, and production equipment issues.
  • Identify potential and current change points and make the required adjustments need to ensure quality, safety, production efficiency, and cost are maintained.
  • Be proactive in predicting equipment and/facility abnormalities and finding innovative solutions to correct.
  • Facilitate production process capital equipment recommendations, justifications, and acquisitions.
  • Evaluate and analyze problems involving machinery and equipment and coordinates repair of tools and machinery. Participate in frequent evaluation of machines, tools, equipment, etc.
  • Execute annual, monthly, weekly, daily preventative maintenance schedules to maintain established organizational Key Performance Indicator (KPI) goals.
  • Ensure quality goals and standards are met and know how to use the quality feedback loops and systems and escalation procedures. Confirm that team members use the quality systems correctly.
  • Responsible for rectifying quality problems by discussing situations with other Group Leaders and Quality Auditor to decide on action to be taken.
  • Identify and support continuous improvement efforts with Operations Director and Continuous Improvement Team.
  • Sustain and drive lean manufacturing methods and 5S activities in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Monitor and ensure process efficiencies are performing to standard operation procedures.
  • Ensure that all aspects of his or her area of responsibility is in full compliance with the food safety and quality systems in place at the operation at all times.
  • Inform team members of changes to their day-to-day responsibilities and provide regular constructive feedback on their performance.
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving
  • Ensure the training is maintained by his/her team leaders and operator training tracks are up to date at all times.


  • Associates Degree in Industrial Engineering and Supervisor Skill Specific Certificate, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certificate in Lean Manufacturing and 2-3 years Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) experience.
  • Experience leading teams on Continuous Improvement projects.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and ERP systems
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written communications.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to teach, coach, and mentor team members effectively.
  • Ability to work with others in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong personal organizational skills.
  • Ability to always operate with the highest ethical conduct and objectivity in accordance with the stated company values.

Every day and with every decision we make, we strive to follow 5 simple Core Values:

Create Raving Fans: Exceed customer expectations. Spark brand awareness and build loyalty.
Provide the Best All-Natural Products and Support Local: Use high quality ingredients, free of chemicals, preservatives, and trans-fats; source local ingredients whenever possible.
NEVER Compromise on Quality: Dedicate time to excellence. Respect effort spent on producing quality.
Coach, Mentor, Inspire, Lead: Share knowledge and experience with your team members. Take initiative when challenges arise. Champion solutions and implement as a team. Teach as you grow.
Improve, Innovate, and Plan with Financial Empowerment: Ensure job security and prosperity using Open-Book Management. Forecast creatively. Embrace constructive feedback and develop goals that benefit the team. Generate growth.

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