Sr Maintenance & Facilities Manager

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Springfield, MO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

You’re the kind of person who’s always thinking three or four steps ahead, connecting the dots like an air-traffic controller, staying on top of what needs to happen next to keep everything moving and on time. You love working in a fast-paced environment. You’ve seen firsthand how teamwork makes the dream work, which is why you always lead by example, inspiring those around you to be as proactive, efficient, and accurate as you are.

Reporting to the Plant Director, the Sr Maintenance & Facilities Manager will be responsible for developing, coaching, and leading the maintenance team and strategy for Vital Farms. You will do this by leading initiatives for predictive maintenance, continuous improvement, and the reduction of equipment downtime. The successful candidate will be a highly experienced subject matter expert in Maintenance, workplace safety, and data driven management and leadership.

What You'll Do

  • Lead, train, and inspire your team to achieve excellence.
  • Partner with other departments and leaders to ensure we win as a team and meet (or exceed) our daily production schedule targets.
  • Provide strong leadership with a focus on a plant reliability mission, vision and strategic plan that is aligned with business needs.
  • Create and drive maintenance best practices through innovation, standardizing and improving work methods, and creating standard work instructions.
  • Set the standard for a safe work environment and safe work practices within the maintenance crew to develop a safety-first culture.
  • Help bring safe and ethical food to the table by ensuring all quality, sanitation, and food safety procedures are followed without exception.
  • Develop robust, effective, cross-functional and department communications to increase transparency and collaboration.
  • Develop partnerships with key stakeholders to develop reliability-focused production operations.
  • Grow your team through hiring, talent management, continued development, upskilling, coaching, and career progression.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with our strategic suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Leverage data collection and analysis systems to improve equipment decision making capability while analyzing key performance indicators to improve processes.
  • Develop and manage budget and contract documents including RFPs, change order controls, purchase orders, and invoicing to ensure cost effect solutions without compromising quality.
  • Stay ahead of industry trends and implement innovative maintenance solutions.

What You Bring to the Table

  • 10+ years’ experience in maintenance and facilities management.
  • 7+ years’ experience managing a team of people.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, analytical, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Exposure to Lean Concepts, layout design, cost/benefit analysis, labor productivity
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and understand technical specifications and terminology.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Proficiency in using maintenance CMMS software.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of machine safety and safety regulations (e.g. OSHA)

What We Bring to the Table:

  • A fast-paced, energetic, remote environment with passionate people who are leading a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table.
  • Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Paid Parental Leave, just to name a few).
  • Generous retirement contributions: 401(k) + 3% Contribution from Day 1.
  • Free eggs and butter.
  • Fun team SWAG that will make you the talk of the town.
  • Professional development opportunities and an amazing team dedicated to your growth.

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.

Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!

In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.

To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender and gender identity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at .