Merrick Pet Care
  • 29-Mar-2021 to 28-May-2021 (CST)
  • Operations
  • Hereford, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Company paid Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, generous 401k plan

Maintenance Manager

At Merrick, we don't just make pet food. We make the Best Food Ever. Founded in 1988, Texas-based Merrick PetCare is a leader in natural and organic pet food. We believe that our people are the source of our competitive advantage, and as we invest in our people, we invest in our shared future. When you join Merrick PetCare in Hereford, TX you are not only joining a leader in natural and organic pet food, you are joining a tight knit community focused on creating the most nutritious and wholesome food for pets.

As a Maintenance Manager, you will provide a clear and focused direction for the Maintenance Department, enabling all team members to work effectively in accomplishing goals and providing superior maintenance service and equipment reliability for the plant operations. The scope of responsibility encompasses all maintenance operations at the plant. This includes equipment and facilities maintenance, storeroom functions and the establishment of repair budgets for optimal results. The responsibility also takes into consideration safe work practices and providing quality services for all department. You will also develop, implement and coordinate capital projects related to maintenance improvement.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with the safety committee and safety management to implement safety suggestions providing a safe atmosphere for the total plant operation.
  • Thorough understanding of the engineering environmental activities including air, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and solid waste.
  • Provide systems for effective maintenance work scheduling to handle the daily and long-term needs of plant operations.
  • Participate in the coordination of the operations of steam generating, electrical power, service, compressed gases, water, sewer, HVAC, process liquids, plant-wide lighting, buildings, grounds, and fire protection systems to provide uninterrupted service.
  • Source and monitor outside contractors to assure compliance with all company standards including sanitation, safety, quality, productivity and budgeting.
  • Set the direction for maintenance training by providing the leadership, support, and training necessary for the development of each team member as a valued and critical resource.
  • Provide technical assistance to Engineering, Maintenance, and Production personnel to support plant operations. Recommend improvements to current operations to maintain a state-of-the-art facility.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned and necessary.

Basic Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent with 3+ years of experience in a maintenance role within a manufacturing environment and 2+ years of supervisory experience.


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a related discipline with 2+ years of experience in a maintenance role within a manufacturing environment and 1+ years of supervisory experience.

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl Purina Merrick Petcare. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Merrick Petcare home.

Merrick Pet Care is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and looks for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at to notify us of any needs related to completing the job application.

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