Maintenance & Engineering Manager - Desert Hot Springs, CA


The Maintenance & Engineering Manager reports to the Plant Manager and is responsible for managing all engineering and maintenance operations including maintaining building and grounds.  This position is responsible for ensuring that company goals are achieved, and discipline is maintained with a targeted emphasis on continuous improvement. Provides support to the department’s staff, managing departmental structure and documentation. Will also include some formalized training for employees within the department. The Engineering & Maintenance Manager will be required to follow guidance from the Plant Manager, and be a self-starter with the ability to motivate and provide leadership to the employees within the Maintenance Department. Additional leadership will be necessary at times to lead other groups of employees through their responsibilities in assisting in Maintenance operations. 


 Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Creates and manages department’s budget.

  • Orders and purchases new equipment, supplies and furnishings.

  • Manages Facilities & Maintenance department, including scheduling team members to ensure adequate coverage is available.

  • Responsible for all aspects of maintenance equipment, refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, water treatment, and electrical systems.

  • Maintains and operates equipment at optimum effectiveness, efficiency and safety.

  • Ensures compliance with all Facilities department policies, standards and procedures.

  • Recommend or arrange for additional services such as painting, repair work, renovations, and the replacement of furnishing and equipment.

  • Maintains accurate logs and records are required.

  • Empowers facilities team members to provide service to all guests and coworkers.

  • Responsible for performing technical and operational evaluations of production equipment including recommendations for repairs and improvements in efficiencies and cost savings.

  • Provides hands-on mentoring and assistance when performing equipment troubleshooting, repairs, installations, modifications, renovations, and supports preventive maintenance efforts.

  • Meets organizational repair and maintenance needs through leadership of Maintenance staff.

  • Oversees, coordinates and prioritizes work activities of maintenance personnel and outside contractors to ensure safe work practices are followed and appropriate skills and support are available when needed.

  • Ability to communicate in every way effectively with all departments and have a can-do customer service attitude which is extremely important and an example to the organization.

  • Inspect machines and equipment for wear, document issues, explore maintenance opportunities, and upgrades.

  • Inspect construction and installation progress of equipment to ensure conformance to established specifications.

  • Oversee and direct maintenance personnel engaged in equipment installation and repair, and preventive maintenance.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure department work is performed in a safe manner.

  • Utilize problem solving and trouble shooting skills to ensure that team members can identify root causes and take fast, effective action to resolve problems.

  • Maintain housekeeping standards to keep a clean and safe workplace.

  • Work closely with all internal customers (departments) to ensure effective communication.

  • Review/Schedule maintenance work activities and job orders to determine work priorities (Including installations and fabrication) and maintain records.

  • Implement, execute and utilize CMMS and PM programs to their fullest extent.

  • Verify compliance with environmental and OSHA regulations.

  • Purchase tools, spare parts, and supplies required for maintenance related operations.

  • Assure training and cross training of workers to improve individual and department work performance, and safety and meets regulatory requirements

  • Confer with plant manager, and various departments to resolve maintenance problems.

  • Recommend measures to improve operating conditions of machines and equipment.

  • Inspect completed work for conformance to blueprints, specifications, and standards.

  • Ensures that safe work practices are followed and working safely is a priority.

  • Carry out managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

  • Responsibilities include help in interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and hands on helping with work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving issues.

  • Adhere to company attendance and punctuality policy.

  • Insure plant and equipment is maintained to achieve production requirements and provide a safe and clean work environment.

  • Work within the role to uphold a high level of leadership in upholding values of compliance and support for the human resources, environment health and safety policies.

  • Other assigned tasks as required by plant manager and corporate.



  • Education: High school graduate or GED, minimum of a BE degree or verifiable 15+ years-experience of leading employees in an industrial maintenance setting or service department. Documented and verifiable Journeyman level skill and knowledge of a trade.

  • Safety - Proven ability to recognize safety as the organization’s highest priority.

  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

  • Prior experience within a results-driven environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with good interpersonal skills preferred.

  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Varies writing style to meet needs; Able to read and interpret written information.

  • Change Management - Communicates changes effectively; Prepares and supports those affected by change.

  • Background that is committed to developing and maintaining a work culture that breeds trust in your fellow employees and commitment to contributing to the success.

  • Must be experienced with Microsoft Office Suite applications. This includes email via Outlook, document creation and editing via Word, and spreadsheets via Excel.

  • Strong skills working with computers and able to learn, navigate and use designated software programs as required to perform job functions. This includes CMMS applications.

  • Must be able to work effectively in a busy, multi-tasking work environment and prioritize workload based on multiple inputs and pressures.

  • Must be able to work independently, requiring little direct supervision from the Plant Manager.

  • Must have the ability to effectively supervise others and maintain discipline with the department.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, blueprints, drawings, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • Must possess the ability to clearly and effectively communicate through verbal and written means.

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