Maintenance and Reliability Manager
Commerce City CO
Full Time


Commerce City CO

Maintenance and Reliability Manager 


Your role:  

As Maintenance and Reliability Manager, you will lead the maintenance and reliability team to enable the plant's successful delivery of products. You will make recommendations to simplify and streamline day to day work processes. You will also solve complex problems and approach them with a new perspective.   


As a leader and people manager, the Ardent Mills Values of trust, serving, simplicity, and safety will guide your decisions. You will listen, learn, and serve your team members. You will enable your team to deliver superior business results by constantly learning, reinventing, and challenging yourself to do better. You will inspire people to achieve things they never thought possible. To succeed, you must be able to:   

  • Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day  

  • Serve others with understanding, respect, and care 

  • Operate with simplicity, clarity and transparency 

  • Deal with and drive change 

  • Organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines 

  • Learn and apply new technology and share your knowledge with others 


Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.  


Your responsibilities: 

  • Manage maintenance team, setting vision, strategy, and goals for team 

  • Manage contractors and other technical service technicians  

  • Manage repairs, maintain, and install machines, tools, and equipment in manufacturing operations  

  • Eliminate all causes of failure and ensure full useful life of equipment   

  • Develop and manage the maintenance budget and long-term capital projects and corresponding budgets  

  • Manage inspection of operating machines and equipment for conformance with operational standards   

  • Review production, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities   

  • Manage accuracy and maintenance of MRO inventory   

  • Maintain and prioritize planned maintenance schedule in conjunction with other departments  

  • Establish criteria for assessing the quality and safety of work performed by team members and contractors  

  • Manage the completion of work through review of reliability reports, site inspections and conferences with operations and vendors 

  • Investigate the condition of buildings, equipment and grounds, and recommend improvements to ensure that needs are met  

  • Evaluate maintenance department personnel skills to help develop training programs  

  • Manage work order backlog   

  • Maintain compliance with company policies, regulatory requirements, quality specifications, safety standards, and sanitation practices 


Essential Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-8 years or High School diploma/GED with 9-12 years of relevant experience, including 2-3 years of supervisory experience  

  • Subject matter expert in maintenance process, activities, and maintenance management systems 

  • Demonstrated experience in managing capital projects 

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing budgets  

  • Demonstrated experience of applicable Predictive and Preventative Maintenance technologies 

  • Understanding of operating context of site assets / process systems  

  • Demonstrated experience of maintenance safety practices 

  • Demonstrated experience of Programmable Logic Controllers 

  • Demonstrated experience with electrical troubleshooting  

  • Demonstrated experience of and experience with Computer Maintenance Management System  

  • Experience with capital expenditures and projects  

Good to Have:  

  • Knowledge of food safety requirements and HACCP  

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions (With or without reasonable accommodation): 

  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as is required by the operating areas (i.e. safety glasses, protective footwear, hearing protection and, at times, a respirator) 

  • Ability to work a rotating schedule including nights, weekends and holidays 

  • Ability to work a machine paced continuous process that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with conditions which include: 

  • Heat/cold temperatures (inclement weather) 

  • Indoor/outdoor environment 

  • Dusty environment 

  • Noisy environment 

  • Frequent moving/vibration/ or other motion of equipment/processes

  • Elevated places, to include stairs/ladders 

  • Ability to perform work at a computer and other administrative/managerial tasks 


 Other Considerations: 

  • Ability to travel up to 5%  

  • Willing to work weekends, holidays, 7-day weeks, and opposing shifts, when needed  

  • Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a pre-employment background check and/or drug test 

  • Must be authorized to work in the Unites states without sponsorship now and in the future  


At Ardent Mills, everyone matters and everyone has a voice.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not.  Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills. 

The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills.   


Commerce City CO


4545 East 64th Avenue, Commerce City CO, 80022

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Employment Type:

Full time

Additional Information:


We provide market-driven base pay, based on skills, abilities, and level of experiences. Our salary ranges are broad, and individual salary will be market competitive based on a candidate’s unique set of skills and level of experience. The starting range for this position is $80,487.39 - $107,350.07, with additional earning potential possible commensurate with experience. Additionally, we believe that our team members are the reason for our success and all team members are incentive eligible with a target based on contribution, company performance, and individual results achieved. While the specific bonus plan and target amount will be determined based on the role and breadth of contributions, the targeted bonus plan and targeted percentage amount for this role is Bonus - OIP, 5% Annual.


At Ardent Mills we offer a wide range of benefits to our team members and their eligible family members. Some of our great benefit programs you may be eligible for include: • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage• Health and Dependent Savings Accounts • Life and Disability Programs • Voluntary Benefit Programs • Company Sponsored Wellness Programs • Retirement Savings with Company Match • Team Member and Family Assistance Program (EAP) • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays • Employee Recognition Program with Rewards (RAVE).

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