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Maintenance Leader



United States
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2023

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Job Summary

MycoWorks is seeking a person to fill the role of Maintenance Leader. This person will be a member of the Maintenance team and have responsibility for the equipment health of a new Reishi™ production facility.

The Maintenance Leader has 24/7 accountability for the overall equipment health (mechanical/electrical) of their assigned production area, which will be composed of multiple unique machines and processes. Critical results the Maintenance Leader owns are: Process Reliability/OEE loss due to equipment failures; adherence to their Planned Maintenance schedule; and component breakdown reduction.

Maintenance Leaders leverage two Daily Management Systems (DMS’s) to drive their results: the Maintenance Planning & Scheduling System (MP&S) DMS will ensure timely scheduling of all required work orders (proactive and reactive) and the Breakdown Elimination (BDE) DMS will facilitate the reduction of component breakdowns that will drive an increase in machine Process Reliability/OEE. In addition to these responsibilities, they will also be responsible for building Progressive Maintenance (PM) system capability within the staff under their area of responsibility. They should follow the servant leadership model to empower maintenance technicians and production technicians to execute all work with excellence and positively influence their area’s culture.

This individual will work closely with Safety, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain and other internal/external customers and will report to the Site Maintenance Manager.

This is an on-site role at our manufacturing plant in Union, South Carolina.


  • Ensure the safety of our people and product
  • Attend all meetings as part of the Daily Direction Setting (DDS) process.
  • Daily reporting of breakdowns (includes leveraging Breakdown Elimination) with updates on action status.
  • Weekly tracking and reporting of maintenance measurement data – Backlog, MTTC, PM Completion (Indicators of health of Maintenance Planning & Scheduling system)
  • Partner with Production Line Leaders and Process Engineers in the development and execution of Plan for the Day and loss elimination activities from a maintenance perspective.
  • Responsible for scheduling maintenance technicians
  • Ensure adequate maintenance technician coverage in a consistent and equitable way
  • Working with the Maintenance Planner, maintain weekly maintenance schedules to deliver Planned Maintenance commitments for owned machines
  • As needed, adjust daily assignments for technicians on each shift to address unplanned technical issues on assigned lines while continuing to focus on engaging mechanics in proactive work that will improve line predictability/stability
  • Meet with shift daily to review work completed and provide direction and follow up.
  • Coaches teams through effective execution of maintenance processes in support of the PM plan and builds capability and ownership of these systems down to the team level over time for assigned area
  • Responsible for coaching the production and maintenance teams on all critical Progressive Maintenance capabilities, including ability to find and resolve defects
  • Support Early Equipment Management Activities, including possible startup leadership for projects within their area
  • Communicate metrics for maintenance and reliability activities
  • Own and drive improvement initiatives around planned downtime


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering OR AA/AS in Engineering or Technical field preferred OR Technical school certificate with five plus years of experience of electrical and mechanical systems maintenance in a manufacturing setting
  • 3-5 years' experience in developing, leading, and executing proven maintenance reliability programs, management of maintenance budgeting processes, and frontline maintenance leadership is required
  • Demonstrated ability to execute maintenance tasks as well as coach others on system and task execution
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems leveraging Root Cause Analysis tools
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines within specified time constraints
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience maintaining production lines within an allotted budget
  • Previous experience as a maintenance technician and/or a production technician
  • Knowledge of TPM
  • Experience with CMMS programs

We are a 24/7 manufacturing operation. This role may require overtime and the ability to work varied shifts in order to meet the needs of the business.


MycoWorks offers world class benefits and compensation programs to support the health, well-being and financial empowerment of our employees. Our benefits include:

  • Medical, Vision and Dental plans at no cost to employees
  • Equity
  • Optional insurance coverage for partners and dependents
  • FSA Accounts
  • Free Personal Health Advocate
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid holidays beyond the traditional
  • 401(k) program

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