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Maintenance Coordinator


Waco, TX, US, 76712


A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Job Title: Maintenance Coordinator

Hours: Day based, primarily M-F, 7a-330p. Some weekends, overtime and off shifts as needed.


Job Purpose/Overview

The Maintenance Coordinator is the PM systems owner for their production areas and responsible for eliminating maintenance and breakdown related losses.  The Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for building capability in Operating teams.  Also including the following:

  • Active participation and leadership in CP2/DDS meetings
  • Oversee the coordination of Planned Stops in the assigned area.  
  • Owns assignment of maintenance resources to execute planned stops, BDE process, including execution of corrective action across all relevant lines. 
  • Spokesperson for the maintenance group during all DMS discussions.
  • Technical expert in the assigned area, including mechanical, electrical, and controls systems, and a thorough understanding of the process. 
  • Responsible for leading a team which supports the site in consistently meeting or exceeding safety, quality, environmental, regulatory, financial, and product supply goals.


Key Responsibilities

  • Own PM systems for the Line, focusing on Maintenance Planning and Scheduling and Breakdown Elimination. 
  • Drives results in Planned and Unplanned Downtime, and owns:
  • Maintain & Repair costs for line
  • % Planned Maintenance and PM compliance.
  • Breakdown reduction  
  • Technical expert of related equipment and discuss, coach, and train technicians and operators on this equipment.
  • Perform all the duties of a senior mechanical/electrical technician at the highest levels of technical proficiency.
  • Owns Anomaly Handling DMS
  • Participates in the development and owns portions of the Line's 90-Day loss-elimination plans. 
  • Represent maintenance team in the daily FMOS meetings. Provides performance data for selected machines and communicates action plans and completed work effectively


Context and Scope

  • Owns the Maintenance planning/scheduling and Breakdown DMS for the line
  • Leads process definition to identify Centerline targets and document standards
  • Develops control strategies to enable operators to respond to out of control situations
  • Analyzes line data to identify and prioritize loss elimination opportunities
  • Leads root cause problem solving efforts on key chronic losses for the line/dept
  • Coaches teams on Centerline DMS execution and problem-solving skills
  • Recommends machine improvements to improve line efficiencies


Job Specifications/Qualifications

Education & Professional Qualification


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.


  • Associate degree in a technical discipline, preferably in Industrial Maintenance/Technology.



  • Technical degree/trade certification or 5 years or equivalent manufacturing experience required.


Key Functional Competencies & Technical Skills


  • Minimum: Demonstrated experience in leading change and situational leadership.
  • Clear ability to relate to and motivate people and effectively train.
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office and SAP.


  • Experience operating within a formalized Continuous Improvement Environment (MSE, TPM, Lean Manufacturing).

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent lifting/carrying (10-50 lbs.).
  • Frequent pushing/pulling (50-200 lbs.).
  • Frequent handling/gripping/bending/stooping.
  • Ability to work at elevated heights off a ladder or platform, climb stairs, leaning over equipment.
  • Ability to stand and / or work on feet for extended periods (minimum eight hours in one shift).


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


Nearest Major Market: Waco

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