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Maintenance Working Lead 3rd Shift

Date:  Jul 16, 2024

Assumption, IL, US

Brand:  Grain & Protein
Workplace Type:  Onsite

Job Title: Maintenance Team Lead

Department: Maintenance                                  

Classification: Non-Exempt  

Shift: 3rd Shift (11pm – 7am, overtime eligible)                             

Reports to: Maintenance Manager


Job Summary

To continually lead, evaluate, and develop teams to successfully achieve Safety, Quality, SCOT, Lean Transformation, and other annual targets to achieve financial, customer satisfaction, and employee relations objectives for all value streams.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance, maintain scheduling and distribute workload for Maintenance and Maintenance Fabrication (R&D) team members on appropriate shift in daily operations and other projects.
    • Coordinate workload with Maintenance Scheduler and Lead team members on other shifts.
    • Communicate/Work closely with the Tool & Die Team Leader.
    • Responsible for maintaining the Preventative Maintenance Program, in an effort to reduce downtime, scrap and increase productivity.
      • Print off / assign daily PM’s / Report Attainment and speak to any misses encountered with the Maintenance Scheduler and Maintenance Manager
    • Maintain MPulse work order management system to ensure compliance to required maintenance objectives.
      • Verify start times and dates on work orders
      • Verify stop times and dates on work orders
      • Verify that personnel have put in comment section what they did to complete work order.
    • Verify that Maintenance personnel are completing/closing work orders daily. (Before departing from their respective daily shift)
    • Continuous communication with Maintenance Administration and Maintenance Shift Leaders on equipment/tooling repairs that effect the production schedule.
    • Strong knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic functions to troubleshoot, repair and maintain equipment.
    • PLC/Controls experience - ladder logic, programming, troubleshooting (i.e. Omron, Allen Bradley)
    • Robot experience - troubleshooting, repair, program “touch-ups” (i.e. Fanuc)
    • CNC machining center experience - troubleshooting and repair
    • Communication, both verbally and written to keep the Plant Management informed of repairs, materials used or needed and downtime required.
    • Provide financial justification for new projects and improvements on existing maintenance systems.
    • Once approved, insure completion of a project within allotted timeframe and within budget.
    • Research companies for superior and more cost-effective products when implementing new systems or upgrading old ones.
    • Be a leader in improving/supporting the APS (AGCO Production System) culture of the Maintenance team.
    • Involvement in lean improvement activities.
    • Work closely with the Technical Group (i.e. Manufacturing Engineering) on projects and process improvement programs.
    • Special projects, as required by the Maintenance Manager.
  • Work with Production areas to make sure the all avenues are considered to assist production to achieve the target of 100% Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.
  • Provides input on performance appraisals to Maintenance Manager. Resolves conflicts and suggests disciplinary action, when required according to AGCO policies.


Safety Responsibilities

Employees/temporary employees are responsible for individual compliance with all safety rules, policies and procedures.  Employee/temporary employee responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Comply with all safety rules, policies and procedures.
  • Report any unsafe practices and/or conditions to their supervisor.
  • Wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) and report any defective PPE.
  • Report all near-misses, incidents, injuries, illnesses, including mobile equipment or property damage.
  • Participation in the site Safety and Health Program.


Essential skills


  • Associate Degree in a related field and/or 7+ years technical or electrical maintenance experience in an industrial, manufacturing environment, experience with sheet metal manufacturing a plus.
  • 5+ years PLC / Robot / Industrial controls experience
  • 3+ years in a technical lead role/experience


Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong leader and excellent communicator
  • 2+ years of progressively responsible or related experience in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Solid grasp of manufacturing concepts, methods, and manufacturing techniques to include but not limited to: Assembly, welding, machining, painting, and other related manufacturing methods.
  • Prior experience in lean, flow-through manufacturing a plus. . 
  • Knowledge in use of SAP or other related ERP application software preferred.
  • Must be computer literate; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus, and ERP Systems.
  • Basic understanding of production planning and production control functions.
  • Exceptional influencing and communication skills with ability to communicate at all management levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to think conceptually with a real commitment to change and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally to develop improved manufacturing strategies that will support AGCO business objectives on a departmental and building wide basis. 


Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works with and near large machinery and equipment daily. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The employee is exposed to a variety of extreme conditions including temperatures ranging from 40°F to 105°F.


Physical Demands

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and reach with hands or arms. The employee must be able to stand for up to twelve hours per day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The employee must wear personal protective equipment (i.e. eye protection, hearing protection, safety shoes, gloves, sleeves, etc.)



Minimal travel is expected for this position.


Additional Eligibility Qualifications



AAP/EEO Statement

AGCO is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of inappropriate or unlawful conduct on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or other protected group status as provided by law.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Smart Solutions

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