Ennis, TX


Maintenance Manager

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job ID #: 1148
  • Category: Manufacturing

Pet Inspired. Employee Owned.

Make food that makes pets happy.

When we founded Freshpet, it was an opportunity to build something new. An innovative place to create the most real, fresh food for pets. A way to let employees own part of the company where they work. And a setting where each day is another chance to be inspired and do what’s best for Pets, People, and Planet. Are you ready to start fresh?



General Description

The responsibilities of the Maintenance Manager will include:

  • Reports to Engineering Manager. 
  • Must have a minimum 5 years maintenance management/supervisory experience. 
  • Must have 4-year degree, preferably in engineering or related field 
  • Has expert knowledge and skills within the maintenance area in regard to electrical systems and controls including: 
  1. Control systems programming (Allen-Bradley PLCs, SLC500, Control Logix, Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet, Siemens, Omron). 
  2. Writing and developing programs, logic, and other associated functions to understand and resolve manufacturing equipment issues. 
  3. Ability for hands-on electrical and control troubleshooting. 
  4. Human/Machine Interfaces (HMIs). 
  5. Electrical schematics. 
  6. AutoCad. 
  • Has strong technical knowledge and skills of: 
  1. Manufacturing/production/distribution equipment, machinery, and facilities. 
  2. Mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and pumping systems. 
  • Fully implement and maintain a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) using MP2 throughout the facility. 
  1. Monitors the use and inventories of spare parts, maintenance supplies, and equipment and initiates reordering when necessary through the CMMS. 
  2. Schedule planned maintenance activities while working with internal and external customers. 
  3. Develop procedures to improve uptime on all manufacturing equipment. 
  4. Develop and distribute maintenance documentation. 
  • Coordinates special projects as assigned by the General Manager. 
  1. Initiates projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs. 
  2. Assists in monitoring all work being performed by outside contractors. 
  3. Maintains a professional, courteous manner with all visitors, vendors, contractors, and fellow employees. 
  4. Works within established budget and expense limits. 
  • Supervises 3-5 mechanics and responsible for: 
  1. Employee development, training, and conflict resolution. 
  2. Regular communication with all maintenance mechanics concerning daily and ongoing maintenance issues. 
  3. Conducting regular performance reviews based on job descriptions to determine knowledge, skills, and ability of the maintenance mechanics. 
  • Follows established company policies and those outlined in the Employee Handbook. 
  1. Assures food safety standards with regards to GMPs and HACCP plan are being followed by self and fellow employees. 
  • Able to read, write, and understand English. 
  • Has reliable transportation. 
  • Passes drug screening test and criminal background check. 
  • Maintenance Supervisors will serve as back up to this position.  




• Generous annual PTO • 10 company paid holidays • Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits • Company paid Basic/Accidental Life insurance • Company paid Short/Long term disability • Option for Employee paid Basic/Accidental Life insurance • Option for Employee paid Short/Long term disability • Annual Increase • Referral bonus • Generous bonus program • Restricted Stock Units • Tuition Reimbursement • Maternity and Paternity leave • Safety Boot program • Free Gym Membership • 401K – with up to 4% company match • Flexible Spending account • Pet insurance


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About Freshpet

We are Freshpet, a team of pet parents, pet lovers, and other folks dedicated to doing what’s best for Pets, People, and Planet. Our home office is in Secaucus, NJ. Our kitchen locations are in Bethlehem, PA and Ennis, TX. And our heart is in our work: Preparing the finest food for dogs and cats using only fresh, natural ingredients. We are growing in popularity, impact, and size by doing things the right way. The Freshpet way.

Freshpet embraces diversity and is an EOE/M/F/Disabilities/A/Veterans employer.