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Lead, Maintenance, 1st shift

Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Company Description

Glanbia is a global nutrition company, grounded in science and nature and dedicated to providing better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. The company takes pure and clean ingredients including milk, whey and grains and using expert knowledge and capabilities produces high quality nutritional ingredients and branded consumer products for customers and consumers worldwide.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia located in Downers Grove, Illinois. GPN’s brand portfolio consists of – Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Think!, Nutramino ABB, Body & Fit, Amazing Grass and SlimFast, each with its own brand essence. GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition and lifestyle products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers, ready-to-eat snacks and general health. Products are sold through a variety of channels including specialty retail, the internet, gyms and FDM in a variety of formats including powders, bars and Ready-to-Drink beverages. GPN has a global and expanding footprint with a current in-market presence in 24 countries.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth which has been achieved both organically and through acquisition. Today, GPN has approximately $1.2B in revenue and 2,500 employees worldwide. With state-of-the-art production facilities occupying over 500,000 square feet of operating space, GPN is the only sports nutrition company to manufacture and market items in every product category.


As the parent of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Plc is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with leading market positions in cheese, whey proteins, sports nutrition and micronutrient premixes headquartered in Kilkenny, Ireland. Glanbia Plc has over 6,900 employees in 34 countries worldwide. Its products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries. The company is organized into a number of divisions; Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN), Glanbia Nutritionals, Glanbia Ireland and also a number of joint ventures. Revenues for Glanbia plc are approximately $4.1B. For more information visit the company website at:


Job Summary

Directly responsible for the assignment and coordination and/or execution of activities within the Maintenance Team to ensure a productive/positive workforce that supports production activities. Oversee planning and preparation of planned work/ preventive maintenance tasks performed by the Maintenance Team to ensure the production lines are maintained in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner.


Duties and Responsibilities


• Use tools ranging from common hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches, to precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices.

• Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, or the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate.

• Order parts, supplies, and equipment from catalogs and suppliers, or obtain them from storerooms.

• Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment.

• Inspect drives, motors, and belts, check fluid levels, replace filters, or perform other maintenance actions, following checklists.

• Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment.

• Clean or lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, or other parts of machinery.

• Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.

• Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.

• Performs minor and major repair of equipment.

• Performs preventative maintenance procedures on mechanical equipment on a scheduled basis; inspects belts, checks fluid levels, replaces filters, greases bearings, seals, etc., repairs or replaces broken parts

• Determine schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnel.

• Monitor and maintain part inventories working with Requisitions Clerk to obtain parts/supplies in a timely manner as to not disrupt production activities.

• Confer with personnel, such as Management, Engineering, Quality control, and Production Supervisors/Leads to coordinate work activities.

• Oversee preparation of work instructions that provide direction to the Maintenance Team for corrective maintenance repairs, performance of preventive maintenance and the implementation of modifications.

• Conduct equipment walk-downs to identify and analyze corrective and preventive maintenance.

• Meet with vendors and suppliers to discuss products used in repair work.

• Implement and evaluate maintenance policies and procedures as directed by Maintenance Manager.

• Participate in employee evaluations and assist employees to correct job skill opportunities.

• Monitor vacation schedule of Maintenance Team to ensure plant has adequate support.

• Plan weekend assignments and communicate to affected departments as to the scope of work and how this work may affect the following weeks start up.


Education Requirements


Education Level



High School or GED

High school diploma or equivalent required



Vocational / Technical

Technical/vocational training preferred

Specialized training in: Electrical controls knowledge a plus.






Minimum Years of Experience

Maximum Years of Experience




Years of experience: 2+




Other Experience

Knowledge of the position

  • Advanced knowledge of GMP/HACCP
  • Experience in food processing and packaging equipment and processes
  • The ability to Lead in a team environment, ability to motivate others, accept responsibilities, complete action items as assigned, and participate in a proactive manner in all team events.

Skills of the position

  • Strong mechanical, pneumatic and electrical aptitude

Abilities for the position

  • Ability to work independently

Must be able to develop others to work as a team


Physical Demands
The work is classified as Light - Medium Physical Demand Level (PDL) by the US Dept. of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Frequencies: Occasional (1-33%); Frequent (34-66%); Constant (67-100%)

Postural Demands














Lifting Demands





Lift up to waist



Lift on up to shoulder



Lift on up to overhead



Carry on up to 25 feet



Carry up stairs





At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago