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Maintenance Manager



Harrold, SD, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024
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As a PURIS Maintenance Manager you will be responsible for providing expertise and leadership to the maintenance staff while ensuring the safe maintenance, repair or replacement of plant assets. Your role will also be responsible for driving continuous improvement of plant operations to enable efficient, high-quality, food safe production of our products.

PURIS is the linchpin between what the farmers grow and the public consumes—a vertically integrated, non-GMO and organic, plant-based seed, ingredient and food formulation company committed to changing how the world farms, manufactures, and eats food at a global scale, all powered by American farmers.

PURIS offers competitive wages and eligibility into the TW1 Bonus potential program. Our benefits start 1st of the month following hire date and includes 100% paid life, and disability insurance. We offer affordable medical, dental and vision insurance, a generous PTO package and 401K with company match. We offer a safe work environment and COVID-19 safety protocols are followed.

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for asset health and must be able to abide by PURIS’ SOPs, SSOPs, and Quality Standards at all times. In addition, the Maintenance Manager must adhere to and embody the PURIS Core Values: Integrity, Leadership, Openness, Global Vision, Adaptability, and Partnership.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Review reliability records for improving plant uptime
  • Responsible for building the plant Asset criticality along with Asset Maintenance Strategies
  • Assists in performance of maintenance tasks as needed
  • Lead / coordinate resources for capital projects as necessary
  • Track cost of capital projects and deliver on budget.
  • Bring energy, professionalism and integrity to colleagues
  • Provide overall plant Maintenance leadership and guidance
  • Responsible for ensuring proper training and employee skills development
  • Utilize CMMS for tracking parts, work orders, and work performed
  • Ensure plant predictive and preventative maintenance is completed as scheduled
  • Maintains plant infrastructure and utilities(water, gas, electrical)
  • Manage spare parts inventory
  • Train operators on equipment upkeep
  • Perform other tasks as required.

Education and Experience:

  • 5 years directing and managing a maintenance program
  • Experience managing outside contractors
  • Strong electrical & mechanical troubleshooting skills. Welding/Fabrication is a plus
  • Knowledge in VFD’s, pumps & motors, pneumatic conveying, grain handling
  • Computer literacy with experience in CMMS programs

PURIS brings growers, makers, and eaters together to feed the growing plant-based revolution. We are reimagining what it means to be environmental stewards at every step in the food journey from seed to shelf.

Join the MOST INNOVATIVE FOOD COMPANY OF 2021 named by Fast Company Magazine!

Innovation is in the PURIS DNA. Since 1985, our company’s focus has been feeding people, and as luck would have it, the path to nourishing people mirrors the path to nourishing the planet, itself. And what began as a mission to breed more resilient crops has blossomed into something much greater -- a company taking leaps forward in regenerative agriculture, state of the art manufacturing processes, food security, and global supply chain transparency.

Check out our website ( to learn more or email for more info.

PURIS is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

The hiring process for successful candidates includes successfully completing a team interview, background check, pre-employment physical, and negative drug screen. We E-verify all new hires.