Jobs at Alumni Ventures Portfolio Companies


Facilities & Maintenance Manager



Administration, People & HR, Operations
Burlington, NJ, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024
About the Role:
Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Facilities & Maintenance Manager performs, oversees, and maintains all installation, repair, and preventative maintenance and facilities functions. This is a highly collaborative role, and the person in this position has a solid understanding and working knowledge of maintenance processes, installation, and safety regulations in a large manufacturing setting.
This role is 100% onsite in Burlington, NJ.

How you'll make a difference:

  • Oversee the maintenance and custodial teams and provide leadership and coaching
  • Ensure all health, safety, and OSHA regulations are followed pertaining to maintenance programs
  • Develop and execute equipment and machinery training for staff
  • Identify recruitment needs and partner with Talent Acquisition to recruit, interview, and hire talent
  • Collaborate with leadership team to identify facility layout and manufacturing process improvements
  • Monitor, evaluate, and inspect the interior of the building and the exterior of the property, including equipment and surrounding grounds for deficiencies, potential safety, health, or code problems, and necessary repairs
  • Process and execute work orders; oversee renovations, repairs, and maintenance of machinery in the workplace
  • Oversee implementation of new machinery for the facility
  • Identify, onboard, and manage 3rd Party Maintenance service providers when required
  • Monitor and manage equipment inventory; order equipment and schedule repairs as necessary
  • Develop, implement, and maintain preventative maintenance programs(PMPs)
  • Identify short-term and long-term equipment and facility needs and plan accordingly

Who you are:

  • 5+ years experience as a facilities and/or maintenance manager, maintenance supervisor, or relevant experience with at least 4+ years of supervisory or management experience; industrial kitchen and production equipment experience highly preferred
  • Experience with and understanding of company expansion efforts from a holistic growth perspective highly preferred
  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Practitioner(CMRP) or other maintenance certificate and coursework highly preferred
  • Working knowledge and hands on experience building and overseeing preventative maintenance programs
  • Solid understanding and demonstrated working knowledge of diagnosing and repairing plumbing, electrical systems, and industrial equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret blueprints, equipment, and process schematics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely explain information to a variety of audiences and stakeholders
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects, tasks, and responsibilities
  • Ability to successfully and consistently meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail
  • Tech-savvy approach with everyday tasks and communication; comfortable with G-Suite and Slack a big plus
Get to Know Thistle
Thistle was founded in 2013 with a mission to make it easy to get and stay healthy while improving the sustainability of our food system. We deliver delicious, ready-to-eat plant-forward meals, snacks, and cold press juices to our customers’ doorsteps to empower our customers to improve personal and planetary health by eating more plants. To date we’ve delivered over 20 million nourishing meals to customers across the West and East Coast and we’re just getting started! The San Francisco Business Times named us one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area in 2023. Inc. awarded us Best in Business in 2022 among companies that “go above and beyond” in both food and sustainability sectors, and recognized us in the 2024 Inc. Regionals list of the fastest-growing companies in America by region.
We are mission-driven and share a growth mindset. Our values guide our approach to crafting our healthy products, solving problems, and working collaboratively. As a Thistler, you'll help transform the health of people and the planet by living our core values every day.
Be Human: We’re always willing to learn and aim to empower the people around us.
Think Bigger: We’re here to do more today than we did yesterday, and we figure it out together.
Build the Future: We tackle every day with the positive attitude of someone who can see the future and knows how bright it is.
Make a Lot with a Little: We get creative and look for ways our resources can take us as far as possible.
Lead with Purpose: Our mission guides our decisions and gives our work meaning.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential values at Thistle. We know we do our best and most impactful work when we feel we are represented and belong. We're proud to actively recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.