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Assistant Maintenance Manager, Distribution Maintenance, Deerfield

Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Job ID: 28185BR
Department: Distribution Maintenance
Working Hours: Minimum 45 hours per week; primarily 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Pay Frequency: Weekly
Date Posted: Apr 04, 2024

$77 - 116k
Full Time - Regular


In Industrial Maintenance, the Assistant Maintenance Manager oversees the day to day operational plan for the Maintenance department. This includes assisting the Maintenance Manager to ensure the plant or distribution center operates efficiently, safely, and in compliance with regulatory guidelines. This particular opening is for the Deerfield Distribution in Deerfield, FL. The Assistant Maintenance Manager oversees the day-to-day operation of the maintenance department.

Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Developing maintenance associates; providing leadership; conducting and coordinating training, skill assessments and performance evaluations
  • Providing direction
  • Educating and training associates to improve job skills and performance and encouraging, motivating and building morale,
  • Driving improvement of operations, including reporting KPI’s.
  • Responding to unplanned situations and subject to be on call 24/7
  • Communicating with maintenance associates and coordinating with other department management;
  • Executing and administering Publix policies, procedures and guidelines.

Required Qualifications

  • Three years’ experience in a food manufacturing or warehouse maintenance environment or equivalent experience
  • Excellent punctuality and attendance
  • Excellent knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and control systems, utilities, parts procurement, and energy management (including preventive maintenance, systems and procedures)
  • Potential to progress within leadership roles and handle more responsibility
  • Working knowledge of all processes and related equipment
  • Knowledge of PLC and computer automation theory, software and hardware
  • Willingness to take charge in emergency situations
  • Willingness and desire to learn new operations and be assigned to new locations, which may or may not involve relocating your residence
  • Creative thinking skills and resourcefulness
  • Ability to recognize strengths and developmental needs in associates and address them promptly and appropriately
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization, regulatory personnel, suppliers and customers, both orally and through written communication
  • Must have honesty, integrity and loyalty in all situations
  • Ability to exhibit poise and professionalism in stressful situations and make appropriate decisions
  • Ability to plan effectively and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to review and interpret operational performance, including financials, KPIs, goals and improvements
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information professionally
  • Strong mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must have computer skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Be willing to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays
  • Must be willing to work additional hours when job requires
  • Ability to travel overnight or on extended trips which may or may not include traveling by air
  • Good human relation skills (the ability to work well with others and to be a team member in a positive manner)
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm, initiative and pride in work
  • Commitment to Publix and our mission

Additional Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a processing, engineering or related field
  • Five years’ experience in a food manufacturing or warehouse maintenance environment
  • Publix leadership experience
  • Three years leadership experience in a food manufacturing or warehouse maintenance environment
  • Mentoring experience training in Lean, Six Sigma and 5S
  • Experience with SAP and KPS
  • Experience in developing a diverse workforce


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above.

Additional Information

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