Maintenance Parts Coordinator

Location: 590 Woodrow St Denmark, WI
Date Posted: 03-05-2018
Looking for an avenue of growth within your career? How about a company that values trust, respect, collaboration, credibility, and appreciation? Consider Salm Partners where we will not only provide you with these great benefits, but will also offer you additional pay as you expand your knowledge! Not only that, but you will finally receive the recognition you deserve and even earn extra paid vacation due to dedication! 

Salm Partners, LLC, located in Denmark, WI, is the largest co-manufacturer of smoked sausage and hot dog products in the United States. We lead the way in technology for producing sausage product, making us one out of five companies in the US that use the co-extrusion process. Salm Partners is driven to provide an avenue of growth for our partners. Our success is based on our partnerships with our internal, supplier, customer, and community partners.

Salm Partners is currently seeking a Maintenance Parts Coordinator at our Denmark, WI Facility. 


The Maintenance Parts Coordinator will provide support for the maintenance department by maintaining our spare parts inventory and systems for all production-related equipment, and facility equipment including HVAC, building lighting systems, boiler, ammonia refrigeration system, building/facility security and overall facility appearance. Maintains store room and stock locations in compliance with all safety, food safety, quality, SQF, GMP, PSM and USDA requirements.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Place purchase requisitions and purchase orders for maintenance parts, and services.
  • Maintain daily inventory log and replenishment orders.
  • Work with vendors and OEM’s on pricing and parts sourcing for competitive quotes to reduce parts cost.
  • Conduct periodic inventory audits to reconcile physical inventory and MAS 500 electronic inventory.
  • Manage maintenance parts inventory and store room area and shelving, ensure all parts and supplies are adequately labeled and organized.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly parts room in compliance with all safety, food safety, SQF, GMP, PSM, and USDA requirements.
  • Work with Maintenance Manager and Engineering to issue capital expenditure PO’s.
  • Work with Maintenance Planner and Maintenance Technicians to identify spare parts requirements and determine parts needed for jobs; identify obsolete parts and determine suitable replacements.
  • Work with accounting and receiving to stream line and improve purchase and cost accounting work flow.
  • Demonstrate and enforce safe work practices and compliance with all established safety policies and procedures.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and with changing environmental conditions.  Must be well organized and proficient in planning, ordering, and inventory.  Individual must have demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities/tasks.   Basic knowledge of all maintenance crafts and tools is required, including a basic knowledge of parts for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, pneumatics, controls, hydraulics, and lubricants.  Prior experience with parts ordering and inventorying is preferred.  Must be self-motivated and a team player, with a personal commitment to integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, respect, quality and reliability. 
Education and/or Experience                                                   
An associate’s degree or equivalent in business or a technical trade field is preferred, or a combination of experience in maintenance and parts related ordering and management.  5 years maintenance or parts ordering and inventory experience is preferred.  Experience in a USDA-regulated food manufacturing environment is preferred. 
Communication Skills                                                  
Individual must possess excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills to be able to interact with outside customers and vendors in accordance with Salm Partners values.  Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, purchase agreements, quoted proposals, and equipment manuals.  Must be able to read and interpret OEM schematics and parts lists.  
Computer Skills
Must have strong computer proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet.  Prior experience using an ERP or CMMS software to manage purchase requisitions, purchase orders, and inventories.  Experience with Sage MAS 500 or MPulse is a plus.
Mathematical Skills                                                     
Individual must have basic math skills.
Reasoning Ability                                            
Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, verbal or diagram form.  Individual must also possess strong negotiating skills and strong judgment & decision-making ability.
Physical Demands 
Performing the duties of this job requires frequent standing for extended periods; must be able to walk; sit, climb, and talk or hear, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms, with repetitive motions of hands, arms and shoulders.  Must regularly lift up to 50# and periodically lift and/or move up to 75#.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.  
Work Environment 
The work environment described here is representative of those an encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. There is a wide variation of temperatures, ranging from 35° F to 100° F in the various work areas.  The work environment is wet and slippery most times, and the noise level in the production work environment is usually loud.  Maintenance Partners are required to wear frocks, hairnets, hearing protection, and EH-rated composite toed slip-resistant footwear at all times on the production floor.  Gloves, goggles, and face shield may be required at different times in the course of the work being performed.
Salm Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, and we are committed to the employment and advancement of minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.
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