Maintenance Manager

Engineering/Packaging Bakersfield, California


At Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, we are excited to start a new chapter of accelerated growth as part of Froneri – a global pure-play ice cream leader. Come help us transform DGIC into the #1 ice cream brand! With nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S, a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love such as Häagen-Dazs, Drumstick, Dreyer’s & Edy’s, and the backing and coaching of European-based ice cream experts, we know we have the winning recipe.

Headquartered in Oakland, the Bay Area’s hub for up and coming food trends, our teams across our offices and factories are raising the bar on all things ice cream. We are investing in significant capital expansions to grow our Operations and Supply Chain and are transforming how we work at every level to become agile, accelerate growth and elevate our quality. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every great idea and delivering the best ice cream experience for our consumers, when and where they want it. Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career we have in store for you.



The Maintenance Manager will be responsible for the effective and consistent management of the site engineering practice and operation. They will consistently achieve production and cost targets, minimizing waste and downtime, through effective management and upkeep of the processes, teams and equipment, so as to ensure that we achieve exemplary customer service level with our customers, through the manufacture of products of the highest quality and specification, covering all aspects of food safety. This will be achieved by ensuring that engineering teams are effectively coordinated and managed, having a clear knowledge and understanding of requirements, attention to detail, and providing all teams with inspiration, guidance, motivation, training, and multi-skilling.


Role and Activity

  • Ensure smooth running of the factory machinery
  • Keep informed and updated of any changes to the Production Plan to plan your teams daily work and equipment readiness to enable plan completion.
  • Ensure all machinery is available for production when required
  • Drive the team to look for issues, and not wait to be told or instructed to complete a task
  • Be aware of all machinery problems or any unfinished jobs
  • Keep a full library of machine’s manuals, along with support mechanisms linked to site or group resources when information and support is required
  • Ensure the engineering team attend break downs promptly
  • Ensure effective hand-over within your team, making sure they are held accountable for what they do
  • Create a “one person for one job” policy unless the job requires more, or for training; never compromise safety
  • Ensure all areas are operating under discipline, and that the workplace, workshop and stores are clean, organized, and tidy by maintaining a clean as you go policy in all areas
  • Drive the production process to ensure that the products produced meet customer specification, quality, and food safety
  • Ensure that daily, weekly, and monthly production meets targeted outputs through effective management of equipment and engineering resources
  • Provide a visible presence in production daily to guide, coach, monitor and control the issues and activities and be accessible to all
  • Carry out performance reviews with your team and ensure training is done where needed
  • Proactively look for areas of improvement and adopt techniques and practices that ensure that there is a quality environment in production
  • Ensure that health and safety requirements are fully met, and a positive safety culture is maintained throughout the factory
  • Ensure that you walk the talk and use the looking eyes, attending to the issues as and when they happen
  • Manage, monitor, and control costs to ensure that site costs are within budgeted requirements




The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of maintenance or engineering experience, as well as supervisory and/or managerial experience. Background in manufacturing or food safety preferred but not required