Maintenance Manager



Portland, OR, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

ByHeart is an infant nutrition company built from the ground up to deliver real innovation on behalf of babies and parents. Our mission is simple: make the best formula in the world. That’s why we studied the latest breast milk science, worked directly with suppliers we know and trust, set uncompromising quality standards, developed our own small batch blending process, built our own manufacturing facilities, and conducted a groundbreaking clinical trial. Our goal is to create a future where all parents feel amazing about feeding their baby—no matter how they do it.

When we launched our Whole Nutrition Infant Formula in March 2022, we were the first new U.S infant formula manufacturer in 15 years. Since then, we’ve been leading the way in a lot of ways.


  • The only U.S.-made infant formula to use organic, grass-fed whole milk
  • The first and only U.S. infant formula company to add the two most abundant proteins found in breast milk—alpha-lac and lactoferrin—to our ingredients list
  • The first infant formula company to receive Clean Label Project’s Purity Award (and we test for 700 contaminants vs the required 400)
  • We ran the largest clinical trial by a new infant formula brand in 25 years—clinically proving our benefits vs a leading infant formula like:
    • Less spit up
    • Softer poops
    • Easier digestion
    • More efficient weight gain
    • Enhanced nutrient absorption
    • Longer stretches between nighttime feeds*

With >$250M in funding, we’re shifting the industry forward—and this is just the beginning. Help us build a future where all parents can feel amazing about feeding, by joining our growing team of >275 people that stretches across the country.

We're proud to offer competitive, family-first benefits, including but not limited to:

  1. Health insurance for the whole family: medical, dental, & vision insurance covered 100%, with 90% coverage for your family.
  2. Flexible paid time off: plus 12+ company holidays, and 2 floating holidays to use at your discretion!
  3. 16-weeks of fully-paid parental leave and new parent support: free 1-year supply of formula, cozy feeding suites, and paid pumping time.
  4. Up to 6% 401(k) Match to help you plan for your future.
  5. Company equity for every employee: because when we succeed, we succeed together!

Visit our site to learn more, and check out some recent press on ByHeart:

*based on data from infants at approximately 4 months of age

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Maintenance Manager manages the maintenance program for the manufacturing facility, capital projects and general engineering.

  • Manages Facility Maintenance
    • Support Quality/Business Management System
    • Train Staff for positions
    • Monitor staff performance and address any deficiencies
    • Monitor efficiency of maintenance operation
    • Plan, quote and schedule major maintenance and capital projects
    • Plan and schedule preventative maintenance
    • Support Health and Safety Program
  • Purchase maintenance equipment and parts
    • Source suppliers
    • Monitor purchases for receipt
    • Purchase within budget parameters
  • Manage maintenance item inventory (parts, etc)
    • Identify critical spare parts
    • Monitor supply levels of parts
    • Maintain inventory list, including sourcing information
  • Back up for Production Manager
    • Provide “back up” support for Production Manager
    • Train staff for positions
    • Provide staff production schedule and procedure for product manufacture
    • Monitor staff performance and address any deficiencies
    • Monitor efficiency of operation
    • Monitor GMPs
    • Monitor HACCP

Competency and Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and company computer systems
  • Knowledge of machine shop equipment
  • Proficiency in managing multiple projects
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to work in collaboration effectively and foster good teamwork
  • Able to follow directions and meet deadlines
  • Able to lead and instruct others on the proper and safe procedures
  • Able to use tools such as micrometers, dial indicators, and vernier calipers and explain the readings

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, related field or equivalent experience
  • Five to seven years’ experience in maintenance management and capital project coordination.

Physical Requirements

  • Need ability to stand, crouch and climb to perform adjustments to equipment, use ladders, and perform various types of manual labor
  • Need ability to lift up to 55lbs. or up to 100 lbs. with assistance

Regulatory Requirements

  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures, follow CGMP's, and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality and sanitation requirements
  • Will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local standards for the manufacture of infant formula and other non-infant nutritional foods.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.