• Roadhouse
  • $40,000-$48,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Zingerman's Roadhouse is hiring a Maintenance Manager!

The Maintenance Manager reports to the Restaurant Manager
and is responsible for the repair, maintenance and proper use and cleaning of all Roadhouse equipment as well as the upkeep of the physical restaurant.


Salary Range: $40,000 - $48,000

What are the requirements and skills needed for this job?


  • Must be able to work 45-55 hours per week usually over five days
  • Weekend and Holiday availability. We are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and Memorial day
  • Full availability for communication
  • On call for off hours emergency needs. (we are cooking 19-20 hrs a day)


Performance Expectations - Essential Functions:

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for the following:

  • Manages cleaning staff including training, performance management, coaching, giving work direction and setting expectations
  • Participates with Roadhouse managers and Managing Partner in equipment purchase and installation
  • Annual Planning and budget prep with Managing Partner for the Maintenance Department
  • Provides strong technical guidance and leadership to cleaning employees, ensuring that all company procedures and practices are consistently followed
  • Establishes daily, weekly, and monthly priorities for equipment and facility maintenance with the goal to minimize breakdowns and support smooth, uninterrupted business operations
  • Maintains an organized and properly stocked maintenance shop to ensure the highest levels of efficiency, productivity, and cost savings
  • Orders, stocks, and inventories spare parts as needed
  • Performs or assists in the performance of maintenance repairs as appropriate and possible. Learns to repair some of the common issues of unique roadhouse equipment.
  • Schedules outside vendors for contract work as needed
  • Works with vendors to obtain competitive quotes for equipment, parts, and services as required
  • Ensures workplace safety through the enforcement of all applicable safety rules and requirements
  • Conducts all maintenance and repair work in accordance with the current health code
  • Schedule and participate in emergency on-call shifts and after-hours maintenance
  • Maintains a computer based system to track preventive maintenance programs and to schedule preventive maintenance services
  • Develops and implements new methods, procedures, and systems to improve facility maintenance performance
  • Assists in managing documentation including but not limited to engineering manuals, operating manuals, facility drawings, and other relevant documentation for the facility and equipment
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with Roadhouse Managers and provide great service to these internal customers.
  • Communicates equipment and facility repair status with department managers as necessary
  • Participates in and attends Roadhouse weekly all staff huddle  

Maintenance Management at the Roadhouse is a hands-on position.


  • Must have a Valid Michigan Driver's License
  • The ability to deal successfully with multiple tasks and high stress situations
  • At least 3 years of related experience, training or experience in HVAC / Universal EPA, refrigeration, electrical, plumbing
  • Certification or Licensure in HVAC / Universal EPA, refrigeration, electrical, plumbing are preferred
  • Experience supervising a team preferred
  • Previous maintenance management experience is helpful, but not required

Success Patterns and Desired Characteristics:

  • Takes pride in work accuracy and organization
  • Is responsible and dependable
  • Can learn quickly and work in a fast paced environment
  • Enjoys giving great service
  • Is a real team player
  • Thrives in a production-oriented environment.
  • Works well with others and lead others effectively

Physical Demands:

  • Able to relocate up to 50 pounds repeatedly during an 9-10 hour shift
  • Comfortable standing, lifting and bending for duration of an 9-10 hour shift
  • Able to walk up and down a stairwell
  • Comfortable working on ladder along with rooftops
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