Home Chef
Home Chef is a meal solution provider through online meal kit delivery service and in store.
Chicago, IL

Facility Reliability Project Manager at Home Chef

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Home Chef Facility Reliability Manager is responsible for providing leverage to the National Facilities Manager by effectively supporting the management of maintenance and capital improvement projects across all fulfillment centers. The Facility Reliability Manager is responsible for driving results by establishing and holding accountability to high quality expectations for the overall care, sustainability, and safe work conditions of the fulfillment centers to support business needs.

Capital Project Management

  • Collaborate with the National Facilities Manager, Plant Directors, and department leaders to establish a prioritized schedule for capital implementation based on individualized plant needs.
  • Maintain a pipeline of projects and goals while collaborating with plant leaders to establish realistic, aggressive timelines and drives accountability for the completion of established goals.
  • Source and onboard quality, reliable vendors to support capital or maintenance projects.
  • Enforce Home Chef safety requirements with all hired contractors or subcontractors working on projects.

Growth and Development of the Home Chef Maintenance Excellence Program

  • Collaborates with the National Facilities Manager to continue the development of the Home Chef Maintenance Excellence program and supports Facility Maintenance Managers in their execution of the strategy.
  • Develop national PM strategy and program to maximize equipment uptime and availability. 
  • Partner with the site maintenance teams to build out Home Chef spare parts program. 
  • Build strong working relationships with all fulfillment center-based leaders including Maintenance Manager/Supervisors and continually strive to help the plant leaders to grow and improve in their roles.
  • Provides both positive and developmental feedback to plant maintenance leaders.

Ops-Excellence + Fulfillment Team Project Support

  • Collaborate with the Operations Excellence team to ensure Home Chef operator technology roll-outs are successful. 
  • Partner with site team members to identify and develop projects to support the continuous improvement of the site operation. 
  • Develop creative solutions to address site bottlenecks to unlock capacity or improve safety/food safety.
  • Assist plant department leaders with problem solving issues impacting their KPI’s or project deadlines.

Communication & Training

  • Lead by example and embodies Home Chef values of Customer First, Best-in-Class Team, Ownership, Pursue Excellence, and Deliver Happiness.
  • Cultivate a culture centered around pride in the workplace, positive motivation, mutual respect, alignment, and accountability.
  • Drive strong communication between corporate and fulfillment centers to gain buy-in and alignment on initiatives.
  • Demonstrate willingness to work flexible hours and travel frequently to the fulfillment centers to provide regular on-site support, guidance, and drive accountability.
  • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship and act as a supportive partner with the plant managers and Home Chef leadership.


  • 3+ years of proven direct supervision and management experience (Food Manufacturing preferred)
  • Associate’s / Bachelor's preferred
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Experience in food manufacturing highly desirable
  • Experience with Safety, Maintenance, and Food Safety Policies and Procedures highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive results, manage conflict, achieve alignment, and facilitate problem-solving and collaboration amongst cross functional teams

  • The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or other characteristics needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities


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Where we are

Located in the iconic Old Chicago Post Office. The office is easy to get to by various train and bus stops being close by. https://post433.com/

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • TrelloManagement

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
We offer volunteer days at The Greater Chicago Food Depository. Our Employee Resource Groups are actively engaged in volunteer events throughout the year.
Partners with Nonprofits
Home Chef has partnerships with The Greater Chicago Food Depository and Feeding America.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
HC Connect is our internal team who puts together social events and programs for our teams
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
CookOUT (LGBTQ+), Black ERG, Parents Group, Women's Group and Home Chef DEI Council
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
You know your schedule best!
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Home Chef hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Free Daily Meals
Weekly Fooda credit which equals to one company paid lunch per week .
Game Room
Our game room includes ping pong, board games and video games
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We are currently offering $50 per month to all remote employees to help pay for home office expenses
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Home Chef hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We are always looking at new perks and benefits to offer to our employees.

An Insider's view of Home Chef

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Home Chef is all about building relationships and getting to know team members on a personal level. Our new office was designed with the idea of being at “home” in mind. There are lounge chairs and collaborative spaces where we are constantly meeting with co workers from different teams to brainstorm and ideate!

Mel Rocha Cheng

Retail Brand Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Being on the New Product Development team, we are very fortunate in the fact we get to interact with almost every team at Home Chef! In my role specifically, I have the chance to utilize my interest and core skill set in consumer and data insights to help inform our cross-functional teams of different lanes of innovations we can take next!

Scott Milling

Senior Insights Analyst, New Product Development

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned here at Home Chef is what it means to have great leadership. 2020 has been one of the most chaotic years I’ve ever experienced in Operations but having a management team that cares about getting the job done AND ensuring the teams well-being has been such an amazing learning experience!

Jamie Marshall

Special Projects Manager, Operations

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We do a great job weaving innovative thinking into our day-to-day and make it a priority so much that we have “curiosity” as one of the core values for the company. The tech team holds regular brainstorming and competitor tear-down sessions and day-long “hackathons” where we’ll focus on solving a specific problem or building a certain product.

Katie Bevier


How does the company support your career growth?

Home Chef is constantly growing and moving forward so things never get boring or stagnant. There are plenty of opportunities to grow professionally and to move forward within the company because we are empowered to speak up and to contribute.

Nigel Palmer

Executive Chef

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