Leads the plant maintenance efforts ensuring that the facility and equipment are maintained and updated consistent with the company’s short- and long-term goals and objectives. Acts on behalf of the Plant Manager to ensure that all local, state and federal environmental, operating and construction permits are in compliance.
- Lead the maintenance efforts such that the plant’s short and long term objectives and applicable metrics are met.
- Ensure optimal production operations by determining work priorities; scheduling repairs, maintenance and installation of machines, tools and equipment.
- Develop and implement proactive approaches to maintenance that result in improved metrics that are “world class.” Among these approaches are PM, predictive techniques, TPM and historical databases.
- Design, implement and modify preventive maintenance programs.
- Maintain maintenance staff job results with ongoing coaching and counseling of associates; planning, monitoring and appraising job results.
- Ensure the maintenance group is outfitted with the tools and equipment necessary to meet the plant’s goals and objectives.
- Complete maintenance operational requirements by scheduling and assigning associates and following up on work results.
- Manage all tool crib operations to include maintenance spare parts and plant operating supplies, where applicable.
- Under the leadership of the Plant Manager, develops the annual cost budgetassociated with maintenance and plans the timing of critical maintenance outages, installations and events that allow the plant to meet its production and cost expectations.
- Under the leadership of the Corporate Engineering Manager and/or Plant Manager, develops the capital plan for the Plant Manager within the final agreed upon budget. Also, ensures the project justifications are accurate and within corporate guidelines.
- Collaborates with the Corporate Engineering Manager and the other plants’ Maintenance Engineers to ensure best practices are being shared and implemented between sites, resulting in each plant not needing to reinvent each new idea. Also, to ensure new concepts and technology are being explored and utilized appropriately.
- In cooperation with the EHS Manager, ensure that the plant’s local, state and federal environmental, operating and construction permits are in order and completed in a timely manner. This should result in no non-compliance issues or projects delayed due to timeliness of permitting.
- Lead maintenance operations by initiating, coordinating and enforcing operational and personnel policies and procedures.
- Protect associates and visitors by maintaining a safe and clean working environment.
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional societies.
- Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of five years of progressively responsible maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment; two of which must have been in a management/supervisory capacity. At least seven years experience in trouble shooting electrical (through 480 volts), mechanical and pneumatic repairs. For some facilities, concrete and wet cast manufacturing will be strongly preferred.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills combined with the ability to coach, train and mentor all levels of associates. Ability to develop and play a team member role with other plant members. Flexibility to work overtime and weekends, as well as off shift as required. Analytical and mathematical orientation with ability to summarize and present clear and concise reports required. Proficiency with personal computers and Microsoft Word and Excel programs required. Knowledge of fire sprinkler testing procedures and systems preferred.