Plant Maintenance Manager

American Axle & Manufacturing   •  

Bluffton, IN

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive

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5 - 7 years

Posted 47 days ago

Job Description Summary

To organize and direct the maintenance department to maximize machine uptime to support manufacturing schedules and to keep within the departmental budget.Job Description


  • Determine schedules and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnel to support production needs.
  • Monitor the inventories and order spare parts as needed within budget guidelines.
  • Monitor and maintain the condition of the maintenance areas for safety, and overall housekeeping and cleanliness.
  • Investigate accidents and injuries, and prepare reports of findings.
  • Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as hires, promotions, transfers, discharges, and disciplinary measures.
  • Compile operational and personnel records, such as time records, inventory data, and repair and maintenance statistics.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Establish and oversee preventative maintenance schedules for the plant and equipment.
  • Monitor employees' work levels and review work performance.
  • Counsel employees about work-related issues and assist employees to correct job-skill deficiencies.
  • Examine objects, systems, or facilities, and analyze information to determine needed installations, services, or repairs.
  • Conduct or arrange for worker training in safety, repair, and maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use.
  • Manage the departmental manpower and costs within budget.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Education/Work experience


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum 5 years experience as maintenance supervisor, plant engineer or similar technical manufacturing leadership roles.
  • Experience with maintaining CNC machining equipment and automated assembly equipment.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and Plexus or related maintenance planning software.

ADDITIONAL requirements


  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, deal with frequent interruptions and changing priorities and make quick decisions in order to prevent/minimize equipment downtime.
  • This position works in conditions with frequent exposure to noise and operating machinery.