Manager - Maintenance & Engineering

The Engineering/Maintenance Manager is a member of the Facility Leadership Team and has full accountability for all engineering and maintenance activities for a Multi-Million Dollar Paper Converting Facility. This position is responsible for organizing the maintenance and engineering processes in a manner that will have a direct impact on profitability, efficiency, cost management, quality, safety, customer satisfaction, organizational design, work system improvement and workplace culture development. Key activities for this position include leading and coordinating the engineering and maintenance of production equipment, the building, and facility grounds in a way that will focus on reaching operational excellence, developing and implementing strategy to increase the skill level within the maintenance department. This position will focus on designing a maintenance organization to effectively utilize planning, purchasing, and skilled labor to improve equipment reliability, while maintaining a preventive maintenance program for all production machinery that will enhance production and decrease repair and maintenance costs. This role is expected to be a true “strategic business partner” in running and leading the totality of the engineering/maintenance operation, to include delivery of facility earnings to budget. Key performance measures will include: safety, customer satisfaction measures to include % on-time delivery, waste, product turns, inventory (quantity and age) and earnings.


Specific Job Activities:


    Develop systems to optimum levels of critical spare parts and associated offline critical spares.

    Transition Maintenance Department from the current reactive state to a reliable/predictable state by developing and implementing maintenance systems to improve equipment reliability

    Manage a skills-based certification process to continually increase the knowledge and skills of the maintenance staff. Design strategy to include certification and pay rates to attract, retain, and develop improved skill sets.

    Coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.

    Manage the use of the CMMS system for continually tracking work order progress, equipment repair history, preventative maintenance routes, and spare parts inventory.

    Implement Basic Care routes for production personnel on all operating equipment.

    Improve and enhance the effectiveness of the maintenance department through the use of lean manufacturing principles.

    Develop strategy to identify required equipment upgrades, and effectively manage the installation projects.

    Coordinate all location utilities with the designated supplier (natural gas, propane, water, electricity, sewage waste disposal).

    Manage the bidding and contracting of projects by outside contractors. Develop strategy on when to use outside resources versus utilization of on-site resources.

    Prepare capital spending requests and budgeting for capital expenditures.

    Demonstrate ability to prioritize work responsibilities, work as a member of leadership team, and utilize a participative management approach to achieve business objectives.

    Contributing member of facility lead team responsible for setting and supporting facility and business priorities.

    Develop and implement standards and procedures for the technical work performed.




    High Energy

    Results driven

    Organizational design, LEAN and business planning skills

    Communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills

    Computer literate

    Mechanical and electrical knowledge

    Ability to motivate, train and delegate responsibility

    Ability to lead, build consensus and work within a team environment

    Understanding of environmental terms and regulations

    Ability to initiate and manage change

    Ability to read blueprints and schematics

    Ability to work in the process and on the process




    B.S. in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

    3+ years of experience in maintenance management within a small to medium sized manufacturing facility


Benefits - Full 
Relocation Assistance Available - Yes 
Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes


Candidate Details
2+ to 5 years experience

Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree
Willingness to Travel - Occasionally

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree
able to develop training for mentoring employees
project oriented

The ideal candidate will be PM oriented, able to stay ahead of costs (in charge of a 3MM operating budget), will be able to bring a diverse crowd together to work cohesively and train employees up in order to mentor for growth. 


This manager will be overseeing 3 electricians, 7 mechanics, 3 die technicians, 3 machine cleaners and 1 salaried planner. 


We would prefer to see an electrical engineering degree, but will not pass up others who are qualified with other engineering degrees.