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Job Title:

Maintenance Manager


Position Summary:

Responsible for maintaining safety, quality and productivity on all machinery and facilities.  Responsible for the execution of the Preventative Maintenance Program: perform repairs, upgrades, rebuilds and preventive maintenance on all machinery.  Familiar with a variety of manufacturing floor concepts, practices and procedures.  The Maintenance Manager is responsible for the direct oversight, supervision, training, development and support of our shift maintenance support staff.


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and direction to the Maintenance Team and inspire high performance through effective goal setting and performance measurement
  • Properly identifies failed or worn components and utilizes available resources to obtain replacements
  • Oversees day-to-day activities of the Maintenance Department
  • Effectively coordinates, plans and executes the Preventive Maintenance Program
  • Responsible for all facility-related equipment and systems: electric utility, air compressors, boiler, hazardous waste
  • Prioritizes and completes assigned maintenance tasks and delegates to subordinates
  • Ensures maintenance employees are following safe work practices and procedures consistently and completely


Candidate Requirements:

  • Demonstrates a keen ability in using a systematic and scientific approach to solving problems through known analysis and methodologies
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and resourcefulness
  • Knowledge of the application of Lean Manufacturing, TPM and 5S methods
  • Safely operates a variety of machine-shop equipment to fabricate components using OEM specs, drawings or sketches while utilizing precision measuring tools
  • Computer literate in MS applications: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must have experience troubleshooting and repairing electrical systems and controls
  • Strong ability to properly diagnose electrical component failures and provide solutions
  • Basic PLC and VFD experience
  • Team player with ability to build lasting productive business relationships with hourly associates, management, and peers
  • Effectively communicates information both verbally and in writing
  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing paper converting machinery preferred
  • Strong mechanical and electrical analytical skills required
  • Expert level experience in LOTO systems required
  • Monitors and controls maintenance operating costs
  • Review repairs for quality or workmanship.
  • Improve existing plant and bag equipment to improve efficiency or reduce costs
  • Coordinate outside contractor work from bid acquisition to construction
  • Interact with outside machine shops to fabricate machine parts
  • Coordinate plant projects, design and development, overhauls, machine relocations, etc.
  • Participate in machine troubleshooting and repair when necessary
  • Coordinate with production manager, machine modifications to improve productivity
  • Assist in safety program implementation and enforcement
  • Participate in accident investigations
  • Development and implementation of machine guarding systems
  • Participate in conducting required annual training of plant personnel (lockout/tagout, confined space, fire extinguisher, Hazmat, etc.)
  • Assist with all environmental issues
  • Liaison for State or Federal Inspectors, Local Fire Department & Insurance inspections, including annual boiler inspections
  • Conduct screening and interviews for new hires.
  • Assist plant management in any other area as needed
  • Responsible for plant’s paste (glue operation) and all bag machines
  • Regular contact with employees from productions, printing, administrative, and maintenance departments.  Contact with outside contractors, insurance companies, regulatory agencies (OSHA, EPA, AIB, ASI), water and sewer departments, (city) utility companies, fire marshal and vendors on an as needed basis or by direction of the Plant Manager.


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Five years plant maintenance work experience is required
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Requires an individual with excellent knowledge of machinery, manufacturing equipment and building maintenance in order to complete complex repairs and direct employees in their work.
  • Requires strong knowledge of printing and paper converting machinery, conveyers, hydraulics, pneumatics and lubrication.  Must be able to calculate gear ratios, pitch, etc. and be able to operate all machine shop equipment (welders, grinders, lathes, cutting equipment, etc.)
  • Must have strong supervisory skills and be able to perform all tasks of subordinates.
  • Requires individual with excellent electrical and mechanical knowledge in order to differentiate between the two problems and make correct decisions on how to repair.


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City:  Florence
State:  KY

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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