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At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.



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 maintenance support staff.


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Able to build a team of people who are self-sufficient with a high level of skill and high degree of motivation
  • Oversees day-to-day activities of the Maintenance Department
  • Effectively develops, improves, 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 all employees are following safe work practices and procedures consistently and completely
  • Transparently shares information up, down and across the organization
  • Develops productive relationship with peers to execute plant strategy
  • Monitors and controls maintenance operating costsReview repairs for quality or workmanship
  • Improves existing plant and bag equipment to improve efficiency or reduce costs
  • Coordinates outside contractor work from bid acquisition to construction
  • Interacts with outside machine shops to fabricate machine parts
  • Coordinates plant projects, design and development, overhauls, machine relocations, etc.
  • Participates in machine troubleshooting and repair when necessary
  • Coordinates with production manager, machine modifications to improve productivity
  • Assists in safety program implementation and enforcement
  • Participates in accident investigations
  • Development and implementation of machine guarding systems
  • Participates in conducting required annual training of plant personnel (lockout/tagout, confined space, fire extinguisher, Hazmat, etc.)
  • Assists with all environmental issues
  • Liaison for State or Federal Inspectors, Local Fire Department & Insurance inspections, including annual boiler inspections
  • Conducts screening and interviews for new hires
  • Assists plant management in any other area as needed


Candidate Requirements:

  • Demonstrates strong fact-based decision-making
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and resourcefulness
  • Knowledge of the application of Lean Manufacturing, TPM and 5S methods
  • Computer literate in MS applications: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must have experience troubleshooting and repairing electrical systems and controls
  • PLC and VFD experience
  • Team player with ability to build lasting productive business relationships with hourly associates, management, and peers. Collaborative.
  • Effectively communicates information both verbally and in writing
  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing extrusion machinery preferred
  • Strong mechanical and electrical analytical skills required
  • Expert level experience in LOTO systems required
  • Does not deflect responsibility
  • Self-reflective and self-aware
  • Self-confident and passionate about the work and the company
  • Self-motivated / self-starter


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Five years plant maintenance supervisory or management experience is required
  • Excellent knowledge of machinery, manufacturing equipment and building and grounds maintenance in order to complete complex repairs and direct employees in their work
  • Requires strong knowledge of extrusion and converting machinery, conveyers, hydraulics, pneumatics and lubrication.  Must be able to calculate gear ratios, pitch, etc
  • Must have strong supervisory skills
  • 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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Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.


City:  Coldwater
State:  OH

Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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