Maintenance & Engineering Manager

Columbus, Ohio

Maintenance & Engineering Manager
Columbus, OH
Competitive Pay and Benefits

The Maintenance & Engineering Manager will lead a team of maintenance leaders, engineers, and union hourly employees. They are responsible for building a culture with an unconditional stance on safety. The position is accountable for delivering stable and reliable plant operations with a focus on safety, people development, quality, productivity, and cost. The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership, training, development and engagement of all maintenance employees.  In addition, they must demonstrate a proven track record of leadership and sustained performance associated with plant maintenance programs and operations.
Maintenance & Engineering Manager Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring a safe, clean environmentally compliant work environment and building a culture where safety is a first priority.
  • Developing risk assessments and safe plans of action for critical tasks.
  • Leading and supporting safety initiatives and processes to drive to zero incidents.
  • Developing and executing plant maintenance strategy.
    • Safety for an Injury Free Work Environment
    • Determining Performance Objectives for the Plant & Maintenance Department
    • Ensure maintenance strategy aligns with business strategy and operations plans
    • Improvement plans to drive plant operating performance and equipment reliability
    • Maintenance team talent development and training
    • Maintain maintenance budget including labor, repairs, replacements, facilities maintenance
    • Support sustainability goals and environmental compliance / stewardship
    • Liaison with risk management services
  • Directing Maintenance Operations
    • Continuously improve safety and housekeeping 
    • Lead Maintenance Department to best-in-class safety and machine performance
    • Ensure effective deployment of employee/labor relations practices
    • Ensure governmental/regulatory compliance (electrical inspections, backflow inspections, railroad compliance, water systems, air compliance, vehicle inspections)
    • Control/Reduce Operating Cost
    • Conduct Root Cause Failure Analysis on chronic maintenance issues or repairs
    • Execute effective PM and work order programs using predictive and preventive technologies
    • Develop and execute TPM & RWP plans
    • Lead the Planned Maintenance (PM) Pillar for the site
    • Effectively collaborate and build strong relationships with production and technical teams

Maintenance & Engineering Manager Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Engineering, Science, Operations or Business
  • 10+ years of industrial manufacturing/maintenance leadership 
  • Able to engage and care for people starting with Safety
  • Experience leading Reliability Work Process and Total Productive Maintenance preferred
  • Excellent at listening to team, following up on commitments, and building strong teams
  • Strong process, engineering and technical abilities, including an ability to serve as an onsite technical subject matter expert on parts, services, and research/design options.
  • Experience leading in a union environment, including contract negotiations
  • Must have previous responsibility for facilities maintenance (HVAC, high-voltage power systems, water treatment, etc.)
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Capital project planning and execution


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