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Maintenance Manager (Chemical MFG)
Akron, OH

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$120,000 - $140,000 / yr

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote a workplace that has an unwavering commitment to safety, health and environmental compliance and encourages total employee participation in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Support continuous improvement with near term goals and targets to implement the department and plant strategies.
  • Tracks and publishes standardized maintenance performance metrics on a routine basis consistent with company requirements and aligns maintenance performance indicators with overall business key performance indicators.
  • Defines and manages the training needs for maintenance personnel and develops an associated training plan.
  • Manages the maintenance work planning function and the maintenance scheduling function.  Develops and implements planning and scheduling standards and procedures for the plant.
  • Works with plant production, engineering, and SHE personnel to ensure that management of change (MOC) and mechanical integrity (MI) requirements which support OSHA 1910.119 Process Safety Management (PSM) are complied with.
  • Identifies opportunities for reliability improvement and cost reduction.
  • Oversees the execution of the preventive maintenance (PM) program and works with production and engineering to develop and maintain current PM procedures and schedules.
  • Involved in the maintenance budget development process annually and provides monthly spending analysis reports for plant personnel.
  • Manages the planning and execution of scheduled plant shutdowns / turnarounds.
  • Manages all facilities maintenance including buildings, yards, and grounds.  Also manages all contract services associated with facilities and plant maintenance.
  • Manages and administers the plant’s CMMS (SAP) and ensures that its use is optimized to control cost and boost reliability.
  • Applies Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) techniques to help manufacturing areas address major reliability issues.
  • Manages the plant’s storeroom and works to minimize inventory value and operating cost while maximizing plant reliability. As such, manages and approves the set-up of all new spare parts.
  • Works with storeroom personnel to assess the storeroom’s performance level and its impact on unplanned equipment breakdown.
  • Reinforce compliance with standards and specifications during the execution of work.
  • Assists with reviews of new equipment and installations to improve maintainability.
  • Participates in plant HAZOP analyses and other safety reviews.



  • BS degree in a technical field (mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering preferred) 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Maintenance in a chemical facility
  • Process Safety Management Knowledge
  • Experience with ERP systems for work order tracking, inventory management, and PM tracking.
  • Experience with reliability-based maintenance approaches and predictive maintenance technologies.
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively and demonstrate effective listening skills.
  • High energy, productive, team player
  • Strong leadership skills, with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to create and drive core company values and maintain positive employee relations.


Qualifications that can set you apart…

  • Previous Front Line Supervisory experience (2+ years)
  • Experience working in union environment.
  • Emergency Response Incident Command certification
  • Knowledge of SAP maintenance and purchasing procedures
  • Lean Six Sigma/Project Management Experience
  • Knowledge of ISO 9000 systems
  • Familiarity with Reading Technical Drawings and Documentation
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) knowledge

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