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Maintenance Manager
Chicago, IL

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$100,000 - $125,000 / yr

Maintenance Manager at a Leading Equipment Manufacturer

Company Overview: Join our family-oriented organization dedicated to producing top-quality equipment. With recent expansions driven by increased business, we’re seeking a visionary Maintenance Manager to lead our department to new heights. This role offers the unique opportunity to rebuild, organize, develop, and enhance our maintenance operations.

Position Summary: As our Maintenance Manager, you’ll spearhead the development of systems, process improvements, facility layouts, installations, and capital projects. Leading a team across two shifts, you’ll be both strategic and hands-on, ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of our maintenance operations.


  • Oversee daily repairs and activities to minimize equipment downtime.
  • Develop and maintain an efficient line operation that prioritizes quality, safety, service, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Coach and develop maintenance team members to enhance both people and equipment efficiency.
  • Collaborate with operations to optimize plant layouts and facility utilization.
  • Design, develop, and test machinery/equipment, adhering to engineering principles.
  • Safely integrate new machines, processes, and tools into operations.
  • Utilize Lean manufacturing principles to layout manufacturing areas.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of studies, facilities, and equipment designs.
  • Employ formal problem-solving techniques to resolve complex issues.
  • Actively participate in safety programs and initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain process documentation to ensure accuracy.
  • Support capital projects requiring new equipment or structures.
  • Prepare and manage the maintenance budget effectively.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience in Engineering, Industrial Technology, or Operations Management.
  • 5-10+ years of manufacturing maintenance leadership experience.
  • Extensive background in manufacturing, preferably in metal fabrication or related industries.
  • Proficiency in preventative maintenance software, with implementation experience preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of continuous improvement principles such as Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, and TPM.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills.
  • Ability to deliver results, prioritize tasks, and manage conflict effectively.
  • Proficiency in PC skills, including MS Excel, ERP, and ideally SAP.
  • Strong mechanical and electrical knowledge, including the ability to troubleshoot and teach others.
  • Experience reading schematics and blueprints; PLC programming skills are a plus.


  • Enjoy a true work-life balance with competitive compensation.
  • Access a 401K plan with an excellent match.
  • Benefit from low-cost, comprehensive BCBS medical coverage.
  • Salary range: $100K – $125K

How to Apply: If you’re a seasoned maintenance leader with a passion for driving excellence, we invite you to apply for the Maintenance Manager position. Local candidates preferred. Join us in shaping the future of our maintenance department and contributing to our ongoing success. Apply now with your resume


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