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Maintenance Manager - Metals - 1st shift

Job-ID: 12864; Location(s): McPherson, KS 



Responsible for managing personnel and all aspects of the maintenance department; developing and implementing policy and procedures; maintaining and implementing budget strategies; ensuring team provides prompt service and customer satisfaction.




  • Manage, select, train, motivate, review, coach, develop and retain a high performance team.
  • Conduct timely and accurate employee performance evaluation; address performance issues as needed.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures and intra-departmental communications; maintain managerial relationships by encouraging and providing a timely, two-way flow of information between subordinates, management, and user groups.
  • Participate in operational meetings as required or necessary.
  • Motivate staff to improve quality of work performed and provide training and development opportunities as needed.
  • Ensure compliance in Health, Environment & Safety/Quality in all areas of operations; ensure company policies and guidelines, as set forth in the  Corporate Human Resources Policy manual are followed; maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Assist with the development of the departmental budget; approve and manage expenditures; forecast short and long-range budgeting needs; ensure expenditures are in alignment with approved budget.
  • Develop organizational strategies, analysis, and recommendations for corrective maintenance department; ensure objectives align with organizational objectives; continually evaluate existing processes to determine areas of improvement.
  • Develop processes for follow-up; ensure team provides excellent customer service.


Equipment Maintenance

  • Develop, implement and oversee the preventive and corrective maintenance programs; work with cross-functional teams to develop a program for equipment maintenance.
  • Develops predictive maintenance strategies.
  • Meets with cross-functional teams to identify issues, problems or concerns; gather feedback; determine or recommend appropriate corrective action; follow up to ensure customer quality and satisfaction.
  • Inspect all aspects or repair work, projects, equipment, work orders, daily maintenance and supplies; ensure jobs are completed in a timely and efficient manner and specifications are within specified requirements; and inspection reports are completed accurately and maintained.
  • Manage SAP work order process for all corrective and preventative maintenance; recommend improvements and gather required data for metric development.
  • Oversee project management including supervising and coordinating with contractors; meet regularly to discuss project status and timelines.
  • Conduct site inspections, and interact with employees regarding issues of maintenance.
  • Reviews manufacturers’ service manuals, usage schedules and records of maintenance; develops system and checklist metrics in order to determine optimum frequency of preventive maintenance of all equipment, machinery and tools; maintain equipment manuals, equipment warranties and tool inventories.
  • Studies production and operation schedules and works with manufacturing teams to determine when planned maintenance would least interfere with operations.
  • Plans and coordinates parts and equipment so as to quickly and efficiently perform preventive maintenance with the least disruption to manufacturing.


Research and Reporting

  • Develops and implements a proactive maintenance program by compiling and evaluating maintenance operations data related to process operations and equipment.
  • Determines operating efficiency and effectiveness and makes recommendations regarding continued maintenance versus replacement.
  • Helps develop OEE measurements with the manufacturing team and develops strategy for improvement.
  • Manages metrics associated with SAP plant maintenance.


Cost Tracking

  • Estimates costs of personnel, parts, and supplies to be used during scheduled maintenance; maintains tracking system of time and costs involved with repairing equipment; submits purchase requests to Purchasing; obtains proper coding and documentation; follows-up to ensure schedule is maintained and up to date.
  • Develops cost tracking in SAP plant maintenance and coordinates these activities with manufacturing to make sure costing is accurate for work performed.
  • Maintains records of planned and completed maintenance; inputs maintenance and machine shop’s time in excel spreadsheet by job and cost center in order to track costs; updates maintenance metrics based on priority of each job.
  • Coordinates with Purchasing any necessary parts required to perform maintenance on equipment, machinery and tools.



  • Attend meetings as required or assigned.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.


Special  Job Dimensions

  • May be required to travel to Germany on average once per year.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of computer programs including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio and SAP
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Solid Works
  • Knowledge of building codes and safety regulations
  • Knowledge in operation and maintenance of facility management services, low pressure steam boilers, refrigeration and air conditioning, generators, plumbing and electrical systems, security systems, and equipment maintenance
  • Ability to manage and lead a high functioning team
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to read blueprints, drawings and schematics
  • Ability to manage budget
  • Ability to implement policy and procedures
  • Ability to interpret data
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to lead and manage others in a team environment
  • Ability to perform with superior service, reflecting a positive company image while sustaining a positive attitude with those you interact with; always going above and beyond to help others out, regardless of their position or department
  • Ability to adhere to the highest standards of quality while continually performing at the highest possible level


Education, Certification/License & Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field, preferred
  • AND/OR
  • 5 -7 years of Management experience required
  • OR
  • 10 years of Maintenance experience, with supervisory responsibilities


Your contact person:

Kristi Davis  - -  

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