Maintenance Manager

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for the safe maintenance, repair, and/or replacement of plant equipment and systems to ensure maximum production of quantity and quality, while supporting the policies, goals, and objectives of the company. This position oversees all levels of preventative maintenance in a multi-shift Recycling Operation. The Maintenance Manager is responsible for all aspects of the day to day management of the industrial maintenance department, resources, and employees to ensure company strategic initiatives are consistently met. The hours and physical demand may vary by location.

  • Manages Industrial Maintenance operations in a safe manner and enforce all safety standards in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
  • Hands-on Supervisor with the ability to perform and oversee all maintenance related duties including; Fabrication and repair of conveyor systems, repairs to Industrial Balers, Disc Screen systems and other plant production equipment, and buildings.
  • Completes all paperwork and documentation related to inventory control, PM schedules, Hot Work permits, and ordering of supplies and equipment.
  • Manages spending against budget in relation to changes in production volumes.
  • Initiates, implements, and manages the plant maintenance program based on best practices in the recycling processing industry, with emphasis on planning/scheduling and preventative maintenance/predictive maintenance to ensure a minimum of 95% uptime on all plant processing equipment.
  • Maintains a computerized maintenance management system (TMTREC) or similar system for tracking work orders, spare parts, and maintenance history of plant equipment.
  • Ensures that maintenance technicians are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated so the maintenance program can be accomplished in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner. Communicate regularly with all maintenance technicians, both individually and as a group, to ensure good two-way communication concerning maintenance issues.
  • Initiates and completes projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs. Track, analyze and improve key maintenance parameters such as asset utilization, maintenance costs, PM compliance, schedule compliance, etc.
  • Directs, maintains, and enforces the safety program for the maintenance department; review safety records to uphold standards of maximum safety for all maintenance technicians.
  • Member of Site Safety Committee.
  • Communicates with and have working knowledge and understanding in dealing with service contractor activities.
  • Works directly with parts clerk to monitor the use of inventories of spare parts, maintenance supplies, and initiate reordering when necessary.
  • Communicates directly with Operations to coordinate maintenance and repair work in processing areas.
  • Implements programs and procedures required to ensure shop compliance related to housekeeping and cleanliness.
  • Maintains and repairs shop equipment.
  • Performs and conducts performance evaluations, monitor and track employee attendance, vacation approvals and employee scheduling, complete disciplinary actions/meetings and all other required documentation relating to performance management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job.
  • Must regularly lift and or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and work in high, precarious places up to 75 feet.
  • Ability to work overtime, any shift, weekends, and/or holidays as needed.
  • Must have the ability to work effectively with computerized maintenance management systems, (TMTREC) or similar system and instruct others on its operation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to understand Financial Statements as they pertain to the Maintenance Department.
  • Safety conscious, use of good judgment.
  • Excellent welding and mechanical aptitude.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to perform and/or oversee multiple tasks and processes with limited supervision.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to supervise maintenance employees to build and maintain high levels of employee moral while promoting and providing a teamwork atmosphere.
  • Ability to acquire special equipment certifications including Crane Operations, Man-Lift, Forklift.
  • Computer proficiency in Windows applications, Microsoft applications; AS400, Lotus Notes, and TMT Recycling productivity and inventory control systems, a plus.
  • Possess a professional demeanor and appearance.
  • Additional skills may be required to perform additional task(s) specific to work location, department or line of business.

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related technical field or diploma from trade school in a related field and 10 years experience in the maintenance process, manufacturing facility, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years successful experience in a management position.
  • Must successfully complete pre-employment testing.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record to meet Company driving qualification.

  • Exposure to noise, heat, dust, and fumes as found in a material recovery facility.
  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions possible.
  • Exposure to residential and commercial waste and recyclables.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.