Maintenance Manager

Job Location: 
Dowagiac, MI

Maintenance Manager 



• Direct the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems.

• Develop and maintain a critical spare parts list for each machine. Determine what parts should be on hand, and develop a follow-up process in replacements of used parts.

• Develop and maintain a preventive maintenance program to include predictive techniques and methods, auditing process, and records of planned and completed maintenance.

• Implement continuous improvement activities designed to increase uptime and equipment efficiencies.

• Direct and supervise maintenance staff.

• Provide Technical expertise and hands-on mechanical / electrical support where applicable.

• Administer contracts for the provision of supplies and services

• Support the external audit process to ensure positive outcomes for all required/desired certifications.

• Prioritize and assign maintenance technicians to facility projects, maintenance repairs, and preventative maintenance supporting production, facility and company.

• Ensure housekeeping of assigned maintenance areas.

• Coordinate with Production Supervisors and other support departments for the completion of cross-functional


• Expedite and coordinate with the purchasing department any critical repair parts, services, and materials needed to support production projects. Maintain conformance to procedures related to these acquisitions.

• Direct activities of workers fabricating or modifying machines, tools, or equipment to manufacture new products or improve existing products.

• Direct facilities actives on utility systems to provide a continuous supply of heat, electric power, gas or air required.

• Create continuous improvement initiatives by conferring with management, engineering, and quality assurance personnel to resolve maintenance problems and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines and equipment.

• Plan and manage the facility's maintenance budget.

• Forecast areas of training and development required for the efficient operation of the maintenance department.

• Ensure that employee reviews are conducted on an annual basis and in a consistent manner.

• Other duties as it relates to this position.


Job Requirements Qualifications:

• A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in an industrial supervisory or managerial capacity.

• Prior Die Cast or Machining experience required

• Ability to make decisions about suggestions for change.

• Organize tasks and set priorities while coordinating personal work with the work of others.

• Must have excellent problem-solving skills

Recruiter Name: 
Jared Smerchek
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 232
Manufacturing & Engineering

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