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Maintenance Assistant Manager

Richmond, KY
Job Summary
The Maintenance Manager oversees the installation, repairs and upkeep of all the organization’s assets; including machines, mechanical systems, buildings and other structures. The Maintenance Manager is expected to take a leadership role in safety and continuous improvement as well as developing a competent, effective staff through capable leadership and personnel administration. The successful candidate ensures efficiency and budget targets are within the organization’s goals and directs specific attention on managing the short term and long term needs of the operation while directing maintenance personnel in a safe manner.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate the inspection, preventive, breakdown maintenance and corrective maintenance of all plant mechanical, electrical, manufacturing and facility equipment.
  • Ensure all maintenance department personnel adhere to all applicable department and plant safety policies and procedures.
  • Monitor the department personnel and ensure competence by initiating training, coaching, counseling or discipline to respond to items identified in the employee’s performance.
  • Assist in programmable logic control (PLC) and other electrical troubleshooting on manufacturing equipment.
  • Oversee the plant preventive maintenance program to ensure effectiveness on minimizing unplanned downtime.
  • Maintain efficient, accurate and timely records and reports relating to all projects and equipment within the manufacturing facility.
  • Develop specifications for production equipment; assist in the selection, purchase, and installation of the equipment in the plant.
  • Willingness to work unusual hours, including weekends or nights in emergency situations.
  • Coordinate with the production scheduling department on the scheduling of down time for repair and maintenance of equipment.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Identify unsafe operations and practices and report the same to Manager immediately
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Promote teamwork by participating and encouraging others to be involved in activities that will improve the company
  • Participate in and lead “Kaizen” activities
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications
  • Attend the following trainings annually: Sexual Harassment, Diversity, Ethics in the Workplace, Workplace violence, Union Avoidance and OSHA required trainings.
  • Accomplishes quality and organization mission by completing related results as needed
Required Experience
  • The qualified candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology or related field; or combination of education and 5 years’ experience
  • 5+ years progressive experience in Maintenance leadership
  • Extensive project management leadership experience
  • Must exhibit good organizational skills, good interpersonal skills, verbal and written communications skills
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings and technical manuals, have excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, (Windows 2007, XP and Microsoft Office), computer hardware
  • Establish and maintain healthy working relationships with all levels of associates
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) combined positive attitude toward customers and co-workers are expected
Physical, Mental and Other Requirements
  • The physical, mental and other requirements described below are representative of those required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, but do not necessarily constitute an exhaustive list of all essential functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified disabled individuals to perform essential functions where this can be done without posing a direct threat to self or others.
Physical Requirements
  • Must sit and stand for prolonged periods, use hands to finger, handle, manipulate and feel objects, tools or controls
  • Requires operation of personal computers and software
  • Hand-eye coordination, balance and motor skills also are necessary
  • Required to stand, walk, and carry items weighing as much as 100 pounds, and reach with hands and arms (to heights of approximately seven feet above floor level)
  • Required to climb a step ladder to reach higher objects
  • Frequent lifting of up to 40 pounds and occasional lifting of 100 pounds is required, as is some pushing and pulling of objects weighing up to 200 pounds
  • Operation of motor vehicles, including company vehicle and forklift, is generally required
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision
  • Employee must be able to hear, discern and differentiate noises in a loud environment.
  • Must be able to frequently stoop, lean, stretch, squeeze, crawl, climb, twist and otherwise manipulate body to get out of, under, into and around equipment and machinery
  • Must be able to frequently use screwdrivers, wrenches
Intellectual Requirements
  • Employee must possess sound judgment and good logical reasoning abilities
  • Ability to manage several projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Must have excellent work habits, including a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done, especially when important deadlines cause greater than normal departmental pressures.
  • Knowledge of office administration procedures and ability to operate most standard office equipment.
  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Interpersonal Skills— Establish and maintain healthy working relationships by utilizing good interpersonal skills, to interact in a professional manner with other departments, third party vendors and customers.
  • Confidentiality—maintains confidentiality, however, understands federal and state requirements when dealing with confidential data and reporting.
  • Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
  • Written Communication—the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and can read and interpret written information.
  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and can deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Emotional Intelligence- the individual can remain calm during stressful situations and understands how their behaviors might affect others in and around them.
  • Safety and security—the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.
Communication Requirements
  • Requires frequent spoken communications, including talking and hearing, in person, via telephone and while working on equipment
  • Requires the ability to effectively convey and understand information in writing
  • Must exercise good interpersonal skills, to work with fellow Team Members and to interact in a professional manner with other departments and third-party vendors and customers
  • Ability to effectively give and follow instructions
Situational Requirements
  • Employee must consistently appear for work at the appointed time and place, and work at least eight consecutive hours per day, five days per week
  • Must be able to work up to four hours of overtime per day and work up to 24 hours on weekends, when and as needed
  • Must be able to work efficiently in office (low-wall cubicles), factory and warehouse settings, both alone and in groups of up to 20 persons
  • Occasional overnight, out-of-town travel, by any appropriate mode of transportation, is required
  • Ability to function efficiently and effectively under occasional periods of high stress and high pressure, lasting from a few minutes to a few days at a time

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