Maintenance Manager I
Company: James Hardie
Posted on: January 4, 2022
As the leader of the Maintenance Department reporting to the Plant
Manager, the Maintenance Manager is responsible for planning,
organizing, and directing the plant maintenance functions including
engineering, planning, mechanical/electrical leads, technicians,
and stores inventory with the purpose of increasing overall
equipment availability. Maintenance Manager is also a change agent
for driving continuous improvement and standardizations where
needed through Hardie Manufacturing Operating System (HMOS).
Incumbent will work on projects and initiatives to improve plant
operational efficiencies through collaboration and partnerships
with operations teams in common goals and deliverables.
Manages, organizes, and directs plant maintenance functions by:
- Leading the annual development of the maintenance budget and
efficiently managing ongoing spending;
- Leading the continual improvement and integration of the
Companys computer maintenance management system (MP2) into the
maintenance and production work system;
- Provide leadership to the plant technical maintenance team 5
direct and 15 indirect reportsl;
- Developing and implementing plans to reduce breakdowns, improve
planned maintenance, optimize scheduled maintenance, and
effectively execute down-day events;
- Developing metrics and reporting systems necessary to track
progress and identify key improvement areas across all
- Maintaining the facility in a safe manner and to a standard
level of equipment availability;
- Reviewing and observing the work of the maintenance employees
and directing development/training requirements;
- Maintaining close contact with the Production Manager to ensure
maintenance activities occur with minimal disruption to production
- Identifying the root cause of all electrical and mechanical
- Communicating individual, department, plant, and corporate
performance to all levels of the maintenance organization;
- Recommending and implementing improvements in maintenance and
operational procedures; and
- Touring the plant and all facilities to interact with
production, quality, safety, and maintenance to help drive cultural
change and to ensure appropriate work is being performed and that
customers needs are being meet.
Leads the development, implementation, and sustainability of a
predictive and preventative maintenance system by: (40%)
- Developing detailed job plans including the labor (type and
quantity), materials, tools, and work procedures for repairs,
alterations, and preventative maintenance to facilities and
equipment to meet the objectives of the work request;
- Setting-up and maintaining any preventive maintenance work
orders established in MP2, including job plans, frequency of work,
crafts, man-hours, and parts/tools required;
- Managing and maintaining the work flow process (work
identification, planning, scheduling, execution, and
- Entering all employee information, schedules, and exceptions in
- Maintaining work order backlog of work for specific areas of
the plant, including:
- Reviewing all new work requests entered in MP2 for
applicability, correctness, and clarity;
- Cleaning up, evaluating, and managing the backlog; and
- Capturing and recording necessary equipment and material
- Reviewing reports and taking appropriate action with regard to
daily, weekly, and monthly Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to
ensure that the department meets its respective expectations;
- Reviewing previous days work packages to check for follow-up
work and to ensure work orders are correctly closed;
- Leading the planning and scheduling of wash-up days;
- Leading the Down Day-7, Down Day-3, and What Went Right/What
Went Wrong meetings;
- Preparing a Gantt chart for all wash-up day activities, to
include production, clean up crew, electrical, and mechanical
- Participating in the wash-up day half-time meetings;
- Conducting time studies to improve efficiency of production,
maintenance, and clean-up crews as related to wash-up day
- Incorporating plant delay items into weekly wash-ups;
- Completing scorecard for each wash-up day;
- Providing accurate man-hours for each wash-up day, by craft, to
- Generating purchase requests for non-stocked parts and tools to
support the plan;
- Developing storeroom organization surrounding parts kits,
including shelving, locations, storage kits, and markings;
- Working with storeroom personnel to ensure availability of
cost-effective and necessary parts;
- Working with storeroom personnel to ensure efficient inventory
level maintenance; and
- Ensuring all work orders have parts kitted.
Manages career development and training for the Maintenance
Department by: (10%)
- Ensuring technicians remain proficient with advancing
- Ensuring that all technicians maintain required license and
- Evaluating skill sets of technicians as compared to operational
and maintenance needs of the plant;
- Developing and completing action plans to eliminate any skill
- Implementing and leading any corporate-defined technician
The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be
construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and
qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.
The Maintenance Manager is responsible for balancing priorities,
manpower, material, budget, and equipment availability to improve
department and individual efficiency and performance.
The Maintenance Manager has leadership, mentoring, and supervisory
responsibility for all Maintenance Department staff.
Scope Of Position
The Maintenance Manager is responsible for developing and
implementing the strategic vision and direction to improve
equipment performance and availability.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrated advanced skills with the standard features of
various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software
(Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other
- Strong electrical and mechanical technical knowledge.
- Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with
the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively
coordinate activities and accomplish goals.
- Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail and continual
diligence about follow-up.
- Strong desire to learn.
- Well organized, with the ability to multi-task.
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to be a part of cross
- Knowledgeable of root cause and fault tree analysis
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
- Sound judgment, problem solving and critical thinking
- Ability to manage the flow of all required information and
- Ability to deliver sustainable and superior results.
- BS Degree (Engineering preferred).
- 5 or more years of maintenance manager experience in a
continuous operating (24/7) manufacturing environment.
- Experience with a computer maintenance management system
(CMMS), such as MP2 or similar system.
- 1 or more years of Planning/Scheduling hands-on experience
- Working knowledge of PLC programming and troubleshooting
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