Details for Job ID# E976

Date Posted - 1-21-2022

Category - Engineering

Position Title - Maintenance Supervisor/Manager - Carton plant

Location - Wayne, NJ

Description -
Our client is a major multi-plant manufacturer of linerboard and folding cartons. The New Jersey plant is a two-press sheet-fed folding carton plant, with 80 to 100 employees. It is a mixed union/non-union site, operates two shifts and expects to be moving to a third shift later this year.

The Maintenance Supervisor/Manager role is an understudy role for the Plant Maintenance Manager position in preparation for incumbents’ upcoming retirement and is responsible for the safety, employee engagement, productivity, quality, and customer service associated with a multi-shift Maintenance operation. Position is responsible for managing the daily operation of this department, ensuring efficiencies and overall productivity meets or exceeds established standards. Directs and coordinates the day-to-day activities of a team of Maintenance Mechanics by providing leadership and supervision to subordinates and serves as the link between direct reports and middle/upper management.

• Work directly with and manage a team of maintenance mechanics.
• Ensure achievement of safety goals through developing and supporting a culture of following defined safety procedures, encouraging involvement, following up on safety concerns, and modeling proper safe behaviors. Partner directly with HSE, as needed, to ensure adherence to safety and environmental standards.
• Ensure desired level of employee engagement within the Maintenance department. This includes developing and supporting a culture of listening and responding to employee issues, taking decisive actions, recognizing excellent performance, and holding employees accountable for undesirable behaviors.
• Ensure achievement of quality goals, ensuring employees are properly trained on quality standards, and following proper quality procedures. Partner directly with QA, as needed to ensure adherence to customer quality standards.
• Ensure achievement of productivity goals by establishing and communicating clear objectives, providing requisite resources to direct reports, engaging the workforce and setting appropriate priorities / monitoring progress.
• Develop and support a culture focused on continuous improvement, waste reduction and optimal throughput, working closely with Reliability team and with production, warehousing and distribution department management on projects and process improvement opportunities.
• Develop, implement, improve and manage new and existing predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance programs.
• Use maintenance disciplines in the development and application of reliability engineering, root-cause analysis and troubleshooting of equipment and processes.
• Develop, implement and sustain reliability best practices to reduce unscheduled maintenance downtime and costs.
• Analyze downtime to identify chronic/sporadic failures and lead reliability improvement efforts.
• Assist in development and execution of overall Maintenance department budget.
• Evaluate direct report job performance and recommends appropriate personnel action.
• Administer, communicate and interpret work procedures and company policies.
• Provides direct reports with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems and in resolving issues or submits unsettled disputes to management.
• Trained in HAACP and part of the Product Safety/HAACP team

Requirements -
• High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required.
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Technology or related field and/or equivalent experience in a converting facility is preferred
• 7 to 10 years of Maintenance & Electrical repair, PLC fault diagnostics, and mechanical maintenance in a light manufacturing environment
• Experience operating hand jacks, electric pallet jacks and forklifts and clamp trucks preferred
• Leadership skills – ability to motivate people to perform at high levels
• Experience and knowledge of roll stock cutting machines, printing presses, die cutting machines and straight-line gluers is a plus
• Experience leading preventative/predicative/precision maintenance programs
• Must be living within commutable distance to Wayne, NJ.

Compensation -
Salary is negotiable, depending on experience presented, to $115K.

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