Maintenance Manager

PURPOSE: The Maintenance Manager has the overall responsibility to plan, organize, coordinate and manage the maintenance process to effectively maintain the equipment while meeting safety, reliability, cost, environmental, and quality goals. The Maintenance Manager directly supervisors superintendents as well as indirectly supervises first-line supervisors and maintenance planners. This position reports to the Mill Manager.


  • Achieve goals related to employee safety, equipment reliability, preventive/predictive maintenance, planned/unplanned repairs, capital improvements and cost reduction.
  • Provide clear direction and vision, build effective teams, drive employee engagement, focus on customer needs, and practice sound business management.
  • Provide leadership and work with the maintenance staff to develop highly skilled, customer focused maintenance professionals fully capable of meeting the needs of the mill.
  • Monitor performance and provide recognition, coach for performance improvement and development, conduct regular formal and informal performance reviews, resolve personnel administrative matters.
  • Develop and lead personnel in reliability-focused maintenance activities utilizing best-in-class maintenance procedures and practices.
  • Work cooperatively with the other managers and operating superintendents to develop common daily and weekly operating priorities. Assign resources and track progress to ensure successful completion of these priorities.
  • Coordinate department activities on a mill-wide basis to ensure that resources are allocated correctly to achieve mill performance goals.
  • Lead daily meetings to plan and coordinate maintenance and operations activities, and recommend and implement changes to improve safety, reliability and cost.
  • Drive maintenance apprenticeship and multi-craft programs.
  • Prepare annual expense budgets, monitor and control spending.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred; relevant work experience can be substituted for a degree.
  • Prior supervisory experience should include 5-10 years of demonstrated success in a diverse, heavy manufacturing environment; union manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and lead a team.
  • Sense of urgency and ability to engage people in a positive manner to move outlined initiatives forward
  • Ability to set and maintain high standards, achieve stretch goals and exceed expectations.
  • Proven track record in proactively driving improvements in safety, environmental compliance, quality, productivity, and cost reduction.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
  • Prior maintenance experience, pulp and paper equipment familiarity preferred.
  • Knowledge of preventive/predictive maintenance concepts.
  • Exposure to lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and Six-Sigma is desired.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize activities in a constantly changing environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, and Power Point.

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