Maintenance Manager

  • 51194
  • 08 May 2019
  • Akron, OH
  • Manufacturing
  • Nate Skow

Job Description

Maintenance Manager

We are working with a manufacturing group in Akron that is seeking a Maintenance Manager to perform highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the manufacturing site.

This person will oversee preventative maintenance of all equipment, ordering and inventory of all spare parts, tools, supplies, etc.

Critical Responsibilities

  • To ensure all company production equipment is working efficiently and safety.
    • Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and plant facility's equipment.
    • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and perform scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
    • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
    • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, inspect, test, and make adjustments.
    • Make sure all maintenance projects are logged, tracked, and completed in a timely manner.
    • Perform regular preventive maintenance programs and computerized maintenance systems (CMMS).
    • Document in writing and review periodically for completeness.
  • Maintain an adequate inventory of parts, tools, back-up equipment and supplies needed to run the physical plant and keep operational as communicated by the Maintenance Manager.
    • Follow appropriate purchasing procedures as outlined in the corporate procedure policy.
    • Make sure that as new chemicals, parts, etc. arrive that an SDS is placed on the file for that product and any special handling, storage, etc. requirements are brought to the attention of the plant safety coordinator.
    • Be aware of any environmental issues and resolve them; be aware of any environmental record keeping requirements and ensure that it is done properly.
    • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters, and material handling equipment in performing duties.
    • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
    • To work with the Safety Administrator to implement all safety programs at Win Plastics so as to provide a safe work environment for all employees and meet all required OSHA standards.
    • Complete the electrical documentation for all electrical power sources in the plant.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned or needed.

Safety Responsibilities

  • Assist in all plant safety training, help complete and update the safety manual and participate in safety committee meetings.
  • Conduct safety audits on a periodic basis and manage adherence of safety policies and activities on the production floor.
  • When necessary, meet with OSHA or other safety personnel as directed by the Director of Operations.
  • Assist as needed in safety related projects and required periodic inspections.
  • Maintain documentation of the energy source and lock-out source for every piece of equipment and electrical outlet located in the facility; identify breakers accordingly; assemble information in an easy to access binder
  • Wear appropriate PPE and comply with all company safety policies
  • Be responsible for the safety of visitors, contractors, etc. when they are on our property. Make sure they are following company safety policies (PPE, etc.)
  • Enforce implementation in coordination with shift supervisors of all safety policies and act as night-shift safety coordinator.

Knowledge, Skills, or Certifications Required

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires a high school diploma or a GED with a completion of a craft apprenticeship, or equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical components and meters and ability to run appropriate test for amps. This requires basic knowledge of VOMs, temperature probes, am probes, and other various electrical testers.
  • Ability to work with voltages up to 480v, utilizing test equipment under power. Must be able to read schematics and possess full understanding of process equipment flow charts.
  • Technical training in mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance a plus. Continue and enhance training and education on new and updated technology with regards to manufacturing equipment.
  • Have ability to detect sounds and troubleshoot from sound. Have ability to recognize when something is wrong or likely to go wrong. Also, the ability to hear where the sound is coming from.
  • PLC/HMI control knowledge is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to discuss technical issues with workforce, contractors, engineers, and management.
  • Experience with plastics/polymers is preferred


I was very impressed with Nate’s attention to detail and making sure I had as much information and guidance as possible prior to my phone interview. His comments helped understand the employer’s perspective better.
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