• sharolwilson


Maintenance and Reliability Manager

Location: DeForest, WI

Industry: Manufacturing


The Plant Maintenance and Reliability Manager will be a key contributor in driving process improvements by enabling and empowering cross functional teammate collaboration with Lean Manufacturing tools. The position also serves as the key technical resource for the manufacturing operation focusing on troubleshooting, identifying opportunity root cause, developing sustainable solutions for mechanical and electrical equipment issues, teaching the Maintenance and Operations Teammates and further developing their capabilities in the journey.

Provide leadership, coaching and direction to the Maintenance Department in all aspects of their work specifically through Gemba walks, one-on-one coaching and observations

  • Own responsibility for efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, and controls

  • Professionally and systematically defines, designs, develops, and monitors an Asset Maintenance Plan that includes:

  • Value-added preventive and predictive maintenance tasks

  • Effectively managed spare parts inventory

  • Fully integrated and utilized CMMS System

  • Proactive Planning and Scheduling processes

  • Serve as a key resource for safety related issues

  • Maintain steadfast environmental regulatory compliance

  • Lead continued improvement in teammate relations both within department and cross functionally

  • Collaborate with other sister sites to solve problems and broadly share learnings

  • Lead plant to achieve goals around OEE2, first pass yield, fixed and variable cost, teammate capabilities and world class maintenance metrics.

  • Identify Capital needs with respect to production, environmental, safety, building & grounds and be responsible for them from inception to completion. Includes estimating and funds procurements, specifying equipment, working with vendors and outside contractors, supervising safe onsite work, maintaining budget and scheduling with the plant production.

  • Develops solutions to repetitive failures and other problems that adversely affect plant operations

  • Effectively utilize root cause analysis and problem-solving techniques

  • 4-year degree in Engineering or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing engineering experience evaluating existing systems and implementing continuous improvements in a plant

  • Strong collaboration, influence, and change management skills

  • Excellent team building capabilities

  • Experience managing productivity/cost savings programs and delivering on targets

  • Experience in project management and planning with strong written and verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Lean Manufacturing training and application experience

  • Six Sigma Black Belt and/or Lean Expert Certification

  • Experience with Maintenance Connection or other similar CMMS platforms

  • Experience with SAP, trend analysis and data historian systems

  • CMRP, CRL, ARP or other maintenance and reliability certifications

  • Able to lift 50 lbs

  • Able to walk, stand or sit for long periods of time

Interested in this opportunity? Email your resume to and we will have further discussion.

Continue to be safe and have a very positive day!

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