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The Maintenance Manager drives improved equipment reliability by ensuring all installations/repairs are completed with quality workmanship and per best maintenance practices. The manager will assist with the development of solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations.

Essential Job Functions:

Acts as a safety leader and puts safety first in all responsibilities. Works in conjunction with the Environmental Health & Safety Team to establish and maintain all policies and programs to assure a safe working environment.

Promoting a safety culture and awareness within the organization.

Overseeing all aspects of maintenance, including the building, the equipment, and the grounds.

Providing guidance for scheduled and breakdown work orders and attending to machine breakdowns on an immediate basis until the problem is fixed. This position may require hands-on activities.

Training and upskilling the collective departmental knowledge and skillset.

Proactively collaborating with all departments with a continuous improvement mindset.

Maintaining an appropriate level of parts inventory and monitoring expenses and controlling the Maintenance budget.

Hands on involvement with all PLC/Controls programming projects (troubleshooting, modifying, upgrading etc.).

Manage plant-wide maintenance and capital, maximizing asset reliability, uptime, and cost effectiveness with available resources.

Initiate work orders and actions to correct unsafe conditions.

Provide long range planning for facility and equipment needs including capital and major repairs.

Provide technical assistance and creative thinking during planning and coordination meetings to deliver the most cost-effective solutions to mechanical and instrumentation issues.

Prioritizes work to be performed by the maintenance technicians; consulting with Reliability/Planning Engineers on work to be contracted to outside services.

Work to develop and maintain predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance program.

Other duties as assigned


Minimum of 5-7 years related experience

Manufacturing experience required

Experience operating hand jacks, electric pallet jacks and forklifts and clamp trucks preferred

Proven Leadership skills and the ability to motivate people to perform at high levels

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have excellent attendance, be able to work independently and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



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 required.

5-7 years of Maintenance & Electrical repair, PLC fault diagnostics, and mechanical maintenance in a light manufacturing environment.

Demonstrated experience with Reliability Centered Maintenance (Preventive and Predictive Maintenance) Programs.

Experience and knowledge of roll stock cutting machines, printing presses, die cutting machines, and straight-line gluers is preferred.

Experience leading preventative/predicative/precision maintenance programs.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to work shifts or flexible work schedules as needed.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to handle or feel.

The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.

The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Squatting, crouching, turning, twisting, stretching, climbing steps, grabbing, pulling, pushing, and bending.

Visual and hearing acuity within normal limits

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Typical environment of manufacturing and production facilities.  Exposure includes but is not limited to continuous noise, scent of materials, bright workstations, machinery with moving parts.

Other Details: 
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

This company is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics


    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Gardner
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