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Director of Maintenance

Chillicothe, OH 45601

Posted: 10/17/2022 Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 4500

Job Description

The Director of Maintenance provides managerial direction, strategic leadership, and technical expertise for a reliability centered program for maintenance of plant equipment and facilities.  Two (2) maintenance superintendents (1-Mechanical and 1 Electrical/Instrumentation) report directly to the incumbent and the total maintenance organization encompasses approximately 125 employees.  The candidate must be a change agent to transform the maintenance organization into a lean, efficient, precision maintenance group.

This position is a part of the mill management staff and plays a critical role in accomplishing the location operating objectives, setting strategic direction, and executing objectives around becoming a more focused facility.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Power Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in manufacturing maintenance or operations environment.
  • Strong leadership skills:  Can lead rapid and significant organizational and cultural change.
  • Reliability/ precision maintenance knowledge.
  • Highly developed communications skills, of the type that can communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, often regarding complex issues.
  • Collaborative working style, with a natural ability to forge effective relationships with peers and other key operating managers, often in the context of competing interests.
  • Specific knowledge of pulp, papermaking, finishing, power and utilities equipment, a plus.
  • Demonstrable successes in implementing improvement processes, predictive and preventative maintenance programs, achieving aggressive up-time standards and establishing effective maintenance planning and scheduling processes, or equivalent in other industrial functions.
  • Budgetary and resource management skills.
  • Experience managing successfully and collaboratively in a union environment.
  • Strategic thinker/planner.
  • Experienced and effective in developing leaders.
  • Ability to cope with stressful operating situations safely and efficiently
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