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Maintenance Manager

8003 Medora Road, Hutchinson, KS, USA

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Responsible for directing and coordinating the preventative maintenance on production equipment, the upkeep of the plant facilities, planning repair activities, and developing maintenance procedures, while minimizing machine down time and ensuring safety in the most efficient way possible, while performing the following duties:



  • Supports the Company's mission, vision, values, and goals in the performance of daily activities.

  • Performs and oversees highly skilled duties to install and maintain production machines and equipment.

  • Manages emergency/unscheduled repairs of equipment during production and scheduled maintenance repairs of equipment during machine service.

  • Performs and supervises mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting, and repair of production machines.

  • Interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.

  • Diagnoses problems, replaces or repairs parts, tests, and makes adjustments.

  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters, and material handling equipment.

  • Executes and manages simple machinist duties and responsibilities.

  • Detects faulty operations and defective material and reports those to Technical Services.

  • Works with the production department to identify maintenance issues and requirements.

  • Monitors expenditures in negotiating and reviewing all costs associated with outside maintenance repairs and ordering parts needed for repairs.

  • Maintains function and reliability of facility systems and associated equipment by implementing a preventative maintenance program; operating and testing systems and equipment; restoring, repairing, rebuilding, or replacing faulty or inoperative components and parts.

  • Attends necessary production meetings to acquire up-to-date information and provide input where needed with regard to maintenance.

  • Ensures effective employee relations, provides employee coaching and development, makes employment decisions, and resolves employee issues through problem resolution.

  • Manages departmental performance measures and provides regular progress reports to Technical Services, and identifies, recommends, and implements changes, expansions, and additions.

  • Oversees department priorities.

  • Plans and assigns work, professionally communicates and implements policies and procedures, and recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures, and working conditions.

  • Gives supervision, including employee hiring, orienting, training, and development, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, retention, and discipline.

  • Monitors Time & Attendance and Time Off in ADP TotalSource weekly, managing employee absences, holidays, vacations, and missing clock-in/out times and any inconsistencies.

  • Conducts employee reviews in which recommendations will be factored into pay increases and profit-sharing bonuses.

  • Improves working conditions (safety, quality, productivity, and cost) and increases subordinates' skills and capabilities.

  • Complies with OSHA rules and regulations, participating in health and safety documentation and training, and offering suggestions on improvements.

  • Manages department housekeeping to maintain work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition, including cleaning at the end of shift.

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


  • Follows directions from Technical Services.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal).

  • Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to train and motivate a diverse group of people to accomplish team goals.

  • Strong team player.

  • Effective time management, organization, and multi-tasking skills.

  • Quality orientation and attention to detail.

  • Exhibits creativity and latitude.

  • Problem analysis and resolution.

  • Possesses decision-making and problem-solving skills in detecting how to fix any errors.

  • Gives feedback and solutions to management.

  • Has the stamina to work long hours on feet, often bent over in the same position.

  • Demonstrates safety-conscious behavior.


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Minimum eight years’ equipment maintenance experience preferred.

  • Minimum five years of leadership experience in a manufacturing/production environment preferred.

  • College education or professional technical training in maintenance repair or related fields is desired.

  • Continues job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.

  • Experience using hand tools, gauges, dials, and/or other indicators to ensure machines are working properly.

  • Skilled with electrical and mechanical malfunctions and equipment failures.

  • Must have complete knowledge of production scheduling and shop operations.

  • Proficient with various concepts, practices, and procedures within manufacturing.


The physical demands described represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.

  • It is regularly required to talk and hear.

  • This position is active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and crouching all day.

  • It is frequently required to lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds. If items are heavier than 50 pounds, seek the help of a lifting device, or request the assistance of a fellow employee(s) for a team lift.

  • Machinery and tool operation requires the use of safety equipment, including, but not limited to, steel toe shoes/boots, hearing protection, and safety glasses.

  • Wearing loose-fitting clothes is not permitted in some areas, and wearing jewelry such as rings, bracelets, and necklaces is not allowed.

  • The facility is not climate-controlled, so heat in the summer and cold in the winter are factors.

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