Maintenance Manager

  • Franklin Park, IL
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: OH135-2692471

This position is directly responsible for leading the entire Maintenance Department and has accountability for ensuring that all production plant equipment is maintained and operated in an efficient, safe and reliable manner. The Maintenance Manager establishes department goals, provides direction, guidance, and development opportunities for all the maintenance employees. This is a hands-on management position working in a fast-paced production environment to keep the equipment up and running at the highest level of efficiency. Working with executive team, the Maintenance Manager will develop overall organizational strategies, standards, practices, and strategic initiatives to achieve excellence. The Maintenance Manager will coordinate and implement preventive maintenance activities, provide guidance to peers to ensure quality, safety, and optimum production, while minimizing cost, energy usage, and waste per corporate policies and safety regulations.  


Role and Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee the maintenance of the production facilities, including all equipment supporting production  
  • Provide technical assistance and operational support as required, specifically with respect to environmental conditions, energy utilization, and the basic functions of electrical, air handling, power generation and distribution, structural and mechanical systems 
  • Develop and deploy maintenance control plans to direct the execution of planned preventive and predictive maintenance activities 
  • Ensure adherence to various governmental laws, codes, regulations, and insurance standards as they relate to maintenance of equipment  
  • Collaborate with Safety Team in hazardous waste management, abating safety problems, and managing safety emergencies 
  • Assist in the development of annual budgets for capital expenditures 
  • Oversee the cleanliness of the plant facility  
  • Determine and/or approve major equipment maintenance, including appropriate action, method and solicitation of quote for repair/rebuilding of equipment 
  • Ensure all equipment is upgraded to meet or exceed all standards 
  • Participate in purchasing and selling of facilities, machinery and equipment as directed. 
  • Oversee the installation, removal, or relocation of all machinery and equipment 
  • Ensure up-grades and/or modifications are implemented 
  • Monitor and assess staff work performance on an ongoing basis and provide performance feedback as needed, including completing formal employee performance reviews, and developing and carrying-out corrective action plans to improve worker performance 
  • Oversee staff development activities within department, including providing training as needed 
  • Ensure appropriate staffing levels of Maintenance Department, including scheduling vacations and replacements, and initiating and participating in hiring new and replacement staff 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned  


Minimum Requirements: 

  • 5- 10 years of on the job experience in a maintenance functional role involving exposure to equipment, facility, safety and OSHA requirements 
  • 3-5 years of related management experience 
  • Management skills of running an organizational function with proven track record of achieving and or exceeding functional metrics goals 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required 
  • Knowledge of budgeting and ability to create and manage to an approved budget 
  • Ability to manage personnel and bring out the best, through motivation, leadership and by example 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Capable of lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, or carrying 50 lbs. from floor level to overhead position 



  • Associates degree  
  • Certified Facilities Management (CFM) certification preferred  
  • Combination of education and experience will also be considered 
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