Appvion Operations, Inc.

  • Maintenance Manager

    Location US-WI-Appleton
    Job ID
    2018-1844
  • Expected Results

    • Manage the Appleton Plant maintenance function emphasizing safety, quality, efficiencies and yields.
    • Oversee all aspects of preventative and predictive maintenance for the Appleton Plant.
    • Coordinate maintenance activities of the Appleton Plant to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.
    • Create and drive operational excellence strategy and plans to manage, control and improve performance of the Appleton Plant.

    Supporting Activities

    • Organize and supervise the daily maintenance function including tools, equipment, facilities, and grounds while controlling related maintenance and labor costs.
    • Foster a safety culture and the implementation of safety policies and training in compliance with the company safety program and OSHA regulations to eliminate work related injuries.
    • Identify systems and procedures designed to improve operations. Make recommendations and implement new programs as needed.
    • Initiates, implements, and manages the plant maintenance program based on best practices in the industry, with an emphasis on planning/scheduling and preventive/predictive maintenance.
    • Review department activities and results, and drive Continuous Improvement activities as they relate to the plant and its processes.
    • Communicate directly with the operations leadership to coordinate maintenance and repair work in process areas.
    • Reviews the operation of plant equipment and systems constantly, to minimize unplanned downtime, anticipate solve problems in a timely manner, and to identify opportunities for improvement.
    • Assists with planning and implementing plant improvements and expansions.
    • Oversees the maintenance and updating of all operating and training manuals for the maintenance department.
    • Ensures that maintenance personnel are adequately trained, equipped, engaged and motivated so that all maintenance objectives and initiatives can be accomplished in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.
    • Prepares reports, analyzes data, and makes recommendations for improving plant operations and solving maintenance-related problems.
    • Ensures city, county, state, and federal regulations relating to the maintenance department are met at all times.
    • Responsible for controlling costs and performing all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
    • Responsible for mentoring and developing maintenance staff.
    • Manage maintenance controllable expense budget, including repair materials, utilities, and repair labor, as appropriate.
    • Apply coaching and/or disciplinary actions in accordance with the labor contract, plant policies and established procedures.

    Required Prior Accomplishments - Experience - Skills

    • Bachelors degree in Manufacturing, Engineering or related field.
    • Five to seven years in progressively responsible positions.
    • Both practical and formal training in Six Sigma, Lean or other similar disciplines with a focus on driving cost reduction and performance improvement.
    • Continuous improvement leader who can energize and empower others.
    • Demonstrated experience in driving results in operations where measurable results have been obtained.
    • Set and maintain high standards, achieve stretch goals and exceed expectations.
    • Sense of urgency and ability to engage people in a positive manner to move outlined initiatives forward.
    • Work effectively in ambiguous situations.
    • Maintain positive approach and be an unwavering advocate of continuous improvement.
    • Strong communication skills with a proven ability to drive change throughout an organization.

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