Maintenance Manager | Newark, DE

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Location: Newark, DE
Type: Full Time
Department: Maintenance
Reports To: Plant Manager
Supervises: Maintenance Mechanics

The successful candidate will be responsible for all day-to-day equipment maintenance in support of the 24/7 blow mold manufacturing facility. The candidate must also have excellent organizational, communication, and decision making skills.

The position reports to the Plant Manager and offers a competitive compensation plan.

Job Description

The candidate must:

  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance programs to support all production objectives; coordinating maintenance with other departments to minimize disruptions and downtime
  • Provide dynamic leadership to motivate, train, and lead a team of 4 maintenance mechanics
  • Manage budget, spending, labor costs, and budgetary reporting for the department and maintain all equipment in the most cost effective manner
  • Recognize, troubleshoot, and repair blow mold equipment, bagging equipment, and all production support equipment
  • Perform all maintenance technician duties as needed
  • Supervise and perform mold changes and assist with tool changes
  • Inspect maintenance work, in process and at completion, to ensure that standards of safety, cleanliness, order, productivity, quality, and workmanship are achieved and maintained
  • Requisition tools, equipment, and supplies as needed to maintain proper spare parts inventory


The candidate will:

  • Have 10 years manufacturing maintenance experience, blow mold and/or Uniloy machinery experience strongly preferred
  • Have 5 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing maintenance environment
  • Hold a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstrate experience in preventative maintenance deployment with the ability to drive equipment reliability, accessibility and maintainability
  • Have extensive experience with electric, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems used in a manufacturing environment and be familiar with electric programming of PLC equipment
  • Have outstanding multi-tasking, problem solving, and decision making skills with the ability to complete difficult assignments in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication, organizational, and follow-through skills
  • Be a strong, hands-on manager with a “get the job done right” attitude
  • Be able to lift up to 60 lbs. with reasonable assistance
  • Have computer proficiency in Microsoft office; preventative maintenance software such as Asset Controller a plus