Maintenance Manager

Reference Number: SMY-4630
Location: Tupelo, MS

My client has carved out a unique niche in the plastic injecting molding industry developing custom plastic wheels. With over 30 presses with varying tonnage, this facility has a wide range of capabilities to service all their customer needs. The Maintenance Manager position will manage maintenance function directly or through reporting supervision and/or lead persons, including maintaining and repairing physical structures of buildings, grounds, and equipment.


  • Work with department managers to develop and implement programs and projects to improve and optimize operational effectiveness.  Oversee projects to minimize operating costs and ensure timely completion.  Provide status and reporting to plant management.
  • Manage and direct subordinate supervision and/or lead persons, and employees in maintenance department, including employment, discipline, and performance appraisal.  Determine manpower and needs, and ensure necessary training is completed, including for contract employees.
  • Participate in projects, such as design, purchase and installation of production equipment, production improvement efforts, scrap reduction projects, etc.
  • Review standard operational and working practices and procedures with Supervisors and/or lead persons to ensure compliance with standards, policies, and achievement of necessary performance levels
  • Develop, justify, and implement plans and budgets for capital projects
  • Overall responsibility for maintenance of the Preventive Maintenance Program; update and modify PM’s as needed to meet the changing needs of the facility.
  • Oversee troubleshooting and solving of maintenance and equipment issues and problems.  Coordinate with production availability of machinery for repair/set up, and meeting production needs.  Dismantle defective machines and equipment and install new or repaired parts.
  • Oversee and provide management and guidance for any or all of the following:  Install and repair electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment.  Program, install, energize, and repair Programmable Logic Controllers for temperature and pressure systems as well as process control.  
  • Ensure equipment is inspected so they are at operational performance and optimum utilization.  Maintain history and repair records for equipment.  Advise on equipment and process upgrades.
  • Schedule equipment maintenance repair to coordinate with production schedules and review all work orders for completeness.
  • Recommend and request the requisition of tools, equipment, parts, supplies and contract services; ensure appropriate spare parts and other required inventory levels are maintained for maintenance functions
  • Monitor compliance with all local, state, federal, insurance carriers and company safety and health regulations.  Responsible for all compliance of Environmental regulations.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment, utilizing measures such as 5-S principles/procedures, etc.
  • Conduct regular communication meetings with crews to include safety, quality, continuous improvement, work area order, policy changes and state of business concerns.
  • Regular attendance
  • Supervision of custodial services
  • Set-up and maintenance of security and/or fire protection systems
  • Manage relationships with outside contractors, including negotiation of contracts, definition of scope of work, and supervising their activities on site

Education & Experience:

  • Associates Degree (A.A.) in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical maintenance, or related/applicable technical discipline, or equivalent. (Related Bachelor’s degree a plus.)
  • Minimum three years of maintenance supervisory experience in aproduction environment
  • Minimum five years of work experience in maintenance in a production environment
  • substantial experience in some or all of the following areas:
    • Industrial Maintenance and/or Engineering, electrical, chemical, AC/DC, welding, boiler room or other maintenance functions
    • on-the-job training or certification in hydraulics, boiler room operations, welding, and fork lift operation.
    • Experience with establishing/managing budgets and financial reporting is preferred


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret technical manuals, blueprints, operating and maintenance instructions, safety rules and procedure manuals
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to build and maintain strong team environment
  • Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, and policies/procedures.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret applicable business periodicals, journals, technical manuals, and government regulations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels and types of internal and external individuals, including speaking effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations, including computing rates, ratio, and percents; ability to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Knowledge of budgets administration and financial reporting preferred


  • 401(k) w/matching
  • Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement


If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me for more information.

Sam Young
Senior Business Consultant