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Maintenance Manager

Kalamazoo, Michigan

About Us: Join our dynamic team and become part of one of the worldwide leaders in the paper industry. We pride ourselves on innovation, reliability, and excellence in all aspects of our operations. Our commitment to providing exceptional products is matched only by our dedication to our team's growth and development.

Position Overview: We are seeking a seasoned Maintenance Manager to lead our maintenance department with visionary leadership, technical expertise, and a commitment to safety and continuous improvement. This role offers the unique opportunity to contribute to the success and efficiency of our operations, ensuring the reliability and functionality of our equipment and processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Forge strong communication channels with the Stock Prep operational leader, ensuring cohesive teamwork and operational efficiency.
  • Provide direct supervision, technical guidance, administrative management, and leadership to maintenance supervisors, planners, millwrights, and electricians.
  • Champion the management of departmental equipment and overall maintenance strategies, enhancing equipment reliability, uptime, and cost effectiveness.
  • Spearhead maintenance and capital programs, focusing on predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance approaches.
  • Apply reliability engineering, root-cause analysis, and troubleshooting methods to improve equipment and process operations.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive training plans for hourly maintenance staff, boosting skill levels, and promoting a learning culture.
  • Engage actively in plant safety, housekeeping, and continuous improvement initiatives, modeling best practices and compliance.


Required Experience:

  • Proficiency in Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), specifically in the use and implementation of such systems. SAP experience highly regarded.
  • Established background in planning and scheduling within a maintenance context.
  • Solid experience with Preventative, Predictive, and Precision Maintenance methodologies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field, or equivalent professional experience (5-10 years) in maintenance roles.


  • Demonstrated ability to identify improvement opportunities and successfully implement changes.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, capable of organizing tasks and engaging with all organizational levels.
  • Prior environmental experience is a plus.
  • Expertise in equipment servicing, maintenance planning/scheduling, and process control is essential.
  • Strong project management, industrial engineering, cost analysis, and employee relations skills are required, with an ability to work effectively in a unionized environment.
  • Advanced troubleshooting abilities.

Why Join Us:

  • Exceptional Benefits: Our team enjoys comprehensive benefits and generous relocation assistance.
  • Career Growth: Be part of a culture that values development and continuous learning opportunities.
  • Industry Leaders: Work with a globally recognized leader in the paper industry, known for its commitment to quality and innovation.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role, highlighting relevant experience, and stating career objectives. Join us in driving excellence in the paper industry through your leadership and expertise in maintenance management.

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