United States, Bowling Green, KY, Laundry & Home Care

Maintenance Manager


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  • The Maintenance Manager is responsible for leading all aspects of maintenance at the production facility to safely produce high quality laundry and home care products.
  • As a member of the plant leadership team this individual will collaborate with each of the functional leaders to create action plans using TPM tools in order to deliver the strategic plant goals.
  • Lead the development and implementation of short-term tactical action plans and long-term maintenance strategies to ensure the plant operates at optimum manufacturing efficiencies and output levels while maintaining the highest safety, quality, and environmental standards with excellent customer service.
  • Responsible for defining the vision and master plan for Maintenance at the facility (procedures, programs, tools, systems, etc.)
  • Ensure the implementation of daily management systems which support the correct deployment of the ‘OEE With Purpose” glidepath and the deployment of the production strategy
  • Provide direct leadership, direction, development and coaching to maintenance team members in accordance with skill matrices.
  • Support and manage the development of continuous improvement of standard work for all areas
  • Partner closely with production to provide partnership, coordinator and coaching on the Break Down analysis
  • Ensure compliance with Henkel standards for human resources management, safety and loss prevention, cost control, waste reduction, quality, and on-time delivery; ensure compliance with all Federal, State and Local and regulatory requirements
  • Support Henkel safety, environmental, health and quality initiatives and lead departmental commitment at all levels of direct and indirect personnel to follow the Safety, Environmental, Health and Quality Management Systems.


  • Minimum 5 years of related experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment with a multicultural company
  • Relevant degree in a technical field required – preference is chemical, mechanical or industrial engineering, Master’s degree, preferred
  • Proven strategic and tactical leadership experience within a plant /manufacturing, preferably in CPG or related industry. Demonstrated track record of driving operational performance, team productivity, project management initiatives.
  • Demonstrated leadership, technical, functional and people development skills to continuously stretch performance of individuals in direct team
  • Strong analytical and communication skills – demonstrated ability to communicate and present to all levels of an organization both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement based on relevant experience in this area, i.e. Lean and TPM

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JOB ID: 21013845
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067