Maintenance Manager, Seven Hills - Lynchburg, VA

Lynchburg / Virginia / United States

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Maintenance Manager, Seven Hills - Lynchburg, VA

1801 Concord Turnpike
Lynchburg, Virginia, 24504
United States

The opportunity:

The Maintenance Manager position commands the full accountability and responsibility of the entire paper mill. This position provides maintenance leadership to WestRock’s Lynchburg Paper Mill.


How you will impact WestRock:

  • Support the core behaviors of WestRock

  • Responsible for the day to day maintenance of the mill

  • Resolve work problems and suggest plans to motivate employees to achieve goals through a team based environment

  • Ensure plant equipment is maintained in a safe and compliant operating condition

  • Assisting in the planning of projects with the team in the design, development, and installation of new equipment and existing equipment

  • Develops, recommends, implements and executes procedures for maintenance as required

  • Develops maintenance goals and objectives that align with mill goals and objectives 

  • Develops effective personnel to meet organizational needs as well as the development of succession plans within the maintenance department

  • Responsible for planned outage coordination and management ensuring the safety of all personnel associated with the outage and timelines are met

  • Address reactive/unplanned maintenance through rapid response and support continuous improvements through documentation, analysis and feedback to derive corrective action

  • Help lead the reliability program; support and lead improvement and growth of the department

  • Develops, recommends and reports measurements on key business activities in the maintenance area

  • Responsible for demonstrating managerial leadership within maintenance resulting in efficient and effective utilization of our valuable human resources

  • Manages expenditures consistent with budget and business plan.  Supports development of budget and business plan annually

  • Ensure that the maintenance team supports both preventative and predictive maintenance programs through analysis, planning and productivity

  • Ability to work cooperatively with all departments and all levels of employees

  • Development of relationships with outside vendors and contractors which would assist in the successful completion of machine outages

  • Monitor the completion of job assignments through observation and inspections to ensure compliance and standards are met by maintenance.

  • Utilize the software models and JDE/MP2 system as well as proficiency in MS office

  • All other duties as assigned


What you need to succeed:


Essential Job Requirements:

Minimum: BS degree in Engineering and minimum five years' experience in maintenance leadership in a heavy industrial setting or minimum 10 years in a Maintenance leadership role within a heavy industrial setting.   Computerized maintenance management system/computer/Windows competencies.  Collaborative leadership style, good listener, good communication skills, good interpersonal skills, good organizational skills, self-starter, highly motivated and results oriented.   Experience developing and managing a budget, Leader in the areas of continuous improvement, goals setting and successfully leading change.  Excellent knowledge of safety practices and procedures applicable to the work being done.  


Preferred Job Requirements:

Proven experience leading and developing maintenance personnel (electricians, mechanics, pipe fitters and other skilled tradesmen).  Requires a working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems.  Strong leadership skills in maintenance management.  Must be proactive and action oriented relative to reaction to emergencies as well as preventative and predictive maintenance.  Ability to prepare accurate and reliable reports containing findings, observations and conclusions from the data utilized.


What we offer:


  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work





WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans. 

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