Maintenance Manager - Newark, NJ

Newark / New Jersey / United States

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Maintenance Manager - Newark, NJ

2013 McCarter Highway
Newark, New Jersey, 07104
United States

The opportunity:

  • Recommend corrective measures to improve production methods and equipment performance
  • Develop and track maintenance budgets, develop and prioritize plant reliability opportunity lists, lead process improvement projects
  • Optimize Preventative and Predictive Maintenance program and managing capital improvement projects
  • Develop scope on capital improvement projects; participate in equipment materials selection and layout to optimize maintainability; promote consistency by standardizing equipment; provide technical expertise for installation, maintenance procedures and start-up of all new critical equipment; assure that necessary spare parts are identified and inventory maintained
  • Work with Planner/Scheduler to estimate work hour requirements for completion of job assignment
  • Suggest changes in work processes to increase efficiency
  • Participate in the awarding of contracts for outside services and acquisitions
  • Actively assist in continuous improvement activities and offer positive suggestions for improvements and innovations
  • Instill a proactive approach towards safety with employee involvement; ensure safety compliance
  • Train and mentor staff; plan, assign and direct work; appraise performance; reward and discipline employees; address complaints and resolve problems

How you will impact WestRock:

  • Minimize downtime through effective equipment maintenance
  • Facilitate an environment where safety is the priority

What you need to succeed:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing leadership role; experience in a corrugated manufacturing facility is highly desired
  • Exposure to Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing highly desired
  • Experience using Reliability tools such as Pareto analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) preferred
  • Experience working with advance Predictive Maintenance tools such as Infrared, Vibration, Oil, and Ultrasonic analysis, shaft and machine alignment, and precision maintenance preferred
  •  Effective computer skills including Microsoft Office

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.








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