Maintenance Manager Hillside,IL

Hillside / Illinois / United States

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Maintenance Manager Hillside,IL

250 Mannheim Road
Hillside, Illinois, 60162
United States

Career Opportunity

The Maintenance Manager will lead overall Maintenance, Reliability and Performance Excellence improvement efforts for the Plant as well as overall responsibility for managing Maintenance and team. This position reports directly to the General Manager.


How you will impact WestRock:

  • Manage planning, coordination and execution of all facility maintenance and reliability activities to optimize equipment uptime, safety, and environmental performance.
  • Responsible for the development and management of effective facility maintenance reliability programs. Manage and optimize the Plant Preventative and Predictive Maintenance program and managing capital improvement projects. Participate in the preparation and administration of the facility maintenance budget.
  • Maintain awareness of new trends and developments in maintenance and incorporate new procedures and training as appropriate
  • Implement maintenance best practices and processes, including but not limited to: effective planning and scheduling complete with KPI tracking;
  • Develop and track maintenance budgets, develop, prioritize, plant reliability opportunity lists, lead process improvement projects, and set the expectation for the plant and departments in the area of reliability.
  • Manage maintenance crews.
  • Establish and sustain clean and well-organized department
  • Instill a “proactive” approach towards safety with employee involvement.
  • Actively identify, monitor and drive in continuous improvement activities utilizing lean and Six sigma techniques. Drive improvements and innovations projects.
  • Recommend corrective measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality.
  • The incumbent in this role will possess critical thinking skills and maintain an enthusiastic and positive approach toward employees and the job function.

What you need to succeed:


  • 4-year degree in mechanical/electrical engineering preferred and/or extensive applicable experience in a related role.
  • 5+ years in maintenance leadership and/or industrial experience required.
  • Ability to communicate with technical specialists and to interpret technical/blueprint drawings and specification documents. Excellent communication skills both verbally and written.
  • Ability to program and troubleshoot PLC and applicable software applications. Familiar with JDE Maintenance or similar maintenance programs.
  • Ability to lead a multi-discipline team both as supervisor and in a technical capacity.
  • Proven Leadership skills in developing strategies to attain performance objectives. Coach and Lead team members to meet and/or exceed expectations.
  • Experience using Reliability and/or familiar with Six Sigma techniques. Exceptional knowledge and skill in Continuous Improvement. Lean Six Sigma certification preferred
  • Leads people and takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; provides regular performance feedback; prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.
  • Organizational support – follows policies and procedures and supports goals.
  • Ability to perform physical activities requiring considerable use of arms and legs, moving body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Strong leadership abilities. Strategic Planning and Execution


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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