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Maintenance Manager

Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: Tacoma, WA, US

Company: James Hardie




You’re the kind of Maintenance Manager who enjoys managing the career development and training plans for individuals within the maintenance organization. You excel at developing and implementing the strategic vision and direction to improve equipment reliability.  You’re known for planning, organizing and directing the plant maintenance functions including engineering, planning, mechanical/electrical leads, technicians and store inventory. Your unique ability to lead the development and implementation of a predictive and preventative maintenance system is exactly the kind of talent we need.  And now, you're looking for just the right career opportunity to showcase your talents.


Well then, take a closer look at James Hardie Building Products.  As our Maintenance Manager, you’ll develop and implement the strategic vision and direction to improve equipment reliability. You’ll also work to optimize people, strategy, structure, process and culture.  This truly is a position where you can determine your own career success. What’s next? Come Home to Hardie!


Lead the annual development of the maintenance budget and manages ongoing spending;


Leads the continual improvement and integration of MP2 CMMS system into the maintenance and production work system;


Implements the tactics to reduce breakdowns, improve planned maintenance, optimize scheduled maintenance and effectively execute down day events;


Develop metrics and reporting system necessary to track progress, identify key improvement areas across all manufacturing systems;


Maintain the facility in a safe manner and to a standard level of equipment availability;


Reviews and observes the work of the maintenance employees and directs development/training requirements;


Maintains close contact with Production Manager to ensure maintenance activities occur with minimal disruption to production operations;


Drives the analysis of all electrical and mechanical down time incidents to root cause; and


Recommends and implements improvement in maintenance and operational procedures.



Demonstrated advanced skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software);


Strong electrical and mechanical technical knowledge;


Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively coordinate activities and accomplish goals;


Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail and continual diligence about follow-up;


Strong desire to learn;


Well organized with the ability to multi-task;


Strong leadership skills with the ability to be a part of cross-functional teams;


Knowledgeable of root cause and fault tree analysis techniques;


Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment;


Sound judgment, problem solving and critical thinking skills;


Ability to manage the flow of all required information and documentation; and


Ability to deliver sustainable and superior results.


Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering preferred).

3-5 or more years of maintenance manager experience in a continuous operating (24/7) manufacturing or heavy industrial environment.

Experience with a computer maintenance management system (CMMS), such as MP2 or similar system.

1 or more years of Planning/Scheduling hands-on experience (preferred).

Working knowledge of PLC programming and troubleshooting (preferred).





James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

Nearest Major Market: Tacoma

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