Maintenance Manager – St Louis, MO

Full time @WestRock posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Job Summary

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for providing expertise and leadership to the service and maintenance staff while ensuring the safe maintenance, repair or replacement of WestRock’s plant assets. The Maintenance Manager is also responsible for driving continuous improvement of plant operations to enable efficient, high-quality production of customer products.

Major Job Responsibilities:

Business Excellence

Provide strategic leadership on maintenance operations to ensure maximum production
Develop and implement the short- and long-term maintenance strategy to enable operating efficiency in alignment with WestRock’s values
Create Maintenance Department safety goals and plan to ensure a safe work environment
Create an effective Plant Maintenance Program using industry best practices to maximize equipment reliability and uptime
Supervise and inspect maintenance work to ensure the most effective, efficient and up-to-date technology and preferred maintenance practices are implemented by craftsmen
Manage and analyze maintenance department KPIs to assess operating efficiency and identify opportunities to drive performance excellence
Monitor and communicate departmental performance in Safety, Environmental, Reliability, and Cost effectiveness
Provide guidance in the development of the maintenance business plan and forecasts
Lead maintenance staff to exceed industry standards and set new industry uptime and reliability standards
Serve as a member of the Plant Leadership Team to align on Plant goals and standards and collaborate on organizational effectiveness
Negotiate using win-win strategies on behalf of WestRock with the Labor Union representatives on contract issues

People and Culture

Ensure a safe work environment and adherence to all corporate, state and federal safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and regulations by all maintenance staff
Foster a culture of care that promotes active participation and buy-in for safety and maintenance reliability from craftsmen
Ensure maintenance staff is adequately trained and motivated to achieve departmental objectives in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner

Job Description

Critical Skills / Capabilities:

Leadership: Leads and motivates a team of people to achieve performance excellence; ability to read people and situations and adjust approach accordingly; proactively leads and enforces initiatives that drive organizational effectiveness; teaches others how to build trust-based relationships
Decision-Making: Uses strong problem-solving skills and supporting information to arrive at optimal decisions in an appropriate timeframe; knows when to decide and/or when to seek additional input, and drive for consensus
Problem-Solving: Applies knowledge to frame, simplify and solve complex issues; focuses on identifying root causes to create solutions in a timely and decisive manner; reconciles conflicting and/or incomplete information to develop solutions
Strategic Thinking: Develops short and long-term courses of action that support the organization’s overall vision and mission; balances business, technical, and operational issues when determining a strategy; identifies problems with current strategies and suggests ways to resolve them; incorporates knowledge of WestRock’s goals/strategy as well as competitive, customer, supplier, industry, or marketplace trends into strategic plans; capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks
Communication: Creates and delivers engaging presentations to internal and external audiences; develops new communication strategies and approaches to communicate data, insights, and critical messages resulting in clear understanding
Negotiation: Takes a lead role in negotiating issues with others in routine or non-complex situations; identifies and removes barriers to agreements; tries multiple strategies/actions to persuade others; discusses/considers alternatives, persuades others toward a specific course of action, and bargains for win-win solutions; provides input into future negotiation processes or strategies
Conflict Resolution: Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations; manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner

Technical Skills

Microsoft Office – Excel, Outlook, Productivity Suite
JDE, PLC / DCS or similar CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)

Other Qualifications: To perform the duties of the job, this role requires:

Occasionally ascending/descending stairs
Occasionally reaching by extending fingers on one hand
Occasionally reaching by extending one arm
Occasionally using fingers to grasp with one hand
Occasionally using fingers to type with one hand
The spoken exchange of ideas to be performed loudly 25-50% of the time
The spoken exchange of ideas to be performed quickly 25-50% of the time
The safe and accurate preparation and analyzing of data and figures, monitoring of a computer terminal, or inspection of small defects or parts


Required: 10 – 15 years of experience in industrial maintenance
Preferred: 5 + years of experience in maintenance management


Required: 2-year technical degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering
Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering

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