Maintenance Manager

Job Location US-LA-Simsboro
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Allied Reliability Group is seeking an experienced Maintenance Manager for a Direct Hire position in the Simsboro, LA area!


Allied Reliability is assisting a privately owned company and one of North America's leading producers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard and thermally fused laminates. They also manufacture softwood and hardwood plywood, lumber, LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) and I-joists. The company owns and sustainably manages more than 600,000 acres of timberland in Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as an export wood chip terminal facility in Coos Bay, Ore. Thier products are shipped throughout North America and the Pacific Rim.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the maintenance team and provide support in a 24/7 operating environment
  • Ensure safety of all team members and contractors working in the plant or department by driving continuous improvement. This includes supporting all corporate safety programs; developing SOP’s, identifying and eliminating hazards, and enforcing all safety rules & regulations
  • Ensure compliance with all standards and programs (safety, environmental, quality, maintenance and manufacturing policies and procedures) within area of responsibility
  • Lead staff development
  • Forecast, develop, and manage the maintenance budget
  • Champion the utilization of EAM in their areas of responsibility
  • Work cooperatively with other departments to meet plant objectives, diagnose complex equipment problems, meet plant goals and manage department budget
  • Develop and lead preventative/predictive maintenance, including working with hydraulics, electrical, pneumatic, power transmissions, welding, and fabrication, vibration analysis, balancing, alignment and oil analysis
  • Manage and oversee parts and maintenance programs and inventory
  • Work closely with engineering on developing plans for engineering and improvements
  • Lead the Capex approval site for the plant
  • Initiate & lead in process improvement, cost reduction and capital project programs
  • Work closely with internal and external customers to accomplish plant objectives
  • Perform other duties as necessary




  • Seven (7) plus years’ directly related maintenance management experience, or any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key duties of this position
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Knowledge of plant equipment, operations, predictive/preventative maintenance systems and effective project management practices
  • Demonstrated organizational, budgeting and computer skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair machinery through the use of blue prints, P&ID schematics and root/cause failure analysis
  • Ability to work well with all levels of internal management, staff and vendors
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Detail oriented with high level of accuracy 
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Must be proactive and have initiative
  • Ability to work in and maintain a highly functional team environment


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (electrical, mechanical)
  • Experience in wood products facilities





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