Maintenance and Reliability Manager

Job Location US-AL-Cherokee
# of Openings
Direct Hire


  • Primary responsibilities include overseeing the maintenance team needs ensuring successful completion of all maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and improvement of complex chemical processing and ancillary equipment to eliminate problems.  Maintenance and Reliability Manager ensures that the facility and equipment are maintained at the highest level and run efficiently; will coordinate and implement preventive maintenance activities; provides guidance to peers to ensure optimum production, quality and safety while minimizing cost, energy usage and waste. This role will also be responsible for managing reliability improvement initiatives and projects to achieve established performance metrics.

    Responsibilities & Duties:

    • Lead site turnaround planning efforts
    • Provide leadership and direction to the maintenance team in areas such as safety, planning, TPM/reliability, cost, efficiency, quality, and labor utilization.
    • Develop and implement the plant’s overall preventive and predictive maintenance programs.
    • Implement reliability best practices in order to ensure dependability and equipment efficiency.
    • Analyze process concerns and performance gaps and guide resources to resolve manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum cost and prevent operation delay.
    • Initiating corrective/preventive and continuous improvement opportunities and actively participate in developing, implementing, and verifying corrective/improvement actions.
    • Support Process Safety Management (PSM), Health Safety and Environmental, and continuous improvement plans
    • Champion the creation of and attainment of maintenance departmental goals and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
    • Direct responsibility for managing departmental budget including plant repair and maintenance expenses.
    • Evaluates long-term needs in relation to major projects and property improvements and makes recommendations to Management.
    • Ensures spare parts and critical equipment lists are maintained and stocked by our purchasing and warehousing department.
    • Provide a safe working environment for all employees to ensure minimal incidents or injuries.
    • Seek, develop, implement, and facilitate training programs for all Maintenance personnel. 
    • Interact directly with the site Management Team to ensure effective preventive maintenance and a reduction of downtime.
    • Maintain an open channel of communication to ensure positive customer relations.
    • Provide monthly progress reports to Plant Manager.
    • Ensure timely orders of materials and parts for the plant.



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