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Maintenance Manager



As the Maintenance Manager, you will provide technical direction and leadership to the maintenance departments while leading a team consisting of Maintenance Automation Technicians, Maintenance Supervisor, Automation Lead, and a Department Planner. This role is intended to promote robust development and implementation of systems and tools targeted at driving asset reliability improvements, supporting overall plant performance.



· Establish and execute yearly, monthly, and weekly maintenance plans to ensure essential maintenance is completed – supporting reduction in mean time between failure (MTBF)
· Monitor manufacturing equipment to ensure efficient operation and reduction of unplanned downtime
· Build robust systems to utilize planned downtime for scheduled maintenance with work orders tracking & traceability
· Establish and reinforce key metrics (KPI’s) that support and demonstrate execution of near-term and long-term maintenance strategies
· Optimize Predictive Maintenance technologies (condition monitoring and inspections) to minimize unplanned downtime 
· Support the development and implementation of improvements to minimize downtime for line change and cleaning
· Strengthen Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) capability at factory level to eliminate repeat failures and feedback to maintenance standard
· Build planning and scheduling routine in collaboration with maintenance planner to ensure clear alignment and prioritization of asset reliability programs
· Establish and strengthen relationships with OEM partners to drive reliability enhancements and supporting operations CAPEX program
· Manage health and strategy of spare parts inventory to minimize extended factory downtime events
· Manage annual maintenance budgeting process, including monthly forecasting, reconciliation, and annual rebuild planning
· Establish condition-based monitoring maintenance programs supporting progress shift to proactive/predictive based maintenance models
· Drives continuous improvement, explores industry trends, develops strategies, and drives leading edge technology and innovative solutions to develop core areas, new alternatives, and relevant strategies
· Develops staff and builds a high-performance team through utilization of a performance management process that sets expectation, ensures ongoing coaching/mentoring, and assesses employee performance. Builds a team culture and committed to high performance and holds others accountable for the results expected



  • Successful experience in managing or leading maintenance teams including reliability centered programs. Understand knowledge of the industry “Best-in-class” standards
  • Experience within a highly regulated manufacturing environment required
  • Strong knowledge of in areas of asset optimization, life cycle management, and project management
  • Knowledgeable in areas of regulatory requirements and equipment system qualification and validation
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategic investment plans and implement major investment projects according to standards set on cost, timing and agreed to technical objectives and drive improvement of asset/system reliability
  • Significant experience in powder and liquid processing and packaging of food products, preferably within a highly regulated food or pharmaceutical environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative solutions in the areas of productivity, product quality and technology development
  • Knowledge of engineering and maintenance concepts and industry technology, project management, reliability practices, financial management as it relates to capital/expense spending, MRO, SMMS, etc.
  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrated experience in turn-around environment
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement mind set is essential (TPM/WCM, Kaizen)
  • Strong financial acumen with direct experience managing department budgets (forecasting, reconciliation, annual operating plan development)
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP and CMMS systems with demonstrated ability leveraging systems to execute strong plant maintenance program


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and manufacturing experience
  • Minimum of 7-10 years in Plant Maintenance roles supporting manufacturing and/or utility operations 


At Reckitt, we recognise that in real life, great people don’t always ‘tick all the boxes’. That’s why we hire for potential as well as experience. Even if you don’t meet every point on the job description, if this role and our company feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you. Come and join a team whose purpose is to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner and healthier world.

All qualified applicants to Reckitt will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion, faith; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law.

Nearest Major Market: Red Wing

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