Maintenance Lead Job


Calhoun, GA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Maintenance
Posting Date:  Oct 2, 2023

Bostik Calhoun is now hiring a Maintenance Lead.

Maintenance Lead

  • Repairs manufacturing, packaging, material handling, and process equipment with minimal supervision.
  • Uses EAM System to maintain maintenance records, parts inventory, and other pertinent information.
  • Plan, organize, direct and evaluate plant maintenance systems, and activities.
  • Maintain inventory levels on tools, spare parts and other maintenance items within budgetary guidelines.
  • Improve the plant preventative and predictive maintenance program.
  • Install, troubleshoot, and perform Job Hazard Analysis for all new equipment.
  • Repair and maintain equipment, building and grounds.
  • Install and validate the performance of all line equipment and process systems.
  • Maintain insurance inspection records.  Coordinate appropriate action on all recommended changes.
  • Direct outside contractors in safety and supervise the work being completed.
  • Conduct problem solving activities with the team.
  • Be a member of the Plant Leadership team.
  • Addresses safety issues.
  • Provide technical direction to employees who are responsible for performing housekeeping and routine maintenance
  • Actively promotes plant safety improvement and programs including CARE, Smartcard, Pure Safety, 5S and operator safety checklists.
  • Support Continuous Improvement through shop floor use of problem solving tools and Kaizen participation.
  • Creates purchase requisitions for maintenance goods and services.
  • Supports implementation of SMART


Activities of Maintenance Lead

  • Practice and enforce safe work habits in accordance with OSHA and EPA guidelines, and Bostik specific EHS expectations
  • Make regular rounds of production floor to identify and correct issues and potential safety, quality and production issues proactively.
  • Identify maintenance mechanical issues and ensure repairs are made in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Maintain full compliance and support for overall company policies, procedures and practices
  • Experience with advanced maintenance planning techniques and CMMS (computerized maintenance management system), preferably EAM
  • Knowledge and practice of lean manufacturing or 6 sigma techniques desirable
  • Previous experience in Inventory Control Systems and Kanban methodology preferred.
  • Ability to read machinery blue prints, (P&ID) required
  • Follow written instructions and standard operating procedures with minimal supervision.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices.
  • Demonstrate sound decision-making and problem solving ability.
  • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to lead and work with Continuous Improvement teams.
  • Familiar with Lockout/Tagout requirements
  • Familiar with Behavior Based Safety


Context and environment of Maintenance Lead

  • Work in a fast paced production environment where safety, accuracy and speed are essential. Simultaneous competing priorities require effective and efficient multi-tasking to succeed.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Use of hand and power tools as well as forklifts, scissor lifts, slings / lifting equipment.
  • Use of computer for data management and training.


Accountabilities of Maintenance Lead

  • Maintain equipment and report issues to management as needed.
  • Troubleshoot breakdowns efficiently to maximize uptime
  • Completion of assigned tasks.
  • Understanding of production and process equipment.
  • Adherence to Bostik, OSHA, and local regulations / policies.


Qualifications / experience required of Maintenance Lead

  • High school diploma with continuing education/related certifications; degree in industrial maintenance a plus.
  • 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • PLC knowledge/experience a plus (Allen Bradley).
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical systems.
  • Willing to work an off shift and overtime as necessary.
  • Working knowledge of ISO standards
  • Material planning experience
  • Ability to apply team-oriented problem solving to identify and eliminate root causes of safety, quality and production concerns using applicable problem solving tools.
  • QMS or related education in Lean, 6 Sigma and Theory of Constraints preferred
  • OSHA training preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, Outlook)
  • EAM experience preferred

A career with Bostik offers a collaborative work environment and supportive development to reach your career goals, with benefits starting day one as part of our competitive total rewards strategy.  Bostik, an Arkema company, is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employees 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. diversity of our employees is an asset we value and commit to from recruitment through career management.  Bostik is an EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace.  The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications

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