Maintenance Manager Job


Middleton, MA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Maintenance
Posting Date:  May 28, 2024

Job Title:  Maintenance-Maintenance Manager


Situation in organization (List the title to Whom this Job Reports, direct and Indirect reports (by Title), matrix relationships, etc.)

The Maintenance Manager reports to the Plant manager and is a member of the plant leadership team.  Manages the Operations Maintenance Coordinator (OMC), three E&I technicians and 6 maintenance mechanics. 

Job dimensions (Position summary and scope of role: volume, Number of sites, etc.) ** May include Confidential information (not to be shared on job postings) **

The maintenance manager has direct responsibility for maintenance and service of the Middleton plant.  This includes management of the annual maintenance and facilities budget of ~$1.5M.  Drives excellence in maintenance work processes and part management to improve plant cost and productivity.

Key Activities and responsibilities (include % of time (using ranges) for each item next to each activity, totaling to 100%; use increments of 10% and higher; Balance of smaller items can fall into “other Duties as assigned”)

The following are the key activities and responsibilities of the Operations Maintenance Coordinator:


  • [10%] Maintain HSEQ (health, safety, environmental, quality) compliance as top priority.
    • Follow all HSEQ policies and practices. This includes compliance with environmental regulations and permits, quality systems, and safe work practices (RTM, LOTOTO, CSE, Hot Work, Etc.).
    • Demonstrate commitment to all HSEQ matters through individual actions that include CARE observations, SWP audits, RTS/LOTOTO audits, review of higher risk maintenance plans (Critical lift, high energy hot work, CSE, multiple crafts in close proximity, etc.)
    • Lead the maintenance department in safe work practices in accordance with OSHA, EPA and Bostik EHS requirements.
    • Ensure timely response to ATLAS First Report Events that involve repair work.
    • Manages contractor safety program.


  • [40%] Plant Maintenance & Budget
    • Ensure daily maintenance activities are prioritized in alignment with the needs of Manufacturing and Planning departments.
    • Coordinate facilities management both internal and via 3rd party contractors.
    • Develop and manage maintenance and facilities budget.  Track committed cost to achieve spend to budget and provide spend forecast.
    • Manage the maintenance work order system, equipment register and metric reporting.
    • Provide support and guidance for the maintenance team including work prioritization across all shifts.
    • Continuously drive operational efficiency improvements at the Middleton plant through improvements in maintenance processes thus increasing equipment uptime and efficiency. 
    • Develop and achieve maintenance team improvement goals and objectives in alignment with both Business and Plant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • [15%] Continuous Improvement
    • Continuously drive improvements in the operational efficiency and reliability of Middleton through improvements in maintenance processes and equipment downtime and efficiency.  Use lean tools, including OEE, to identify priorities.
    • Identify and execute opportunities to drive fixed cost improvement through 3rd party vendor and service providers as well as work process efficiency improvements.
    • Use equipment failure data to revise the preventative maintenance program to improve asset reliability and safety while optimizing uptime and reducing cost.
    • Identify and execute small CAPEX projects to improve and maintain equipment capabilities.


  • [10%] Maintenance Team Management
    • Maintain knowledge of work scope for planned maintenance outages (RTO outages, unit outages …)
    • Maintain and coordinate maintenance work schedule, attendance, and payroll.
    • Coach, train and develop members of the maintenance department to achieve desired performance.


  • [<5%] Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Position has limited travel (<5%), predominately for training and development opportunities.
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements.
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.).
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near miss, accident, or injury incidents.


Required Education/Qualifications /Work experience (Include Degree attained and specialty of Education, Certifications/Licenses, Years and Type of Relevant Experience, Systems proficiency, etc.)

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or commensurate experience
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a PSM-covered chemical plant setting and 3-5 years of leadership experience.
  • Strong leadership, communication, organizational and team-building skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills (MS Office, AutoCAD and CMMS, ideally EAM)
  • PLC skills preferable, including troubleshooting and configuration
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work in cross-functional teams to deliver concrete results in a timely manner.

Demonstrated Competencies (Describe behaviors necessary for role)

  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrates initiative, personal drive and accountability.
  • Strong organizational skills.

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We thrive as One Arkema, comprised of many businesses and brands including Bostik, ArrMaz, and more! and operating with a global reach in 55 countries with more than 21,100 employees. Each one contributes to positioning Arkema as a recognized leader of specialty chemicals and advanced materials, reporting annual sales of €9.5 billion, of which 2.9% allocated to R&D for 1,800 researchers in 17 R&D centers.

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