Maintenance Manager (Metal Coatings Manufacturing)

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Date: May 23, 2023

Location: Columbus, OH, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

Provide cost effective maintenance and reliability services with technical support to operations and maintenance organizations in order to positively impact safety, quality, capacity, efficiency, and mechanical reliability.

Key Responsibilities

•    Responsible for flawless execution of work permits. 
•    Promote an environment that achieves incident free performance through diligent proactive safety efforts and job safety planning.
•    Responsible for ensuring the safe maintenance of plant and equipment in line within internal and regulatory requirements (site and corporate policies/procedures). 
•    Ensures compliance to PSM legislation regarding responsibilities for the Mechanical Integrity Program.
•    Assists safety audits and inspections and completes actions on time.
•    Verifies approved MOCs for changes prior work.
•    Highlights safety concerns for new projects and installations.
•    Complete JSAs and toolbox talks with mechanics.
•    Participate in Accident and Incident Investigations and analysis.
•    Revise Maintenance Job Plans to ensure appropriate safeguards are documented 

•    Review daily priorities and properly communicate issues. 
•    Appropriately plan, communicate and schedule work to minimize downtime
•    Develop, implement, and manage reliability management systems for plant equipment that leads to improved safety, reduced manufacturing costs, improve equipment reliability and improved process output and quality. 
•    Elimination of chronic equipment reliability issues
      o    Facilitate RCFAs for equipment issues and track corrective action items assigned. 
      o    Identify and manage a bad actor equipment list. Communicate the list to the site for input and resolution. 
•    Provide technical assistance and support to the operating and maintenance departments to improve reliability
•    Lead or help define equipment PMs, their frequencies, and BOM.

•    Overall line responsibility for maintenance crews for the site
•    Serve as reliability engineering knowledge resource to other engineers, mechanics, and operators.  
     o    Serve as a technical resource to create and modify PMs and BOMs.
•    Revise training program and grow skill set of the plant mechanics

•    Technical design review of inspection and test plans and installation details for new equipment or replacements.
•    Monitor and report maintenance KPIs.

•    Plan, execute and manage the monthly budget for maintenance
•    Work with project engineering to design and install equipment that is based on lowest life cycle costs.
•    Provide capital planning with information to facilitate replacement or repair options before the process incurs unplanned downtime.
•    Attempt to capture the production and maintenance savings and opportunities of resolved issues.

Job Requirements

•    Formal Engineering Degree Level or equivalent
•    Minimum 5 years of experience working as a mechanical engineer with relevant experience on rotating equipment similar to AkzoNobel’s assets
•    Significant experience with reliability and maintenance principles such as PM and PdM approaches, TPM, RCM.
•    Strong knowledge and application of fabrication, inspection, and repair requirements for equipment per API, ASME and state/local regulations
•    Good communication skills, ability to summarize technical issues to the plant floor.
•    Proficient in using Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Lotus Notes.
•    Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems

Rewards & Benefits

Salary range for this role is: $80,000 to $90,000. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

Benefits beginning Day 1

  • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match
  • Annual bonus 7.5% Short Term Incentive
  • Medical insurance with HSA
  • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits
  • Generous vacation, personal and holiday pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Active Diversity and Inclusion Networks
  • Employee referral bonus


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Requisition ID: #LI-SS1

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin