This is a salaried exempt position at the Weyerhaeuser - Emerson Engineered Lumber Products (ELP) manufacturing facility located in Emerson, Arkansas. Emerson is in southwest Arkansas, directly north of the Louisiana state line, approximately sixteen miles south of Magnolia, Arkansas.
The Maintenance Manager is responsible for safety leadership and all maintenance operations, including equipment safety, maximizing machine productivity and uptime, as well as the condition and upkeep of the facility. This position reports directly to the Mill Manager and is a member of the Emerson ELP Leadership Team.
The Maintenance Manager is expected to be a role model in our safety standards and on-the-job behavior by living our core principles of integrity; fairness, creating a positive, inclusive work environment, and ensuring open communication among leaders and associates. Accountabilities include ensuring compliance with all applicable Weyerhaeuser, federal, state, and local laws and environmental and labor regulations.
The Maintenance Manager is be responsible for:
Development and management of all maintenance activities, with Safety of associates and contractors being the highest priority
Leading preventive & predictive maintenance/process reliability
Managing improvement of key performance indicators, continuous improvement of maintenance functions, and for department budget cost effectiveness.
Development and training of associates including coaching, mentoring and performance management
Participates and/or leads initiatives for capital projects and problem-solving activities
Assures purchasing functions follow established policies and procedures
Supporting, maintaining, and improving processes associated with the computerized maintenance management system for process reliability
Facilitating team meetings & trainings
Identifying safety, environmental, quality & production issues
Provide leadership for the ongoing development of the organization, as well as the strategic development of individual talent for succession planning
Manage budgets including capital planning, contributing to controllable margin and optimizing financial levers
Maintain long-term big picture view to forecast obstacles and opportunities training and developing skills to enhance team performance
Encourage innovation among associates within the department
Leads the team by proactively resolving employee issues, builds team work, and ensures adherence to all applicable site policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner
Staff, recruit, retain and develop talent
Five (5) years' experience as a key maintenance leader in a manufacturing facility
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Evident business leadership skills and with the ability to clearly communicate vision and strategy to various audiences
Ability to develop and nurture strong relationships
Ability to motivate, engage and develop strong teams
Previous experience with project management, to include capital projects
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of manufacturing processes
Working knowledge of electrical, mechanical and basic PLC programming/troubleshooting
Strong decision and problem-solving skills
Strong analytical, planning, organizational and time management skills
Proven ability to drive results to achieve financial goals
Collaborative and inclusive leadership style
Willingness to work weekends and holidays when operating conditions require
Ability to physically perform requirements of working in a 24/7 operating facility, to include ability to work in extreme temperatures and be ambulatory in an industrial environment with catwalks and uneven surfaces
The following qualifications are preferred:
Bachelor's degree in Industrial, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
Experience in plywood / veneer manufacturing
Experience with LEAN processes
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We're serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.
We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.
About Wood Products:
We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support.
For more than a century, we've been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood products.
Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.