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Maintenance & Reliability Manager

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A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.


The Maintenance & Reliability Manager will partner with the Global Lean Reliability Leader to provide technical support, organizational support and leadership to drive overall plant performance.  Through the maintenance and reliability organization, this position will drive improvements in area of safety, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), and Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), as well as implement systems and best practices to ensure proactive measures are being taken for continuous improvement.  The Maintenance & Reliability Manager will drive and lead the plant’s TPM program, control spending against the plant maintenance budgets, implement programs to upskill maintenance employees and drive continuous improvement activities in the area of equipment reliability.  The Maintenance & Reliability Manager will be instrumental in developing the systems to drive and sustain reliability improvements and will lead capital projects focused on continuous improvement and reliability improvement work.



·         Responsible at all times for promoting a safety culture and awareness within their area.  Support and adhere to all plant safety policies and procedures at all times. Participate on Continuous Improvement / Lean Manufacturing teams to identify and resolve opportunities for improvement from a maintenance perspective.

·         Drive asset care and Total Predictive Maintenance (TPM) strategies through Professional maintenance and Autonomous Maintenance programs.

·         Provide leadership in team effectiveness by sharing information and encouraging the participation of all team members, building commitment to common goals and motivating team members.           

·         Lead maintenance group (Planning/Scheduling, Reliability Engineering, MRO, Maintenance Coordinators/Technicians)

·         Lead proper execution and documentation of maintenance repairs and TPM activities

·         Improve the performance of production lines and equipment by using effective preventative, predictive, troubleshooting and problem-solving maintenance techniques

·         Hands-on facilitation of root-cause investigation events in all areas of the plant

·         Hands-on completion of maintenance repairs when needed

·         Partner with members of production, engineering and safety to ensure best maintenance practices are employed

·         Develops and/or improves maintenance standard work procedures and work instructions

·         Performs root-cause analysis as well as implements sustainable countermeasures on losses related to maintenance by working with operations and maintenance personnel

·         Analyze predictive maintenance data to ensure proper preventative maintenance activities are being conducted

·         Establishes maintenance budgets and controls spending against those budgets

·         Scopes and executes reliability focused capital projects

·         Applies value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign and make/buy decisions

·         Achieve a high-level proficiency in of the 3 pillars of reliability – Vibration, Lubrication and Thermography through training and certifications (can be acquired on the job)

·         Performs other duties as assigned


Skills and Competencies:

·         Oral and written communication skills.        

·         Organizational/time management skills.       

·         Effectively interact with employees at all levels of the organization.  

·         Experienced in leading continuous improvement initiatives.

·         In depth knowledge of TPM (Professional Maintenance and Autonomous Maintenance) with the ability to lead a team implementing these programs.

·         Ability to work for long periods of time, under pressure, to produce results.          

·         Record of successful goal setting, achievement, employee engagement, and management.

·         Experience in managing and motivating and leading a diverse workforce.      

·         Capable of making decisions and demonstrate ambiguity.


·         Four-year degree in a related field is required.

·         7-10 years proven maintenance experience in a Manufacturing environment.

·         Strong mechanical knowledge (electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and PLC controls)

·         shop math skills and strong troubleshooting ability required

·         Strong computer skills required; previous experience with SAP or CMMS preferred.

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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