Job Description

Director of Maintenance  (#9651) - TN
Industry: Aluminum

An aluminum extrusion facility is looking for a director of maintenance.



Reports to : General Manager

The Director of Maintenance is responsible for managing all maintenance operations related to equipment and facilities to achieve 98% scheduled up-time on all equipment. This position requires active participation and leadership in safety, quality, and continuous improvement efforts.


  • Manages the daily operations of maintenance
  • Analyzes downtime metrics to facilitate root cause assessment and problem solving
  • Communicates effectively with operations to ensure high level of maintenance support.
  • Participates in establishing and works to operate within maintenance budgets for each department
  • Establishes a system for improving key equipment uptime in a way that reduces maintenance burden and improves plant productivity.
  • Develops maintenance department targets and KPIs.
  • Safety program development and training for maintenance (LOTO, Hot Work, Etc)
  • Oversees parts department and ensures availability for repairs and maintenance.
  • Maintains computerized maintenance management system for tracking work orders, spare parts, and maintenance history of plant equipment.
  • Develops work plans for preventative, predictive, and corrective maintenance and manages all associated maintenance activities and records.
  • Oversees all facility maintenance activities to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Establishes weekly work schedules of maintenance employees
  • Establishes and audits PM schedules for all equipment
  • Actively participates in the recruitment and hiring of new employees and running the maintenance apprenticeship program.
  • Coordinates and/or facilitates training of employees
  • Leads culture of continuous improvement
  • Development of capital equipment justifications for assigned areas if required
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience maintaining aluminum extrusion equipment commissioned after 2000.
  • 5-10 years’ experience managing a manufacturing maintenance operation
  • Must have broad knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, PLC, electronics, and electricity and be able to speak the language with stakeholders.
  • Must have a sense of urgency
  • Must have good analytical problem-solving skills and creative solution generation skills
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Must be able to read blueprints
  • Knowledge of safety measures pertinent to each job assignment
  • Great personality, able to engage people.
  • Knowledge and experience with Lean techniques.
  • Builds high-trust culture, where continuous feedback loops are welcomed and desired.
  • Disrupts the status quo for positive improvement.
  • Plans for succession
  • Goes out of the way to enable change……coaching.
  • Understands the value of and solicits employee involvement in decision making activity.
  • Exemplary leadership ability: motivates others to change.
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