Maintenance Manager

Job Locations US-WI-Schofield
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


The Maintenance Manager will provide technical and operational leadership for asset maintenance and reliability for the Company’s Schofield Headquarters (Commerce Drive and Waudena plants) and the Stuart, IA, Rapid City, SD manufacturing plants.  The Maintenance Manager uses state-of-the-art tools and industry best practices to minimize unplanned downtime and to continuously improve the reliability of WSC’s capital assets.  The Maintenance Manager will develop a culture of loss control and prevention, aiming at continuous improvement by minimizing downtime, assisting with process and operations, and improving overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).


Duties to include (not limited to):

  • Will use Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) to schedule and ensure proper completion of all Emergency (EM), Corrective (CM), Preventive (PM), and Predictive (PdM) work orders.
  • Maintain capital asset data bases, including equipment performance and repair histories.
  • Manage the maintenance budget while delivering asset performance improvements, higher asset productivity, and asset care.
  • Catalog and maintain an inventory of critical spare parts necessary to uninterrupted production operations.
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to determine root causes of persistent failures.
  • Develop a robust culture of Operator Performed Maintenance (OPM) to support the Company’s Lean implementation goals.
  • Optimize Preventive Maintenance (PM) schedules to ensure asset longevity.
  • Use Predictive Maintenance (PdM) practices as appropriate to ensure asset longevity.
  • Schedule occasional Kaizen events using floor-level operators and technicians.
  • Track and monitor Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for appropriate equipment.
  • Track and improve equipment performance using Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) measurements and practices.


Education / Experience Requirements:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, or closely-related equivalent, strongly preferred but not mandatory.
  • A thorough understanding of planned maintenance, including:  work identification, work scoping and planning, work scheduling, and work execution and follow-up, including data-capture, and data analysis. This includes experience with Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) / Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) systems.
  • Minimum 5 years plant-based maintenance leadership experience.
  • A thorough understanding of how equipment reliability supports Lean implementation.
  • Instrumentation and electrical experience a plus.
  • Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) a plus.



The WSC Maintenance Manager will exemplify the highest standards that have come to be associated with WSC. As an employee cutting across all departments and levels of the organization, the Maintenance Manager will demonstrate communication excellence, politeness, honor, integrity and the willingness to do what our competition will not.  The maintenance and growth of WSC is every employee’s primary objective.


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