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Client is searching for a Chief Engineer (Maintenance Manager) for a commercial laundry operation in Atlanta, Georgia.
As a chief engineer you’re the leader of the maintenance department where you will develop and facilitate mechanical needs between all departments.
Job Summary:
The Chief Engineer (or Maintenance Manager) has overall responsibility for the daily repair and preventative maintenance of industrial textile processing equipment and facility maintenance. The Chief Engineer will guide the maintenance team by providing training, direction and leadership. They will ensure all vendor services and contractors are compliant with the mission, objectives, policies and procedures of the Company as well as all regulatory requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Safety is Priority #1. Ensure a safe working environment, and protection of all company assets
  • Assist in the development, design, purchase, installation and implementation of new production equipment and systems. Work with production staff and/or sales/service staff to decide which new equipment to purchase or to design/develop/build equipment or systems in house.
  • Responsible to maintain a preventative maintenance program that schedules all facility equipment for regular maintenance without affecting production volume or production schedule.
  • Responsible to assure all building maintenance and repairs are completed within budget and on a timely basis.
  • Supervise, direct, coordinate and assign daily work schedules to ensure accountability for the team.
  • Assure all equipment is up to date on maintenance and certified and inspected by outside agencies when required.
  • Responsible for the timely, efficient, and effective repair of all production equipment. Assure key maintenance employees engage in accurately troubleshooting equipment breakdowns to expedite repair time, parts ordering and reduce time.
  • Implement standard operating procedures within your department and assure they are being followed to create consistency and standardization in all that we do.
  • Insure divisional/departmental compliance to safety protocols and OSHA rules and regulations. Introduce programs directed at creating safety awareness amongst all employees that move us closer to achieving zero recordable accidents within your department and all production areas.
  • Interview, select, hire, develop, train and progressively counsel (if necessary) all direct reports in conjunction with Human Resources.
  • Conduct performance appraisals for all direct reports at least annually and establish goals and objectives that are measurable.
  • Minimum of 3 years industrial maintenance management experience with specific knowledge of machinery, electricity, electronics, plumbing, hydraulics, pneumatics, welder and boiler applications.
  • Commercial laundry experience is preferred. Similar manufacturing industries also accepted.
  • Must have a preventive maintenance mindset, and experience managing a PM program in this industry or a similar industry.
  • Previous supervisory/management experience is required. Proven ability to lead and train a team of maintenance technicians.
  • Strong background in mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and troubleshooting skills as well as completion of trade school or certificate programs.
  • Prior experience with boiler maintenance.
  • Knowledge of steam, air, and plumbing
  • Prior experience managing a budget.
  • Prior experience negotiating/dealing with outside vendors to get parts at best price and in the most expeditious manner.
Benefits:Why join this company?
  • Modern plant and equipment
  • A family business, with a family atmosphere where you'll be supported and your voice will be heard
  • Compensation: Base is negotiable based on experience ($90-115k)
  • Bonus potential!
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement: 401k or profit sharing program, with company match
  • Insurance: Health, dental, vision, and life
Apply today! A recruiter will contact all qualified candidates.
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