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Our client is seeking qualified and experienced Chief Engineer (Maintenance Manager) candidates for great opportunity with growing private linen/laundry services company in Baltimore, MD. This high-tech commercial laundry plant provides linen and uniform services to hospitals and healthcare industries.

Summary:The Chief Engineer leads maintenance staff and keeps all equipment in good safe working order. Manages utility consumption, operation of boilers, purchasing of parts and services, plant layout and equipment installation. Works directly with the Director of Operations to support efficient operations and optimum customer service. The Chief Engineer manages up to 20 Technician Engineers, Electricians or Custodians within the plant. The Chief Engineer is responsible for the direction of these employees, the safety program, and overall equipment and facility maintenance/repair.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Safety is Priority #1. Ensure a safe working environment, and protection of all company assets. 
  • Lead plant safety program including ensuring all safety regulatory policies and procedures are implemented and maintained and managing insurance requirements for equipment and facilities.
  • Manage and train the maintenance staff. Interview, select, hire, develop, train and progressively counsel (if necessary) all direct reports in conjunction with Human Resources.
  • Responsible for supervising repairs and maintenance of industrial washers, dryers, boilers, compressors, conveyors, and other equipment.
  • Diagnose, rebuild, and repair equipment, inspections, and preventative maintenance.
  • Ensure that PMs, minor fine tuning of laundry systems, and major project work are completed efficiently and in a timely basis.
  • This leader will troubleshoot, install equipment, analyze and repair complex mechanical and electrical faults, including compressed air operated machines with little supervision.
  • Maintain constant interaction with supervisors and managers, as well as plant associates to maintain awareness of plant activities.
  • Purchase parts, equipment, and services to support operations within budget.
  • Reviews and evaluates existing programs, services, policies, and procedures.
  • Design, develop and test and/or source and cost-justify various tools, machinery, and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.
  • Prepare technical data such as qualification test procedures, acceptance test procedures, reports, component maintenance manuals, etc.
  • Partner with chemical vendor to ensure correct titration of chemicals, which directly affects the quality of the products, total chemical usage, and chemical cost per pound.


  • 5+ years industrial maintenance management experience
  • Commercial laundry experience is required.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus
  • 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 with specific knowledge of machinery, electricity, electronics, PLCs, plumbing, welding, steam and boilers.
  • Able to read blueprints and electrical/electronic schematics.

Benefits:Why join this company?

  • Very competitive base salary: $130-150k, depending on your experience
  • Bonus potential
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement: 401k with company match
  • Insurance: Health and dental
  • A family business, with a family atmosphere where you'll be supported and your voice will be heard

Apply today! A recruiter will contact all qualified candidates.

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