Plastic Executive Recruiters


SALARY:  $70,000 – $90,000

We are looking for a Maintenance Leader with a background in plastics. In this role, you will be responsible for maintenance in the plant, including preventative maintenance.   


  • Ensure safety is of paramount importance to all in the Maintenance Area, and convey that message throughout all departments as a part of the corporate culture.
  • Ensure all areas are staffed appropriately and perpetuate a Team atmosphere in the Maintenance department.
  • Establish team goals and provide leadership and mentoring to maintenance leads, technicians and sub-contractors to achieve maintenance objectives.  
  • Help the Maintenance Technicians troubleshoot problems, implement solutions, and dig with your team to get problems solved.
  • Create/Review SOP’s, Preventive/Predictive Maintenance Plans. 
  • Monitor Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual reports, managing performance to budget, including spare parts, purchases and all area costs.
  • Prepare and manage annual budgets and maintenance capital and expenditures and make sure financial constraints are met.
  • Manage vendor/contractor proposals, expenditures and work being done.
  • Training, Staffing, and development of Maintenance department personnel.
  • Develop and review goals/targets performance, quarterly, and provide an appraisal for each salaried maintenance employee, yearly.
  • Spare parts and maintenance parts. 
  • Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)
  • Review and approve capital equipment and plant change specifications.
  • Ensure that the plant is covered 24/7 and arrange and participate in an on-call schedule.


  • 3-5 years of Maintenance Management experience.
  • Significant Hands-On maintenance experience in the areas of:
    • Plastics are strongly preferred.  May consider Injection Molding, Blow-molding, rotational molding, sheet, profile extrusion, etc. or other heavy manufacturing.
    • Mechanical systems (pneumatics, hydraulics, welding, structures, plant equipment, air compressors, chillers, etc.) 
    • Electrical Systems (drives, servos, motors, plant electrical, switchgear, control panels)
    • Troubleshooting Electronics (overview understanding of PLC’s, sensors – no programming) 
    • Toubleshooting PLC’s
    • Plant (roofing, HVAC)
    • Grounds: (Lawn/Landscape parking areas, lighting).
  • 5 years of supervision and/or management experience (direct reports) with strong training skills, a coaching/mentoring style of management.
  • Strong knowledge of Preventative Maintenance.
  • MUST BE hands-on, and willing to help technicians troubleshoot and be a strong, goal-setting manager.
  • Must be willing to be on call if the team isn’t covering the plant.

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