Roseburg Forest Products
  • 26-Jul-2017 to 11-Mar-2018 (PST)
  • Chester Engineered Wood
  • Chester, SC, USA
  • Full Time

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During facility construction and transition, this position while an operational role, will be part of the project and engineering team during equipment ordering, construction and commissioning.  The position will transition to site as part of the engineering/construction team.

After completion of facility construction, the maintenance manager is responsible for the management and coordination of all mechanical and electrical work in the facility.  Develop, manage and lead preventive and predictive maintenance programs and inventory tracking procedures.

Key Responsibilities

During facility design and construction;

  • Vendor mechanical drawing reviews
  • Attending vendor technical review meetings
  • Supervision responsibilities of equipment installation/erection (specifics to be determined by the project construction manager & plant manager)
  • Work with equipment suppliers during installation to gain valuable machine operation/maintenance information, inclusion of this information into the computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS)
  • Lead on identifying critical equipment spare parts required for plant startup (advise project lead and plant manager on critical spares required)
  • Other duties as assigned

 During transitioning into operations;

  • Hiring maintenance staff and maintenance employees
  • Create job/task descriptions for maintenance team members
  • Establish technical aptitude testing protocol for hiring of crews (written and hands-on tests)
  • Hiring maintenance employees to work with equipment suppliers during the installation & Commissioning
  • Establish training programs and apprenticeships
  • Creating/writing and establishing PM's for equipment into the CMMS system
  • Establish the lubrication program
  • Setup the maintenance work flow system
  • Establish work practices and procedures
  • Setup the spare parts warehouse, including access to warehouse and spare parts
  • Setup the maintenance shop using lean manufacturing principles
  • Similar and other duties as assigned

 After facility completion;

  • Lead the maintenance team and provide support in a 24/7 operating environment.
  • Ensure safety of all employees and contractors working in the plant or department by driving continuous improvement. This includes supporting all corporate safety programs; developing SOP's, identifying and eliminating hazards, and enforcing all safety rules & regulations
  • Ensure compliance with all standards and programs (safety, environmental, quality, maintenance and manufacturing policies and procedures) within area of responsibility
  • Lead staff development in: hiring practices, orientation, training, and evaluating & coaching performance
  • Forecast, develop, and manage the maintenance budget
  • Work cooperatively with other departments to meet plant objectives, diagnose complex equipment problems, meet plant goals and manage department budget
  • Develop and lead preventative/predictive maintenance, including working with hydraulics, electrical, pneumatic, power transmissions, welding, and fabrication, vibration analysis, balancing, alignment and oil analysis
  • Manage and oversee parts and maintenance programs and inventory
  • Work closely with corporate engineering on developing plans for engineering and capital improvements
  • Lead the Capex approval site for the plant
  • Initiate & lead in process improvement, cost reduction and capital project programs
  • Work closely with vendors, regulatory agencies, corporate engineering and project managers to accomplish plant goals and objectives
  • Perform other duties as necessary 

Required Qualifications

  • Seven (7) plus years' directly related maintenance management experience, or any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key duties of this position
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Knowledge of plant equipment, operations, predictive/preventative maintenance systems and effective project management practices
  • Knowledge of current management and supervisory techniques
  • Demonstrated organizational, budgeting and computer skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair machinery through the use of blue prints, P&ID schematics and root/cause failure analysis
  • Ability to work well with all levels of internal management, staff and vendors
  • Must maintain discretion and sensitivity to confidential company matters
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Detail oriented with high level of accuracy 
  • Flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Must be proactive and have initiative
  • Ability to set and hold high standards for department employees
  • Ability to work in and maintain a highly functional team environment
  • Personal alignment with Roseburg's Core Values

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (electrical, mechanical)
  • Experience in wood products facilities
  • Experience with greenfield plant construction and facility startup
  • Experience with hiring and terminating employees


  • Travel required during design & construction of project (~60% for 1st year of project. Once project is complete travel will be ~5%)


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