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Company: GAF
Location: New Columbia, PA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


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Job Description:


The Maintenance Manager is a key leadership position for the GAF New Columbia manufacturing plant. The principal areas of responsibility are to provide technical and managerial leadership to the functions of equipment reliability, maintenance planning, and scheduling, maintenance-related EH&S activities, training, computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), and root cause failure analysis. This role will function as a partner with the Production & Technical groups for all GAF New Columbia production lines, in support of providing world-class maintenance service & OEE. A proactive leadership role is expected in the development and administration of policy and procedures regarding safety, reliability, environmental, and employee issues.


25% Develop and maintain the plant's maintenance workflow process (work identification, planning, scheduling, execution, and auditing), Track, analyze and improve maintenance KPIs. Oversee the plant's storeroom inventory and spare parts processes, assuring critical spares are identified and strategies are in place for critical spares access

20% Provide direction & leadership for the plant's overall maintenance strategy. Leads activities aimed at the improvement of proactive maintenance processes & equipment reliability. Identifies and drafts preventative and predictive maintenance proposals using sound engineering and maintenance principals in order to optimize the plant's maintenance and equipment reliability strategies.

15 % Environment, Health, and Safety

  • Conducts safety inspections of work practices & work areas. Facilitates training to identify, prevent, and correct unsafe conditions and practices. Support and facilitate the continued development of the Job Safety Analysis, Standard Operating Procedure and Lockout/Tagout databases

  • Ensure all applicable SOPs and JSAs are updated with all capital processes and/or equipment changes

  • Champion and update as needed the EHS Management Practice sections for the plant Maintenance department responsibilities as defined

  • Utilize the MOC (management of change) system for all facility changes that impact EH&S systems

  • Participate in HAZOP studies and complete assigned action items

  • Partner with FM Global for annual site audit visit

  • Lead the PSM system (process safety management)

10% Manage the down day planning, prioritization, and execution process by partnering with direct reports in the maintenance dept, Production and Process Engineering. Manage the Plant's annual shutdown planning and execution. Utilize critical path analysis & deploy resources accordingly to ensure compliance with the asset availability schedule.

10% Own the process for providing performance evaluation and feedback to hourly staff, in partnership with the Maintenance Supervisor and Maintenance Coordinator. Develop training plans for maintenance-related improvements, while fostering a positive work environment.

10% Serve as a technical advisor in the identification, analysis, and elimination of common-cause downtime and scrap events (both process and equipment related). Provide root cause analysis for all electrical, instrumentation, and mechanical issues that cause extended downtimes (3+ hours). Through the use of continuous improvement, update and sustain both short term and long term maintenance strategies to prevent re-occurrence.

5% Develop & maintain the plant's Maintenance budget and forecast.

5% Support the facility's 3-year Capital plan and ensure maintainability is designed into capital projects. Identify and execute capital projects aimed at the improvement of maintenance-related activities.


Level Based Competencies are to be designated based on job level and content.

  • Adaptability

  • Building Strategic Working Relationships

  • Technical/Professional Knowledge & Skills

  • Stress Tolerance

  • Decision Making

  • Communication

Technical knowledge/skills (entry, intermediate, advanced)

  • Advanced skills in CMMS software (Maximo experience preferable) and Google applications

  • Advanced knowledge of manufacturing analysis tools

  • Advanced knowledge of Maintenance Reliability principles and concepts.

  • Advanced knowledge of engineering fundamentals including machine design, rotating equipment, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems, bearings, lubrication with a solid understanding of VSDs and PLCs.

  • Intermediate skills in AC/DC electricity and control systems (PLC's, HMI's, etc.)

  • Advanced ability to read technical documentation and drawings

  • Intermediate skills in process safety management (PSM)

  • Advanced working knowledge of project management processes and systems including critical path analysis.

General knowledge/skills (entry, intermediate, advanced)

  • Strong personal commitment to safety with knowledge of OSHA and EHS standards

  • Advanced demonstrated communication skills

  • Advanced analytical skills & attention to detail

  • Advanced analytical thinking and innovative problem-solving skills

  • Ability to manage conflict & lead cultural and policy changes

  • Intermediate organizational skills and attention to detail


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering (Preferred Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering)

  • 5-10 years demonstrated engineering and maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment and 3-5 years of experience in a supervisory role


No of direct reports: 3-5

No of indirect reports: 10-15

Budget Responsibility: Maintenance Department Budget

Travel Requirements: 10-15%

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

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