Maintenance Department Manager

We make life better every day. The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with about 7,900 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2017 sales of $6.0 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Pine-Sol? cleaners; Liquid Plumr? clog removers; Poett? home care products; Fresh Step? cat litter; Glad? bags, wraps and containers; Kingsford? charcoal; Hidden Valley? dressings and sauces; Brita? water-filtration products; and Burt's Bees? natural personal care products and RenewLife? digestive health products. The company also markets brands for professional services, including Clorox Healthcare? and Clorox Commercial Solutions?. More than 80 percent of the company's sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.
Our manufacturing plant is in Wheeling (outside Chicago) is looking for an individual who will be responsible for day-to-day activities of directing, controlling and coordinating all phases of plant facilities and equipment maintenance to support the production of quality products in an efficient and profitable manner. Incumbent will lead and develop plant personnel in the area of progressive maintenance methodologies. Lead progressive maintenance initiatives in support of zero loss culture.
Key Responsibilities:
Manage the Maintenance department of 15 -- 20 electrical/mechanical technicians, 1 support personnel, and 2 maintenance supervisors.
Lead the group in maintaining plant equipment and property in like new condition
Develop/institute Maintenance best practices with clearly defined metrics that will drive plant performance.
Development of direct reports including Maintenance Apprentices (future)
Manage maintenance & select capital projects
Adhere to Company standards and best practices; understand and adhere to all Company policies and procedures
Manage/Lead the maintenance department to excellence in the areas of: Cost, Quality, Safety and Productivity using Lean Manufacturing/World Class Manufacturing methodologies and TPM
Reports to Plant Engineering Manager
Minimum Requirements:
BS degree in Engineering from an accredited institution
5 years' experience in a high speed industrial maintenance
2 years' experience in a leadership role
Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
Preferred Requirements
BS in Mechanical or Electrical engineering from an accredited institution.
5 + years' experience with food plant maintenance operations or CPG maintenance.
Working knowledge of computerized maintenance systems and PC software (Windows, Access, and Excel). SAP experiences a plus.
Strong technical aptitude
Strong people management skills
Demonstrated project management skills
Demonstrated problem solving skills
Demonstrated budget planning and management skills
Possess a high degree of training and coaching skills, as well as excellent leadership and motivational skills
Highly organized, detail oriented, multi-tasked person
Strong interpersonal and people skills, along with strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Ability to train technical people to trouble shoot and repair mechanical, electrical components/controls (Management/control of MRO parts inventories/service work
Experience with procurement fundamentals
Experience with World Class Manufacturing (TPM, 5S, Lean, etc.)

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