STS Technical Services has partnered with ARAUCO – a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced wood products for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, ARAUCO manufactures and distributes the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp.

ARAUCO is growing in North America, with innovative manufacturing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to make a difference in the communities where they are located. As a result, we are seeking the right individuals for high-caliber opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, safety, and other related fields. This is a direct-hire role with benefits. We look forward to considering you as part of the team at ARAUCO!

Right now, ARAUCO is hiring Maintenance Managers in Grayling, Michigan!

Maintenance Managers will be responsible for the performance of the maintenance team. Owns the overall activities of employees engaged in repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate Leads. To ensure the highest level of equipment reliability, using a cost effective, proactive and predictive approach to maintenance and planning in a Brand New State of the Art Particleboard Mill 24/7 manufacturing environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of the maintenance organizational structure and team based, self-directed and empowered work system
  • Provide Maintenance support during construction phase of the project while learning as much about the equipment as possible
  • Share those learning’s with the maintenance team to develop experts
  • Support the development of Maintenance systems, job plans, preventative and predictive maintenance programs, etc. during the equipment installation phase of the project and after operations commences
  • Participate in the development and delivery of training programs for Maintenance Technicians
  • Participate in the strategic direction of the site
  • Ensures safe work practices are implemented and being followed in accordance with prescribed Arauco or State policies
  • Participates and Leads safety programs
  • Owns all maintenance key metrics i.e. Uptime, accuracy of mill down time data
  • Lead and support the Asset Reliability Process (ARP)
  • Develops preventive maintenance program in conjunction with engineering and maintenance staff
  • Reviews production, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities
  • Supports the inspection of operating machines and equipment for conformance with operational standards
  • Plans, develops, and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials
  • Reviews new product plans and discusses equipment needs and modifications with design engineers
  • Collaborates with management, engineering, and quality control personnel to resolve maintenance problems and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines and equipment
  • Support other departments to ensure their needs regarding maintenance issues are understood and are solved in a timely manner
  • Prepares maintenance related budgets and monitors expenditures
  • Oversees, coordinates and reviews maintenance project activities to determine time frame, funding limitations, and procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project
  • Be a member of the Plant Site On-Call rotation
  • Expectation is to be on-site within one hour of a call-in

Candidates Must Have:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with maintenance programs (SAP is preferred, Maximo (CMMS), or similar)
  • 5+ years’ of experience as a Maintenance Manager
  • 8 + years’ of experience in maintenance field
  • Experience in managing large scale projects, such as major capital projects to modify or improve critical equipment
  • An understanding of calculating mathematical concepts (ex: calculating density, air flows, thermal oil systems, calculating horsepower, electrical usage, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and generate results
  • Sound decision-making abilities
  • Vision for future state and continuous improvement
  • Financial knowledge
  • Ability to effectively communicate and lead self-directed work teams
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Preference Will be Given to Candidates with the Following Experience:

  • Degree in maintenance, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or related field of study
  • Experience in wood or paper products
  • Previous experience in construction – related projects (capital projects)
  • Allen Bradley and/or previous PLC experience, along w/ power transmission, automation experience

Seeking Candidates Who Align with ARAUCO’s Business Principles, Which Include:

  • Respect is the foundation for communication and action
  • Safety is our first priority
  • Flexible and committed
  • Creating and maintaining a company culture that encourages and rewards honesty, openness, passionate debate
  • Individual ownership and empowerment lead to superior team results
  • The team must consistently achieve agreed upon results with flexibility and mutual support
  • Is a ‘champion’ of team work and the empowerment of all mill employees
  • Sound decision-making abilities
  • Strong business acumen

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply directly on this page. Thanks, and best of luck!

Job ID: 39004

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