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Manager of Maintenance

Date: Apr 24, 2021

Location: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Company: Voith Group

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About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

For the Voith US Inc., Plant Engineering department, we are looking for:

Manager of Maintenance  
Shreveport, LA


Summary – Manages and directs a staff of employees in the maintenance of machinery, buildings and grounds; assures the optimal functioning of building systems including mechanical, fire/life safety, production machinery etc.; ensures efficient delivery of departmental services to clients; responsible for establishing the maintenance of a safe, accident free, and healthy work environment; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals; performs a variety of complicated tasks; leads and directs the work of others; a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


Responsibilities –

  • Responsible for managing the safe performance of the maintenance workforce while driving overall continuous improvement in the area of safety
  • Responsible for maintaining all production and non-production equipment, facility wide, within fiscal guidelines, while maintaining safety and quality
  • Responsible to maintain and improve preventative and predictive maintenance programs insuring timely completion of related work
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a maintenance management process including, but not limited to, maintenance scheduling, planning, history, capital project management and spare parts
  • Define job expectations and performance goals for maintenance function
  • Determine and assign priorities to multiple projects, coordinate the departmental workload of employees who repair and maintain buildings/facilities
  • Oversee layout of equipment, office, and production facilities.
  • Work with the Health, Safety and Environmental group to formulate general safety policies and procedures
  • Oversee contractors for facilities renovation projects entailing, HVAC, electrical, production floor arrangement, etc.
  • Oversees the preparation of work instructions and pre-established guidelines for staff to perform the functions of their job
  • Responsible for managing the security of the facility
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining productive working relationships with internal customers as well as outside vendors
  • Must possess the necessary skills to troubleshoot machine problems and have the ability to assist in the repair of equipment


Special Knowledge or Skills:

  • Delegation:  Utilizing subordinates effectively.  Allocating decision-making and other responsibilities to appropriate the subordinates.
  • Independence: Takes action in which the dominant influence is one’s own convictions rather than the influence of others’ opinions.
  • Tolerance for Stress: Stability of performance under pressure and/or opposition.
  • Initiative: Makes active attempts to influence events to secure organizational supplies, resources, or information to achieve goals.  Actions taken to achieve goals are beyond normal performance expectations of position.
  • Work Standards: Sets high goals or standards for self, subordinates, others, and the organization.  Dissatisfied with average performance.
  • Job Motivation: The extent to which activities and responsibilities available in the job overlap with activities and responsibilities that result in personal satisfaction.
  • Analysis: Identifies problems, secures relevant information, relates data from different sources, and identifies possible causes of problems.
  • Risk Taking: Uses facts and good judgment to assume a reasonable amount of risk to achieve success.
  • Follow-Up:  Follows through to completion on ideas, decisions, and projects. 
  • Safety Awareness: Understands importance of safety in the work place.  Understanding of OSHA regulations and codes.
  • Integrity:  Possesses good character and ethics in decision-making.   Treats everyone with dignity and respect.
  • Rapport Building: Develops professional working relationships with subordinates, peers and superiors.
  • Negotiation Skills:  Able to persuade or convince others to see the advantages of their ideas.


Qualifications –

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Industrial Technology or equivalent experience required
  • Computer skills with MicroSoft Office and AutoCad preferred
  • Proficiency with blue print and electrical diagram reading required.
  • Structural, Hydraulics, Electrical, Pneumatics and Mechanical background preferred.
  • Experience with maintenance management systems, project management and previous supervisory or management roles.
  • 7-10 years working experience in a facilities and maintenance environment
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes in an industrial, construction, and/or project engineering environment. 
  • Familiar with machine tools and standard shop tools 
  • Able to simultaneously manage both small and large projects with a high degree of success. 


Physical Demands -

* This job description is not all encompassing, however, is intended to be a general description of the responsibilities of this position.


Voith US Inc. is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Shreveport