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Maintenance Manager - Plastic Containers in Houston, TX at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 2/15/2018

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Job Description


Maintenance Manager IBC Containers

Houston, Tx (77028)

MAUSER USA LLC has an opportunity for a Maintenance Manager at its IBC drum production facility at 4004 Homestead Road in Houston, TX . Mauser is a leading global supplier of industrial packaging solutions, manufacturing a variety of plastic, steel and fiber containers for a diverse customer base spanning industries including oil & gas, food & beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical, amongst others. MAUSER is experiencing significant growth – both organically as well as through acquisition – therefore the opportunities for hard working and successful individuals can be significant.

The Maintenance Manager position is an ideal opportunity for a hands-on technical individual looking to grow their careers by being a part of a high speed automated operation where they can have significant impact on a successful plant within a global manufacturing organization.

Job Summary

Responsible for the hands-on management of electrical and mechanical servicing and efficient maintenance of production machinery and equipment, physical plant, utilities and grounds in accordance with state and federal regulations and company policies and procedures.

Main Position Responsibilities:

  • Directs the operations and maintenance of all machinery to provide uninterrupted service.
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of 3 workers engaged in the maintenance, electrical and mechanical operations.
  • Makes analysis of machinery to ensure optimum effectiveness and proper maintenance
  • Develops schedules and controls a preventive maintenance program to maintain production machinery and equipment in proper working condition.
  • Plans a continual work schedule to maintain all company property in a safe and healthy condition to achieve the best working conditions possible for all employees
  • Work with Engineering Department on capital and non-capital projects
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in the maintenance, electrical and mechanical operations.
  • Inspects jobs in process and at completion to ensure the standards of workmanship and safety are maintained.
  • Ensures proper maintenance of facility machinery and building.
  • Maintains inventories of maintenance material, supplies and repair parts at required levels by initiating requisitions for purchase; periodically reviews inventory for proper upkeep at plant facilities.
  • Recommends, plans and implements equipment needs to improve production efficiency and/or achieve cost reduction.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Key Attributes / Behaviors

  • 2+ years in a supervisory or lead position in a manufacturing facility
  • Strong hands-on maintenance skills and the ability to accept feedback to improve
  • Experience with mechanical and electrical troubleshooting on production machines
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics is essential
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Knowledge of spare parts inventory and purchasing
  • Must be able to read and understand machine schematics/ blue prints
  • Experience with plastic blow molding is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly with hourly production personnel
  • Good understanding and demonstration of supervisory skills
  • Familiarity with lean concepts and tools
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft suite)
  • Familiarity with computerized maintenance management software is a plus
  • Bachelors degree a plus
  • Bi-lingual skills (English & Spanish) a plus


The MAUSER Group manufactures and supplies plastic, fiber, and steel drums as well as intermediate bulk containers ( IBCs ) for the chemical, industrial and food & beverage industries, among many others. With revenues of $1.5 billion, the company is also the leading provider of reconditioning services for used plastic drums and IBCs of all products. MAUSER s 4,400 employees operate 98 production facilities across 18 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia. The MAUSER Group is globally headquartered in Bruehl, Germany. Mauser North America is the largest business unit of the global organization.