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Plant Engineering & Maintenance Manager

Company: Johns Manville Corp
Location: Spartanburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Johns Manville in Spartanburg, SC is currently seeking a Plant Engineering & Maintenance Manager to join our plant leadership team! In our Spartanburg plant we produce a variety of polyester reinforcement, filtration and specialty fabrics using JM-proprietary Spunbond technology. As an internal supplier to JM's Roofing Systems Group and several other commercial roofing manufacturers, product lines can be found as a reinforcement in modified bitumen roofing applications worldwide. The plant has three active production lines, is registered under the ISO-9001:2008 quality standards and operates on a 24/7 schedule with approximately 100 JM employees.

The Plant Engineer/Maintenance Manager will provide hands on management and overall leadership in troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining all mechanical and electrical related functions, equipment, systems, buildings and/or physical structures in a manner that ensures the plant operates safely, effectively and efficiently. This position will lead asset management, replacements, and the overall capital plan.

Your Day to Day:

  • Assists Production Superintendents on achieving annual Production Plan.
  • Provides direction on all projects under plant control including all capital expenditure projects.
  • Supervise Plant Maintenance and Fire Protection Programs.
  • Provide management and leadership to maintenance teams on a 24/7 basis to achieve safety, environmental, quality and production goals.
  • Sets direction and schedules resources accordingly.
  • Manage PM and work order systems to drive equipment reliability and continuous improvement through proactive maintenance.
  • Plan and manage shutdown and turnaround activities.
  • Interface and coordinate external contractors and vendors to procure services and parts as necessary.
  • Develop, implement, track, and communicate key maintenance metrics to drive plant performance.
  • Support safety training/programs of maintenance employees.
  • Determine root cause and drive corrective action implementation for mechanical/electrical issues.
  • Develop, implement, and manage maintenance storeroom inventories.
  • Assess work force technical skills and develop targeted training to improve capabilities.
  • Maintains coordinated purchasing/accounts payable/commitment record system and controls all spending in Plant Engineering and Maintenance Shop.
  • Oversees maintenance and organization of storeroom, controlled entry and computerized records and reorder system.
  • Develops and manages capital and expense project spending plans to implement the Business Strategies
  • Formulates and controls maintenance budgets and resource staffing plans
  • Establishes an environment in the Engineering and Maintenance areas that promotes safety, employee involvement, housekeeping, communication, and the ideals embodied in the JM values
  • Represents Johns Manville in dealings with services and utilities providers
  • Establishes and implements programs and resources to keep Engineering and Maintenance personnel trained with current technology to properly maintain and troubleshoot equipment
  • Oversees housekeeping plan and procedures.

What You Bring to the Team:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering discipline
  • 6+ years' experience in Project/Plant Engineering with responsibility in Project Management, Maintenance, Contractor Performance and Environmental Compliance
  • Experience in polymer science or textile finishing operations a plus
  • Strong knowledge of the following:
  • Electrical, Mechanical, Utility and HVAC systems
  • Budgeting, Scheduling, Planning, Cost Control and Organizational skills
  • Project handling procedures, Critical path, Scheduling and estimating
  • ISO 9000 Certification requirements
  • Emissions regulations and technology including Air, Water and Fugitive
  • Hazardous material requirements

  • CAD experience and ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • 3+ years of dealing with outside contractors, service firms and vendors
  • Proven multi-tasking experience
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Solid leadership skills to direct personnel.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and training skills
  • Solid analytical ability to determine and develop solutions to moderately complex problems
  • Demonstrated root-cause analysis skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations.
  • Supervises/Leads individuals or a project team to achieve milestones and objectives by setting priorities and providing direction. May provide feedback for performance evaluations
  • Minimal travel required (0 -- 10 days per year)
  • May be required to lift, carry, push, or pull up to and including 50 pounds
  • Work environment is typical of a manufacturing facility; may be exposed to environmental conditions of cold, heat, high noise levels, moving mechanical parts, heights, dust/mist/gas/fumes, extensive walking or climbing, etc.
  • Ability to be physically mobile throughout the Spunbond Process (stairs, heat, noise)
  • Ability to provide management and leadership to maintenance teams on a 24/7 basis and to work extended hours as necessary to complete work assignments

Incumbent must be physically able to perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


Johns Manville (JM) offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Some are subsidized by the company and others are fully employee-paid. Health benefits include a choice of comprehensive medical plans, a dental plan, vision plan, wellness program and critical illness insurance. JM sponsors a 401(k) plan which includes a sizeable company match. JM offers paid vacation and provides paid sick and parental leave for eligible employees.

Additionally, Johns Manville provides basic life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are available as well. The company also offers a variety of tax saving accounts, health spending account, traditional flexible spending account, and a dependent care spending account. JM also offers a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and certain graduate programs.

Why Johns Manville

Johns Manville is a proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, serving customers in more than 80 countries, supplying innovative products to the construction, aerospace, automotive, filtration and energy industries. With a more than 160-year legacy, we understand that our story continues to grow only with the right people saying, thinking, and doing the right things. Make your story our story.

Johns Manville believes diversity and inclusion in our workplace is critical for the long-term success of our company. We are committed to retaining, developing, and attracting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive work environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do for our employees, our company, and our communities.

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Johns Manville is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Keywords: Johns Manville Corp, Spartanburg , Plant Engineering & Maintenance Manager, Other , Spartanburg, South Carolina

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