Maintenance Manager

Are you interested in working for a company that fosters growth opportunities, community involvement and a team oriented atmosphere? ClarkDietrich fosters a work-life balance and offers competitive compensation and benefits. Join a team that is STRONGER THAN STEEL?, by applying to become a Maintenance Manager at our Rochelle, IL location.


The Maintenance Manager requires an individual who has demonstrated success in a fast-paced medium to heavy manufacturing environment. Responsibilities include the safe direction of a small group of mechanics that perform preventive maintenance, troubleshoot and repair, and install new equipment.

  • This is a 'hands-on' position and requires technical expertise in electricity, pneumatics, mechanical drives, and hydraulics.

  • Reports to Plant Manager.


  • Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.

  • Prepares and sets up machinery for scheduled production runs.

  • Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of packaging and production machines.

  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.

  • Comply with OSHA safety and Health rules.

  • Must be able to improve manufacturing processes and methods for cost-reduction,

  • Performs quality checks, to include: improvement and efficiency.

  • Must prepare and present plans for the above and coordinate deployment including training of team members.

  • Must be able to assist Plant Manager in improving a system of production control, standard operating procedures, safety, performs quality checks, to include: control and training.

  • Develop and maintain supply inventories of maintenance parts and machine components.

  • Coordinate contract work of outside vendors for maintenance of facility or equipment.

  • Maintain costs of maintenance labor and supplies within budget.

  • Lead or participate on committees/tams as directed by Plant manager.


  • Safe direction of a small group of mechanics that perform preventive maintenance, troubleshoot and repair, and install new equipment. Spends the majority of his/her time on the production floor.



  • Planning; an ability to think ahead and plan over a 3-6 month time span.

  • Management; the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.

  • Employee training.

  • Technical skills in manufacturing processes and methods including flow, layout, assembly and production equipment.

  • Product development.

  • Performs quality checks, to include: orientation and attention to detail.

  • Problem analysis and problem resolution.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • High performance teams and a strong team player.


  • Lifting up to 50 lbs- Occasionally

  • Standing- 4 or more hours per day

  • Walking off and on- 4-6 hours per day

  • Body Positions- Squatting, bending, flexing and extending both arms

  • Grasping- Both hands, occasionally

  • Sitting- Occasionally

  • Pushing Effort- Occasionally

  • Pulling- Occasionally

  • Climbing-Occasionally

  • Climb up and down stairs- Occasionally


  • Full benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts and Life Insurance)

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Annual Incentive

  • Paid Time Off

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Community Service Day


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