Maintenance Manager

Job location:
Langley, South Carolina, USA
Created moment:
March 11, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05562

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Maintenance Manager

Job Summary

Based at our site in Langley, SC, Imerys is hiring for a Maintenance Manager.

Job Summary
The Maintenance Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the plant maintenance programs. This includes but is not limited to the planning of work for the Maintenance group, coordinating of breakdown repairs, as well as, development and implementation of the preventive maintenance program. This should include analyzing inspection data and required repairs in order to determine the economics of replacements or repairs.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Act as a champion for safety for the site.  Lead safety sessions with the workforce.  Ensure compliance with health, safety and environmental standards.

  • Respond to safety and environmental hazards to eliminate them and maintain compliance with all regulatory agencies.

  • Ensure equipment/facility maintenance is planned, scheduled, and performed in a cost effective manner and in compliance with maintenance standards.

  • Manage maintenance and contractor spending in accordance with the plant budget.

  • Ensure parts and appropriate tools are available to perform maintenance work.

  • Gather, analyze and interpret data from reliability centered maintenance tools (oil analysis, vibration monitoring, alignment, thermography, etc.)

  • Manage Asset Lists, PM compliance and regulatory schedule via Tabware CMMS

  • Assist production personnel with identifying system/equipment issues and solutions (trouble-shooting).

  • Supervise implementation of process equipment improvements, work practices and equipment changes which improve productivity and/or enhance equipment availability.

  • Recommend and implement changes to component specifications (materials, tolerances, speed, etc.) 

  • Maintain and advise on use and disposition of stock items, rental equipment, etc.

  • Schedule weekly/daily maintenance activities for contractors and maintenance employees

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


  • Successful US-based candidates must be fully Covid-19 vaccinated before the employment start date unless exempted by applicable law.

  • Electrical experience in an Industrial environment, preferred

  • Associates or Bachelors degree in Industrial Maintenance Technology or Engineering preferred

  • Five (5+) years of experience supervising/managing industrial maintenance is preferred

  • Proven maintenance leader with demonstrated experience leading & developing teams 

  • MSHA awareness a plus 

  • Experience with milling, drying and material handling equipment

  • Experience managing maintenance programs via a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and trouble-shooting skills

  • Knowledge of plant production processes.

  • Knowledge of mechanical maintenance processes including preventive/predictive maintenance procedure with understanding  of process control concepts and broad range of equipment types (mills, dryers, blowers, conveyors, dust collectors, packaging equipment, etc.)

  • Experience with G-Suite applications preferred.

  • Understanding of mass balances and flow sheets

  • Internal customer focused and proven team member.

  • Ability to work independently and with various levels of personnel.

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing / Continuous Improvement preferred

Work Environment

  • Plant environment with exposure to varying temperature/humidity and chemicals and process equipment:  Office environment–sitting, desk work - 40%; process environment - standing, walking, observing, trouble-shooting – 60%.

  • Lifting up to 50 lbs. - Infrequent

  • Communicating  - verbally/written required – Listening

  • Duration of work week – typically Mon-Fri; plant and process support to 24/7 operation and must be available for on-call coverage during off hours/weekends/holidays

  • Travel – infrequently

  • Valid driver license required

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.