Maintenance & Reliability Manager

Job location:
Lompoc, California, USA
Created moment:
May 3, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08227

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water 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 & Reliability Manager

Job Summary

Job Title: Maintenance Reliability Manager


  • Serve as technical expert for all maintenance areas, providing analysis, recommendations, and oversight of initiatives targeting safety, compliance, production, equipment availability, and budget.

  • Lead maintenance team in applying best practices to maximize equipment reliability and resource availability.

  • Institutionalize organized maintenance processes by driving planning, scheduling, and work execution.

  • Benchmark and perform gap analysis of procedures, practices, and performance measures.

  • Lead improvement initiatives identified through root cause analysis, compliance needs, growth, or cost reduction.

  • Develop departmental planning, budgeting, staffing, and vendor/contractor management.

  • Ensure maintenance objectives are completed on time and within budget.

  • Establish preventive, predictive maintenance tasks and work schedules.

  • Conduct root cause failure analysis and initiate corrective actions.

  • Optimize spare parts and equipment historical data management.

  • Develop equipment integrity plan aligning strategic planning, shutdowns, and maintenance activities.

Other Duties:

  • Manage maintenance projects from concept to implementation.

  • Mentor and develop subordinates for succession planning.

  • Conduct cost/benefit analysis and present project justifications.

  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary teams and communicate with stakeholders.

  • Identify and manage maintenance constraints and opportunities.


  • Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.

  • Experience in maintenance management, work management, and reliability programs.

  • 7+ years in heavy industrial environment.

  • 5+ years supervising personnel, preferably in a union environment.

Work Environment:

  • Frequent walking, standing, sitting, exposure to manufacturing conditions.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs.

  • 60% office, 40% plant environment. On-site position.

If you're an experienced maintenance professional with a proven track record in driving operational excellence through effective maintenance management and reliability engineering, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

California Salary Range: $135,000 USD - $160,000 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. In addition, Imerys provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, 401K match savings plan, and holidays.

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.