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Do you have 5+ years experience working as a Maintenance or Facilities Manager in a manufacturing environment?
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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Tool tracking systems, preventative maintenance enhancements and developing employees
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Maintenance Manager
IN - Bristol

Opportunity Snapshot
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Leverage Your Outstanding Leadership Skills to Develop a Strong Team at a High-Growth Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer 

If you combine proven success in a maintenance management role, including facilities maintenance and electromechanical equipment expertise, with skill in leading and developing team members, the role of Maintenance Manager with Utilimaster offers you several compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Play a key role in a fast-growing facility and company -- the Bristol plant has quadrupled the size of the team over the past five years, and we're continuing to grow.
  • Lead, coach and develop a team of direct and indirect reports as they support a large plant (we have 1300+ people and growing) and nearby warehouse facility. The team is stable and has a mix of newer, mid, and long-term employees.
  • Enjoy visibility and the chance to make a strong impact in a variety of areas from supporting lean initiatives to developing and enhancing processes to new equipment installations and more. 
  • Serve as a core member of a strong and collaborative team of Operations leaders. Together we've created a great environment and cohesive plant culture.
  • Showcase your potential to advance -- we are proactive about succession planning and hire with an eye to the future. In fact, this role is open because the incumbent took on a new opportunity within the company.
  • Support outstanding products in a stable and growing automotive company. Our commercial trucks are continually in high demand.
Utilimaster moves ahead of the competition when commercial trucks and upfit services require precision, planning, peerless people, and the perfect vehicle. Our vehicles deliver for well-respected global brands in the package delivery, ecommerce, food and beverage, linen and laundry, grocery and pharmaceutical markets. Utilimaster is a top-tier go-to-market brand of The Shyft Group (NASDAQ: SHYF), North America’s leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and upfit for the commercial, retail, and service specialty vehicle markets. The Shyft Group rebranded in 2020 to reflect a new focus on high-growth end markets to help ensure long-term profitable growth.
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Impact Maintenance Operations in a Key Leadership Role at a Rapidly Growing Facility

The Requirements
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer. In addition, to be a good fit for the Maintenance Manager opportunity, you will have:
  • 5-10 years of experience in a maintenance management role in a manufacturing environment  Quick question for you - click here
  • A bachelor's degree in a related discipline preferred
  • Strong knowledge of engineering concepts, including electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems
  • Experience in planning maintenance operations
  • Excellent leadership and management skills including the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with staff members
  • Outstanding organizational skills; ability to keep track of and report on activity
  • High level of computer proficiency with skill in MS Outlook and Excel (formulas, pivot tables reporting, etc.); CAD experience highly preferred; a background in maintenance and tool tracking systems preferred  Quick question for you - click here
  • Proven competency in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to be on call 24/7
  • A background in continuous improvement in relation to daily management, standard work, and achieving strong results with uptime, productivity, budget, and cost-savings is preferred
  • Experience in an automotive manufacturing environment is a plus
As an essential business, we have strong protocols in place protecting our employees and safeguarding their health, across all of our plant operations. You will work the first shift with the ability to flex your hours to meet the demands of your role. 
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you would like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Reporting to the Plant Manager, as Maintenance Manager, you will lead and develop a team responsible for the installation, repair and maintenance of manual and light automation equipment and for the plant and warehouse facilities. The team includes two supervisors reporting directly to you and covering the 1st and 3rd production shifts (the 2nd shift is currently FAB only), and a team of indirect reports including technicians and custodial personnel. The plant runs 24/5 and is continuing to grow and evolve. 

You will primarily work days, but will flex your hours as necessary to be a visible presence and resource to team members on multiple shifts. Your primary responsibilities will include:
  • Allocating workload and supervising upkeep staff (custodians)
  • Managing relationships with contractors and service providers
  • Monitoring equipment spare parts inventory and place orders when necessary
  • Monitoring all facilities' systems to ensure functionality
  • Generating and owning the annual maintenance budget
    Generating and providing structured advanced training for all maintenance personnel
  • Receiving and reviewing requests for maintenance and prioritizing maintenance activities based on urgency and availability of resources
  • Continuously monitoring our production processes to improve mechanical and electrical reliability
  • Planning and overseeing all repair and installation activities
  • Maintaining maintenance logs and reporting on daily activities
  • Ensuring that designated buildings, plant and facilities are fit for purpose; providing proactive support/solutions when required
  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of process improvements, whether they be achieved through machine settings, machine improvements, process improvements, or people development
  • Recommending and developing capital equipment projects to adding capacity in this area or improving the operation
  • Coordinating with vendors; managing the work of technical maintenance staff, contractors and/or subcontractors
  • Overseeing maintenance improvement projects
  • Maintaining records and documentation related to equipment and manpower usage
  • Performing any activity necessary for the company to meet the needs of its customers
Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Pictured: Utilimaster's success depends on the hard work and craftsmanship of our many talented employees.
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Why Join Us
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Professional development
Once you have proven yourself in this role, you could pursue advancement in Operations or in other areas, here in Bristol or at other plants. The company believes that leaders should always be grooming their own replacement, and we'll look to you to learn and advance your skills, and to work to the top of your potential.

Stability and growth
The Shyft Group is financially sound and will continue to be an aggressive market disrupter through strategic acquisitions, relevant product innovations, and aggressive growth models that serve strong and growing end markets. Be assured, our accelerated growth trajectory will create opportunities for strong performers.

Focused transformation
Utilimaster, alongside The Shyft Group’s family of well-respected brands, continues to be a leader in every segment in which they compete. The Shyft name represents speed, efficiency, agility, and a high-intensity approach, which corresponds with the company’s pivot in market focus and the forward momentum garnered in the work truck, specialty service, and delivery vehicle markets.

Driven to deliver
Ever evolving and advancing, The Shyft Group is driven to make an impactful difference in how effectively goods, people, and services are delivered in today's and tomorrow's marketplace. Through our unmatched industry knowledge, engineering expertise, and manufacturing reach, we continue to deliver job-enhancing, efficiency-driving, ever-reliable products and services made for the road ahead.

Excellent compensation
In addition to competitive compensation, we offer medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance plans; a health savings account; a flexible savings account; wellness credits; a wellness program; a 401(k) plan with a corporate match; an employee stock purchase program and more.
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The Road to Success
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This is a role for a problem-solver and solutions-oriented leader who is process driven and interested in simple and sustainable solutions. Someone who cannot only identify problems but sees the fix and ensures a "lessons learned" approach to long-range solutions that help make operations easier. 

To excel in this role, you will add process where it is lacking, develop your team and help us take the operations to the next level. For example, early on, you may enhance the preventative maintenance plan and build best practices, implement a tool tracking system, and oversee key projects, such as new equipment installation.  Quick question for you - click here

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Maintenance Manager, you will:
  • Work effectively cross-functionally, engaging associates and bringing a sense of urgency to problem solving
  • Take an innovative approach to help create systems, processes, and best practices
  • Be versatile and flexible, and able to pivot quickly to meet changing priorities
  • Achieve goals independently but also promote teamwork
  • Bring a positive approach to coaching and mentoring along with a commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Work as a cohesive member of the leadership team, promoting our culture and team-oriented environment
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Utilimaster is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at laura.eaton@theshyftgroup.com.