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Maintenance Manager - Corrugated Packaging
at DS Smith, North America Packaging and Paper Division, United States
Columbia, SC

Maintenance Manager - Corrugated Packaging
at DS Smith, North America Packaging and Paper Division, United States
Columbia, SC

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Job Description


Role Overview:

Manage, develop & lead the Maintenance department, monitor budget and KPIs, ensure good maintenance practices and worker safety is adhered to and approve all maintenance-related purchases.


Areas of Responsibility:

  • Ensure implementation and adherence to best practices for preserving asset functionality, reliability and integrity

  • Develop and implement standards and process to improve safety, quality and productivity

  • Ensure all members of the department are trained, developed and able to perform their tasks safely in a timely manner

  • Responsible for managing the maintenance budget, improving effectiveness of the maintenance department and for overall efficiency of the site’s assets

  • Manage and improving KPI’s. (Unplanned technical downtime, Mean Time To Repair (MTTR), Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), Maintenance cost per MSF, etc.)

  • Collaborate with Corrugator & Converting Managers to create systems & plans to ensure that the proper machine care, calibrations, and crew care are followed

  • Support major initiatives aiming at process improvement, raw material utilization and loss eliminations. (PACE, Waste & Asset efficiency)

  • Ensure operational efficiency of the equipment through the development of an effective TPM, PM & condition-based monitoring programs. Empower our crews to maintain their equipment effectively.

  • Support the roll out of MVP Plant computerized maintenance system

  • Develop the ‘Reliability Engineer’ function responsible for using analytical and KPI reports for analyzing failures and adjusting maintenance schedules with the purpose of improving reliability.

  • Support the development of CAPEX’s for Capital projects thru collaboration with the local management team.

The candidate:


Education & Certifications

  • Technical degree (preferable a BS in engineering, technology, process) or equivalent experience.

Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum 5 years in a position in a corrugated manufacturing environment (Engineering)

  • Ability to work in/with/between various cultures

  • Experienced in project management, project management skills

  • Good communication skills, able to work in a systematic way.

  • Works collaboratively with others. Inspires to a common purpose.

  • Strong leadership and coaching skills with the proven ability to set a vision, manage change, strategically plan for continuous improvement and the ability to influence people at all levels within the organisation



  • Reliability, commitment, customer and success orientation

  • High commitment and willingness to take on responsibility

Company Description

DS Smith is a global leading packaging company of customer-specific packaging with emphasis on state-of-the art packaging design and local service close to customer facilities. With a product portfolio that includes transit packaging, consumer packaging, displays and promotional packaging, customized protective packaging and industrial packaging, DS Smith answers to each market requirement.

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