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Newell Brands Manager, Maintenance in Erlanger, Kentucky

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The United States Playing Card Company is the leader in the production and distribution of premier brands of playing cards, including BICYCLE®, BEE®, AVIATOR® and HOYLE® playing cards. BICYCLE® has been the best selling playing card brand in the world for more than 100 years. The company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio since its founding in 1867, manufactures, markets and distributes playing cards, children's card games, collectible tins, puzzles and card accessories. BICYCLE®, BEE®, AVIATOR® and HOYLE® are registered trademarks of The United States Playing Card Company.We offer a competitive total compensation, health and wellness package and an engaging work environment where employees are rewarded and recognized for their individual and team contributions.


Job Summary:Under the guidance of the Director, Operations, Planning and Supply Chain, the Maintenance Manager oversees all aspects of Maintenance to ensuring the highest standards of safety and quality at the lowest reasonable cost by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

Essential Functions:

  • Defines responsibilities and establishes effective standards of performance of all department personnel (supervisors, indirect and direct headcount).Appraises team member performance and provides regular performance feedback.Ensures any subordinate do the same.

  • Manages and accepts responsibility on a daily basis for all assigned personnel

  • Conducts regular department meetings to ensure effective communication of company and department vision, goals, priorities and objectives

  • Fosters healthy team environment including employee accountability and outstanding team performance.Develops team leaders on each shift.

  • Works closely with Operations to coordinate on-time delivery of 1st quality product.Puts team goals first and works to tear down boundaries.

  • Recommends hiring, promotions, terminations, wage and salary adjustments.Establishes and directs training and development program for Maintenance Department.

  • Develops Maintenance Department objectives, policies, plans and programs.

  • Establishes key operating metrics for department.Reviews operating performance, defines and manages toward goals.

  • Prepares and administers departmental budget; ensures adherence to budgeted goals and is prepared to explain variances to budget, recommend and implement suitable cost reduction projects

  • Develops and implements processing methods designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality

  • Initiates continuous improvement projects and confers with others to improve plant performance against corporate goals.

  • Keeps abreast of new developments and technologies in paper processing, printing, packaging, and facilities management.

  • Assists in the development of specifications and process capability of new equipment purchases.

  • Participates in the Capital budgeting process and projects, helping to ensure projects are on time, to budget and achieve project objectives.

  • Ensure proper maintenance on existing equipment by leading the development and implementation of appropriate preventative and predictive maintenance plans.

  • Determine staffing requirements and re-deploy resources as needed to address any shifting manning needs or changes in priorities and scheduling

  • Participates in plant safety and loss prevention efforts. Ensures team member compliance to all safety and environmental regulations.

  • Institute and maintain good housekeeping standards in accordance with a sustained 5S program


Job Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of maintenance supervisory experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university

  • Strong technical background – preferably in Engineering.

  • Strong background in use of Quality tools -- Six Sigma, process control, FMEA

  • Experience implementing Lean Manufacturing philosophies, e.g. Quick Changeover (SMED), TPM, Visual workplace (5S), pull manufacturing, continuous improvement mentality

  • Experience implementing Preventative and Predictive Maintenance programs along with practical use of CMMS type systems.

  • Team-oriented management style with demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills

  • Good planning and problem solving skills with proven track record in achieving results through teamwork.

  • Word, Excel spreadsheet proficiency

  • Ability to communicate and work well with people from all levels of the organization; instruct and direct in a firm, fair and consistent manner

  • Ability to interpret instructions and guidance from executive management; make thoughtful decisions and gain further data and guidance as necessary

  • Proven track record in implementing significant change.

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