Maintenance Manager

Job Locations US-MO-North Kansas City
Job ID
# of Openings
Salaried Full-Time
Work Location
On Site

About Us



Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 

Job Description


The Maintenance Manager is responsible for preventive maintenance strategies, continual improvement, and the safe and efficient operation of the plant and equipment. SAP Maintenance will be utilized to coordinate and evaluate work, department capacity, and performance. The Maintenance Manager will troubleshoot, provide process and equipment improvement recommendations and technical performance reviews of plant equipmentThe Maintenance Manager will work in tandem with the Parts Department to determine the critical nature of individual parts for the purpose of balancing maintenance needs and parts inventory levels. 


  • Promote, schedule, perform, and manage predictive/preventive/corrective maintenance to ensure equipment and machinery are functioning to full capacity, monitor facilities maintenance efficiency with focus on preventive maintenance. 
  • Promote and utilize SAP Maintenance to coordinate and evaluate work, department capacity, and performance. 
  • Report department performance on a daily, monthly, and annual basis.  
  • Design, deliver and own an end‐to‐end Maintenance KPI dashboard that facilitate strategic business decisions. 
  • Manage department and individual overtime to specific goals. 
  • Organize workflow and communicate duties and delegate tasks to employees. 
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized office area. 
  • Share maintenance-related best practices across all maintenance personnel via leadership, training, huddles, etc. 
  • Identify projects/operational improvements, forecast performance levels, budget, and cost benefit analysis. 
  • Monitor plant/equipment trends, recommend ways to reduce technical stoppages in equipment or areas of common occurrence (priority given to areas of highest incidence or impact).  
  • Complete systematic review of all critical equipment/processes where failure can have an unacceptable impact. 
  • Coordinate with other departments on major projects to determine effective timelines for repairs and installations. 
  • Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other team members and departments, encourage close teamwork between all functions (Engineering, Production, Quality Management, Parts, etc.)  
  • Collaborate/work with Parts Department to determine the critical nature of individual parts, balancing maintenance needs and parts inventory levels, ensuring procurement of time‐sensitive replacement parts during equipment‐down situations.  
  • Oversee Maintenance Planner in scheduling outside services for certain repairs, inspections, applications, and tests when required.    
  • Oversee Maintenance Planner in the implementation of all repairs/modifications resulting from inspections, assessments, plant audits, and notifications are executed on time and offer a high-quality workmanship. 
  • Attend and contribute to all scheduled safety, department, and company meetings as required.  
  • Attend, contribute, and recommend improvements to equipment design, project meetings, and operational practices. 
  • Maintain service cycle records/other maintenance activities for major equipment:  repair costs, downtime, parts, etc.   
  • Maintain current list of assetsUpdating/adding new assets as obtainedNotify management of obsolete equipment. 
  • Assist facility management with expense and capital expenditure planning. 
  • Set goals for performance and deadlines in ways that comply with company’s plans and vision. 
  • Monitor employee productivity and provide constructive feedback and coaching. 
  • Create and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers.    
  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and management in a diverse work environment. 
  • Maintain professionalism, good attitude, and appropriate behavior. 
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, leadership, organizational skills, and the ability to work independently. 
  • Work with Safety Coordinator in ISO/5S/Lean manufacturing initiatives. 
  • Follow and enforce company safety policies and safe work practices at all times to ensure safety of self and others. 
  • Demonstrate “hands on” working approach in a fast-paced environment and work well under pressure, and to be a self-starter with the capability of making on the spot decisions while including appropriate people in decision-making process. 
  • Any other duties needed to help drive to our Vision, fulfill our Mission, and abide by our Organization’s Values. 
  • Developing the skills and leadership competencies of staff, and by creating a working environment that fosters motivation. 


  • Knowledge and use of safety and PPE = Personal Protective Equipment required in all positions and of everyone working on and in the facility 
  • Use of other tools and equipment may be required. 
  • Facility is a multiple shift operation and requires the ability to work flexible and/or extended hours/weekends as business demands, overtime and on‐call may be required, as well as occasional overnight travel. 
  • Time may be split between plant facility and office environment. 
  • Working in a facility within OSHA guidelines. 
  • Maintain consistent and regular attendance and punctuality. 
  • The work is in a manufacturing environment and will be inside and outside and may be exposed to several elements (i.e., moving mechanical parts, dust, noise, extreme cold and heat) and variety of working environments.  


  • Ability to read, interpret and use micrometers, pi tape, level, feeler gauges and tape measure and other hand tools. 
  • Working knowledge of equipment operation – ie. overhead crane, ground-operated equipment, and machinery. 
  • Knowledge of SAP software and demonstrated computer use and knowledge of various software. 
  • Possess specific fundamental knowledge of bearings, hydraulics/pneumatics, lubrication, fluid pumping systems, heat transfer, welding principles, rigging, overhead cranes. 
  • Maintains confidentiality and instills trust. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. 
  • Problem Solving - Ability to solve operational problems, troubleshoot and review information to come up with an effective business solution to problems.  
  • Pursue training and development opportunities for self and team to continuously build knowledge and skills. 
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, fosters open communication, listens to others without interrupting. 
  • Communicate organizational messages to team and have a continuous improvement state of mind in a rapidly changing environment. 
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results. 
  • Ability to maintain and document quality records. 
  • Continuous improvement / quality management 
  • Bachelor’s degree in operations management, industrial engineering, or related discipline. 
  • Previous experience within a maintenance shop 
  • Organized, accurate, detail‐oriented, and excellent observational skills. 
  • Safety Orientation 
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Drive for results 
  • Creativity 
  • Influence 


  • In‐depth understanding of SPS policies and procedures 
  • 3+ years working with MRO (Maintenance Repair Operations) or supervisory experience in manufacturing environment. 

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting, and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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