1+ months

Maintenance Manager - VA Plant

Altavista, VA

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for planning & execution of all equipment preventive and predictive maintenance for the Columbus Plant. The person must be a highly motivated, energetic, experienced professional with a background in Engineering and or Maintenance Fields.

This manager will help drive the adherence of the CMMS System for the Columbus Plant and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Maintenance workload and execution tasks.  The overall budget for this position is $12MM to $16MM annually. This position will work closely with the Engineering teams to identify asset care and reliability improvements to equipment as well as the identification of CAPEX baseline reinvestment strategies. With a heavy focus on customer service (Operations, Facilities and Engineering) the Maintenance Manager will lead by example and instill the right behaviors across a 24/7 team of 50-60 headcount including Maintenance Front Line Leaders, Planners & Schedulers and Multi- Craft technicians with proficient skills in Electrical, Mechanical, Controls and Instrumentation fields.

Maintenance Manager Core Job Responsibilities

Running the Maintenance Business:

  • Responsible for the integrity of the CMMS System (Maximo)
  • Maintaining the Reliability Engineering Program with the right staff and skillset required to support the Asset Care Program Develop the strategies to improve equipment uptime and availability
  • Developing and maintaining the Asset Management Program for the Plant Manage the continual optimization of the asset care program through condition monitoring and Preventive Maintenance
  • Ability to monitor, track and report Maintenance Performance across the business
  • Promote a positive culture that focuses on continuous improvement & operational excellence Lead the MEX Work Stream for the Site and integrate to the Plant’s MOS Actively support & attend the MOS meetings such as Tier Meetings, IR, PRB, OPEX, Supply Review & Quality Management Review Actively attend Department Meetings (Weekly Staff, Tier Reviews)
  • Drive to ensure successful root cause of asset driven events and follow through robust corrective and preventive action plans to prevent reoccurrence
  • Manage the Planning & Execution of the Annual Plant Shutdown from an asset management perspective Demonstrate Abbott’s Leadership Competencies (Anticipate, Innovate, Deliver Results, Build, Set Vision & Strategy). Assist your manager in the development of strategic and tactical goal development for the department and teams that align with Site Strategy Map and goals

    Financial/Business Responsibility:

    • Ensure and monitor adherence to the Maintenance Budget Plan
    • Responsible for submitting financial LBE’s to the site as per the fiscal financial calendar
    • Track and trend maintenance budget adherence to ensure healthy financials to properly maintain equipment site wide
    • Developing and submitting annual Maintenance Budget Own efforts required to assist in development of budget and deliver to all financial performance metrics and achieve the Profit & Loss (P&L).
    • Continuous drive to identify and execute cost improvement projects that match product cost glide path strategies
    • Allocate the appropriate maintenance spending to each area of the organization based on facts and data considering failure frequency, risk of failure, reliability factors, age and obsolescence of assets and parts Integration of the maintenance functions to the Plant Capital Planning Process


      • Ensure compliance with all HR policies and procedures Leading and managing the Maintenance FLL workload
      • Ensuring the right staffing and skillset to match business needs
      • Coach and direct individuals and teams in delivering all related performance improvements. 
      • Drive accountability and empowerment to the individual, team and department level to meet business  deliverables
      • Maintaining the Reliability Engineering Program with the right staff and skillset required to support Plant Operations Continually identify, develop and promote talent across the maintenance organization
      • Ensure the right staffing & support to Plant Operations 24x7 Provide regular performance reviews to direct reports as per Human Resources guidelines
      • Reward & recognize talent and behaviors on a regular basis Oversee the Training Strategy & Implementation for the various functions within Maintenance


        Bachelor's Degree - Engineering or Technical field 7-10 years’ experience
        Job Family: Facilities & Maintenance
        Division: CHR Corporate Human Resources
        Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
        Medical Surveillance: No
        Significant Work Activities: Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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