Maintenance Manager

  • Crawfordsville, IN
  • Full-time

Company Description

Closure Systems International, Inc. (CSI) is a global leader in plastic and aluminum closure design, manufacturing and high speed capping equipment / application systems. Approximately 90+ billion closures are produced annually in CSI's 25+ manufacturing sites, strategically located in 20+ countries throughout the globe.

CSI integrates innovative closure technology, high-performance equipment and expert technical services and training support to help customers all over the world maximize their profits. These integrated closure and capping solutions deliver a total system of unsurpassed customer value and reliability. 

Job Description



-The incumbent is responsible for leading and changing the maintenance organization for the

injection and compression equipment.

-Must establish and drive systems and measurements required for the maintenance department to


-Oversee the collection of and utilization of data to analyze for improvement of MTBF and MTTR

-Responsible for supporting the entire organization in reducing scrap, solving or eliminating customer complaints, and optimizing and stabilizing the processes used in the plant

-Must use strong safety and quality orientations and methods to drive safety, quality, productivity, people improvement and results through engineering and maintenance innovation

-Set and achieve both long and short term goals and objectives for the maintenance department with the primary focus on reducing and eliminating process variation, achieving greater process stability, higher production uptime, greater machine speed, and greater autonomation.

-Drive TPM efforts to yield higher productivity and improve autonomation.

-Understand financial objectives; meet or exceed financial performance targets (i.e. scrap and downtime); participate in forecasting and financial analysis; manage capital projects including writing and completing RFAs.

-Manage and lead multiple projects that support all aspects of the manufacturing process

-Create a learning organization, providing cross-training to individuals to ensure that they stay abreast of the latest manufacturing technologies

-Suggest capital improvement projects that will improve efficiency, productivity, and capability

-Lead capital improvements while maintaining RFA budget requirements; excellent knowledge of financial and cost analysis techniques ( maintenance Area)

-Practice safe work habits while holding the department staff accountable for safety expectations proactively monitors and completes administrative tasks, such as monthly budgets, required monthly reporting, and operational excellence requirements

-Expert at troubleshooting all aspects of injection and compression molding equipment

-Provide data-driven responses to equipment issues while following through on priorities and requirements

-Proactively use data to problem-solve chronic equipment issues with injection and compression molding while utilizing sound engineering and reliability principles

-Effective managerial leadership skills and the ability to lead organizational change processes to improve worker attitudes, involvement and organizational results

-Strong working knowledge of company policies and standards in the areas of safety, personnel, quality, and manufacturing

-Highly-developed communications skills, both verbal and written

-Leverages the technical know-how of the ATB to help the plant achieve goals

-Understands and utilizes statistical process control (SPC) and quality tools (i.e. problem solving strategies, root cause analysis, TQM, ISO 9000, SOP Process, etc.) to improve processes, maximize yield, and reduce costs

-Consequence management for staff performance metrics

-Improves processes to reduce scrap and defects while improving throughput.

-Provides expert troubleshooting on process issues and determines appropriate courses of action to improve quality, cost, and maintain a safe work environment.

-Performs analyses on existing equipment using sound engineering principles and reliability-based methods to identify ways to extend equipment MTBF.

-Understands customer’s needs, the corresponding product features designed to meet those needs, and the capabilities of the process.

-Successful implementation of new products and processes.

-Training in the appropriate use of problem solving and quality tools and utilizes them to obtain cost and quality improvements.


This position reports directly to the Plant Manager. The Maintenance organization which consists of two supervisors.

Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate discipline and equivalent experience.

5-10+ years working in Engineering &/or Maintenance management in a Manufacturing Environment.

Six Sigma & FMEA training required; uses six sigma & FMEA principles on the job

Prefer experience with both compression and injection molding processes, experience with plastics technology. Experience working with critical tolerance measurements and delivering high-tolerance results in a fast paced manufacturing environment. Thorough understanding of all process and auxiliary equipment (liners, scoring, DESCO printers, laser printers, image). Experience with successfully passing third party audits such as ISO, AIB, Milk Shippers, specific customer audits. Prefer candidates with experience in Good Manufacturing Practices for the food industry as well as HACCAP.

Knowledge of Operational Excellence (OPEX) techniques and/or experience with continuous improvement techniques such as, but not limited to Process Flow Design, FMEA, Poke Yoke, Standardized Work, TPM, etc. Computer experience using Windows based software, such as Word, Excel, Visio, MS Project.

Organizational and prioritization skills.

Demonstrates strong team skills, and team leadership skills.

Training and communication skills.

Critical Thinking and Forward Thinking.

Strong results orientation.

Work Schedule: 8 hour days, with occasional after hours work.

Education/Training Requirements: See job description. May vary due to new technologies or requirements.

PPE: ANSI Z41 approved safety shoes, hearing and eye protection as appropriate for work area, gloves according to work tasks, and other PPE as assigned and required.

Tools and Equipment: Various writing utensils, radios, phone, computer, printers, fax machines, calculators, various computer software required for specific roles.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Communicate clearly in English, both verbally and written

2. Wear appropriate required safety gear

3. Attend work regularly and reliably

4. Work flexible hours as scheduled or required for specific role

5. Provide on-shift training relative to specific function

6. Conformance to company performance rules such as work instructions, working standards, policies, etc.

7. Conformance to behavioral rules, expectations, and company policies.

8. Analyze shift or plant performance data relative to functional specialty and provide the shift leader or Manager with assessments of opportunity

9. Facilitate employee adherence to requirements of your departmental specialty

10. Actively supports and participates in plant quality improvement & cost reduction programs

11. Demonstrate awareness of and compliance with all pertinent safety policies and procedures

12. Maintain a professional, clean, and organized work environment

13. Participate in work related training programs

14. Close visual acuity to perform computer tasks, read & develop spreadsheets, read financial data, etc.

15. Able to travel without assistance as required by specific role

16. Able to participate in meetings and discussions with peer group and management team, and interact with employees in multiple locations and settings

Additional Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Closure Systems International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.