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Requisition ID:  28540

Maintenance Manager

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At Mohawk Industries, we’re committed to more – more customer solutions, more process improvements, more sustainable manufacturing and more opportunities for our team.


As a Fortune 500, global flooring leader with some of the best-known brands in the industry, Mohawk is a great place to start or develop your career with an emphasis on more of what’s important to you. Whether you want to lead more, innovate more, learn more or create more, you can find your more with Mohawk.




Directs and coordinates the work of the maintenance department including safety, quality, cost, efficiency, training, and environmental compliance.

Create a maintenance culture that drives safety

  • Foster commitment to all safety initiatives, mental models, and complies with all safety rules, procedures and programs.
  • Identify hazards, develop solutions and implements safety improvements autonomously.
  • Visibly adhere to Mohawk’s Core Values and communicate all departmental goals.
  • Segregate and prioritize safety action items above other work orders

Hire, manage, coach and develop a high performing maintenance team that meets agreed objectives, delivers best practice results, adds value and pursues continuous improvements

  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice maintenance vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance.
  • Effectively delegate any maintenance issues to be resolved on each shift and small projects to the right skills in the team, planning and managing effective works
  • Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Maintenance activities
  • Produce written reports and make presentations
  • Develop continuous training and development program to assess, identify and build correct team skillsets
  • Provide technical expertise to the team
  • Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required
  • Manage contractors on site to ensure they meet legal and company requirements
  • Institutes a fix it right the first-time mind set in the department.
  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviors expected of them
  • Review, implement and update company records e.g. training matrices, performance reviews, risk assessments
  • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems

Drive asset reliability

  • Ensure that the facilities, layout and machinery used to produce run to their maximum efficiency and output. This includes preventative and predictive maintenance, managing breakdowns of mechanical, and electrical equipment including software. This includes people management and budgetary cost reporting.
  • Schedule both internal and external work(s) maximizing planned down time and reducing unplanned downtime
  • Develop a Planned & Predictive Maintenance schedule, ensure full preventative maintenance is carried out, plan in missed maintenance activities, and lead the team to deliver effective reliability support.

Improve Production capability & capacity

  • Manage the process of the introduction of new machinery, plant and equipment from drawing up the specification, to managing suppliers through to full installation in collaboration with all relevant parties
  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organization

Minimize breakdown recovery

  • Manage the team to ensure machine availability, reactively managing dysfunctional machinery with the shift management
  • Perform root cause, KT analysis and resolve problems. Develop job plans to improve task effectiveness.
  • Deploy fast action response teams with clear guidance and direction during upset conditions
  • Track history of causes and implement knowledge share to prevent repeat occurrences

Maximize internal customer service and relationships

  • Work as part of the Management team to share ideas and improve operation, recommending, supporting and implementing continuous improvement activities and process and procedure improvements to optimize results and improve quality of delivery, in line with quality standards requirements delivery in line with company and customer requirements
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance. Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the maintenance strategy
  • Communicate with stakeholders the impact of market change and potential effects on engineering design and development. Recommend solutions without compromising quality or service while optimizing cost
  • Communicate with other departments, internal customers, suppliers and other service providers

Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere. Support encourage and develop team and take ownership for team cohesion

Maintain Budget and control conversion cost

  • Develop clear accountability for maintenance material spend combined with a strategy to manage expenditure
  • Manage the process of disposal of obsolete machinery, plant and equipment from gaining agreement to write off to physically removing it and its safe and lawful disposal
  • Prepare the annual Maintenance budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with legal standards. Manage the budget from identification to completion of projects

Deploy and optimize maintenance support systems

  • Optimize ERP/CMMS tools
  • Manage systems and equipment data storage and maintain high levels of standards and accuracy
  • Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact

Performs other related duties as required



Engineering degree preferred, relevant BS degree and or equivalent knowledge in mechanical or electrical sciences.

Extensive plant level experience with significant proven management experience

  • Understands how to execute an apprenticeship/training program with a mechanical/ electrical/ electronic discipline
  • Technical capability and understanding of mechanical, electrical, and control systems.
  • Experience of managing Profit and Loss (P&L) responsibilities for maintenance
  • Understanding of manufacturing and procurement/supply chain
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience developing and maintaining a CMMS system. SAP experience preferred, but not required.

Experience developing a maintenance planning department that extensively plans both runtime and downtime activities to include, but not limited to developing job plans, kitting parts, planning down days, and collaborating with other departments.



Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.


Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don’t Work participant.