Kelly Services Maintenance Manager in East Hartford, Connecticut


We currently have a great and rewarding opportunity for a Maintenance Manager for one of our great clients at their East Hartford, CT facility. The Maintenance Manager will be responsible for the management of the maintenance at mill with focus on predictive/preventive maintenance and machine reliability. May also be responsible for engineering function at some locations. lead and/or support projects for manufacturing improvements, facility improvements, and manufacturing support of new product development. Assignments will include but are not limited to all new machinery/automation, preventative maintenance improvements, major facility improvements, plant layouts, machinery modification, process improvements, and some troubleshooting. Must be an independent person that can assertively lead change management and is diverse in abilities.


  • Manages site maintenance group.

  • Provides positive role model for all mill personnel in the area of safety, quality and productivity.

  • Provides guidance, instruction and mentoring for the maintenance staff.

  • Provides periodic feedback to employees in the areas of job knowledge, performance and development. Provides training where needed to improve employee skill sets critical to the success of the business.

  • Manages employee overtime and equipment reliability to achieve lowest maintenance costs for the mill.

  • Responsible for resolving maintenance employee relations issues.

  • Directs maintenance prioritization, planning and execution for the site.

  • Prepares facility maintenance and engineering budgets, capital budget process for plant equipment and allocation of major construction and maintenance projects between contractors and maintenance.

  • Manages maintenance planner in scheduling of work, developing and setting objectives, monitoring of progress, and the evaluation of results.

  • Analyses problems and/or trends in mill maintenance and recommends appropriate resolutions to minimize production downtime for all areas of the mill.

  • Staffs and directs staff activities to provide quality, cost-effective support for all electrical, mechanical, information, and process control systems while assuring compliance with Sarbanes Oxley.

  • Evaluates major sources of machine downtime and creates action plans to improve machine efficiency and reliability.

  • Communicates with the operating departments to maintain system awareness and identify opportunities and provide technical expertise for optimization of the process control systems.

  • Coordinates corporate technology strategies with the information systems shared services group.

  • Optimizes mill energy usage.

  • Manages the mill capital and major project activities, including coordinating outside contractors, budgets, and milestones.

  • Furnishes physical input for the accurate accounting of capital assets and administers loss protection and control procedures.

  • Plans scheduled downtimes, shutdowns and capital projects.

  • Manages the execution of major construction and maintenance projects.

  • Leads the safety effort for the maintenance staff.

  • Identifies safety issues that may arise due to equipment modification.

  • Maintains a clean and orderly environment conducive to safe work habits, encourages employee accountability.

  • Ensures the mill is compliant with local state and federal rules in the area of maintenance equipment


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field preferred.

  • Minimum ten years’ experience in paper mill maintenance, engineering, project management and/or production management required.

  • Functional understanding of predictive and preventive maintenance programs, work order systems and world-class maintenance systems is desired.

  • Previous experience using a Computer Maintenance Management system preferred (e.g. JD Edwards).

  • Must possess analytical troubleshooting skills.

  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Continuous improvement/lean manufacturing experience preferred.

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook

  • Demonstrated ability to foster Continuous Improvement.

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