Maintenance Manager at Ashland, LLC

  • Construction/Facilities Jobs, Maintenance Manager Jobs
  • Permanent Employment
  • 3 weeks ago
  • New Jersey, America
  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job experience 10+ Years

Job Description

Maintenance Manager at Ashland, LLC

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious? Are you always solving? Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.

Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Manager to join our Pharmachem Laboratories LLC business at our Kearny, New Jersey. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Operations function. This position will report to Process Engineer.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Leads and directs maintenance staff in completion of repairs at Kearny (factory & warehouse) and Totowa locations (all in NJ)

  • Organizes and validates preventative maintenance; identifies and implements improvements in maintenance program

  • Engages and interacts with local officials as needed (boiler, fire, discharge inspections)

  • Ownership of maintenance budget (spare parts, tools, and equipment)

  • On-boards, supervises, and approves work of maintenance contractors; ensures contractors follows site specific safety guidelines

  • Responsible for facilities maintenance and repair

  • Writes and reviews maintenance work instructions

  • Partners with engineering in the planning, procurement, and execution of capital projects

  • Enforces stop work authority when any employee is performing an unsafe act or working without taking prescribed safety precautions

  • Strictly adheres to quality & food safety requirements, returns equipment to operation only after quality & food safety inspection is complete

  • Participates in root cause analysis

  • Owns technical downtime metric and shares in all plant performance metrics

  • Participates and leads continuous improvement objectives

  • maintain a clean (5S) shop

  • Keeps updated services records for all equipment (including maintenance equipment)


In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • 10 years or more experience managing a maintenance team

  • Experience with spray dryers, mills, and ribbon blenders

  • Track record of high safety performance

  • Experience operating in GMP conditions

  • Urgency to resolve breakdowns

  • Experience with MS Outlook, MS Word

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • Experience with CMMS (ideally Maximo)

  • Experience operating in FSSC22K, ISO, NSF certified facilities

  • Familiarity with Excel

Third party recruiters and agencies (“Agency”) should not contact employees of Ashland or its subsidiaries directly. Any resumes sent by an Agency to a hiring manager, recruiter or submitted to Ashland’s career portal are considered unsolicited and property of Ashland. Ashland will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume, unless the Agency has a signed contract with Ashland’s Human Resources/Procurement department in advance of submitting a candidate for consideration. Verbal and written approvals will not be considered a valid contract for service.

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland LLC. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit to see the innovations we offer.


At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.


Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.


Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.

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