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Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Maintenance Manager in Harrisonville, Missouri

At Church & Dwight, we value talented professionals with a strong desire to make a positive impact in our company. As a rapidly growing organization, we are always seeking passionate and creative individuals whose action-oriented mindset will foster continued growth throughout our leading brands.

This position has overall responsibility for all facets of the maintenance department in a lean manufacturing and distribution environment, including direct supervision of both salaried and hourly personnel. Provides technical expertise regarding maintenance, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and other technical aspects of the plant operation. Responsible for safe maintenance, repair or replacement of plant equipment and systems to ensure maximum production quality and quantity while supporting the policies, goals and objectives of the Company.


  • Responsible at all times for promoting a safety culture and awareness within area of responsibility. Support and enforce all plant safety policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner. Responsible for all job-related safety training for their work team.

  • Plans, manages and directs the efforts of the maintenance and electrical work teams to improve operational efficiency, reduce unscheduled downtime and to lower the unit cost of maintenance activity.

  • Directs the analysis of mechanical and operational issues with plant equipment, overseeing the planning and cost effective implementation of all corrective actions.

  • Coordinate staffing levels, materials, machines, methods and metrics (measurements) to ensure an effective operation. Work with operations to schedule all maintenance work with minimal downtime.

  • Champion active preventative maintenance program, service and maintain production equipment on a continuous basis. Accountable for maintaining repair parts, inventory, initiating purchase requisitions as appropriate and within budgeted parameters.

  • Train employees in safety, quality, productivity and the overall business operations as required. Foster employee culture of learning organization.

  • Ensure all employees have the resources and capabilities to effectively accomplish their job responsibilities in a safe, timely and cost effective manner.

  • Accountable for accurate and timely recording of employee attendance and E-time.

  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Incorporate principles of lean manufacturing such as 5S, key TPS elements, etc.

  • Maintain computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for tracking work orders, spare parts and maintenance history of plant equipment.

  • Represents the Company’s interest in dealing with outside contractors, vendors, etc.

  • Promote fair and consistent adherence to all local and corporate policies and procedures.

  • Foster and maintain good employee relations through all the appropriate methods of communications and positive employee relations practices.

  • Participation in employment process from the hiring stage through termination.

  • Must be willing to work any shift, including overtime and weekends as needed.

  • Regular and predictable attendance is required.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to build positive relationships at all levels of the organization.

  • Excellent communications skills – ability to communicate clearly and concisely in multiple media – verbal, written, etc.

  • Excellent organizational/time management skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include product and employee safety, OSHA standards, product quality and cost control (minimizing down time and waste while optimizing yield).

  • Ability to prioritize work assignments in a fast-paced work environment, calm under pressure and flexibility to direct work force and adapt to changing schedules as appropriate. Strong leadership abilities to direct, coach and train employees as well as plan monitor and schedule work. Ability to provide vision and leadership. Demonstrated capability to interface and maintain effective relationships with all departments and employees.

  • Strong computer skills (SAP and MS Office Suite).

  • In-depth knowledge of production operation, including equipment, materials, work flow, etc.

  • Technical knowledge including PLC/controls, hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, etc.

  • Detail oriented, logical, and methodological approach to problem solving.

  • Demonstrate ambiguity to change.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering preferred.

  • 5 - 10 years of broad-based maintenance management experience preferred.

  • Plant level experience a must.

  • Lean manufacturing experience preferred

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

• Innovation-We consistently generate new ideas, thinking outside the box while remaining strategically focused. We always think in terms of possibilities, not limitations.

• Collaboration-We rely on open and honest communication to develop productive working relationships within and across our business units and functions. The mutual respect we have for our colleagues enables us to challenge each other, leading to an even more cohesive team.

• Focus-We maintain a laser-like focus on our consumers. We will grow by leveraging consumer insights on all of our brands and will continue to be industry leaders.

• Entrepreneurialism-We pride ourselves on fostering this spirit where risk-taking and action is encouraged. We are extremely competitive externally, but not internally.