Job Description



This position leads a team of Mechanical, Electrical, and Controls staff to ensure the safe and efficient production of quality tile. Must comply with all safety policies and procedures including environmental. The ability to effectively resolve complex manufacturing problems and introduce innovative solutions. Utilize Continuous Improvement principles to streamline and improve manufacturing processes. Execute under the company principles; Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, and Endurance to implement capital projects that will support the strategic company goals.    


Comply with Westlake Safety Policies and Procedures  

Regular attendance, timeliness and scheduling flexibility 

Oversees and directs all maintenance related functions to ensure plant operations can maintain safety compliance.

Managing safety incidents to ensure protocol is followed and maintained.

Utilize problem solving techniques to resolve complex manufacturing problems.

Work with cross functional teams to correct manufacturing issues. 

Responsible for plant safety compliance, environmental, including air pollution, health department regulations and OSHA requirements. 

Communicate and enforce company policies to employees.

Inspect, monitor, and control the quality of workmanship and completed tasks to ensure it meets company standards. 

Implement and maintain plant preventive maintenance program.

Maintain monthly parts and supply budget in excess $60K and labor costs. 

Fully proficient with all machinery.

Utilizes manufacturing Lean principles to minimize operating costs by efficiently maintaining spare part levels. 

Proficient knowledge and understanding of all quality assurance procedures and requirements. 

Implement changes in working conditions to improve the effectiveness of efficiency.

Responsible for maintenance department housekeeping ensuring a safe work environment. 

Drive Continuous Improvement by executing Gemba Walks and holding 5S events. 

Read and write mechanical drawings. 

Utilize project management software. 

Responsible for administration of discipline and attendance policies per Westlake Policies. 

Lead daily maintenance team meetings.

Assists and develops maintenance staffing as needed and directed. 

Actively participate and execute as needed in weekly staff meetings.  

Communicate with all aspects of the operations, from CEO to plant personnel.

Maintain contractor compliance.

Sustain plant facilities. 

Maintain Engineering standards in accordance with the latest industry and legal requirements for plant operations and capital projects. 

Develop innovative solutions to drive energy costs down.  

Maintain a fleet of mobile equipment that include: Electric Pallet Jacks, Sit down forklifts, Sweeper, and Front End Loader. 

Issuing work permits for nonstandard work. 

All other assigned duties by Plant Manager. 


Possess core values: Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, and Endurance 

Excellent leadership, interpersonal and organization skills 

Total Productive Maintenance 

Computer literate with strong knowledge of Microsoft Office 

CAD and SAP enterprise software desired 

Excellent communication skills, written and verbal 

Previous management and supervisory experience required. 

Ability to manage capital projects from inception to completion 

Ability to implement changes 

Fix Preventative Maintenance experience desired  

Inventory and related budget experience  

Mechanically inclined 

OSHA safety requirements 

Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma experience desired  

Knowledge of regulatory or environmental requirements  


Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent experience. 

Mechanical and/or Electrical knowledge and experience

Precast concrete industry desired 

Automated material handling system desired  

At least 8+ years of maintenance experience preferred 


The employee should possess the ability to: 

Be exposed to sounds or noise levels that may be uncomfortable 

Withstand exposure to temperature extremes inside or out  

Prolong standing or in stationary position  

Complete repetitive movements 

Bend and/or twist  

Lift/move/transport items up to 50 pounds 

Ability to move or traverse about the facilities 

Ability to work around dust, chemicals, and other substances, and in various environmental conditions 

Wear all required personal protective equipment (hearing, vision and hardhat protection) 

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities or may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship. 

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