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Area Maintenance Manager, Recycling Elkridge

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WM Elkridge MD United States

3 months ago

Job Description

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status...

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

About The Job

In partnership with Field, Corp and Area leadership, responsible for delivering industry leading maintenance performance and asset utilization. Responsible for delivering excellence in cost, plant and vehicle availability, asset utilization, shop productivity management & performance improvements and maintenance compliance. Works with Field, Corp and Area Leadership to implement WM Recycling Maintenance strategy, WM standard processes and best-in-class supplier relationships. Position will require travel between sites. Position can sit at the Elkridge MD location or our Sterling VA location

What You'll Be Doing

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

Maintenance Operations Performance
• Responsible for delivering maintenance performance that meets or exceeds the needs of the business.
• Responsible for developing and delivering high performance maintenance operations through implementation of WM standards, Plant Maintenance Manager and Technician training, best practice application, audit and compliance to WM and regulatory standards.
• Audits and reports performance at the Plant and Area to Leadership team and coaches Plant leadership in the creation of action plans to improve performance of low performing shop(s).
• Ensures accuracy and compliance with WM maintenance and safety standards and regulatory requirements.
• Knowledge and understanding of the maintenance and operations of all plant equipment.
• Works with Area and Plant management on cost studies for equipment and facilities to reduce operating costs. Analyzes cost studies of proposals for new facilities and equipment designed to reduce operating costs. Assist with managing of small projects.

Utilization/Asset Management Performance
• Responsible for delivering year-over-year ROIC improvement, through working in partnership with Field Recycling Operations Director, Recycling Maintenance Director, Fleet and HE Leadership to increase asset utilization and optimize capital planning for the Field.
• Responsible for effective relocation and disposition of assets.
• Works in partnership with Engineering, Fleet and HE on effective acquisition of assets.
• Working relationship with equipment manufactures to deliver optimum equipment performance, maintenance and cost.

Business Partner
• Responsible for acting as an Advisor to Field and Area Leadership in planning of maintenance budgets, shop and equipment related capital projects, and Plant Management hiring and development.
• The Field Recycling Maintenance Manager is responsible for being a WM leader in cost, productivity management and improvement strategies, knowledge of the equipment and techniques that drive profitability. This focus will include all aspects of the recycling business touched by maintenance.
• Act as an advisor to Field and Area leadership for business opportunities/issues, as requested by Field Leadership.

Fleet Leader
• Responsible for review and advisement of assigned technology initiatives and process improvement projects to drive improved equipment performance or shop productivity.
• Responsible for implementation and on-going management of Plant Maintenance Managers personal development and succession planning.

What does it take to be an Area Maintenance Manager, Recycling for WM?

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

Education and Experience
• Education: Bachelor s Degree (accredited) in Plant Maintenance Management or similar area of study or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and four years of relevant work experience.
• Experience: Ten years of prior work experience in plant maintenance management experience and three years of experience leading management employees (in addition to education requirement).
• Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
• Maintenance management experience and supervisory/management skills required
• Strong interpersonal and relationship skills; organizational and political savvy
• Analytical and Problem Solving skills
• Ability to coach others to improved performance
• Strong project management skills; working knowledge of group infrastructure
• Experience in leading/motivating large, diverse workforce; must be able to build camaraderie/trust
• OSHA Training
• Electrical, Hydraulic, PLC and fabrication knowledge and experience.

Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Normal setting for this job is: office setting and/or landfill/outdoor.

About Our Benefits

At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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About Us


WM ( ) is North America’s largest comprehensive waste management environmental solutions provider. Previously known as Waste Management and based in Houston, Texas, WM is driven by commitments to put people first and achieve success with integrity. The company, through its subsidiaries, provides collection, recycling and disposal services to millions of residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. With innovative infrastructure and capabilities in recycling, organics and renewable energy, WM provides environmental solutions to and collaborates with its customers in helping them achieve their sustainability goals. WM has the largest disposal network and collection fleet in North America, is the largest recycler of post-consumer materials and is the leader in beneficial reuse of landfill gas, with a growing network of renewable natural gas plants and the most gas-to-electricity plants in North America. WM’s fleet includes nearly 11,000 natural gas trucks – the largest heavy-duty natural gas truck fleet of its kind in North America – where more than half are fueled by renewable natural gas. To learn more about WM and the company’s sustainability progress and solutions, visit .


WM Leaders are a critical part of our People First culture. The proud, caring and resilient members of the WM family are the foundation for our success. We commit to taking care of each other, our customers, our communities and the environment. We are Leaders in Sustainability & Environmental Solutions.

WM is more than just managing waste. We're industry leaders helping people and organizations achieve their sustainability goals, and We Are Always Working for a Sustainable Tomorrow
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