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Regional Maintenance Manager

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Chicago 71st, IL, US, 60629

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21677 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

W.R. Grace is hiring a Regional Maintenance Manager for our two Chicago manufacturing plants.  The Regional Maintenance Manager is responsible for uptime and production throughput by managing and implementing proven maintenance and reliability improvement processes in a multi-site environment.  


•    Monitors and enforces all OSHA and Company safety regulations and policies.
•    Provides leadership to the safety program for the Maintenance Department.
•    Directs maintenance, engineering, MRO, purchasing, and reliability efforts in a multi-site environment through direct reports.  
•    Supports production operations ensuring timely and efficient maintenance of all operations equipment and assets.
•    Develop and monitor KPIs, then plans and implements operational and mechanical improvements.
•    Contributes to the planning and evaluation of production changes.
•    Provides strategic direction for the installation and modification of equipment.
•    Collaborates with production staff and upper management to resolve maintenance, reliability and engineering matters.
•    Interfaces with all Departmental Managers and Supervisors to ensure that plant equipment is maintained and kept in functional and safe order.
•    Reviews operations processes and procedures and creates opportunities for improvement in areas of productivity, cost reduction, process improvements, etc.
•    Involved in organizing, planning, and goal setting for preventative maintenance programs. 
•    Oversees compliance in maintaining region's maintenance parts, supplies, and tire inventories.
•    Instructs lead personnel in goal achievement and staff productivity

Required Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering Degree
•    15 years’ experience leading and directing maintenance teams in a multi-site environment.
•    Demonstrated ability to successfully lead people and obtain results through others.
•    Ability to lead, guide, train and grow a maintenance team in a multi-site environment.    
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
•    Ability to travel to dedicated manufacturing sites as needed.
•    Thorough technical understanding of production equipment, facility equipment and utilities.
•    Working knowledge of CMMS systems or similar software experience.
•    Experience leading root cause analysis and using RCAs to drive improvements.




  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability 
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace 
  • Retirement Plans  
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Company Donation Match Program

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago