NJ Employer Chief Engineer / Mechanic Manager in Linden, New Jersey

Unitex is currently seeking a hands-on Chief Engineer / Mechanic Manager for our industrial maintenance team in our Linden, NJ facility.Responsibilities include:Maintains a preventative maintenance program for plant equipment utilizing manuals as well as PC based tools. Leads the maintenance team in performing diagnostic troubleshooting on all plant equipment. Monitors quality of repairsInterprets production reports and their use in improving operationsInterfaces with production management and line personnel to dine the most effective ways to operate equipmentPurchases and maintains proper spare parts in inventory that will balance tying up capital with minimizing plant downtimeInterfaces with boiler chemical suppliers to ensure proper maintenance of boilerIdentifies building and physical plant repair issuesMaintains porter schedule to maximize cleaning effectiveness of plant and machineryMaintains proper inventory of chemical suppliesInterfaces with production personnel to allow repairs to be made to minimize impact on productionControls energy costs through effective monitoring of machine performance and operation schedulesMaintains safety programsUpdates technical publication library (equipment, blueprints, schematics, etc.)Process bills promptly, resolves billing issues and informs A/P of billing disputesRequired Skills:Knowledge of industrial equipment fundamentals including electrical wiring, electrical components, pneumonic systems, steam systems, water systems, hydraulics and building maintenanceAbility to read and interpret technical documents (blueprints, wiring diagrams, manuals, etc.)Ability to use basic hand tools properly and safelyExperience responding in a time-sensitive environment with urgencyAbility to interface with vendors and purchase parts in an effective manner, including cost-saving pricing and deliveryAbility to obtain and maintain proper licensing needed to legally operate specific plant machines (boiler license, etc.)Understands basic energy utilization principlesThis highly visible position requires you to take charge and supervise all aspects of the industrial maintenance department, including personnel, purchasing, machinery repair, preventive maintenance systems, etc. Position reports to the General Manager. Unitex offers a competitive compensation package including health insurance, 401K with employer matching, paid vacation, sick days, etc. This is a very special opportunity for the right person to take charge and make a real difference in a solid, fast growing company. Visit us at www.unitex.com to see us in actionEOE