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Maintenance Manager

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Location: Des Moines, IA
Andersen Corporation
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Des Moines

Description & Requirements


We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 “America’s Best Large Employers” and a “Best Employer for Diversity.” As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.


Lead all maintenance operations to support the Des Moines manufacturing and warehouse sites.


-   Lead the maintenance team, consisting of plant maintenance, and specialized trades.

-   Lead progressive maintenance initiatives in support of zero loss culture.

-   Actively manage, implement, monitor and/or contribute toward programs intended to increase the uptime of assets. Such programs include, but are not limited to, Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Reliability-Centered Maintenance, and Total Productive Maintenance.

-   Coordinate with operations leadership to define customer requirements and lead improvement efforts throughout the maintenance organization to ensure a safe, predictable manufacturing processes

-   Manage/Lead the maintenance organization to excellence in the areas of: Safety, Quality, Cost and Productivity using Lean Manufacturing/World Class Manufacturing methodologies.

-   Ensure consistency throughout the maintenance function

-   Track top machine downtime issues and develop plans to correct them

-   Ensure CMMS system is current, and work is prioritized properly

-   Develop and maintain the budget for the maintenance organization

-   Establish a work environment characterized by mutual trust and respect, open and honest communications and teamwork

-   Develop/institute Maintenance best practices with clearly defined metrics that have the result of driving operational performance.

-   Identify and implement training programs to develop the skills of maintenance technicians to continue to meet the needs of the changing business



Up to five direct reports in supervision roles

Approximately 25 indirect reports in skilled trades, including: electricians, mechanics, welders, millwrights, carpenters, machinists, machine builders, clerks, etc…


-   BS degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline. Applicants not meeting this attribute must show prior experience sufficient to demonstrate equivalent capabilities.

-   7-10 manufacturing experience, minimum 3 years in technical or operational management positions

-   Strong technical aptitude

-   Demonstrated budget planning and management skills

-   Possess a high degree of training and coaching skills, as well as excellent leadership and motivational skills

-   Strong interpersonal and people skills, along with strong communication skills (written and verbal)

-   Experience with World Class Manufacturing practices (TPM, 5S, Lean, etc.)

“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook.
Benefits include, and are not limited to:
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account contributions
  • Paid holidays plus PTO
  • 401(k) plan & contributions
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Charity contributions
  • Nationwide career opportunities
We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today.
* 2020 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders & architects
** 2020 Andersen Brand Survey of U.S. homeowners
In 2023, Andersen has set a profit-sharing target of $4,000 per eligible employee, prorated as appropriate. Profit sharing will be paid out in quarterly installments to provide eligible employees with payments throughout the year, with payment amounts tied to quarterly operating profit performance.  
Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.