Maintenance Manager (Greenfield Manufacturing Site)

  • Augusta (Richmond County)
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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Aurubis – metallurgy is our passion. We are a leading global multi-metal company and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. We process complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest purity. These metals serve as the basis for key megatrends such as digitalization, renewable energies, e-mobility, and urbanization. Aurubis has about 7,100 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive worldwide distribution system. Join our team and promote progress together with us!

Aurubis -Richmond is a greenfield site. A greenfield project can describe any project that a team starts from scratch. Your team will heavily rely on you to build and help create policy and procedures.

We are seeking an onsite Maintenance Manager to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for leading a team of maintenance supervisors and planners to ensure the safe and efficient operation of our equipment and facilities. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to identify and implement improvements to increase equipment uptime and reduce maintenance costs. Additionally, you will be responsible for scheduling daily meetings with your team to stay abreast on any issues that arise in the department.

This position requires the ability to travel internationally for training purposes. The ideal candidate will be open to immersing themselves in different cultures and working collaboratively with teams from around the world to gain a comprehensive understanding of our business and industry. This training can last between 2-6 weeks.

Maintenance Manager (Greenfield Manufacturing Site)

Your Tasks


  • Lead a team of maintenance supervisors and ensure the safe and efficient operation of our equipment and facilities.
  • Examine planning, schedules, and storeroom areas to ensure accuracy in reporting throughout the department.
  • Establish an open communication channel with production management to ensure all issues are resolved and predicting any future issues.
  • Monitoring work order data ensuring its accuracy for reporting.
  • Assigning FRACAS to each maintenance supervisor
  • Monitor and adjust KPI dashboards as needed.
  • Organize weekly single point lessons to be presented by each crew.
  • Be readily available to your team when needed.
  • Identify areas for improvement to increase equipment uptime and reduce maintenance costs.
  • Conduct root cause analysis to identify the underlying causes of equipment failures.
  • Develop and implement corrective actions to prevent equipment failures from recurring.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and company policies, including developing and maintaining safety programs.
  • Stay up to date with new technologies, industry trends, and best practices related to maintenance management.
  • Collaborate with other managers, engineers, and operations staff to ensure successful equipment reliability improvements.

Your Profile


  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • 7+ years of experience in maintenance management, including experience managing a team of maintenance technicians.
  • Experience with ISO55000 series
  • Strong understanding of equipment design, operation, and maintenance principles.
  • Strong understanding of SAP Plant Maintenance or other CMMS
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to conduct root cause analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience in the manufacturing industry is a plus.

Preferred (but not required)

  • Experience with ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001/ISO 45001.
  • Experience in the manufacturing or industrial sector is a plus.

Special Soft Skills Needed

  • Must exhibit exemplary communication skills.
  • Must exhibit a leader-coach mentality and act as a change agent with a team-oriented focus.
  • Must be able to demonstrate being a key leader within cultural change.
  • Ability to comprehend complex problems.
  • Effectively communicate targets and goals to his/her team.
  • Gives and takes constructive feedback.
  • Capability to clearly present information and influence or persuade others.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and high level of independence (in planning, organization, execution and control)
  • Mindset of challenging and embracing change.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to keep a cool head even in stressful situations. Comfortable “pivoting” quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
  • Able to successfully juggle multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability as an outstanding team player and a successful independent worker.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be willing and physically able to walk/work in, observe and spend time in a smelter environment.
  • Must be willing and physically able to work in intense heat situations.
  • Prolonged periods of walking, standing, bending, climbing, balancing, crouching and kneeling.
  • May have prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer, in meetings or presenting and training.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.
  • Ability to travel throughout facility as required to conduct audits and/or walk-throughs
  • Must wear all required PPE when in protected areas.
  • Required to reach and grasp with hands and reach with arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to respond to any safety incident quickly and effectively and/or accident including First Responder duties.
  • Willing and physically able to travel domestically and/or internationally, if requested.
  • This is an extensively physical role.

We Offer

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • STD
  • LTD
  • FSA Debit Card Plan
  • Competitive PTO Plans
  • ...and more!


Aurubis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.

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Aurubis considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.