Regional Maintenance Manager

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Date: Feb 7, 2024

Location: Exeter, US

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change




Direct regional and department efforts in repair, maintenance, installation of machines, tools, equipment, buildings, grounds, utility systems and capital investments. 


Duties & Responsibilities


Perform the following duties and responsibilities personally or through subordinate supervisors


  • Direct the scheduling of repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment to ensure continuous production operations.
  • Oversee coordination activities of employees fabricating or modifying machines, tools, or equipment to manufacture new products or improve existing product manufacturing.
  • Direct development of preventive maintenance program.
  • Review production, quality, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify department activities.
  • Direct the planning, development, and implementation of new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials.
  • Review new plans and discuss equipment needs and modifications with engineers, contractors, and production personnel.
  • Confer with production management, engineering, and quality assurance personnel to resolve problems and recommend measures to improve operations, conditions of machines, and equipment needs.
  • Prepare department budget and monitor expenditure of funds in budget.
  • Review project proposal or plan to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.
  • Direct the establishment of a work plan and staffing for projects; make arrangements for adequate supply of qualified project personnel.
  • Oversee activities to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget.
  • Confer with project personnel to provide technical advice and resolve problems.
  • Direct department personnel to manage project activities within parameters established by governmental agencies.
  • Responsible for reviewing all available resources, making maintenance repair schedules, establishing priorities as necessary with authorized limits and makes assignments to ensure maximum efficiency and minimum production disruptions.
  • Manage vendors for repair of parts, determining proper replacement parts and supervises contract personnel performing maintenance work in the Plant.
  • Drives best practice with trouble-shooting techniques and stay abreast of the latest repair techniques available on the market.
  • Subject matter expert in Mechanical, Electrical, Pneumatic and Hydraulics
  • Identify chronic maintenance problem areas that are the basis of continual development of an ongoing preventive maintenance program.  Maintains an effective accidental maintenance program for daily requirements and maintains close contact with production areas managers and team leaders to improve the Total Productive Maintenance Program.
  • Heads up work groups consisting of skilled representatives of all areas to solve complex maintenance problems.
  • Responsible to ensure that General Maintenance Technicians and Supervisors are well trained and capable while fostering high morale and high productivity.
  • Must exercise effective personal leadership and communication to create a positive work environment that will ensure accomplishment of plant objectives and develop a spirit of cooperation and team building throughout the plant.
  • Maintain an orderly and clean plant environment while promoting individual safety and ensuring that all environmental and safety regulations are met.  Ensure all work meets required codes and safety requirements.
  • Lead the preparation of capital appropriations for equipment and facility.
  • Provide input, develop, implement, and achieve X+1, X+3 and X+5 depart goals, expense/capital budget and assigned plant goals.
  • Manage employees in the Maintenance Departments.  Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Other responsibilities duties as needed or assigned.


Qualification Requirements



  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS/BA) from a four-year accredited College or University. Established working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems, related maintenance processes and environmental equipment and regulation is also required.



  • Minimum 7-10 year’s related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience including managing a team of direct reports at multiple locations.

Communication Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, employees, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. 
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands: 

  • These physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the primary functions of this assignment. 
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential duties.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
  • The employee is regularly required to walk.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • This environment is representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the primary duties of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • All employees are responsible for Legal Compliance and to follow Company Policies and Procedures in the area of the Environment and Safety.


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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