Maintenance Reliability Manager

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Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Orrville, US

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert ( is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.





This position will serve to be the key technical and maintenance leader in the manufacturing facility. The successful candidate will work alongside the operations leadership team to drive continuous improvement and the proper maintenance of plant equipment. Additionally, the role will serve to deliver the business in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability, Efficiency, Cost, Delivery, and Sustainability. The Maintenance Manager is responsible for the direct leadership, development, and support of our Maintenance Team Lead, the Maintenance Planner and staff.



  • Performs maintenance management by leading maintenance personnel and establishing priorities in maintenance schedules.
  • Lead the operating departments’ Maintenance Coordinators and technicians to:
  • Develop their technical acumen
  • Understand and apply Progressive Maintenance tools
  • Prioritize work effectively through Bekaert systems and processes
  • Respond to process failures and breakdowns with a sense of urgency
  • Train all levels of the organization to complete mechanical work
  • Drive high-performance work culture by engaging with team members on the floor and coaching to problem solve, make decisions, and become self-reliant
  • Coach operating teams and leadership to root cause identification, elimination of losses, and the use of problem-solving tools to identify gaps and prioritize work.
  • Responsible for electronic reliability data and improving methods for collecting accurate data
  • Establish and track KPIs as required to successfully manage the safety, quality, and efficiency of the maintenance operations.
  • Working closely with the Plant Engineer, lead and execute on the CAPEX plan for the operating departments
  • Participate in and/or lead improvement teams to provide targeted improvements to meet plant and company objectives.



  • A 4-year Engineering Degree is required



  • 5 - 10 years in manufacturing in heavy industry. Steel manufacturing is preferred.
  • Experience with maintenance work development, planning, and scheduling is desired.
  • Experience leading and working in collaboration with others is desired.
  • Candidates should have demonstrated experience developing and maintaining a budget
  • Experience with SAP is strongly preferred.



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