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Maintenance Team Lead

Waterbury, CT

Posted: 05/13/2024 Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: $80,000-$100,000 annual salary

Job Description


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced manager to join a thriving, family-owned manufacturing company in Waterbury, CT and manage the maintenance team.  

The role is hands on and perfect for someone who likes to work with their team on the shop floor rather than be at a desk for most of the day.  



  • With the Plant Manager plans, schedules and directs all maintenance activities.
  • Maintains all buildings and facilities.
  • Maintains all production machinery.
  • Assigns, directs and controls all repairs, maintenance and routine and special projects being performed by maintenance personnel.
  • Determines preventive maintenance requirements.
  • With the Plant Manager prepares a plant preventive maintenance program.
  • Conducts a production machinery preventive maintenance program, including machine oiling.
  • With the Plant Manager designs and lays out maintenance projects.
  • Conducts special projects under the direction of the Plant Manager.
  • Contacts contractors for contract repair operations.
  • Determines spare parts requirements.
  • Contacts vendors for technical information and prices for maintenance and special project items.
  • Operates machine tools to fabricate maintenance items.
  • Prepares rigging for maintenance operations and movement of customer product.
  • Ensures plant safety, including machinery, machine guards, and fire protection.
  • Ensures that employees under direct supervision re adhering to established safety policies and procedures or otherwise are performing their various assignments in a safe manner.
  • Checks time cards.
  • Resolves employee problems.
  • Trains employees in maintenance operations and in preventive maintenance techniques.
  • Evaluates employees in the performance of their duties.
  • Performs any additional duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Plant Manager.

Job Requirements


  • Minimum high school diploma, higher education is preferred
  • 7-10 years related experience and/or training in manufacturing maintenance (preferable steel fabrication), including supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Good computer skills including use of Microsoft Office and Internet
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, blueprints, and schematics
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees of organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.



  • Needs to use hands and feet to be able to put on Personal Protection Equipment including goggles, boots and gloves.
  • Needs to be able to lift at least 25 lbs.
  • Regularly required to be on feet 80-90% of time. This includes walking and crouching.
  • Occasionally uses hands and fingers to complete desk work.
  • Required to wear a respirator.

Additional Information


  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Custodian




  • Full-time; 1st Shift (M-F). Occasional Saturdays as business needs dictate.
  • $80-$100K annual salary with bonus potential

Meet Your Recruiter

Diane Porter
Staffing Coordinator

What I love most about my job is the excitement of finding the perfect candidate for the specific job I am staffing for and the gratitude of the candidate for helping them find a job they love. 


Fun times for me are spending my weekends with my family, especially my granddaughter. We do special things together which I hope she will cherish forever.  My passion for photography inspires me because I can capture many memories that will last a lifetime. 


“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” - Aaron Siskind 

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