Maintenance Manager

Fully On-Site

                                        Job title: Head of Maintenance & Engineering 
Department: Maintenance & Engineering           
Location: York, PA      
Hiring Manager:  Plant Manager

About RHI Magnesita?

RHI Magnesita is the leading global supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and solutions which are critical for high-temperature processes exceeding 1,200°C in a wide range of industries, including steel, cement, non-ferrous metals and glass. With a vertically integrated value chain, from raw materials to refractory products and full performance-based solutions, RHI Magnesita serves customers around the world, with around 20,000 employees in 47 production sites, 7 recycling facilities and more than 70 sales offices. RHI Magnesita intends to build on its leadership in revenue, scale, product portfolio and diversified geographic presence to expand further in high growth markets.

What we have to offer?

  • Competitive compensation package, health/dental care benefits/generous 401k/pension matching programs.
  • Company reimbursed fitness memberships.
  • Education reimbursement program plus continuous learning courses.

About the opportunity?

The Head of Maintenance & Engineering is responsible for ensuring optimal efficiency of plant facilities and equipment by developing and overseeing maintenance and engineering teams and procedures. This position involves strategic planning and execution of maintenance and engineering operations, leadership of the maintenance and engineering teams, and continuous improvement of processes to enhance safety, efficiency, and reliability. The Head of Maintenance & Engineering plays a critical role in minimizing downtime, managing budgets, and ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.

  • Promote a culture of safety within maintenance and engineering teams by setting a positive example and fostering environments where safe practices are a priority.
  • Develop and implement maintenance and engineering strategies, procedures, and methods across various departments.
  • Lead a team of maintenance and engineering professionals, providing training and development to ensure a high level of competency and performance.
  • Oversee the installation, repair, and upkeep of the plant’s property, including equipment, mechanical/electrical systems, buildings, and other structures.
  • Plan and manage the budget for maintenance and engineering, ensuring cost-effectiveness and resource optimization.
  • Conduct regular inspections of equipment and systems to predict potential failures and schedule preventive maintenance.
  • Liaise with other managers and employees, particularly with regards to safety, production, and quality to ensure the efficient operation of the plant.
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety legislation, environmental regulations, and industry standards.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives, adopting new technologies and processes to enhance operational efficiency and reliability.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field. A Master’s degree or MBA is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in maintenance and engineering within an industrial setting, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems, as well as industry best practices.
  • Proven track record of managing budgets, leading teams, and implementing maintenance and engineering strategies.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • In depth understanding of maintenance management systems and software (SAP).
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA/MSHA regulations.

EEO Statement

RHI Magnesita is an equal opportunity employer and employs individuals regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, physical handicap, age, marital status or other protected class status pursuant to applicable law. RHI Magnesita does not reject employees, or otherwise deem employees unacceptable, or take any other action for any reason prohibited by federal, state or local laws including, but not limited to, laws pertaining to employment discrimination or employee safety. In addition, RHI Magnesita does not tolerate unlawful harassment or retaliation, and abides by all applicable laws related to sexual or other forms of harassment and all laws regarding retaliation.


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties, skills and responsibilities of the job. May be required to perform other related duties as assigned.




Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster