Dexter Axle

  • Maintenance Manager

    Location US-FL-Plant City
    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/28/2018 10:51 AM)
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  • Overview

    Rockwell American, a Dexter company, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Maintenance Manager at our Plant City, FL facility - conveniently located near the Tampa area.


    Dexter is an industry leader with a highly developed distribution network and plants in the states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Florida, and Texas and in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta in Canada. Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. 


    Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. In 2013, Dexter expanded our product offering with the acquisition of Unique Functional Products (UFP), a leading axle manufacturer in the marine industry. In the late 2014, Dexter Axle Company also acquired AL-KO Axis. In 2015 Dexter acquired the Titan Brake and Actuator business. In September 2016, Dexter purchased Rockwell American. In December of 2016, Dexter purchased the heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles, along with the light duty axle manufacturing assets of Standen’s from the IMT Group. In February of 2017, Dexter purchased the axle, brake and actuation business assets from Tie Down Engineering.  Dexter is well known for providing superior quality, service, and support.


    For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at


    Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

    Position Summary

    The Maintenance Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager and will be responsible for the plant maintenance of the Plant City location. The Maintenance Manager will oversee all installation, repair and upkeep operations of the company’s facilities and machinery. The Maintenance Manager will be the one to ensure that the colleagues have the best physical resources available to complete their duties according to budget. A great Maintenance Manager will have a solid understanding our machinery, equipment maintenance as well as carpentry and other crafts. They will be well-versed in all maintenance process and health and safety regulations. The ideal candidate will also have aptitude in undertaking administrative tasks such as reporting, budgeting etc. The goal is to ensure the company facilities are well-cared for and adequate to support the company’s business operations. The plant itself encompasses 78,000 ft2.


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Develop maintenance procedures and ensure implementation
    • Carry out inspections of the facilities to identify and resolve issues
    • Check electrical and hydraulic systems of buildings to ensure functionality
    • Plan and oversee all repair and installation activities
    • Allocate workload and supervise upkeep staff (custodians, janitors etc.)
    • Monitor equipment inventory and place orders when necessary
    • Monitor expenses and control the budget for maintenance
    • Manage relationships with contractors and service providers
    • Keep maintenance logs and report on daily activities
    • Ensure compliance with health and safety policies
    • Performs other tasks or duties as assigned.


    Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, Maintenance or in a comparable discipline and at least 6 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Maintenance experience of progressively responsible manufacturing maintenance roles, with an emphasis on high-volume metal fabrication (e.g. forming, cutting, welding) and assembly.

    • Robotic experience required, automotive or transportation sector experience a plus.
    • Experience in planning maintenance operations
    • Solid understanding of technical aspects of plumbing, carpentry, electrical systems etc.
    • Working knowledge of facilities machines and equipment
    • Ability to keep track of and report on activity
    • Experience working in organizational culture that employs Six Sigma, Toyota Production System, Kaizen or other lean manufacturing methodologies
    • Experience with successfully implementing TPM and 5S programs
    • Willingness to work flexible shifts and extended hours as necessary to support production needs.
    • Exceptional problem solving and decision-making abilities
    • Experience with implementing a CMMS system from ground level
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to interact with all levels of the organization
    • Must have a can-do attitude combined with a high energy level
    • Able to assist in developing the annual CAPEX plan and plant operating budget
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Knowledge on eMaint program a plus
    • PLC programming knowledge a plus


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