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Jensen Precast Director of Maintenance in Reno, Nevada

Director of Maintenance

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Job Location

Corporate - Reno, NV


About Jensen Precast

Founded by Don Jensen in 1968, Jensen Precast has grown to be one of the largest independently owned precast concrete manufacturing companies in the United States. With corporate headquarters in Reno, NV, the family owned, and operated company has production facilities throughout Nevada, Arizona, California, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii.

Jensen Precast designs and manufactures standard and custom precast concrete products to meet small to large-scale infrastructure demands. Proudly made in the USA, Jensen Precast products are used in electric, gas and water utilities; telecommunications; highway construction; retaining walls; storm water detention and infiltration; rainwater harvesting; onsite wastewater; sewage applications; agriculture; landscaping; and more.

To learn more about Jensen Precast, visit .

Position Summary

The Director of Maintenance will be responsible for the development and implementation of a “best in class” equipment reliability and preventive maintenance program across all the Company’s precast operations. The incumbent will oversee all Preventive, Predictive and Total Productive Maintenance processes across the Company’s operations.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Directs and collaboratively works with the plant maintenance teams to implement a total productive maintenance program.

  • Establishes annual maintenance budget plans based off the Company’s annual plan which will include an annual capital expenditure plan.

  • Ensures the proper introduction of new equipment by validating compliance with run rate standards while establishing & implementing a comprehensive total preventative maintenance system to drive equipment reliability.

  • Facilitates the evaluation and recommendation of new equipment to improve safety, add capacity or improve quality performance.

  • Research new equipment technology for future and current products.

  • Leads the design of process controls that will reduce variation and maximize process capability in current and future equipment.

  • Manages the creation of maintenance related SOP’s and work instructions by engaging site operations teams and machine tool suppliers.

  • Creates and manages enterprise-wide Critical Spare Parts Inventory to ensure critical path operation of the plants.

  • Leads the efforts in utilizing IFS as our CMMS platform to drive preventative & predictive maintenance while developing a robust reporting system to show progress of the initiative.


Position Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated history of success in maintenance management with a focus on equipment reliability and preventive maintenance on a large scale. Experience in precast or other heavy industrial setting is essential for success in this position. Other desired qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.

  • 10+ years’ maintenance related experience in a heavy manufacturing, with 4+ years in a leadership role.

  • Leadership and management skills sufficient to effectively direct the efforts of maintenance teams across multiple plants with a blend of strategic agility and tactical performance to get the job done.

  • Ability to step in and directly support site maintenance management when required.

  • Strong aptitude to drive results through people engagement, with the ability to teach and demonstrate lean strategies and technology.

  • Experienced in the use of predictive technologies such as vibration analysis, thermography, oil analysis, and sensor controls for lighting, power, and compressed air.

  • Experienced with PLC and Ladder Logic, and wireless smart factory technology.

  • Exposure to ERP and CMMS systems strongly preferred.

  • Ability to accommodate a 50%+ travel schedule to plant operations.

We are looking to build an inclusive and diverse team where all team members feel valued and heard. We believe diverse experiences and perspectives lead to better outcomes for our users. We encourage applications from BIPOC, people with disabilities, and people from LGBTQIA+ communities.