Arkal Automotive USA Inc. seeks a Technical Manager to work in their Auburn, AL location.


  • Build and manage preventive & predictive maintenance plans for injection molding machinery & plant equipment.
  • Oversee and direct maintenance team in execution of maintenance plan.
  • Serve on plant leadership team. Develop maintenance budget.
  • Develop & implement SOPs for optimal use of technical & engineering resources.
  • Manage contracts for outsourced services.
  • Attend customer design development pre-launch meetings and internal meetings to prepare maintenance plans.
  • Manage plant equipment maintenance, tooling repair & new tool production.
  • Maintain and issue daily work plans.
  • Investigate and initiate corrective action to minimize production faulty part.
  • Advise Plant Manager on outsourcing of repair / maintenance of machines, molds, tools, and equipment.
  • Coordinate new equipment purchases with HQ.
  • Manage maintenance of utility systems supplying heat, electricity, gas, compressed air, vacuum and plastic raw material.
  • Review new product & production plans and develop equipment requirements for production.
  • Utilize ERP software to manage requisitions for maintenance services, tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Confer with Plant Manager, engineering and quality personnel to resolve maintenance problems and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines & equipment.
  • Ensure overall facility maintenance requirements are met.
  • Assure compliance with standards including IATF16949; manufacturing, maintenance, material handling, material control disciplines; and safety, labor and governmental regulations.

Job Skills and Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or closely related, or equivalent;
  • 5 years of experience as a technical manager, maintenance manager or engineer in plastic injection molding plant;
  • Experience and knowledge in plastic injection molding, 3D modeling software, project management, lean manufacturing, budget development and management and facilities maintenance management;
  • Knowledge of MSDS and blueprint reading (electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic), Engel machines & robots and similar machines, material conveying, plastic process injection, cooling equipment, compressed air and PLC brands.

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