Engineering Services Manager

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Date: Feb 25, 2023

Location: Gainesvill, FL, US, 32609

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


Milliken's SiVance Plant is a world-class business leader in silicone chemistry, focused on the development and manufacture of specialty silicone technologies at this fully-integrated production facility established in 1953 in Gainesville, Florida. The 65-acre site contains Research & Development laboratories, analytical capabilities for chemical analysis and route development, and production facilities ranging from lab scale, to pilot and commercial scale, allowing SiVance to move innovations through the development pipeline in relatively short order. At the SiVance plant, more than 130 associates produce hundreds of silicon-based products considered vital to the performance and value of industrial and consumer products manufactured around the world.


SUMMARY: The Engineering Services Manager is responsible for the management of operations in the Maintenance Department, its personnel and for ensuring the proper maintenance and reliable operation of all process equipment, utility systems, buildings, and infrastructure systems at the site.  In addition, they are responsible for ensuring compliance and leading improvement of safety and quality in the of operations of the department.



  1. Ensure proper maintenance and reliable operation of all process equipment, utility systems, buildings, and infrastructure systems at the site.
    1. Work with other departments at the site to manage overall priorities.
    2. Continuously improve reliability, minimize downtime and reduce maintenance costs.
    3. Collaborate on a multi-year program of capital and maintenance projects.
    4. Manage both internal and external resources as required.
  2. Manage the hiring, development and performance of all maintenance personnel.
  3. Implement capital and expense projects including:
    1. Translation of customer’s requirements into a defined project scope.
    2. Development of project deliverables.
    3. Evaluate safety issues in the design and implementation of projects and take the necessary steps to minimize risk.
  4. Lead the safety program in the maintenance organization.
    1. Implement continuous improvement in participation, practices and systems within the group.
    2. Encourage and require active participation from all members of the group in the site’s associate led safety program and their adherence to all plant safety policies and regulatory requirements at the site.
  5. Actively support the site’s quality program by understanding and ensuring the department’s compliance with the Milliken Quality Policy, Standard Operating Procedure(s) (SOPs), relevant ISO 9000 standards and Company Policies.




  1. BS in an Engineering discipline.
  2. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in maintenance activities within a manufacturing plant.
  3. Experience with the supervision and management of hourly associates.
  4. Familiarity with legal requirements of the construction and process industry (Environmental, PSM, OSHA, etc.).
  5. High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.


  1. Experience in chemical plant operations.
  2. Experience with industrial construction.
  3. Experience with preventive, predictive, and reliability-centered maintenance.

Desired Characteristics:

  1. Interact effectively as part of a team to implement projects and solve problems.
  2. Highly driven.
  3. Strong attention to detail balanced with ability to see the big picture for overall strategy implementation.
  4. Strong communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with all levels of the organization.


  1. Minimal travel.
  2. Located in Gainesville, FL.


Milliken is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, including but not limited to lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.