Unitex Assistant Maintenance Manager in Mount Vernon, New York

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Unitex is the industry leading medical textile rental service provider serving the Healthcare industry for over 90 years. We currently operate eleven processing facilities located in the Tri-State area. Since 1915, we have been privately held, family run business.

Our customer base consists of more than 3,500 clients throughout the Northeast, including acute-care facilities, nursing homes, long-term and assisted living facilities, surgi-centers and diagnostic clinics, as well as professional, medical and dental offices. Unitex is experiencing unprecedented growth, expanding here in the Northeast along with the Healthcare industry.

Unitex is currently seeking a hands-on Assistant Maintenance Manager for our industrial maintenance team in our Mt. Vernon, NY facility.

* This plant is open 7 days a week and although schedule will be a 5 day workweek, it will include Weekends and you MUST be available to cover other weekend days when needed. *

* PLEASE do not apply if you do not want to work weekends. *

Responsibilities include providing support to the Maintenance Manager in the following areas:

  • Maintains a preventative maintenance program for plant equipment utilizing manuals as well as PC based tools.

  • Leads the maintenance team in performing diagnostic troubleshooting on all plant equipment.

  • Monitors quality of repairs

  • Interprets production reports and their use in improving operations

  • Interfaces with production management and line personnel to dine the most effective ways to operate equipment

  • Purchases and maintains proper spare parts in inventory that will balance tying up capital with minimizing plant downtime

  • Interfaces with boiler chemical suppliers to ensure proper maintenance of boiler

  • Identifies building and physical plant repair issues

  • Maintains porter schedule to maximize cleaning effectiveness of plant and machinery

  • Maintains proper inventory of chemical supplies

  • Interfaces with production personnel to allow repairs to be made to minimize impact on production

  • Controls energy costs through effective monitoring of machine performance and operation schedules

  • Maintains safety programs

  • Updates technical publication library (equipment, blueprints, schematics, etc.)

  • Process bills promptly, resolves billing issues and informs A/P of billing disputes

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of industrial equipment fundamentals including electrical wiring, electrical components, pneumonic systems, steam systems, water systems, hydraulics and building maintenance

  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents (blueprints, wiring diagrams, manuals, etc.)

  • Ability to use basic hand tools properly and safely

  • Experience responding in a time-sensitive environment with urgency

  • Ability to interface with vendors and purchase parts in an effective manner, including cost-saving pricing and delivery

  • Ability to obtain and maintain proper licensing needed to legally operate specific plant machines (boiler license, etc.)

  • Understands basic energy utilization principles

This highly visible position requires you to supervise all aspects of the industrial maintenance department, including personnel, purchasing, machinery repair, preventive maintenance systems, etc. Position reports to the Maintenance Manager.

Unitex offers a competitive compensation package including health insurance, 401K with employer matching, paid vacation, sick days, etc.

This is a very special opportunity for the right person to make a real difference in a solid, fast growing company.

Visit us at www.unitex.com to see us in action.


401 South MacQuesten Pkwy

Mount Vernon, NY