Facilities/Maintenance manager

Administration Dubois, Pennsylvania


ylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots.

2) A leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative, and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com​.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration, and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role: Sensus, a Xylem brand, seeks to hire a Facilities/Maintenance Manager. This position is responsible for all plant maintenance activities relating to production, equipment, facilities and grounds. This position requires professional and preventive maintenance experience, thinking and planning to permit efficient attainment of manufacturing plans and high-level efficiency of state-of-the-art manufacturing processes in CNC Machining, Meter Production and Assembly, and Electronics areas. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Keeps abreast of the latest technology advancements relative to industrial maintenance, programmable controllers, robotics and industrial communication networks.
  • Acts as primary resource to facilitate all plant maintenance activities. Provide support and direction for all corrective maintenance activities and actively participate in all capital projects.
  • Maintains continuity of operations via communication with Production Supervisors and other support teams.
  • Identify root cause of issues and document issues and corrective actions.
  • Develop, monitor and continually critique practices and procedures to achieve and exceed department and organizational goals.
  • Develop and implement all preventive and predictive maintenance processes including CMMS development and inventory systems.
  • Maintain a personnel structure and staffing level to accomplish department and operation objectives.
  • Motivate, train, provide direction and continuous performance feedback to employees; measure their performance and verify adherence to job instructions, quality system requirements and company policies, rules and practices.
  • Enforce and require a culture of good housekeeping, safety and environmental practices and policies.
  • Maintains record keeping of all plant documentation, manuals, drawings, etc.
  • Control costs within recommended and agreed parameters on purchased parts or services.
  • Maintain/Improve infrastructure, buildings, grounds, properties to applicable codes and corporate expectations.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned. 


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must communicate effectively in verbal, written and presentation form.
  • Ability to direct and manage the proper utilization of personnel.
  • Ability to organize, plan, both short and long-range objectives, and to manage and control an extensive three-shift operation.
  • Excellent working knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic processes with an emphasis on PLC-based process automation control systems.
  • Ability to analyze a variety of complex maintenance situations or problems, and arrive at workable, sound solutions or recommendations.
  • Knowledge of latest building codes, insurance and risk management policy requirements, OSHA, EPA and PADEP regulations.
  • Proficiency with personal computers, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio), and the latest project management, AutoCad and preventive maintenance software and programs.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing strategies and techniques. 

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • May be required to occasionally endure physical exertion or both indoor and outdoor climates, possibly under adverse conditions. 

Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Well lighted, indoor climate-controlled office and plant manufacturing environment.
  • May be required, on occasion, to endure stressful working conditions associated with production demands, machine failures, or various breakdowns and repairs.
  • May, on occasion, be required to endure external undesirable weather conditions.

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.