Maintenance and Engineering Manager

FXI - Orange, CA (30+ days ago)3.4

Foam is everywhere. It’s in our homes, our cars and our places of work. It’s in the products we use every day, the factories that make them – and in many places most people would never imagine. And everywhere foam goes, FXI innovations lead the way.


FXI is a leading producer of foam innovation for the Home, Healthcare, Electronics, Industrial, Personal Care and Transportation Markets. Our products include finished goods, sub-assemblies, services and raw materials for OEMs, fabricators and retailers. You will find FXI's foam innovations inside, around and under yourself in countless applications. We protect automobile passengers on the highway and fragile electronic components in shipment. We help consumers sleep sounder and furniture manufacturers create comfort. We provide for sharper images in digital printers and copiers and help consumers keep their homes clean. We provide critical components for filters, dispensers, gaskets and seals in everything from blood oxygenators to computer disk drives. To discover where FXI really shines, bring your wish list to our design and technical teams and imagine the possibilities in foam innovation.

FXI has one of the largest and most diverse foam manufacturing and distribution networks in the industry. Our technology traces back to the very beginnings of the polyurethane foam manufacturing industry in the 1950s. From that springboard, we are pioneering ever greater innovations and applications for our amazing material.

Our products are inside, around and under thousands of products that you use every day. As a leading Innovator and Strategic Player in the Home, Healthcare, Electronics, Industrial, Personal Care and Transportation Markets, we offer a challenging and rewarding team-oriented work environment.

We have built a culture of innovation and achievement that is recognized by customers, suppliers and peers.

Join the FXI Team!


Vision: Building our Future Together

Mission: Providing Tailored Solutions that Delight Our Customers and Consumers

The exciting role of Maintenance and Engineering Manager at our Orange, CA plant will include the following:

Plan, organize and direct all project engineering, equipment reliability and maintenance activities. Responsible for project engineering, new process development and plant maintenance functions.

This position provides technical support needed to execute the required production plan. This position requires strong leadership in the area of safe plant operation and adherence to Safety rules and policies. This position is instrumental in leading troubleshooting efforts with site electrical and instrumentation issues when problems arise. This position is a solution and innovation provider.

Specific Responsibilities:
Oversee strategic maintenance planning, management and staff.

Oversee process equipment reliability and improvement initiatives.

Plan and direct maintenance budget and capital expenditure requests as requested.

Manages capital projects including identifying scope, specifications, design, cost, milestones, and oversees installation as well as the start-up and de-bugging of new equipment for the production process.

Designs and improves processes, layouts, and specifies tools and equipment to achieve cost reductions and improve safety, quality, and overall equipment reliability; conferring with equipment vendors and soliciting observations from operators.

Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures, requesting special service as needed.

Adapt machine and equipment design to plant and production conditions.

Develop and execute preventative maintenance and energy management programs.

Select, coordinate, evaluate and oversee outside contractors.

Responsible for acquisition, storage, and inventory control of maintenance parts

May perform programming on new and existing PLC’s.

Provides leadership, coaching and direction to all shift union maintenance technicians (up to 10) in all aspects of their work.

Serves as a key resource for safety related issues with the goal of meeting/ exceeding OSHA requirements for a safe workplace.

Leads continuous improvement efforts using lean manufacturing principles.

Provides Quality review for documentation changes to engineering prints, maintenance and manufacturing work instructions, ensuring that manufacturing and proper engineering practices are followed.

Participates as a functional member of new product development teams, ensuring the application of appropriate design controls, providing technical assistance, and assuring the complete application of validation activities.

Other tasks assigned by the Plant Manager


Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or a related discipline or, an equivalent combination of work experience, training and/or education may be considered.

Strongly prefer a minimum of 3-5 years in manufacturing shop floor experience.

Must have prior project management experience.

Must have demonstrated machine and equipment troubleshooting skills.

Must have knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts, continuous improvement and problem solving methodologies.

Proficient in Computer applications; specifically MS Office, SolidWorks, Autocad, Manufacturing software, SAP system, Allen/Bradley PLC’s to include: SLC-500 and 5000, and Micro-logics

Ability to work within budget and timescales

Able to work on weekends when required

Benefits Summary

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, basic and optional life insurance, short and long term disability protection, a 401(k) plan with company match, tuition assistance, and flexible spending accounts.

Join an industry leader and innovator.

FXI is an EEO employer