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Maintenance Manager - Military Veterans

at PPG Industries, Inc.

As a Maintenance Manager is responsible for the entire upkeep and maintenance at an Ennis-Flint manufacturing plant delivering product to market. This responsibility must be done most efficiently, with the lowest cost, acceptable quality, and safely.

You will be seated and will report to the Plant Manager at our Bakersfield, CA plant.  PPG offers excellent and affordable medical, vision, and dental benefits; substantial PTO, vacation, and sick time; and outstanding matching 401k plus additional retirement savings.

Salary range - $75,000 to $85,000

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and evaluations for maintenance staff; Conduct maintenance training;

  • Lead maintenance staff delegating work areas to them;

  • Fix mechanical problems;

  • Propose improvements and changes in maintenance procedures to improve quality, safety, service, efficiency, of plant equipment;

  • Conduct regular equipment inspections and ensure the upkeep and maintenance of all areas of the plant;

  • Ensure the proper working of all electrical units and systems in the plant;

  • Ensure a record of all the daily maintenance and service activities undertaken in a facility is kept;

  • Follow all Ennis-Flint policies and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules (OSHA) while carrying out maintenance functions;

  • Place orders for spare parts and equipment for replacement and ascertaining the proper documentation;

  • Synchronize work processes with other departments of the plant;

  • Set-up a replacement parts inventory;

  • Maintain CMMS software.  Using FIIX, will upgrade to SAP in the future.


  • Four (4) years of manufacturing maintenance experience which includes supervisory responsibility; Minimum of Associates Degree with concentration in engineering field or similar.

  • Technical/electrical/automation background in manufacturing and preventive/predictive maintenance experience;

  • Detailed Quality and Safety knowledge;


PPG pay ranges and benefits can vary by location which allows us to compensate employees competitively in different geographic markets. PPG considers several factors in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, qualifications and education, licensure and certifications, and other organizational needs. Other incentives may apply. 
Our employee benefits programs are designed to support the health and well-being of our employees. Any insurance coverages and benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.

About us:

Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday – everyday.


Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.. To learn more, visit and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

The PPG Way

Every single day at PPG:

We partner with customers to create mutual value.

We are “One PPG” to the world.

We trust our people every day, in every way.

We make it happen.

We run it like we own it.

We do better today than yesterday – everyday.

PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees. We offer an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email

PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.

Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.

Bakersfield, CA

A fortune 500 company named one of the “Worlds most Admired Companies” by Forbes magazine, PPG Industries provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets through innovative coating and specialty surface products. PPG Industries is a leader in its markets and is excited to introduce new career opportunities to our nations veterans!

Our continued emphasis on the development of breakthrough products and processes, investment in highly productive manufacturing facilities and profitable global expansion combine to provide customers with the best services and products of the highest quality. We are committed to providing a fulfilling workplace for our employees, creating an environment for continuous learning and embracing the ideas and diversity of others. Bring your unique military life experience to PPG!

Employee Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Comprehensive 401k Plan
  • Employee Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development Program
  • Sick Leave

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