KIK Custom Products

Maintenance Manager

Job Location US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 6 months ago(8/8/2017 4:09 PM)
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As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion household and personal care, over-the-counter, and pool additives categories, we maintain close relationships with over 70 global CPG customers and virtually every relevant major North American retailer. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 19 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America's largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP's product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP's in-house technical expertise and value-added services.


KIK Consumer Brands – Household Division

Our Household Division (“Household”) is the #1 player in North American private label bleach, and supplies private label cleaning programs to prominent American retailers. Although Household started as a small bleach plant in Concord, Ontario, we have since expanded to a network of 8 plants strategically located across the United States to efficiently manufacture a variety of cleaners for both hard and soft surfaces. . In addition to its private label portfolio, Household manufactures and markets Greased Lighting® and The Works® branded products.


KIK Consumer Brands – Pool Division

KIK’s Pool Additives Division (“Pool”) is a leading player in North America and key international markets with a broad brand and product portfolio spanning both the Mass and Specialty Retailer channels. We are well known for our Clorox® Pool&Spa products in the North American Mass channel, our BioGuard® brand in the North American, Australian and South Africa Specialty channel, and our Bayrol brand across Europe. Our multi-functional product formulations and innovative water testing innovations allow pool owners to safely and easily enjoy their backyard retreat.

Essential Job Functions

To plan, coordinate and manage the operation of the Maintenance Department through, planning and implementation of effective procedures, training programs, preventive maintenance program and ongoing maintenance repair program. The maintenance manager will ensure that the department is able to support the Production Department in meeting customer requirements.


Essential Job Functions

  • Coordinates the activities of the maintenance group ensuring scheduling support for each shift and supervises maintenance personnel as required.
  • Develops and maintains preventive maintenance program to ensure line equipment is performing properly minimizing unnecessary downtime.
  • Works closely with supervisors to ensure employees are trained and preventative maintenance procedures are followed. Develops and maintains an effective training program for mechanics.
  • Plans maintenance and project work on a routine basis based upon input from production, engineering and scheduling groups.
  • Monitors equipment for proper and safe operation.
  • Maintains a changeover parts system for changing parts and reducing the amount of time needed for line changeovers.
  • Works closely with engineering on new product startups and special projects. Also recommends equipment modification and upgrades as necessary.
  • Ensures that employees work in a safe and efficient manner at all time.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree (or higher) required in area of discipline.
  • 2 to three years’ experience in managers role
  • Preferred Technical training in Maintenance field with actual 3yrs experience.


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.


A Career with KIK Offers:

KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.

Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.

KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Accommodation available upon request.

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