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Maintenance Manager | Pinova, Inc | Brunswick, GA

Pinova Incorporated, a subsidiary of DRT, extracts wood rosin from pine stumps to create a variety of commercial products. We have customers in over 100 countries that use Pinova’s quality resins in a wide variety of specialized markets, including adhesives, construction, food and beverage, and agriculture.

Our employees are the backbone of our business as we strive to put people first. We are looking for our employees to have an entrepreneurial mindset, where our employees will think outside the box and embrace change and collaboration with other departments.

We offer a generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, 401k retirement savings plan with a generous match, and excellent compensation as a part of our package.



Pinova Incorporated is currently seeking a Maintenance Manager at our Brunswick, Georgia plant, a 24 hour/7 day a week production facility. The candidate will report to the Director of Maintenance & Reliability and will be fully responsible for providing leadership for the manufacturing maintenance programs.  Specific responsibilities include executing maintenance schedule, overseeing maintenance of manufacturing equipment within budget, administering maintenance records, coordinating and overseeing contractor activities, and the training and developing of maintenance personnel.   



  • Provide management oversight, technical guidance, training, performance feedback and coaching to Maintenance employees, including maintenance supervisors, and maintenance and I&E technicians. 
  • Implement, manage and track the preventive maintenance program of the facility. Program must be designed to reduce downtime in all aspects of manufacturing.
  • Collaborating with plant management to identify, develop and execute major capital/maintenance projects.
  • Analyzing operational problems and developing modifications in design to improve efficiency.
  • Keep current documentation on all equipment and maintain appropriate specifications.
  • Forecast, develop and manage the maintenance budget.
  • Work with the Maintenance engineers and Planning supervisor to maintain and improve reliability procedures.
  • Consistently improving housekeeping at the facility.
  • Interpreting blueprints, schematics, and technical drawings.
  • Managing departmental resources to support achievement of plant objective.
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of large maintenance projects and shutdown work.
  • Identifying and initiating continuous process improvements to reduce costs related to equipment downtime.
  • Provide support to help develop, implement and maintain the site Mechanical Integrity program, which includes preventative maintenance efforts in lubrication, in steam turbines, gas turbines, blowers, fans, screw compressors, piping, tank inspection and a wide variety of pumps.
  • Attending and actively participating in all safety and production meetings.  Ensure compliance with all health, safety and environmental regulations impacted by Maintenance.
  • Planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance and rewarding and disciplining employees; address complaints and resolve problems.


  • BS in a Technical Field highly desired; Mechanical Engineering degree preferred.  
  • 10+ years’ experience in Chemical, Paper or Refinery Industry required.
  • 5+ years leadership experience required.
  • Experience with Turbine Generators, Biofuel Boilers, HVAC, Air Compressor Systems, DCS, and PLC.
  • Skills in electrical, PLC, welding, pipefitting, machinery alignment, millwright, plumbing, rigging, use of hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge of OSHA hazardous work procedures.
  • Knowledge of various CMMS systems
  • Ability to operate a variety of hand and power tools, shop equipment and machine tools.
  • Ability to inspect equipment, recognize potential problems and independently take appropriate corrective action to prevent component failures or equipment down time.
  • Proven leadership, management and supervisory experience is required.
  • Strong communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and influence management skills.
  • Computer Proficiency in all MS Office Software Applications including MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, as well as CMMS and Engineering software. SAP PM Module experience preferred.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment with proven time management, organization and prioritization skills.
  • High degree of personal responsibility and initiative is required. Must possess a high level of integrity as well as excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • SMRP desired

Pinova is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status or other legally protected class.

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