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Maintenance Lead

Job Description

The Maintenance Lead plays a critical role at our headquarter location in Richmond to support our operations, while maintaining high standards for safety, quality, and aesthetics. This position will coordinate, lead, and perform maintenance and facility related improvement and repair efforts for a growing manufacturer of custom luxury furniture.


  • Overall maintenance and repair of manufacturing equipment and facility assets, such as CNC machines, boiler system, PLC controlled immersion coating line, powder coating system, industrial ovens, dust collection, ventilation, chillers, cooling towers, plumbing, motors, pumps, and others.

  • Problem solve/troubleshoot within a team and independently, through creativity, ingenuity, and teamwork.

  • Ensure downtime is monitored and minimal.

  • Support the manufacturing operation for production through equipment sustainability, improvement, safety, and repair.

  • Communicate with all necessary parties to coordinate activity around repairs and installation.

  • Schedule, perform and/or monitor Preventative Maintenance programs.

  • Maintain spare parts inventory for critical equipment.

  • Coordinate and supervise work through Contractors when necessary. (i.e. Fire Protection, Security, Janitorial, Landscaping, etc.)

  • Support new equipment planning and installation.

Education and Experience (preferred):

  • Associates or Bachelors degree.

  • 3-5 years experience working with production equipment, such as CNC machines, PLC controlled immersion lines, coating, boiler systems, and welding equipment.


  • Leadership ability to manage the safety and effectiveness of staff.

  • Mechanically and spatially skilled.

  • Effective and accurate communication.

  • Resourceful - drawing from self-knowledge and others.

  • Experience working with Windows operating system as well as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Exposure to aluminum fabrication, welding, or powder coating a plus.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Position Type:

  • This is an exempt, full-time, onsite position. This is primarily a first shift position; however, some 2nd shift or emergency call in may be needed.

About Our Company

McKinnon and Harris is the leading manufacturer of high performance aluminum outdoor furniture for estates, gardens, and yachts in the US and abroad. A family-owned company founded in 1991, McKinnon and Harris has devoted the last 32 years to pioneering techniques in aluminum fabrication and coating in order to create a legacy of crafting original, timeless design of custom luxury furniture.

McKinnon and Harris offer exceptional benefits which include a bonus, 401K and profit sharing plan, top health and dental plans, health savings account, life insurance, vacation, and a world class work environment.

We Hire and Promote based on our Core Values:

Unequivocal pursuit of excellence: We are highly skilled, with a fanatical attention to detail. We are driven to continuously improve and become the best at what we do.

We Not Me: We foster a sense of family and community in the workplace. We are a team of individual talents with a common goal. Through humility and compassion, we take actions - big and small - to elevate each other and the company as a whole. We seek to identify, understand, and serve the needs of our internal and external customers.

Respect for Creativity and The Arts: We embrace and honor the creative expression of design, and value working with our hands and minds. We believe the uniqueness, elegance and beauty of art strengthens the community through thought, entertainment, pleasure, focus, and imagination. We seek to understand, appreciate, preserve, and improve upon its creative intent -from the environment in which we work to the work we perform each day.

Initiative and Self Motivation: We are intrinsically motivated to take on new challenges and complete the work we recognize needs to be done. We are self directed problem solvers who use available resources to make good decisions.


We'd love to hear from you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].

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