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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world. While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.

Sr. Process Maintenance Engineering Manager

Vancouver, WA


The Sr. Process Maintenance Engineering Manager reports to the Facility Manager and has primary responsibility for providing engineering support to the assigned facility. This position will have direct supervision responsibilities over an Associate Engineer, Maintenance Lead, four maintenance mechanics, and will manage the maintenance department budget. This position will be a member of the Adhesive Coated Solutions (ACS) North America Leadership Team.


  • Prepare preliminary cost estimates, project proposals and capital expenditure requests.
  • Optimize existing processes to provide consistently uniform, high quality products at the lowest cost.
  • Identify and implement innovative new process technology.
  • Manage assigned projects, completing on time and within budget.
  • Communicate effectively by written reports and informal contacts to ensure all appropriate personnel are aware of project status.
  • Implement Total Productive Maintenance practices and Preventive maintenance practices in the plant system.
  • Oversee training of process and plant personnel for new equipment.
  • Manage plant infrastructure to minimize repairs and downtime.
  • Fully support facility safety program and actively contribute to continuous improvement of facility safety performance.
  • Ensure the compliance with all applicable environmental regulations and assist the H.B. Fuller EHS representative.
  • Responsible for the completion of storm water and waste water sampling (SWPPP) inspections and other WEHS compliance tasks as assigned.
  • Interact with other departments to provide the highest level of teamwork and cooperation between groups.
  • Assure departmental compliance with all ISO 9001:2000 requirements.


  • Conceptualize, design and develop enhanced manufacturing process equipment, control systems and related technologies for producing new product introductions.
  • Design and layout of control systems (Siemens and Rockwell PLC/HMI) and Historian record tracking.
  • Partner with Research and Development to ensure new production equipment is designed to meet the needs of new product commercialization.
  • Liaison to the service providers used for fabrication of machine parts for project needs.

Employees receive full benefits, including medical, dental, insurance, 401k contribution, paid time off and paid Holidays. All employees qualify for an annual cash bonus, based on business performance. Annual raises are based on company and individual performance.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical of Manufacturing Engineering.
  • A minimum of 8 + years’ experience in equipment/machine design experience (pneumatics, electrical control systems, motor selection and power transmission, UL508 electrical code knowledge, etc.)
  • A minimum of 5 + years’ experience in a manufacturing/engineering capacity and at least 5 + years of direct management experience, with a proven track record of functional management success is necessary to handle the complexities of this job.
  • 5+ years of applied engineering experience and advanced degree in engineering & a year of applied engineering experience.
  • 5+ years Project Experience Management of projects exceeding $300,000.
  • 3+ years’ experience managing the financial aspects of a project, including IRR and NPV calculations.
  • 5+ years of experience with CMMS: e.g,n MP2
  • 5 + years of experience in general plant safety. Knowledge of confined space entry, lockout/tag out, and burn permit requirements is essential.

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Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities

Job Location
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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