Maintenance Manager at Calderys Nordic AB

Calderys represents the Monolithic Refractories division within the Energy Solutions & Specialties business group belonging to the parent company Imerys. Now they are recruiting a Maintenance Manager to their factory and production facility in Höganäs.

Maintenance Manager, Calderys Nordic AB Höganäs

Calderys represents the Monolithic Refractories division within the Energy Solutions & Specialties business group belonging to the parent company ImerysImerys refines a unique range of minerals to ensure functions (heat resistance, mechanical strength, conductivity, coverage, barrier effect, etc.) that are essential for their customers’ products and manufacturing processes. Imerys has sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion (2016) and about 17 500 employees globally. Calderys develops and sells monolithic refractories under the Calderys brand. These specialty materials are used for building and repairing refractory linings and can withstand high temperatures and severe operating conditions.Calderys ambitions are built upon the ‘Imerys Way’. Imerys is a decentralized company, but Imerys stays networked and aligned around shared values, making Imerys more efficient, diverse and safer.

The Swedish company, Calderys Nordic, consists of companies in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway and sales in the Baltic countries. Calderys Nordic factories and production facilities are located in Höganäs and Åmål. Yearly about 60 000 tons of refractory products are produced at Calderys Nordic production facilities. At factories, there are also laboratories for testing and quality control. Calderys Nordic has a total of 250 employees, sales of SEK 950 million, of which the Swedish part SEK 630 million (140 employees) in 2016. 

About the role:

To cost-effectively control the maintenance process with preventive maintenance, direct actions and project management in accordance with laws, regulations, Imerys and Caldery’s internal routines and standards to ensure availability in production. The purpose of the employment is to cost-effectively, safely and constantly improve the production process.

The goal is to work preventively instead of reactive with maintenance and monitored monthly with the MOS file as a KPI for the maintenance process.

Lead and distribute tasks for reporting staff and hired approved suppliers in accordance with our supplier’s program.

Daily reporting to Industrial Manager and inform Production Manager. Summon for weekly scheduling / purchase planning between production and maintenance for update and assignment of tasks. If necessary, plan together with maintenance stop in production for planned repairs.

As maintenance manager, ensure that the machinery is available for production. Maintain and develop the maintenance process (Operational System / Maintmaster) by ensuring that personnel are trained and using the maintenance systems. 

Responsible of the safe performance of maintenance work both for permanent and other staff. Ensuring obligated inspection of devices and documentation.

Responsible for fire protection and fire- and evacuation alarm. Project management of investments. Financial- and budget monitoring.


  • Manage the maintenance budget
  • Identify and develop critical skills
  • Design and implement maintenance strategy based on reliability and cost management to improve critical lines availability and to optimize maintenance cost for less critical lines
  • Standardize best practices and methods coming from Corporate / Carbonates experts
  • Advise on new equipment, automation of production lines and project management associated: suppliers selection and management including subcontractors
  • Implement maintenance cost management
  • Develop an improvement process and backlog management
  • Increase effectiveness and improve synergy between Production and Maintenance by implementing visual management
  • Develop engineering solutions to reduce repetitive failures and other problems that adversely affect plant operations
  • Manage subcontractors and ensure their safety and working conditions.
  • Identify critical parts and manage stocks
  • Manage and improve 5S tool
  • Reinforce maintenance productivity through an organization optimized
  • Provide support and technical expertise to ensure deployment of OpEx program on Maintenance for other PCC plants
  • Manage CAPEX from design phase to implementation and commissioning on sustenance and improvements
  • Perform analysis of downtimes and implement KPIs (MTBF / MTTR / Pareto, …)
  • Design, implement and manage preventive and predictive Maintenance plan


  • Very good leadership skills
  • Good knowledge / work experience within maintenance in production
  • Work environment regulations
  • Project management
  • English
  • IT knowledge such as Windows applications, AutoCad/Inventor/ProEngineer, Maintmaster / Fire protection / fire central
  • Equipments / instruments with obligated inspection
  • Finacial knowledge of internal cost reports and budgeting

Educational background:
Trained engineer (Msc or equivalent)

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Anna Goudoulakis at Skillway: or 0736-00 00 80.

Welcome with your application to Tea Nilsson at Skillway; Deadline for application: 6/6 2018


För mer information eller ytterligare frågor, kontakta Anna Goudoulakis på Skillway AB

Mobilnr: 0736-00 00 80