Maintenance Shift Supervisor in Cleveland, OH at Arconic

Date Posted: 10/2/2019

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Job Description

Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP) invented the first forged aluminum truck wheel in 1948—and by doing so, we created an entire industry. Seven decades later, we’re proud to be the global market leader in the forged, aluminum heavy-duty truck wheel market, holding the number one position. We’ve helped customers around the world to increase payload while saving fuel and reducing maintenance by switching out heavy steel wheels for lightweight aluminum. AWTP produces over 4 million Aluminum wheels globally with annual sales exceeding $800 million. AWTP products are highly engineered products operating in challenging environments with significant product liability risk and wide diversity of end use applications ranging from heavy-duty trucks to commercial and military vehicles.
The Maintenance Shift Supervisor located in Cleveland, OH is the first level of authority in the manufacturing plant providing leadership, coaching and clear direction to ensure people are working safely, meeting customer demand, solving problems, eliminating waste and meeting goals. The primary function of the Maintenance Supervisor is to plan, oversee and coordinate day-to-day maintenance execution of facility, equipment and machinery. The incumbent must be able to seek cooperation from others and must develop relationships to resolve problems.
Job Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Diagnose and assist in solving difficult maintenance problems and recurring malfunctions;
  • Support operating results through the management of subordinates with emphasis on quantity, quality, timeliness, safety, recovery, and delivery performance;
  • Ensure work is allocated fairly and clearly assigned to crew members; formulate and assign tasks within guidelines established by department management;
  • Decide and deploy appropriate crewing arrangements for planned and unplanned situations based on absences, schedule requirements, equipment availability, and vacations;
  • Identify opportunities for problem-solving teams targeting waste elimination;
  • Determine maintenance and inspection methods and directs maintenance workers in operating procedures;
  • Requisition materials, supplies, and parts for department;
  • Understand and utilize department measures which enable tracking of performance and progress towards achieving department goals;
  • Manage the daily activities of assigned employees (including assigned Work Leaders);
  • Manage safety of subordinates utilizing the concepts of Human Performance;
  • Lead individual safety discussions and job specific safety reviews;
  • Supervise maintenance personnel engaged in setting up, installing, repairing, and maintaining machinery and equipment;
  • Assess training needs and assists in training;
  • Recommend adjustments to pay;
  • Complete performance appraisals;
  • Initiate timely corrective action as appropriate (including attendance/tardiness);
  • Lead the maintenance forces in rapidly responding to breakdown situations;
  • Complete the work which occurs on their shift in a cost-effective manner to ensure proper process and environmental equipment operation and availability;
  • Work with maintenance technicians to apply root cause analysis and rapid problem-solving techniques to minor exceptions to find and eliminate the fundamental problems;
  • Develop individuals in the organization by providing challenging assignments for employee and by providing training, coaching, and mentoring for the people;
  • Understand the maintenance philosophy and implementing the maintenance strategic plan to ensure cost effective asset management, long term viability of equipment, long term improvement of the maintenance organization and competent, well-rounded individuals to support operations.
Major Activities and Key Challenges Include:
  • Knowledge and experience in applying lean manufacturing principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to train, develop and motivate subordinates.
  • Well-developed communication, leadership and problem-solving skills.




Basic Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Associates degree from an accredited institution;
  • Previous training via a trade school;
  • 5 + years’ experience supervising/managing at team;
  • Experience with mechanical systems maintenance;
  • Experience in electrical, automation and control systems maintenance;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).


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