Maintenance Superintendent - Central Shops in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 10/22/2019

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Job Description

The objective of the Maintenance Superintendent is to lead a broad range of services that support the plant wide maintenance and production organizations. The Maintenance Superintendent will develop and lead the Central Shops including the Machine Shop, Truck Repair Shop, and Roll Shops along with the plant’s craft workforce needs. 
  • Machine Shop:  The Maintenance Superintendent is accountable to provide the plant a machine repair and fabrication shop that supports unplanned and planned maintenance and engineering activities.  The superintendent will establish annual metrics that drive continuous improvement within the shop to provide this service safely and cost effectively.  The Superintendent will also drive team maturity through direct reports.
  • Truck Repair Shop:  The Maintenance Superintendent is accountable to manage the maintenance of the plant’s mobile equipment fleet.  This will include continuous improvement in repair turnaround times, increase time in between failures, holding vendors accountable for equipment performance within warranty expectations, and influencing cost reductions in equipment repairs from misuse by equipment operators.  The Superintendent will also drive team maturity through direct reports. 
  • Roll Shops:  The Maintenance Superintendent is accountable to manage the maintenance of the plant’s active and spare rolls.  This includes continuous improvement in turnaround time for a roll assembly by driving reduction in grind and chocking/dechocking standards, improved inspections through technology and roll grinder training, and improved quality control through training program.  The Superintendent will also drive team maturity through direct reports.
  • Workforce:  The Maintenance Superintendent is accountable to manage the plantwide craft workforce needs that match the business objectives – ultimately ensuring the craft resources are available to perform the work needed safely and cost effectively.  This includes but not limited to:  setting headcount levels needed for each classification in the plant and allocations within each department, annual evaluation of workforce needs at the plant and within departments, assessing actual workforce utilizations for continuous improvement in planning and cost controls, representing maintenance in Union negotiations for master contracts or local agreements, supporting HR to attain and sustain headcount levels needed for the business, and supporting the administrative side of managing the daily workforce tasks and scheduling.   
The Maintenance Superintendent is accountable for results within the Central Shops and Plantwide Craft Workforce in the areas of Environment, Health and Safety, Productivity, Asset Management, People Development, Cost Control, Quality, and Team Maturity using ABS and REX systems such as TPM, Kaizen, daily Management, 5S etc. 

The Maintenance Superintendent will engage the resources at his/her disposal to meet the department objectives set by the Maintenance and Engineering Manager in support of the business objectives.  These objectives will be achieved without sacrificing a spirit of cooperation with other areas.
The Maintenance Superintendent will supervise an area of approximately 10 salaried resources including technicians, planners, Coaches/Group Leaders, Unit supervisors, and Workforce & Health and Safety Coordinator.  The Maintenance Superintendent will supervise an area with ~100 hourly resources including mechanics, machinists, roll grinders, and truck repair mechanics.
The Maintenance Superintendent will report to the Maintenance and Engineering Manager of DPW & Satellites.


  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with machine repair.
  • Minimum of 3 years of labor relations experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of department management, including direct supervision for salaried supervisors and responsibility for hourly craft employees
  • Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing industry experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of maintenance experience
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.  ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology from an accredited institution
  • Experience with rolling mills and roll grinding
  • Possession of a journey-level machinist card
  • Strong background in using maintenance reliability tools and techniques
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in a variety of settings (shop floor, peers, plant leadership, etc)
  • Ability to lead and drive cultural change in a positive manner, influencing others on new concepts
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize work accurately and to work with cross-functional teams effectively
  • Experience with (and understanding of) lean manufacturing (ABS at Arconic)
  • Understand the complexity of (and succeed in) a matrix organization


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