Maintenance Unit Supervisor in Elmendorf, TX at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

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    Elmendorf, TX
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Job Description

Arconic is currently in search of a MaintenanceUnit Supervisor to support our Global Rolled Products (GRP) business unit in San Antonio, TX.

GRP is a dynamic global organization that offers the widest variety of aluminum plate and sheet in the world. GRP is made up of Arconic’ s rolling operations around the world with manufacturing and commercial sites in North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia, and Russia. As suppliers to the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, building and construction, industrial, and packaging and consumer goods markets, our high-quality materials are the foundation for many products that touch everyday life.

The Maintenance Unit Supervisor is accountable for providing leadership and direction to assigned members of the crew in order to meet business requirements for the efficient production of metal in an ABS environment. Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager or Operations Manager, the incumbent is responsible to ensure productivity, safety, quality, improved recovery, reliable and consistent delivery performance and rapid problem solving in planned and unplanned cost-effective, customer-centric environment.
These business objectives are accomplished in accordance with the principles of the Arconic Business System, modeling and teaching employees in a manner that moves the organization toward accomplishing the target condition. Results can be measured; projects eliminate waste, secure flow, and create a visual factory; and employees contribute high levels of discretionary effort.

  • Adhere to EHS guidelines and ensure a safe working environment.
    • Recognize that accident and injury prevention are equal in importance to production, quality, delivery, recovery and cost control. Accept the responsibility to work safely and promote safety consciousness among other employees.
  • Understand the maintenance philosophy and implement the maintenance strategic plan to ensure:
    • Cost effective asset management
    • Long term viability of equipment
    • Long term improvement of the maintenance organization
    • Lead competent, well-rounded individuals to support operations.
  • Ensure that all employment practices under his/her control, including hiring, promotions, demotions, and discipline are conducted in compliance with equal employment opportunity laws and Arconic policy with regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, or physical ability. The incumbent shall endeavor to remain generally abreast of local, state, and federal laws, rules, regulations, and statutes governing equal employment opportunity practices.
  • 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 within labor agreement guidelines;
  • Advance the business objectives regarding quality (consistency and reliability) and costs (supplies);
  • Identify opportunities for problem-solving teams targeting waste elimination
  • Apply principles of lean manufacturing (ABS) to enhance business results in accordance with Arconic values
  • Make decisions about differential performance, both those requiring recognition and reward and those requiring discipline in a fair and equitable manner with supporting documentation of appropriateness of actions taken
  • Carry-out responsibilities under inherently business critical elements of prioritization, balancing strategic and tactical implementation of activities throughout the flow paths.
  • This position must frequently seek cooperation from, persuade or influence others, and develop relationships with others to resolve problems
  • Understand and utilizing department measures which enable tracking of performance and progress towards achieving department goals.
  • Lead the maintenance forces in rapidly responding to breakdown situations.
  • Gather data to assist in the application of root cause analysis and problem-solving techniques for major exceptions.
  • Work with craftspeople 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 the craftspeople and by providing training, coaching, and mentoring.


Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a mechanical or electrical maintenance role.
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a supervisory or leadership role.
  • A working knowledge of lean principles and concepts is required for effective business results.
  • Employees are encouraged to pursue continuing education for their personal professional leadership development.
  • Experience in an Aluminum molten metal environment.