Reliability Excellence (ReX) Manager in Norcross, GA at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/8/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    555 Guthridge Court Northwest
    Norcross, GA
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  • Experience:
    At least 10 year(s)
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Job Description

Arconic is currently in search of a Reliability Excellence (ReX) Manager, to join our Kawneer business. This position will be located at a BCS location.
Kawneer is the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for the commercial construction industry. Kawneer is part of Arconic’s global Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business unit, which manufactures and markets architectural systems and products in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 
Role Purpose
This role will be responsible for driving Reliability and sharing Reliability and Maintenance Best Practices across Building and Construction Systems.  The position is accountable for managing the Reliability Excellence Program across multiple sites that includes capturing and leveraging Reliability and Maintenance Best Practices while anchoring the solutions to sustain a high level of Reliability. 
Key Responsibilities
  • Working with the Center of Excellence Manager, develop plans and policies to continuously improve the reliability of the manufacturing processes.  Position expected to deliver sustainable, benchmark performance in Reliability and develop metrics through a clear strategy, management framework, and accountability.
  • Develop and document Reliability Best Practice policies and procedures and changes in policies and procedures to ensure effective evaluation of the Reliability Program.
  • Develop and train local Reliability Engineers in Reliability Best Practices to achieve Reliability Excellence
  • Problem-solving support at a coaching level
  • Capture best practices, with sharing and standardization across system
  • Establish and monitor Reliability metrics that drive sustainable reliability improvements
The successful incumbent to this position has demonstrated the ability to achieve results in a manufacturing environment and has a passion to put that experience to work to lead multiple locations to achieve Reliability Excellence.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of Reliability Excellence and Maintenance Best Practices
  • Solid understanding and practical application of Reliability principles and tools
  • Thorough knowledge of industry best practices and active in continuing education to stay current with changing best practices
  • Strong analytical, organizational and decision-making skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to pull various pieces together and see the big picture impact
  • Manage and lead multiple projects simultaneously across locations
  • Ability to work independently and coach, train and energize diverse resources to develop and influence a high-performing team
  • Ability to effectively communicate in multi-cultural environments across multiple locations and all levels of the organization
  • Ability to travel 75% of time supporting locations
  • Must be located at a BCS location
 Knowledge, Skills and Experience 
  • Demonstrated experience leading systems and change management initiatives
  • Strong analytical skills; including experience in statistical process controls, reliability modeling and prediction, fault tree analysis, Weibull analysis, Six Sigma methodology and leading change
  • Proven ability to collaborate, lead, coach, facilitate, and communicate with individuals across all levels of the organization


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years industry experience in a manufacturing/plant environment
  • Field experience such as Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Manager, Project Engineer or Production Engineer
  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP)
  • Experience leading Rex programs for a large multi-site company or BU
  • 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 location
 Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Business from an accredited institution
  • Lean manufacturing / Six Sigma certifications
  • Experience working in matrix organization