Maintenance Reliability Manager

Direct Hire


General Summary:
This position has overall responsibility for all facets of maintenance, reliability, and TPM management in a manufacturing environment.  Apply the principles of lean manufacturing, including the direct supervision and training of employees, communication and coordination of projects with plant management, and the continuous improvement of the maintenance processes.

Essential Functions:
Responsible at all times for promoting a safety culture and safety awareness within their area of responsibility. 
Support and enforce all plant safety policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner. 
Responsible for all job-related safety training for their work team.
Direct work activities of maintenance employees to improve operational efficiency, reduce unscheduled downtime and to lower the unit cost of maintenance activity.
Direct maintenance and operations employees in root cause analysis and troubleshooting to identify problems, equipment malfunctions, determine corrective actions to be taken and implement such corrective actions.
Coordinate staffing levels, materials, machines, methods and metrics (measurements) to ensure an effective operation. 
Work with Supply Chain and Operations to schedule all maintenance work with minimal downtime and minimal interruption to the schedule.
Champion active preventative maintenance program, service and maintain production equipment on a continuous basis. 
Accountable for maintaining repair parts, inventory, initiating purchase requisitions as appropriate and within budgeted parameters including inventory turn requirements.
Mentor employees in safety, quality, productivity and the overall business operations as required. 
Foster employee culture of learning organization. 
Identify training needs in organization and ensure training opportunities are made available.
Initiate all employee relations functions as necessary such as coaching, discipline, etc.
Accountable for accurate and timely recording of employee attendance and payroll.
Maintain a smooth production operation by ensuring adherence to all operational and regulatory requirements, methods, procedures and processes.
Maintain all housekeeping, regulatory and safety requirements. Identify and champion opportunities for continuous improvement initiatives, OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) improvements, etc.
Promote fair and consistent adherence to all local and corporate policies, procedures, work rules and guidelines.
Communicate methods, changes, scheduling, etc. as appropriate and required cross-functionally throughout the organization.
Foster and maintain good employee relations through all the appropriate methods of communications and positive employee relations practices.
Manage all related technical systems, technologies, machines, and equipment as required.
Participation in employee process from the hiring and interviewing stage through termination.
May be required to support the operation outside of assigned shift hours or on weekends as needed.
Ensures all quality and safety practices are followed at all times.
Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to build positive relationships at all levels of the organization.
Excellent communications skills – ability to communicate clearly and concisely in multiple media – verbal, written, etc.
Excellent organizational/time management skills. 
Ability to prioritize work assignments in a fast-paced work environment, calm under pressure and flexibility to direct work force and adapt to changing schedules as appropriate.
Strong leadership abilities and skills as a team builder, coach, and mentor.
Strong computer skills (SAP and MS Office Suite).
In-depth knowledge of manufacturing and packaging operation, including equipment, materials, workflow, etc.
Technical knowledge including PLC/controls, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical, electrical, etc.

Bachelor’s Degree required and Engineering Degree preferred.
3-5 years previous maintenance supervisory experience manufacturing environment preferred.
CRMP – Certified Reliability Maintenance Professional preferred.


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