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Maintenance Shift Supervisor

Howmet Aerospace
Cleveland, OH 44114
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Howmet Aerospace is searching for a Maintenance Shift Supervisor to join our Howmet Wheel Systems (HWS) business unit in Cleveland, OH.

Howmet Aerospace (NYSE: HWM) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value.

Howmet Wheel Systems (HWS) is a business with a rich tradition and a bright future. We literally invented the forged wheel in 1948 and, as a result of staying close to our customers and consumers, have remained the global leader in providing safe, strong, lightweight and innovative aluminum transportation products ever since. HWS serves the commercial vehicle market and employs 1,700 people at 14 locations worldwide.

Job Description :

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 Duties and Responsibilities :

  • 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.

  • Howmet Aerospace is a 24-hour, 7 days per week operation. As a result, supervisors need to be flexible to schedule and shift changes. Howmet will do its best to provide ample notice prior to making any changes.
  • Schedules vary. Typical 8.5 hours shifts Monday - Friday, as well as 12-hour shifts in which one alternates between working 4 days a week and 3 days a week are schedules that are utilized.
  • Depending on business conditions, there may be overtime opportunities on weekends.
Basic Qualifications :
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience performing maintenance in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 1-year experience supervising/managing a team.
  • 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.
  • 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 :

  • 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)
  • Experience managing with the parameters of a collective bargain agreement

Posted: 2020-07-17 Expires: 2020-08-15
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