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Maintenance Area Lead

Maintenance Area Lead

locationCleveland, OH, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Construction/Facilities/Maintenance
Full Time


Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager, this position is responsible for training, coaching, and motivating hourly crafts personnel and Maintenance Supervisors to provide reliable equipment consistent with customer quality and delivery requirements. Due to the sense of urgency that impacts the decision-making process in this position, the incumbent functions with minimal direction and has considerable freedom to act in handling the daily activities and problems occurring in their assigned plant areas. Direct reports include, but are not limited to, shift supervisors and technical support personnel. The incumbent communicates continually with all levels of personnel across all departments at Cleveland Operations. Externally, they communicate with outside contractors, vendors, and suppliers.

Accountability Objectives

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Developing and implementing innovative maintenance techniques.

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Coaching, supervising, and training skilled craftspeople, apprentices, and laborers in the repair and maintenance activities assigned to their shift and area.

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Supervising, training, coaching, and assisting Maintenance Supervisors.

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Assuming single point accountability for maintenance activities in assigned area.

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Performing frontline troubleshooting activities on equipment in area of responsibility.

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Establishing maintenance priorities that are consistent with overall production requirements.

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Establishing short-term and long-term production plans with internal customers to meet customer delivery requirements.

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Directing safety awareness programs to manage workforce safety, maintain housekeeping, and assist the Production team in area safety analysis.

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Coordinating PM and other outage activities on equipment in area of responsibility.

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Planning daily activities for assigned maintenance crews and providing the tools, materials, and technical direction for the normal maintenance, preventative maintenance, and capital work for area of responsibility.

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Performing root cause analysis and “5-why” techniques to eliminate maintenance downtime and increase OEE.

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Partnering with the Engineering Department on repetitive maintenance problems to ensure the continuous improvement and reliability of the equipment and facilities in area of responsibility.

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Coordinating and managing the development of maintenance work procedures and standard practices to maximize quality work and eliminate waste.

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Driving continuous improvement activities to eliminate all waste, especially as it relates to maintenance downtime, safety, work practices, and employee involvement.

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Driving best practices within their organization and across all areas in coordination with other Area Leads and Maintenance Supervisors.

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Managing applicable labor issues effectively within area of responsibility.

Basic Qualifications:

High school diploma

Minimum of 5 years of industrial, mechanical, or electrical maintenance experience in a heavy manufacturing environment.

Minimum of 3 year of experience in a supervisory 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.

Preferred Qualification:

Bachelors Degree

Minimum of 5 years of experience in a supervisory position

About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s sales for 2022 approximated $5.7 billion. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies promote more fuel efficiency for aircraft and commercial transportation. For more information, visit www.howmet.com, including content shared during the Company’s May 2022 Technology Day.

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Howmet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email TalentAcquisitionCoE_Howmet@howmet.com

The Howmet structures business manufactures metallurgically advanced lightweight multi-material solutions that range from titanium mill products to titanium forgings, extrusions and assembled systems for aerospace and defense applications.