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Maintenance Supervisor

Maintenance Supervisor

locationCleveland, OH, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/9/2024
Full Time

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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. The incumbent must demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and experience in applying lean manufacturing principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to train, develop and motivate subordinates.
  • Well-developed communication, leadership and problem-solving skills

Major Activities & Key Challenges:
  • 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
  • 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 all employees
  • 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 team and competent, well-rounded individuals to support operations.

Environment, Health & Safety Requirements:
  • 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 alternate schedule with 12-hour shifts in which one alternates between working 3 days consecutively and 2 days consecutively.  Both schedules are currently utilized.
  • There may be overtime opportunities on weekends, determined by business need.

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, Oracle
  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Experience managing with the parameters of a collective bargain agreement

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, 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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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