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Maintenance Supervisor -Offshift

Maintenance Supervisor -Offshift

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

Under the direction of the Maintenance Area Lead, this position is responsible for training, coaching, and motivating hourly crafts personnel to provide reliable equipment consistent with customer quality and delivery requirements. Direct reports include a group of hourly personnel assigned to their area and shift. The incumbent communicates continually with the Engineering and EHS Departments, as well as with Control Technicians and Maintenance Leads. Externally, they communicate with vendors and contractors.

Accountability Objectives

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Coaching, supervising, and training skilled craftspeople, apprentices, and laborers in the repair and maintenance activities associated with their assigned shift and area. 
  • Assuming single point accountability for maintenance activities during their respective shift. 
  • Performing frontline troubleshooting activities on equipment in area of responsibility.
  • Directing safety awareness programs to manage workforce safety, maintain housekeeping, and assist the Operations Department in area safety analysis. 
  • Coordinating PM and other outage activities for equipment in area of responsibility. 
  • Planning daily activities for assigned maintenance crews and provide the tools, materials, and technical direction for normal maintenance, preventative maintenance, and capital work in area of responsibility. 
  • Performing root cause analysis and “5-why” techniques to eliminate maintenance downtime. 
  • Partnering with the Engineering Department on repetitive maintenance problems to continuously improve the reliability of responsible equipment and facilities. 
  • Coordinating and managing the development of maintenance work procedures and standard practices to maximize quality work and eliminate waste. 
  • Driving continuous improvement activities to eliminate all waste, especially as it relates to maintenance downtime, safety, work practices, and employee involvement. 
  • Assisting other Maintenance Supervisors, as needed. 
  • Managing applicable labor issues effectively within respective work area.
  • Performing administrative requirements to effectively manage work force. 
  • Performing other duties as assigned. 

Basic Qualifications
  • A High School Diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution. 
  • Minimum 3 years of maintenance supervisory experience within a heavy manufacturing environment or a minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience in the Military.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a unionized work environment. 
  • 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 Qualifications
  • A technical college degree, journeyman status, or a military equivalent. 
  • Experience with Allen Bradley programable logic controllers. 
  • Working knowledge of motor control centers and distribution control systems. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and lead a multi-dimensional team. 
  • Troubleshooting experience on hydraulic and pneumatic systems. 
  • A strong electrical and/or hydraulics background.  

Working Conditions

This position involves moderate exposure to risk of accident and requires following basic safety precautions. Work is normally performed on the shop floor. While not exposed to hazardous materials, this position requires wearing full PPE to protect from mobile equipment, hot materials, and noise when on the shop floor.

This position requires moderate physical activity, such as walking, sitting, and standing for extended periods of time, as well as some lifting.

This position also requires a willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule and be available 24/7.

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.

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.

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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.