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Engineering and Reliability Manager

Location: Sylacauga, AL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $130,000.00 - $140,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 11/30/2017
Job ID: 02544033
Job Description
In charge of Project and Maintenance team - this role will provide analysis, alternatives, recommendations, implementation plans, and oversight of maintenance initiatives intended to improve safety, regulation compliance, increase production capacity, improve equipment availability, and reduce costs.  Will serve as the responsible project manager, instrumentation and control design for capital projects, formulating initial project concepts through closing documentation. 
  • EHS:
    • Responsible for ensuring that all department employees comply with EH&S rules and regulations.
    • Promote Visible Felt Leadership on safety matters.
  • Project Management:
    • Develop project ideas into well-defined project scopes, implement to complete on time and within budget delivering scope
    • Oversee Capital Expenditure Request process.
    • Lead process enhancement initiatives in productivity which feeds capital projects, operational improvements, new product development, and quality targets.
    • Coordinate Engineering efforts with plant personnel to drive and establish best practice manufacturing improvement efforts.
    • Prepare, implement and monitor development plans for direct reports to prepare them for future growth opportunities.
  • Reliability & Maintenance Management:
    • Direct oversight of Contractor Management to include adherence to approved costs and all site safety regulations.
    • Coordinates and oversees the addition of all new Process Logic Controllers, Distributed Controls Systems, and Human Machine Interface systems.
    • Oversee Tabware (CMMS tool) work order tracking and improvements.
    • Lead maintenance improvement initiatives identified through failure root causes analysis and/or compliance, growth or cost reduction requirements.
    • Develop, implement and provide mentoring for World Class Asset Management techniques, including implementation of documented work management practices. 
    • Lead process of benchmarking successful Maintenance organizations and processes.
    • Develop and monitor departmental performance key indicators (KPI’s).  Liaison with purchasing to identify and negotiate purchase of needed components, equipment and contract services.
    • Prepares reports, analyzes data, and makes recommendations for improving plant operations and solving maintenance related problems.  Develops detailed planning to control departmental elements, including spending, staffing, etc.
    • Will have P&L responsibilities for maintenance and contractor costs.
    • Track maintenance spending per month, per quarter and per year
    • Ensure all department objectives are completed on time and within budget.
    • Evaluate the staff, build a successful team and work with HR to create training development plans for the department.
  • Proven ability to oversee projects from conception to implementation, including managing personnel, developing sketches, reviewing detailed drawings, vendor negotiations, supervising contractors, and documenting final results.
  • Possess the knowledge and ability to mentor and develop succession through subordinates
  • Proven ability to successfully conduct a cost/benefit analysis, oversee development of key maintenance initiative justification, present project to superiors and gain approval
  • Strong team leader skills to coordinate efforts of multi-disciplinary teams to achieve a common goal
  • Must have participated in the development of and have been held accountable to a multi-million dollar budget
  • Excellent communication skills and proactive communication style to ensure all affected parties are informed regarding the status of a wide range of maintenance repairs
  • Proven ability to develop and adhere to maintenance downtime schedules
  • Strong ability to anticipate questions and prepare answers pertaining to the business case for each maintenance initiative from all affected parties, including the senior management team
  • Demonstrated ability to identify maintenance constraints (manufacturing process, budget, schedule, etc.) and either eliminate the constraints or manage within
  • Proven capability in defining project scope
  • Demonstrated skill in applying detailed technical analysis
  • Broad knowledge of maintenance related program tools, such as, reliability engineering (RCM, On Stream Time, MTBF, OEE, WCAM and TPM)
  • Proven ability to assign priorities to achieve multiple objectives and manage multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and a positive change agent
  • Strong ability to make decisions by understanding causes, weighing options, and making final decisions based on achieving highest priority objectives
  • Demonstrated knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts
  • Proven ability to implement lean manufacturing principles into a Engineering/Maintenance department
  • Ability to further develop subordinates by identifying and fostering growth environment. 
  • Effective computer skills, including working knowledge AutoCad, Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to create effect PowerPoint presentations.
  • Some travel is required.
Education and Experience:
  • BS in Engineering required
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a continuous processing manufacturing environment
  • At least 5 years’ experience supervising personnel, preference in a union environment
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a lean manufacturing environment
  • At least 5 years managing a department with supervisors leading their own direct reports


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