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Maintenance Manager

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Portage, MI

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Direct Hire/ Placements

Job Description

  • Provide management and leadership of all maintenance techs, robotics techs and tooling services required for a manufacturing facility.  
  • Full trouble shooting support to production departments to ensure uninterrupted production flow.   
Job Duties/Responsibilities - (Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following):       
  • Provide supervision for department staff.
  • Plan and schedule all maintenance department activities.  This includes all scheduled, non-scheduled, predictive and preventive work.
  • In coordination with CIE and PIE, implementation of process improvement activities related to method and machines.
  • Provide ideas to improve Direct and Indirect Labor Utilization rates in the plant.   
  • Maintain accurate data in PMC for parts, identification numbers, all other pertinent information and vendor.
  • Approve all maintenance and tool room purchases and spending.
  • Assist maintenance and tool room personnel in locating or order of parts.
  • Work with outside suppliers and vendors in delivering various services to the plant.
  • Manage outside vendors associated with tooling repair and builds.
  • Support new programs in planning and installation of equipment and debug as necessary.
  • Maintain and enhance safety of employee and equipment by introducing safety controls and improved processes.
  • Process invoices for payment
  • Execute project work associated with new product launch, quality control, tooling, samples and process development.
  • Participate in problem solving and customer complain resolution using quality tools, including root cause analysis, design of experiment, AI, PPAP,  and capability studies.
  • Organize work plan to address ETR (tool repair) requests from production.  Create/prioritize urgent responses to repairs which effect on-time delivery.
  • Design and build in-house all tools possible at reduced costs (focus on CNC fixtures).
  • Assist Cost Engineer in tool quoting (develop fast estimating capability).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements/Qualifications - (Requirements may be modified or amended for reasonable accommodations):
  • Bachelor's degree or work equivalent and two or more years of experience in a manufacturing facility.
  • Demonstrated track record of process improvement and cost savings.
Familiar with Quality Management System (QMS) for IATF requirements and Environmental Management System (EMS) for ISO 

Additional information received 3/7/2024:
The individuals this position leads have significant technical experience.  Also, those that were leaders in a union environment typically aren't used to managing the same way as we do in a nonunion environment.  


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