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Supervisor Maintenance

Company: GAF Buildings Materials Corp. of America
Location: Chester
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

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Job Description:

The Maintenance Supervisor will help manage the repair, alteration and preventative maintenance of the plant to improve the productivity of the operation. He/She will supervise maintenance technicians in order to get both planned and unplanned maintenance needs completed in an efficient and effective manner. In conjunction with the Maintenance Planner, is responsible for balancing priorities, manpower, material, and equipment availability to develop department and individual work schedules. Is responsible for safety, quality of work, and productivity of the maintenance technicians through direct leadership and coordination with production department in a highly involved work place.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise maintenance technicians and work performed by contractors. Manage planned and unplanned maintenance work and jobs for both daily work and maintenance outages. Provide on-the-spot, on-the-job equipment-related expertise and technical guidance. Enhance communication and coordination between maintenance and other departments, especially the production department.
  • Effectively manages the utilization of planned maintenance hours to maximize machine line efficiency and production volumes. Actively participate in the planning, coordination, and implementation of maintenance activities to ensure they are consistently successfully completed in the allotted time frame while ensuring the work completed allows for excellent machine reliability. Follow up on issues that did not go as planned during shutdowns and implement methods to prevent future occurrences.
  • Provide a safe work place through adherence to company safety policy, housekeeping and defined standards of training. Lead maintenance department safety meetings. Monitor compliance to safety policies and procedures, conduct inspections of plant areas, and ensure deficiencies found are resolved or appropriately communicated. Ensure maintenance technicians are well trained, involved, and committed to meeting department expectations including following all safety requirements.
  • Provide leadership in department and administrative support required to be an effective supervisor. Observe employee work skills and provide on-the-job training, tutoring and coaching. Suggest ways to improve methods, procedures and work practices. Address performance issues promptly and in a fair and consistent manner and provide effective and timely feedback using the performance evaluation process. Schedule work days and off days of maintenance techs and track vacation as well as floating holidays based on work requirements. Provide direct input in the hiring of maintenance technicians and assist with interviews for other positions such as engineers. Identify continuing or new training requirements for the department.
  • Support department expense target goals by minimizing maintenance costs without negatively impacting operating results. Support efforts to minimize cost for major repair items and efforts to minimize purchased maintenance costs by utilizing company personnel for maintenance and capital projects versus using outside contractors whenever possible. Evaluate alternative parts or new suppliers to improve costs. Identify shop and fabrication work opportunities that can be performed in house versus being completed by outside resources.
  • Support efforts for the large capital projects within the plant. Participate in maintenance efforts to review equipment design, layout, and safety related aspects of new equipment. Visit other GAF facilities and/or equipment supplier locations to learn about new machinery and maintenance needs. Communicate project plans and progress to the maintenance department and be a conduit for maintenance employee suggestions and concerns. Ensure maintenance technicians understand changes that will result from new equipment.


  • A HS Diploma or equivalent [Technical school training/diploma/certification preferred] with at least 5+ years practical experience as a mechanic or electronic technician in a high volume manufacturing operation, preferably continuous process.
  • Intermediate proficiency using root cause analysis to troubleshoot and solve problems, proficiency in electrical distribution systems and instrumentation, proficiency in PLC programming, debugging and troubleshooting. Candidate must be able to maintain electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic systems as well as have intermediate proficiency using variable frequency drives and AC & DC drives. Should have knowledge of rotating equipment, machine design, bearings and lubrication. Ability to read blueprints, schematics, shop drawings, and sketches is required and the candidate must be familiar with standard manufacturing concepts, practices, and procedure.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and/or stairs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing.
  • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.
  • Occasionally operate business machines.

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

Keywords: GAF Buildings Materials Corp. of America, Rock Hill , Supervisor Maintenance, Other , Chester, South Carolina

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