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Manager - Engineering, Maintenance & Facilities - (req51512)

Company: Sterling Kohler
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Manager - Engineering, Maintenance & FacilitiesWork Mode:OnsiteLocation: Hattiesburg, MSBasic Function:This position is responsible for the supervision of the maintenance,
facilities, and electrical controls teams. This includes providing leadership and technical guidance for the
identification, planning and execution of plant maintenance, facilities, and project
engineering programs consistent with sound engineering practices and company
policies so the engines assembly plant will operate without interruption and
will meet its production objectives. Ensures the teams operate with a true customer support focus and a sense
of urgency and accuracy in all assignments. Responsible for tactical and strategic planning/execution of day-to-day maintenance
activities and maintenance projects. Coordinates with Engineering, Operations, Supporting Departments to plan
and complete new equipment installations and engineering projects in a timely,
effective, and efficient manner.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises electrical controls engineers and maintenance and facilities teamleaders/supervisors on the Hattiesburg campus.
    • Manage system design, installation over site, programming, diagnostic, problem solving, program management and training on electrical/electronic control systems of facilities and equipment at Kohler Engines.
    • Manage new equipment design and build reviews to ensure that the electrical control systems meet Kohler specifications.
    • Review equipment control systems to ensure that the system meets all applicable safety standards.
    • Assures all plant operating equipment is maintained at optimum level, which provides uninterrupted service and maximum output so the plant will be in a position to meet its production objectives and shipping requirements.
    • Insures plant maintenance and engineering programs are completed within the economic cost standards established, all of which contribute to the plant's profitability.
    • Accountable for the development, discipline, and safety of engineering and maintenance personnel so plant programs can be accomplished efficiently, economically, and safely and in line with overall maintenance, engineering, and plant objectives.
    • Accountable for key input to facilities expansion requirement, both as to type of equipment and timing of construction.
    • Drives capital planning projects to meet updates to code, fire systems, security, plant expansions, and other needed facility activities.
    • Responsible to ensure tool cribs operates in an efficient, accurate, and ethical manner.Responsible for the tool crib contents and accuracy, and monthly metrics/reporting.
    • Ensure that the team operates according to Kohler Company procurement and purchasing directives. Manage and monitor plant repairable spares and tooling program for plant cost savings.
    • Prioritize work and personnel assignments to tasks in a way that maximizes overall plant efficiency, equipment reliability, schedule needs, and associate productivity.
    • Review repeat issues in which potential cost savings to the plant can be realized in terms of labor and repair parts.
    • Work with suppliers to move MRO spending toward contracted suppliers where appropriate. Strive to manage all crib inventory to the lowest total cost of ownership value.
    • Ensure that associates have the needed tools, equipment and supplies required to perform their duties effectively and accurately.
    • Ensure daily supervisory duties related to Supervisors/Team Leaders responsibilities relating to payroll, disciplinary actions, and performance evaluations are completed consistently and on-time where applicable.
    • Recognize support needs of team members, and work to identify, plan, and execute training opportunities to provide talent development and maintain onsite expertise on key equipment in the facilities.
    • Track project work orders, schedules, and resource allocations along with publishing progress on a regular basis and a final report on schedule compliance and cost when projects are completed.
    • Develop or improve feedback to customers regarding project priorities, schedules and timelines related to maintenance resources.
    • Research and develop required tools and training to facilitate predictive maintenance such as vibration analysis, ultrasonic monitoring and MTBF reports to evaluate equipment retrofits and TPM restoration events.
    • Ensure that the SAP work order system is being used and maintained appropriately to plan, track and document work done in the facility.
    • Generate reports to review and maintain effective and accurate tracking of maintenance labor tracking, equipment repairs, and repair components required.
    • Initiate planning and scheduling with engineering and operations for resource and material needs for all work orders, ensuring timely correction of potential machine issues/breakdowns and planned work order dates
    • Arrange expedited shipping if required to minimize the production impact of equipment downtime.
    • Participate in Operation Certification, Capital Planning and project management with engineering, quality, and production personnel.
    • Develop PM procedures and spares lists for capital projects. Ensure that these items are implemented in SAP.
    • Work with Engineering, Quality, and Operations to find ways to improve equipment reliability to meet part quality and production requirements.
    • Work with Engineering, Maintenance, and Operations to complete new stock item adds. Work with engineering to use up existing materials that will become obsolete with equipment or process changes and generate obsolete material write off list as required due to materials that cannot be used up.
    • Drive Talent development and engagement through effective training as required by individual, also including tradeshow presence, promoting advancement opportunities through setting high expectations of current job roles and moving into the next job role functions as applicable.
    • Manage all external Contacts regarding Facility security, fire alarm systems, local fire department contacts, etc. to effectively manage the facility related items.
    • Required to build and manage the month-to-month and annual operational budget with finance to meet business needs and targets.
    • Own and improve all TPM processes at the Hattiesburg location.Skills/Requirements
      • Bachelor's degree in engineering, industrial technology, business, or technical field; or an associate degree in engineering or an industrial discipline with significant experience and demonstrated results in leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.
      • Minimum 10 years of demonstrated experience leading technical resources, teams, and experience with facility related items in an industrial/manufacturing environment.
      • Experience or knowledge of Electrical Engineering and Controls preferred.
      • Experience in maintenance metrics systems and OEE measurements and effectiveness.
      • Proficient in use of all common computer Microsoft Office software applications including Outlook, Access, and MS Project. SAP experience is desirable.
      • Working knowledge of engineering drawings and specifications.
      • Experience
        with SAP/Work Brain preferred.
      • Recognize the equipment life cycle management in the business relationship with Engineering, Maintenance and Production having equal influence on equipment reliability.
      • Effective
        coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills.
      • Exhibit ability to build detailed project plans, including time, resource requirements, budget, and deliverables. Demonstrate assistance in capture/creation of a project scope, achievement of original project milestones and timeframes, and leadership of projects.
      • Embrace continuous improvement and apply best in class practices. Display adaptability and flexibility to change, seek resources to support change and apply KOS principles. Share the learning with peers and cross functional associates.
      • Builds relationships that result in strong partnerships and displays commitment to relationship building with stakeholders. Facilitate relationships of others, understanding the matrix of the organization and the importance of cross functional teams. Displays a positive team attitude and accountability.
      • Develop and express concise and effective oral and written communication. Proficiently organize thoughts and convert them into a plan of action. Seek and respond appropriately to input and guidance as needed and build trust by respecting the ideas and contributions of others.Understanding of the strategy/plans of the department, group, and company.
      • High
        levels of analytical and financial skills, ability to use data to identify
        and prioritize improvement opportunities and accurately assess financial
      • Strong
        influential management and communication skills, ability to gain
        organizational buy-in. Ability to
        communicate and influence at all levels of the organization.
      • Proficient
        in Microsoft Suite applications.
      • Ability
        to manage multiple projects of varying priorities simultaneously.
      • Ability
        to give and receive constructive feedback.
      • Strong
        leadership skills with the ability to get results through mentoring
      • Demonstrated
        ability to work in a results-oriented, challenging environment.Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.Why Work at Kohler Co.?Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen.So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler. In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more! About UsBeyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at . It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact . Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal and the .

Keywords: Sterling Kohler, Hattiesburg , Manager - Engineering, Maintenance & Facilities - (req51512), Engineering , Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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