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Maintenance Manager - Plastics CoE - 3rd Shift

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-14917


The GEA Way

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make “good things, for life.”  As the fastest-growing appliance company in the U.S., we’re powered by creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way.  We believe in the power of our people and in giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.  

The GEA Way philosophy, backed by three simple commitments defines the way we work, invent, create, do business, and serve our communities: we come togetherwe always look for a better way, and we create possibilities

Interested in joining us on our journey? 

The Maintenance Manager - Plastics will provide technical support for the plant infrastructure (power, water, air, lighting, gas, etc). Manage projects related to electrical/mechanical support systems, building renovations and other infrastructure-related items to support manufacturing activities. Based on building needs, this role may be combined with manufacturing equipment support responsibilities. This role has a team of direct reports and coordinates all maintenance activities on an assigned work shift.


Maintenance Manager - Plastics CoE - 3rd Shift


USA, Louisville, KY

How You'll Create Possibilities

  • Serve as the primary contact within the plant on ­3rd shift to provide technical support and consultation on the plant infrastructure and facility support systems
  • Provide technical expertise on plant layout, connections into/out of the plant, and in the troubleshooting of facility operational issues. Provides this technical support and expertise to Plant Operations across multiple shifts
  • Own and facilitate effective utilization and operation of facility support systems and structure, including lighting, air compressors, electrical (incl. breaker maintenance), plumbing, vacuum pumps, sprinklers, chillers, cooling towers, HVAC, boilers, heaters, electric volts, process waste, drainage, dock doors, roof, fans, back-up generator.
  • Candidate should have a strong injection molding background
  • Candidate should have an understanding of how to troubleshoot and prove circuit work
  • Candidate should be able to perform basic hydraulic trouble shooting. Utilizing the Hydraulic bar chart and basic functions of a molding machine
  • Demonstrate a skill set to conduct reasonable root cause hypothesis for the injection molding equipment failure and then provide direction on corrective action
  • Supervise hourly bargaining unit maintenance staff by: developing, interpreting and implementing policies and procedures
  • Evaluating staff and making hiring and termination recommendations and addresses subordinate complaints in partnership with HR
  • Ensuring compliance with local, state and federal codes related to safe maintenance work practices as measured through internal department compliance audits and safety records
  • Coordinates all maintenance activities in the assigned area with other departments to ensure company goals are being met as measured by key performance indicators
  • Balances workloads and resources to achieve maximum results
  • Provide technical leadership to team as needed on appropriate problem resolution
  • Provide aid in troubleshooting and downtime response – including electrical wiring, machine controls hardware/software, PLC and high/low voltage power distribution
  • Responds to emergencies as requested; coordinates activities with other responders; directs the work of staff and utilization of resources to make the necessary repair in a cost-effective and timely manner
  • Ensures that staff is trained in complex maintenance activities and are following standard operating procedures as measured by skill assessments and work order audits

What You'll Bring to Our Team

Prior relevant military service will be considered in relation to required/desired qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in a technical field or equivalent experience including military as well as graduation from an accredited senior high school or GED equivalent 
  • 5+ years supporting operation and maintenance in production facility  
  • 2+ minimum experience leadership role with direct reports
  • Ability to steer and influence a team of skilled maintenance employees 
  • Working knowledge in software packages such as MS Office Suite (Project, Word, Excel) and Email 
  • Familiar with OSHA and EPA Requirements related to maintenance 
  • Sound verbal/written communication skills 
  • Proven team approach to management 
  • Working knowledge of best practices involving mechanical and electrical design, PLC, maintenance, and repair fundamentals of automated industrial production equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+  years in the supervision of employees in a union environment
  • Previous experience with Injection molding

GE Appliances will not offer sponsorship assistance for this position

Our Culture

At GE Appliances, creativity meets passion and conversations lead to exceptional outcomes and experiences.  We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that everyone brings to GE Appliances. We believe a diverse workplace, where everyone is included and people can be their true and authentic selves, fosters creativity and innovation. We know our differences are our greatest strength. The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve. We encourage and support the ideas, aspirations, and the wellbeing of everyone - our employees and our communities

GE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GEA, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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