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Senior Manager, Maintenance & Facilities

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-12366


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Senior Manager, Maintenance & Facilities

The Challenge

Responsible for the overall operational plan, performance and improvement of an entire value stream operation within a manufacturing facility. Develop, lead and coach salaried and hourly team members to achieve high performance in the areas of safety, quality, delivery and cost.

What you will Do

MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS: Oversees maintenance operations for an entire value stream within a plant.

  • Own and prepare the annual operational plan/playbook for a maintenance value stream. Responsible for operational performance and improvement of key metrics including safety, quality, delivery, cost and culture. Align area metrics with overall plant goals; organize resources to deliver on these metrics.
  • Monitor and control total maintenance expense costs.
  • Maintain maintenance total weekly overtime.
  • Equipment Uptime (OEE %): Improve equipment uptime in the factory
  • Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM): Create TPM Vision, including strategy for increasing completion rate of PMs by manufacturing sub-system (working with the MEALs).
  • Execute new maintenance culture, driving engagement and collaborative problem-solving.
  • Manage 2 salaried and the plants skilled-trade maintenance employees: Develop operational rhythm and communication with maintenance area business leaders, ensuring seamless transition between shifts.
  • Create a process for determining priority of maintenance work orders, accountability to executing work orders, and a communication process for the entire factory.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT:  Live, promote and teach the Appliance Production System philosophy and drive continuous improvement within the value stream operation.

  • Lead and promote work team(s) that react aggressively to factory inefficiencies. Drive problem-solving and root cause identification of problems for the entire value stream. 
  • Engage all members of cross-functional escalation team to address and resolve problems, ex. Area Business Leaders, Team Leaders, Kaizen Promotion Officers and other Lean resources
  • Continuously identify and work to reduce waste in the area for both short term and long term improvement initiatives.
  • Serve as a second-level responder within the escalation process for problems/issues within the value stream operation.
  • Lead regular meetings to review department issues. Prioritize and assign ownership for open items. Track items to closure and ensure follow-up with key stakeholders. 

LEADERSHIP:  Provide active day-to-day leadership for a highly energized, integrated, cross-functional team. 

  • Create goals for each member of the team. Ensure individual career coaching, performance feedback, employee training and talent development. Participate in the annual performance review process. 
  • Lead employee disciplinary investigation and action as appropriate. Partner with HR to conduct timely investigations when necessary. Complete accurate and thorough disciplinary records with supporting documentation. 
  • Recruit resources to fill team needs in a timely fashion. 
  • Develop and mentor future leaders for the business. 
  • Partner with site Human Resources team to ensure fair and consistent administration of all policies, work rules and processes.

SAFETY:  Responsible for the overall safety performance and metrics for the value stream operation. 

  • Promote a strong safety-minded culture in the value stream. Maintain an active safety program, ensuring the observation of safety precautions and safe work methods by all personnel, including behavior-based safety observations, safety meetings, safety audits and 5S housekeeping standards. 
  • Enforce compliance to safety rules and procedures, timely accident investigations, Safety Contacts and Safe Start participation. 
  • Review and sign off on all accident investigations. Ensure they are completed in a timely manner and identify root cause and corrective action to drive required changes. 
  • Manage the department's safety action item list, including corrective actions from near misses, accident reports & ergo assessments.

What you need to Succeed


  • Bachelor's degree or Technical Degree is required
  • 7+ years of related work experience (i.e. manufacturing, maintenance, quality, electrical, mechanical, PLC, robotics and laser)
  • 5+ years of experience within a leadership position, supervising/managing direct reports, and experience working in a maintenance environment.

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for both an office and manufacturing environment. 
  • Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 25 pounds. 
  • Working in the manufacturing environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, work shoes/boots. 
  • Work may require weekend and/or evening work.

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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