Reliability Engineering Supervisor

Position Description

Job Summary

The Reliability Engineering Supervisor is responsible for leading a team of highly skilled technicians and Maintenance Lead to be safety leaders in the plant and to achieve world-class mechanical uptime on a wide variety of equipment: injection molding machines, industrial robots, auxiliary equipment; plant utility service equipment and is responsible for facilities management.

Working with the Technical Manager, Supply Chain Manager and Production Manager the successful candidate develops and manages predictive and preventative tools and processes to demonstrate continuous improvement in plant equipment reliability.

The Reliability Engineering Supervisor will collaborate with the Reliability and Stockroom Coordinator to design and execute preventative action plans and wear part programs to move from a “run to failure” mindset to a predictive program which improve mechanical uptime to world class levels, ensuring that the plant improves cost per unit performance, and achieves safety, quality, service and cost targets.

This position is multi-faceted with hands-on engineering responsibility for a broad scope of plant projects; providing support to all operations, maintenance and other support departments.

Under the direction of the Technical Manager, the succesfull candidate designs and implements solutions and manages projects that support the plant in attaining safety, quality, service and cost goals.

The Supervisor will be responsibile to conduct tests and experiments to set specifications, develop procedures and training for the use of equipment, automation or other engineered solutions.

Additionally, this position will lead project teams focused on continuous improvement in a number of areas – material changes, production efficiency, quality or general construction.   Utilizes technology and systems for design, coordinates equipment selection and manages external contractors.

The Reliabilty Engineering Supervisor is the primary responsible person for supporting EHS, Risk Prevention and Business Continuity Planning for the plant and is responsible for the strong compliance of Environmental requirements as outlined by federal, state agencies, along with the company-wide group standards. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering – mechanical, industrial, automation, preferred
  • 4-6 years of work experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous supervisory experience, preferably of a highly skilled technician workforce
  • Some understanding of continuous improvement methodologies
  • Above average communication skills – written and verbal
  • Ability to translate technical data and reports into proposals and action plans
  • Is an active listener – able to discern key points from technical materials and presentations
  • Excellent analysis skills – MS excel, mini-tab and access data base
  • Above average computer skills – CAD, entry level Solid Edge Design
  • Critical and independent thinking – ability to trouble shoot complex and technical problem
  • Ability to assess impact of recommendations and decisions upstream and downstream, prior to implementing process changes
  • Very good coaching skills – peer, upline, down line and ability to lead teams at all levels of the facility
  • Able to draft, design, and build prints for various applications
  • Understands the complexities and implications of tool and part design and the overall impact on the business.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt, preferred

Company Summary

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.


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Reliability Engineering Supervisor

Location: Mcpherson, Kansas

Posting Date: 01/13/2022

Job Code: USA00432

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