Reliability Engineer & Maintenance Manager (Huntsville)

Position Description

Job Summary

All employees are eligible for an annual performance-based bonus program. Paid Time Off and Benefits are eligible from Day 1 (medical, dental, vision, short term disability, life insurance). Our retirement program is one of the best in the industry.  We offer multiple forms of retirement such as a 401K with Match, a defined pension program, and an employee stock purchase program.  Join a company who has a paid parental leave program and is committed to making the world a better home.

This position is responsible for planning, managing, and ensuring efficient maintenance support to the plant and production activities by directing efforts and activities relating to manufacturing & facilities management within a 24-hour manufacturing operation. This position provides experienced direct supervision of maintenance work (including maintenance team and outside contractors) to meet delivery, safety, service and cost objectives of the department. Additionally, provides engineering and consulting support to maintain and develop products or processes and manages technical information flow.

This position will focus on improvement objectives, including but not limited to such areas as maintenance, parts management, facilities, safety, and productivity improvement.  The incumbent manages assigned projects, engineering trials and including project scheduling, performance, implementation, and writing reports to meet objectives and deadlines.

Manage all maintenance activities, including preventative and reactive maintenance to optimize production efficiency while minimizing maintenance costs. Prioritize and supervise the activities of all subordinate and facility contractor personnel. Prepares maintenance budget. Handles activities associated with a maintenance shutdown for facility.

  • Monitor and analyze KPI’s (maintenance cost, downtime, OEE, etc.) to identify, plan, and implement opportunities for improvement.
  • Optimize work order management system to support production and provide visibility to plant leadership.
  • Design, manage and sustain a parts inventory program for the plant. Assure effective and optimized cost for all associated parts, service and rental costs for the plant.
  • Assists subordinates in troubleshooting and problem solving and focused on development and training of the maintenance employees.

Initiates, substantiates, manages, and implements capital investment projects (including technical specifications, vendor selection and quotations, engineering analysis, and coordination of internal and external resources) to safely meet planned cost, schedule and savings objectives.

  • Leads and executes on projects to improve equipment reliability and uptime. Supports continuous improvement by improving manufacturing processes, developing ways to reduce scrap and rework, increase productivity/efficiency and decrease operating costs.

Responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining the infrastructure and equipment of buildings and facilities (power generators, water systems, cooling towers, air handling, compressors, etc.)

Provides leadership in assuring employee physical wellbeing and safety by the development, promotion and enforcement of an uncompromising safety attitude in both supervision and production employees and good safety practices measured by a safety record that exceeds and leads the industry. Fosters a team environment, where employees are respected and recognized for their achievements. Trains, motivates, monitors and evaluates performance of the department; counsels, documents and provides discipline, as necessary. Ensures that all policies and procedures are followed.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree:  Engineering discipline or related field of science, required.
    • Mechanical Engineering, Preferred
  • 5-7 years of experience
    • Operational Experience - Required
    • Experience in a challenging turnaround environment - preferred
    • Requires the utilization of and understanding of management skills and engineering principles, theories and their applications.
    • Experience evaluating and troubleshooting manufacturing processes and machinery.  Prior experience within an industrial maintenance team.
    • Past experience in manufacturing plants with similar equipment. Furnacing plant type would be a plus.
  • Strong computer skills - proficient with MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.
  • The incumbent must possess strong organizational and project management skills, as well as be thorough detail-oriented and be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously with a result oriented focus. Past experience with CAPEX management. Familiar with Management of Change process.

  • Strong knowledge of machine systems, best manufacturing practices, Proven track record of relevant successes in improving the cost of manufacturing and working through others.  Working knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts, 5S, quality systems and 6 sigma projects is a plus.

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 Engineer & Maintenance Manager (Huntsville)

Location: Huntsville, Alabama

Posting Date: 05/24/2023

Job Code: USA05591

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