Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Plant Facility Maintenance Manager

Presented by: North American Recruiting and Consulting

Position Location: Ft. Worth


Our Client has been designing, developing, and manufacturing transportation
equipment for over 111 years. To remain competitive, they have had to
continually change and improve to meet the demands of their customers;
however, one thing has not changed over the years - the value they place on
their customer relationships. They strive to remain customer-oriented and
are dedicated to building and enhancing that business relationship.

Our Client assures customer satisfaction through superior responsiveness,
product reliability, and exceptional service after the sale. They have
Regional Sales Managers and over 50 Independent Dealers that are experts in
their field readily available to help their customers specify equipment to
meet their clients' needs. Their transportation units are known for their
superior performance under all types of conditions - from the austere
environment in Alaska to the formidable climate of Africa, their units
remain mission ready. Most importantly, their customer support group is
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any technical questions
before, during, and after a purchase. By continually "Going the Extra Mile
for You!" our Client ensures a solid, trustworthy customer relationship
throughout the life of the transportation unit.

The Maintenance Manager will oversee the machining asset base at Our
Client's Ft. Worth, Texas Plant, and drive introduction of new concepts and
best practices to lead Our Client to a world class level in capability and
throughput at the lowest possible cost. The successful candidate is
responsible for cementing the PM foundational plans and is implemented
aggressively, safely and meets short term bottom line goals for OEE and
business needs. Long term expectations will include developing and leading
the TPM implementation effort. The position will also be responsible for
executing the continuous improvement (CI) deployment plan in support of the
LEAN transformation. Will also be responsible to achieve targets associated
with waste elimination, variability reduction, improved overall equipment
effectiveness and lead time reduction. Responsible for the managing the
design, planning, construction and maintenance of equipment, machinery,
buildings and other facilities. Plans, budgets and schedules facility
modifications including estimates on equipment, labor materials and other
related costs.
Define and deploy an effective machining operations strategy:

· Lead and develop a solution through team collaboration and personal
experience to execute best-practice setup methods to reduce and eliminate
internal setup time and achieve precise first-pass qualification of work
piece prior to in-cycle, lights-out machining operations.

· Deliver the transformational goals as evidenced by robust, new,
sustainable processes operating successfully; "Transformation informed by

· Develop and leverage modern machine calibration practices to
maximize single-piece processing accuracy to maintain 100% first-pass yield
with zero in-cycle errors, rework or in process recalibration

· Improve and implement performance goals / objectives and metrics for
continuous improvement of all machine tool performance and reliability
including all supportive advanced total productive maintenance systems,
supply chain spares and on-hand inventory management

· Develop and lead the transformation to a sustainable in-house
ownership and capability of total productive maintenance operating
conditions and culture

· Lead efforts to strengthen team's cutting tool knowledge and
application on all materials processed, current practice or new technology,
to continually reduce consumable costs, maximum predictive tool life,
improved surface finish & geometry.

· Strengthen performance goals and future state conditions of OEE, TPM
and the visual factory. Develop next level standards for total productive
maintenance on all systems directly and indirectly supporting the highest
levels of performance

Build and Strengthen Capabilities (people, process, systems and tools)

· Develop a strong team with cross-functional disciplines of
manufacturing, maintenance and LEAN skills

· Develop a robust and sustainable communication vehicle to share
lessons learned

· Lead by example and encourage others to benchmark best practices,
new technologies and other similar machining industries to introduced fresh
ideas, open discussion and to foster creativity within Heil

· Define standard processes for all manufacturing and maintenance
functions on new capital projects and new process development.

· Champion efforts to be aware of and introduce new technologies in
machine tool capabilities for future business growth and competitive

There are 4 Maintenance Technicians who report to this Manager and the
Manager reports to the Plant Manager

Ideal Experience

Transformational Leadership: Proven capabilities directing an operational
shift and successfully managing change. Able to focus on the big picture
as well as the details: a great communicator and team builder. Seeks to
transform process and the organizational structure behind it with
well-developed and broadly communicated objectives. Remains upfront and
central during action; always visible. Sustains motivation using
ceremonies or other cultural symbolism to acknowledge indicators of
progress or results. Inspires the organization to change expectations,
perceptions through trust, respect and admiration. A management style that
remains flexible and adaptable while continuing to improve those around
him/her; develops followers into leaders.

Management Experience: Combination of at least five or more years of
manufacturing and maintenance operational experience. A proven track record
of applying LEAN principles and industrial engineering to transform
operations and sustaining a culture of engage employees driving continuous
improvements. Consistent track record of delivering results while
creating/maintaining a constructive work environment while challenging the
status quo and facilitating different perspectives to drive solutions

Functional Capabilities: Direct exposure to an advanced Total Productive
Maintenance implementation environment with proven sustainable results.
Deep knowledge of best practices applied to quick-changeover, setup
reduction, SMED, Poke-Yoke and asset utilization methodologies.
Cross-functional knowledge and/or experience throughout manufacturing
(operations, engineering, and maintenance) including demonstrable knowledge
of financial metrics and drivers. TPM Manager Certification 4-week Program
graduate (Productivity Inc) would be ideal.

Operational Vision: Can clearly articulate the future opportunities and
operation condition of a world-class manufacturing organization and the
practical steps to begin and continue the journey. Can think globally and
act regionally and locally to achieve desired incremental and long-term

Critical Leadership Traits and Competencies for Success

Builds Talent and Teams - Builds and improves the capability of self,
individuals, teams and organization through talent acquisition and

The Manager must be a mature, skilled team builder with a proven track
record of strengthening operational competencies through exceptional
leadership skills. This individual must display evidence of engendering
high levels of trust in forming culture at all levels he/she influences.
He/she will need to demonstrate the ability to persuade and gain consensus
across a matrix, including the persistence required to work through
obstacles while building consensus. This position will have a history of
building relationships up and down the "value chain" with ease, alternating
from board level environments to front-line team members, to customers and
suppliers. He/she will value accumulated wisdom while communicating the
need for and executing change. This individual should value the team as
well as the individual, and have an eye for talent internally and

Courageousness - Demonstrates confidence, decisiveness and ability to take
calculated risk.

Demonstrated ability to lead organizational change programs; develop and
deploy the appropriate communications, training, metrics and rewards in
order to drive operational and cultural change.

Problem Solver- Creates innovative manufacturing solutions by establishing
a vision and driving to it through new ideas, processes and continuous
improvement efforts.

The selected candidate must be capable of acquiring and processing new
information quickly and apply the knowledge to novel situations. Must
demonstrate the ability to analyze a broad range of data and use the
information to make sound recommendations for the manufacturing group.
He/she must have demonstrated strong critical-thinking skills by evaluating
complex situations objectively, making accurate assumptions and developing
logical conclusions.

Delivers Results - Accomplishes key business drivers and objectives with
the highest level of ethics and integrity; accepts accountability for
results; works with a sense of urgency.

He/she must exhibit a willingness to "roll up the sleeves" to get the job
done. This hands-on Manager will inspire trust and confidence in
subordinates, peers and superiors to achieve the highest standard of
performance in a dynamic environment. He or she must be able to break down
complex issues into smaller pieces and, through collaboration, identify the
best solutions to key business problems. He or she must be a "strategic
driver" with a clear and compelling vision when to act and lead tactically.

Effective Communicator - Clear and concise communicator - expresses
information and ideas effectively, listens to and values input from others.

The Manager must be an articulate, proactive and insightful communicator,
to ensure strategies and objectives are clear, he / she reaches out to keep
people informed and tailors communication style based on insights into the
motivations and interests of the audience.

Business and Financial Acumen - Well-developed operational and engineering
acumen and proven capabilities to lead in a complex, fast-paced
customer-driven environment where local decisions often have global

He/she must be highly numerate, detail-oriented and have a reputation for
developing and implementing contemporary, metric-driven business processes
across a wide range of critical performance factors. This individual must
demonstrate experience in decision-making in the existence of ambiguity.
He/she must show evidence of creating a winning strategic vision and
leading the execution of a transformation from status-quo to world-class.

Important Skills/Competencies:
· Ability to drive collaboration across businesses and functions with
minimum supervision.
· Demonstrated personal credibility through strong communication
skills, achieving results, and trusted relationships with others.
· Demonstrated contagious positive energy to promote employee
engagement and drive results.
· Demonstrated passion to drive change and challenge status quo.
· Demonstrated ability to lead implementation and contribute to the
development of vision and strategy.
· Strong analytical and abstract thinking skills.
· Cross cultural effectiveness.

· Oversees the coordination of building space allocation and layout,
communication services, and facility expansion
· Plans budgets and schedules facility modifications, including cost
· Inspects construction and installation progress.
· Initiate planned maintenance programs for a variety of equipment.
· Responsible for preventive maintenance of facility equipment,
including HVAC, equipment, etc.
· Oversee Cleaning and Maintenance of Facility
· Responsible for need for capital equipment improvement and
development of capital project costs and estimates
· Responsible for decreasing equipment downtime as measured through
improvements in OEE
· This Manager will have parts inventory and readiness responsibility
as measured by value of current inventory vs. use

1. Experience in maintenance trades
2. Knowledge of business codes
3. Ability to handle multiple tasks
4. Quality orientation and attention to detail.
5. Problem analysis and problem resolution.
6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
7. High performance teams and a strong team player.


Must Be a LEADER and NOT a Follower and be able to demonstrate that in both
Resume and Letter of Introduction
Must Have Experience in Manufacturing of vehicles or heavy trailers or
heavy trucks or tankers--PREFERRED
Prefer someone who has worked in a Lean Manufacturing Environment
Must Be Understand & Be Able To Discuss:
1. Pillars of TPM
2. OEE and how to calculate OEE on something with a high cycle time and
no rhythm, such as a press brake
3. AutoCAD Understanding and Experience
4. Able to provide a breakdown of the high level steps of PM and TPM
Vendor knowledge, Vendor selection experience
Equipment design and function knowledge
Must Have Exceptional Supervisory Skills
Must Have Experience with equipment troubleshooting
Must Be willing to be out on the floor and NOT in an office
· At least 5 or more years in management, required
· Working knowledge of LEAN thinking, systems, and tools
· Experience in maintenance trades
· Plant experience in a variety of leadership and/or support roles
with emphasis on engineering, maintenance, and operations.
· Cross-functional knowledge and/or experience throughout
manufacturing (operations, engineering, and maintenance) including
demonstrated knowledge of financial metrics and drivers are preferred.
· Consistent track record of delivering results while
creating/maintaining a constructive work environment
· Willing to challenge the status quo and facilitate different
perspectives to drive solutions.
Proven experience in safety initiatives and improvements.
Knowledge in OSHA standards preferred
Experience in environmental preferred


Bachelor's degree in Facilities Management or Facility Engineering
Maintenance Engineering or At Least five years of related experience in a
medium to heavy manufacturing environment
Must have 5 or more years management level experience in a manufacturing
Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Automated Work Order systems
Must Have exposure to or working experience in a Lean Manufacturing
Proven experience in safety initiatives and improvements.
Knowledge of the materials, equipment, methods and practices used in
maintaining and repairing a manufacturing facility
Excellent mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical aptitude
Facilities Maintenance (buildings, piping, fire systems, heaters, HVAC)
History of improving Safety within a manufacturing facility
PM Programs--Inventory management


· The employee must possess the ability to communicate effectively
with all internal and external customers in both written and oral form.

· Would be "IDEAL" if the Incumbent were fluent in Spanish

The performance of this position will require exposure to the manufacturing
areas where certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment
such as safety glasses with side shields and mandatory hearing protection.
1. Sit or stand as needed
2. Walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout
the day.
3. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required
to reach documents or store materials throughout the workday.
4. Proper lifting techniques required.


1. The employee in this job must be knowledgeable in regard to the
safety/environmental policies and procedures of the Company as described in
the Company's Integrated Quality Management System.
2. The employee must adhere to all said policies and procedures while
supporting the goals and objectives of the organization and recognize the
Company's need to achieve its business objectives.
3. Employee is responsible for complying with company hazardous waste
disposal procedures.


Base Salary is $67,500 - $85,000 and the position is Bonus Eligible. They
have a wonderful Benefits Package.


Job Code: CRT0936

Bob Turner, Ed. D., President
North American Recruiting and Consulting
826 Ashford Court
Tyler, Texas 75703

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