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Maintenance Supervisor- Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI

Posted: 03/03/2023 Industry: Production Supervisor Job Number: 36891

Job Description

Our client, a major automotive company, is looking to add some Maintenance Supervisors to their team in Detroit, MI! 


These contract positions (eligible for extension or direct hire for the right candidate) offer a starting pay rate of $34.50/hour (benefits are available)


The Maintenance Supervisor directs skilled trades employees to meet the objectives of the maintenance department in a fast-paced, high-volume, unionized, manufacturing environment.

The selected candidates will coordinate safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale initiatives.  They will drive throughput improvements and coordinate professional maintenance and breakdown maintenance activities.

The Supervisor will also provide coaching and mentoring to team members (both hourly and supervisory) regarding World Class Manufacturing techniques for problem solving and corrective action implementation.


Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Influence the key performance indicators (KPI's), mean time between failure (MTBF) of components and equipment in their area, mean time to repair (MTTR), as well as maintaining equipment at basic conditions and continuous improvements of the equipment in their area
  • Address throughput, run to run, and downtime related issues with equipment in a production environment, supported by the Professional Maintenance Specialist (PMS) where applicable
  • Direct supervision of the skilled trades
  • Work with skilled trades staff in driving waste reduction efforts through implementation of methods / processes of the World Class Manufacturing (WCM); Autonomous Maintenance (AM), Professional Maintenance (PM), Quality Maintenance (QM), Focus
  • Improvement and People Development (PD)
  • Actively participate and lead kaizen project activities centered on Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) improvements and waste reduction opportunities identified through cost deployment


Job Requirements



  • High School Diploma and GED
  • Minimum 3 years of industrial automation experience with project management experience.
  • Ability to work any shift and overtime as required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface with various levels of employees within all areas of the Plant from hourly represented employees to Senior Leadership as required
  • Ability to build effective business relationships with plant leadership and customers
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting problem solving experience
  • Ability to coach/mentor/develop skilled trade employees
  • Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Possess a general level of technical understanding related to maintenance, time-based maintenance (TBM), condition based maintenance (CBM), and dynamic maintenance (DM)



  • Bachelor's degree in technical/engineering field
  • Experience in continuous improvement systems and lean manufacturing
  • Experience leading maintenance teams in a union environment
  • Green Belt/Red X/Six Sigma training
  • Experience with: controls, robotics, drives and system level communication systems, sealing systems, glass cell systems, various conveyance systems, welding - all types, paint process and associated  systems, vision systems and sensors use and application.   
  • Familiar with World Class Manufacturing pillar methodology and implementation
  • Good working knowledge of Google Suite software programs
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