Paint Maintenance Supervisor

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Paint Maintenance Supervisor
Ford Motor Company

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Position Overview/Description:

At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community and the world in which we live.


Coach Safety, Quality and Productivity to ensure objectives are met through following standardized work processes


  • Enforce compliance with Safety Operating System practices to include, but not limited to: Combustion Safety; Energy Lockout; Pedestrian and Vehicle Safety; Working at Heights; Pre-Task Analysis (PTA); and licensing and safety training requirements
  • Perform safety inspections using corporate tools (OHSIM, MSS, SPRB) and conduct safety talks
  • Identify and insure that safety hazards and unsafe practices are promptly corrected
  • Complete 100% of mandated FAS08 PMs at the prescribed frequency

  • Communication and Recognition
  • Drive Continuous Improvement through a focused maintenance program designed to reduce scrap and ensure reliability of error-proofing devices
  • Maintain automation in a state of compliance with specifications, fit, form, and contamination standards

Delivery (Productivity)
  • Lead skilled trades/maintenance personnel to evaluate controls requirements for maintaining and improving production yields, throughput, and up time
  • Responsible for monitoring day-to-day production processes, tooling, and operations related to automation equipment
  • Analyze equipment performance and work to improve efficiencies; actively participate in Constraint Review Process
  • Ensure equipment start-up readiness for production
  • Use andon data (FIS, POSMON, PAARS, Maximo, etc.) to prioritize efforts and achieve 100% flow
  • Optimize throughput in accordance with budgets and cost objectives: meet or beat schedule
  • Meet FTT, inventory, cost, scrap, supply, and tooling expense targets
  • Minimize overtime by improving JPH, controlling absenteeism, using predictive maintenance programs; preparing for and fully utilizing down time; optimizing use of skilled labor throughout the day
  • Supervise material control (spare part inventory), repair and rebuild programs, and reliability and maintainability reviews

  • Build Team Leaders’ and Team Members’ capabilities
  • Create a conducive work environment for the team(s) to complete their assigned responsibilities/tasks; build and foster a team environment between production and maintenance
  • Basic administration of supervisory responsibilities and documents
  • Maintain a versatility matrix that ensures technical coverage at all times
  • Assist and teach maintenance troubleshooting techniques to improve mean time between failure and mean time to repair
  • Participate in Time & Data Management meetings as prescribed by Ford Production System (FPS)

  • Supervise preventive maintenance schedules, preventive and predictive inspections, and repairs to minimize down time
  • Coordinate and schedule manpower and materials to meet maintenance requirements to minimize down time; coordinate maintenance activities with other plant operations
  • Conduct root cause analysis of downtime issues to prevent recurrence (4D process)
  • Work with ME/PE to launch new programs or equipment, optimize floor layouts, coordinate equipment refurbishment, and develop standardized PM programs from FMEAs
  • Execute prioritized daily maintenance activities (predictive, preventive and crisis maintenance) obtaining full utilization of work force while optimizing available opportunities for all maintenance
  • Provide input to MPS for weekend and shutdown maintenance planning
  • Use Maximo for Maintenance (MFM) to document all maintenance activities (crisis and planned); provide quality assurance of MFM inputs to enable in-depth data analysis

  • Fully integrate Leak Tag and Jumper Tag process into daily operations
  • Control and monitor oil, water, and energy usage
  • Manage and maintain support systems (plant powertrains (air, electrical, water, etc.), exhausts, heat exchangers, hydraulics, etc.)
  • Maintain housekeeping in all maintenance areas and cabinets
  • Complete 100% of mandated EOS PMs at the prescribed frequency
  • Perform other related duties as required
  • Fundamental working knowledge of PLC logic and controls
  • Ability to work any shift as well as rotating shifts and weekends
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Capable of assigning work to unionized hourly workforce and holding employees accountable for following processes pertaining to daily work assignments in terms safety, quality, and throughout
Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1+ years’ experience in Microsoft Office knowledge (Word/Excel/Outlook)
  • 2+ years technical work experience and troubleshooting in a Manufacturing environment
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years automotive experience
  • Stamping experience
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Knowledge of constraint management principles
  • Safety and Quality experience
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict management skills
  • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership in One FORD (leadership) behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.