Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: 
This position leads a team of Mechanical, Electrical, and Controls staff to ensure the safe and efficient production of quality tile. Must comply with all safety policies and procedures. The ability to effectively resolve complex manufacturing problems and introduce innovative solutions. Utilize Continuous Improvement principles to streamline and improve manufacturing processes. Execute under the company principles; Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, and Endurance to implement capital projects that will support the strategic company goals.   

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

·       Comply with Westlake Safety Policies and Procedures  

·       Regular attendance, timeliness and scheduling flexibility 

·       Oversees and directs all maintenance related functions to

ensure plant operations can maintain safety compliance 

·       Managing safety incidents to ensure protocol is followed and maintained

·       Utilize problem solving techniques to resolve complex

manufacturing problems 

·       Work with cross functional teams to correct manufacturing issues 

·       Responsible for plant safety compliance, including air pollution,

health department regulations and OSHA requirements. 

·       Communicate and enforce company policies to employees 

·       Inspect, monitor, and control the quality of workmanship and

completed tasks to ensure it meets company standards. 

·       Implement and maintain plant preventive maintenance program 

·       Maintain monthly parts, supply budget and labor costs  

·       Fully proficient with all machinery 

·       Utilizes manufacturing Lean principles to minimize operating

costs by efficiently maintain spare part levels 

·       Oversee the usage and availability of PPE ensure the best quality

at the best cost 

·       Proficient knowledge and understanding of all quality assurance

procedures and requirements. 

·       Implement changes in working conditions to improve the effectiveness

of efficiency 

·       Responsible for maintenance department housekeeping ensuring

a safe work environment  

·       Drive Continuous Improvement by executing Gemba Walks and holding

5S events 

·       Read and assist with writing mechanical drawings  

·       Ability to lead projects

·       Responsible for administration of discipline and attendance

policies per Westlake Policies 

·       Lead daily meeting 

·       Assists and develops maintenance staffing as needed and directed 

·       Actively participate and execute as needed in weekly staff meetings

·       Communicate with all aspects of the operations, from CEO to

plant personnel 

·       Maintain contractor compliance 

·       Sustain plant facilities 

·       Maintain Westlake's Engineering standards in accordance with the latest

industry and legal requirements for plant operations and capital projects 

·       Develop innovative solutions to drive energy costs down  

·       Maintain a fleet of mobile equipment that include: Electric Pallet Jacks,

Sit down forklifts, Sweeper, and Front End Loader 

·       Issuing work permits for nonstandard work 

·       All other assigned duties by Plant Manager. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES  

·       Possess Westlake core values: Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, and Endurance 

·       Excellent leadership, interpersonal and organization skills 

·       Total Productive Maintenance 

·       Computer literate with strong knowledge of Microsoft Office 

·       CAD and SAP enterprise software desired 

·       Excellent communication skills, written and verbal 

·       Previous management and supervisory experience required. 

·       Ability to manage capital projects from inception to completion 

·       Ability to implement changes 

·       Implement preventative maintenance

·       Inventory and related budget experience 

·       Mechanically inclined 

·       OSHA safety requirements 

·       Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma experience desired  

·       Knowledge of regulatory or environmental requirements  

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE 

·       At least 8+ years of maintenance experience

·       Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent experience. 

·       Mechanic 

·       Electrician 

·       Manufacturing experience desired 

·       Precast concrete industry desired 

·       Automated material handling system desired  

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The employee should possess the ability to: 

·       Be exposed to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable 

·       Withstand exposure to temperature extremes inside or out  

·       Prolong standing or in stationary position  

·       Complete repetitive movements 

·       Bend and/or twist  

·       Lift/move/transport items up to 50 pounds 

·       Ability to move or traverse about the facilities 

·       Ability to work around dust, chemicals, and other substances, and in various environmental conditions 

·       Wear all required personal protective equipment (hearing, vision and hardhat protection) 

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities or may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship. 

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