Maintenance Superintendent, CALP (Automotive)

Relocation Available
Position Type
Full Time

Overview / Job Summary

Aleris is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products, with approximately 14 facilities in three geographically aligned business units in North America, Europe and China. We serve a variety of end-use industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods.


Our North American division is seeking to add a talented Maintenance Superintendent to our team. The purpose of this role is to lead and provide direction for the execution of plans for the CALP. This includes the oversight of the weekly and daily maintenance planning activities, as well as the scheduled outages. This position will monitor and keep production running with the task of maximizing productivity and quality; engage the team to drive a continuous improvement culture by utilizing the Aleris Operating System (AOS) to eliminate waste, overburden and variability in manufacturing processes; act as a role model for safety by demonstrating behaviors that align with the Aleris safety principles and hold the team accountable for results; and provides leadership, direction, coaching and development to motivate and sustain high levels of employee performance.

Responsibilities Include

Health, Safety & Environmental

  • Leverage the Aleris Safety System and Safety Principles to create a zero injury culture.
  • Implement and support processes that reveal safety hazards, and develop sustainable corrective actions.
  • Ensure that company policies and procedures are being executed by his/her team in order to ensure compliance with all health, safety and environmental regulations (zero EPA non-compliances).
  • Ensure the team is being retrained on the relevant safety procedures in accordance with the HSE Department’s schedule.


  • Implement and monitor proactive maintenance work methods, utilizing preventative and predictive maintenance tools.
  • Ensure that the daily production goals for throughput, quality, target date and cost are being supported by his or her team.
  • Ensure that a safe job execution has priority over a quick job execution.
  • Ensure maximum uptime performance of all production centers in the assigned area of accountability through efficient use of available resources and according to production planning priorities.
  • Maintain awareness of all equipment issues in your assigned area. Develop plans and repair this equipment with a high sense of urgency.
  • Ensure communication across shifts and with production occurs regarding production concerns, overtime, manning, status of work assignments or any other item that may impact production.
  • Ensure deviations from the standard process are effectively communicated to the relevant people/functions.
  • Schedule layered process audits (LPAs) to improve quality, reduce scrap and rework and reduced internal and external customer rejections.
  • Ensure all preventive maintenance (PMs), work orders and other assigned tasks delegated, documented and completed on time.
  • Drive consistent PED Steps for all outage, rebuild and repair events.
  • Manage outage, capital and expense budgets according to area maintenance objectives.

Continuous Improvement

  • Engage with his/her team to develop and implement standard work.
  • Engage his/her team to drive a continuous improvement culture by utilizing AOS to eliminate waste, overburden and variability in manufacturing processes to enhance equipment reliability.
  • Lead and/or participate in productivity, safety and quality improvement projects through process adherence and the use of RCFA methodology.
  • Manage and prioritize performance gap reporting (PGR). Ensure timely completion of PGR driven tasks.
  • Develops solutions for process improvement, cost reduction and yield improvement.
  • Implement the Reliability Roadmap objectives in assigned area.

Management and Leadership

  • Provides effective leadership to inspire employees to perform at high levels.
  • Set and communicate clear performance standards and hold direct reports accountable for results.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and maintain performance metrics to monitor direct reports’ results; identify and initiate improvements for development and/or training.
  • Provide on-going coaching, feedback and development to increase direct reports’ performance and production.
  • Communicate effectively with direct reports and resolve conflicts within and between individual team members.
  • Leads by example and ensures direct reports maintain a climate of consistency, trust and employee involvement by adhering to all applicable rules in the Labor Agreement 

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology and at least 5 years of experience in an industrial environment required or any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge and skills.

  • At least 5+ years related work experience with leadership responsibility.
  • Has the ability to understand the manufacturing process and technical knowledge to ensure product quality and flow.
  • Has the ability to understand how activities impact cash conversion, EBITDA and other key financial metrics.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety policies and procedures, HR policies, standard work documents, maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, charts etc.
  • Excellent planning, organizing and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Has the ability to problem solving, analyze and apply continuous improvement methodology to work processes.


Aleris is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace.  Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  Our HR teams will reach out to the applicants who met the qualifications and most closely aligned with requirements of the positions.


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