• Maintenance/ Production Supervisor, 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/Production Supervisor to our team. The purpose of this role is to lead the execution of plans to support automotive production and maintenance.  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.
    • Support the implementation of processes (safety observations, housekeeping audits, safety work orders, safety scorecard, etc.) that reveal safety hazards, and develops sustainable corrective actions.
    • Conduct daily safety crew briefings.
    • 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.
    • Investigate and document safety related incidents in the assigned area.


    • Ensures that a safe job execution has priority over a quick job execution.
    • Ensures that the daily production goals for throughput, quality, target date and cost are being achieved by his or her team.
    • Conducts capacity planning and resource allocation for short and medium term production demands.
    • 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.
    • Audit daily patrol routes to ensure 100% completion.
    • Ensures the availability of materials needed to complete production requirements.
    • Audit spare parts inventory to ensure accuracy of spare parts tracking system.
    • Maintain awareness of all equipment issues in your assigned area. Develop plans and repair this equipment with a high sense of urgency.
    • Ensure all preventive maintenance (PMs), work orders and other assigned tasks delegated, documented and completed on time. 
    • Ensure documentation for equipment stoppage is captured and validated before end of shift.
    • Participates in and conducts Safety and Production Meetings.
    • Ensures that quality requirements, sample taking, documentation and report keeping are being executed by his/her team.
    • Ensures deviations from the standard process are effectively communicated to the relevant people/functions.
    • Monitors correctness of material used for production.
    • Conducts layered process audits (LPAs) to improve quality, reduce scrap and rework and reduced internal and external customer rejections.
    • Ensure communication across shifts occurs regarding production concerns, overtime, manning, status of work assignments or any other item that may impact production.
    • Communicate and work closely with your Superintendent regarding the status of production, and the status of equipment issues.

    Continuous Improvement

    • Engages with his/her team to develop and implement standard work.
    • Engages his/her team to drive a continuous improvement culture by utilizing AOS to eliminate waste, overburden and variability in manufacturing processes.
    • Participate in productivity, safety and quality improvement projects.
    • Supports developing solutions for cost reduction and yield improvement.
    • Implement the Reliability Roadmap objectives in your assigned area.
    • Create and maintain visual management of wide cold mill and maintenance KPI’s.

    Management and Leadership

    • Inspires employees to perform at high levels.
    • Sets and communicates clear performance standards and holds direct reports accountable for results.
    • Conducts performance appraisals and maintains performance metrics to monitor employee results; identify and initiate improvements for development and/or training.
    • Provides on-going coaching, feedback and development to increase employee performance and production.
    • Communicates effectively with direct reports and resolves conflicts within and between individual team members.
    • Ensure employees are paid accurately and held accountable for time missed by tracking attendance and entering data in the timekeeping system.
    • Ensure all vacancies are filled by managing and scheduling employees for overtime as needed.
    • Adhere to all applicable rules in the Labor Agreement.

    Required Qualifications


    • High school diploma / GED.
    • At least 5+ years related work experience with leadership responsibility.
    • Is technically competent and capable of backfilling team members.
    • 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.
    • Ability to rotate shifts in a 24/7 operation.


    Vocational technical degree or completion of an apprentice program is preferred. 


    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 meet the qualifications and most closely align with requirements of the position.


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