• Maintenance Supervisor, Finishing

    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 Supervisor to our Lewisport Finishing/Cold Mill team. The purpose of this role is to analyze, recommend improvements, efficiently organize and manage the direction of maintenance area work teams and processes for the achievement of both short-term and long-term objectives in safety and compliance, equipment reliability, product quality and cost reduction. 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, pre-job minis, housekeeping audits, safety work orders, safety scorecard, etc.) that reveal safety hazards, and develop 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.


    • 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.
    • Participate in and conduct Safety and Production Meetings.
    • Ensure communication across shifts occurs regarding equipment concerns, overtime, manning, status of work assignments or any other item that may impact production.
    • Communicate and work closely with your Superintendent as well as Production regarding the status of equipment issues.
    • Ensure deviations from the standard process are effectively communicated to the relevant people/functions.
    • Conduct 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.

    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.
    • Participate in productivity, safety and quality improvement projects through process adherence and the use of RCFA methodology.
    • Support developing solutions for cost reduction and yield improvement.
    • Implement the Reliability Roadmap objectives in your assigned area.

    Management and Leadership

    • 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 employee results; identify and initiate improvements for development and/or training.
    • Provide on-going coaching, feedback and development to increase employee performance and production.
    • Communicate effectively with direct reports and resolve 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 required.
    • Industrial mechanical experience.
    • 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.

    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 team will reach out to the applicants who meet the qualifications and most closely align with requirements of the position.


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