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Professional Maintenance Specialist

Job ID: 1038202
Career Area: Manufacturing & Production
Job Category: Manufacturing-Maintenance
Location: Detroit, MI
48201, US
Date Posted: August 16, 2019
Brand: FCA Group
Job Overview

The Professional Maintenance Specialist (PMS) will be responsible for managing designated manufacturing equipment and technology in a fast paced, high volume, unionized, manufacturing environment. The selected candidate will coordinate safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale initiatives related to their designated equipment and/or technology. The PMS will ensure maintenance procedures and processes are well defined, understood and practiced by the skilled trades. The Professional Maintenance Specialist must possess a high level of technical understanding of their specific technology, including operations, component life cycles, and activities required to maintain basic conditions. He/she will provide coaching and mentoring to team members (both hourly and supervisory) regarding World Class Manufacturing techniques for problem solving and corrective action implementation.

Additional responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Create Standard Maintenance Procedures (SMP) related to time based maintenance (TBM), mean time between failure (MTBF) of components and equipment in their assigned technology or area, as well as the requirements to return equipment to basic conditions and/or maintain the basic conditions of their equipment/technology
  • Work with members of the skilled trades staff to ensure that the PMS designated equipment/technology is maintained at basic conditions and to guide / coach the skilled trades staff on actions to restore the equipment/technology to basic conditions
  • Ensure the established SMP enables the achievement of KPI’s (MTBF, MTTR, and OEE)
  • Address throughput, run to run, and downtime related issues with equipment in a production environment
  • Coordinate activities per World Class Manufacturing (WCM) standards (particularly the autonomous and professional maintenance pillar activities)
  • Impact the overall equipment effectiveness, through a systematic approach of planning and executing key maintenance enablers and coordinating all activities utilizing the CMMS – Total Maintenance System (TMS)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical / engineering discipline with industrial automation experience; or Associate degree in a technical /engineering discipline with 3 years of industrial automation experience; or technical certification with 5 years of industrial automation experience
  • Ability to work any shift and overtime as required
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting problem solving experience
  • Excellent organization, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interface with various levels of employees within all areas of the plant from hourly represented employees to senior leadership as required
  • Goal oriented self-starter with ability to lead teams
  • Excellent communication skills with manufacturing plant personnel (written and verbal)
  • Must be able to build effective business relationships with plant leadership and customers
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Green Belt/ Red X/ Six Sigma training
  • Demonstrated ability to coach/mentor/develop team members
  • Experience working in a union environment
  • Experience in continuous improvement systems and lean manufacturing
  • Experience with: controls, robotics, drives and system level communication systems, sealing systems, glass cell systems, various conveyance systems, welding – all types, paint process and associated systems, vision systems and sensors use and application
  • Experience in automotive / OEM body, paint, stamping press automation or general assembly
  • Good working knowledge of Google Suite software programs


Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.