Maintenance Supervisor - Business Unit Leader

US Smokeless Tob Co LLC

Nashville, Tennessee

8/27/2018 5:29:25 AM





U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (USSTC) is seeking a highly qualified Maintenance Supervisor -Business Unit Leader to work managing the activities of personnel in our Maintenance department in Nashville, TN.

Apply your leadership skills to direct and assist the maintenance team as it maintains equipment and systems for the manufacture of products in our FDA-regulated environment.

Specific accountabilities include:

* Manage maintenance activities to achieve safety, quality, productivity, and cost goals. Lead the team in understanding and acting on functional or business strategies.
* Coordinate resources and staffing levels within the business unit to address maintenance issues, work order completions and other maintenance related activities.
* Direct assigned maintenance skill trade personnel (Electricians, Electronic Technicians, Millwrights, and Mechanics) to meet business unit objectives in accordance with organizational policies, mission, and values. Provide development plans to improve their technical skills, abilities and performance. Assess team developmental needs and implement solutions focused on problem solving, continuous improvement and decision making skills to support a sustained self-managed team, while adhering to the collective bargaining agreement.
* Manage salaried and hourly cross functional maintenance resources when assigned. Monitor team member activities to link business unit performance to factory/manufacturing-wide objectives.
* Coordinate maintenance and planned activities of business unit with manufacturing team members and support resources to meet established schedules and assure effective execution of work processes.
Analyze key measures and contributing factors to identify problems/validate root causes, communicate findings, and propose options/recommendations to business unit teams.

Specific Skills

Qualifications include:

* A bachelor's degree (preferred) or equivalent work experience in a technical field. Knowledge of manufacturing processes and equipment, building systems, maintenance theory and processes. Seven years of prior maintenance experience with three years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment. Familiarity and experience with the principles of Maintenance Excellence, Quality Systems, Root Cause Analysis and ISO in an FDA-regulated manufacturing operation
* Skills to effectively coach and lead employees as well as consultants, vendors, suppliers, engineers, and outside contractors in a team based environment
* Demonstrated ability to balance multiple and changing priorities and make technical decisions using independent judgment under time constraints with minimal supervision
* Ability to draw on technical knowledge and experience to troubleshoot and resolve equipment problems, identify root cause and apply logic/deductive reasoning to develop and implement lasting solutions to meet production demands
* Strong communication, technical writing and leadership skills with the ability to effectively lead technical project teams, negotiate and build consensus for resources
* Proficiency in Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) software and database applications
* Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, diagrams, equipment manuals, specifications and similar technical documentation
* Experience with fiduciary and budgeting policies/practices, along with proficient use of numerous software applications
* Ability to work Monday – Friday on any one of the shifts needed.

We are a Fortune 200 company, proud to be a community participant in the Nashville area. Our companies – which have been the undisputed market leaders in the U.S. tobacco industry for decades – include some of the most enduring names in American business: Philip Morris USA, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, the maker of Copenhagen and Skoal. We also own John Middleton, manufacturer of Black & Mild cigars, Nat Sherman, a super-premium cigarette and cigar business and Nu Mark, an innovation company which makes e-vapor products like Mark Ten.

We complement our total tobacco platform with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, a collection of distinctive wine estates and maker of Chateau Ste. Michelle, and our significant equity investment in Anheuser-Busch InBev – the world's largest brewer.

At Altria, we recognize that our people are the reason we achieve our business goals. We believe in developing the leadership potential of our employees by providing them with opportunities for training, development and advancement. In addition to the opportunity to apply and develop your development skills toward key business objectives, we offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary, comprehensive health/vision/dental insurance, participation in our incentive compensation and deferred profit sharing programs as well as a relocation assistance package.


Each Altria company is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class.

Nashville, TN - Tennessee


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