DuPont Maintenance First Line Supervisor - Mechanical in Richmond, Virginia

Maintenance First Line Supervisor - Mechanical (Job Number: 193265W-01)


A Mechanical (MET) Maintenance First Line Manager (MFLM) is assigned to a specific area and has direct line responsibility for the craftsmen with in his/her area. The primary duty is to assure the safe, orderly and efficient execution of all maintenance work. The MFLM will act to maximize the effectiveness and productivity of the craftsmen assigned to them, by adherence to the daily and weekly work schedule. The MFLM will provide prompt attention to critical jobs, and will monitor the accuracy of the daily report for the “man-hours” charged against work orders. In addition, they may be required to fulfill the duties of field contract administrator (FCA) for certain groups of contractors in the area. In this capacity, the MFLM will oversee contract work, monitor safety, coordinate with production and their own manpower, and monitor cost of the work.

Supervisory responsibilities include such items as safety, training, vacation scheduling, and administration of overtime and disability policies for their craftsmen. This role supervises the mechanics that maintain and repair the production equipment and infrastructure within the operations area. The role may also provide supervision to shift mechanics. This is a day based job, but requires overtime from time to time to meet business needs. There are inherent hazards in work, due to process conditions and large rotating equipment, safety is given the highest priority. This position reports directly to the Unit/Business Maintenance Manager.


Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Driving safe execution of work, through evaluation and management of risks and exposures

  • Protecting continuity of Operations by appropriately evaluating and containing production risks

  • Respond as needed, to critical safety or production continuity events, coaching direct reports and assisting with troubleshooting failures

  • Work with the Maintenance Craft Capability Coach to continually provide training to the team to enhance their skill set and troubleshooting capability

  • Assure strict adherence to the Maintenance Work Management Process with all direct reports and prevent process work arounds

  • Know and understand the Compliance and Business Goals of the area and transmit these expectations to all direct reports on a routine basis

  • Work toward a reduction of Maintenance overtime to a Best in Class goal of less than 5%

  • Assure 100% compliance with the following aspects of work execution

  • Individual Mechanic Time Confirmations

  • Mechanic Entry and quality of Work Order History

  • Fully Completed Mechanic Feedback Form for Each Work Order Executed

  • Responsible to drive to completion any action items from the Mechanic Feedback Form that fall under his/her span of control. Resolution is expected at 100% in a timely manner

  • Assure the both rework work orders and carryover work is keep to a level of 5% or less

  • Accountable to provide the Maintenance Schedule manpower loading hours on a weekly basis

  • Know and understand all aspects of the Work Management Process for Maintenance. Continually coach, counsel and motivate all direct reports to follow the Work Management Process and serve as a role model in this capacity for them to emulate

  • Routinely share with the team the metrics from work the Work Management

  • Provide Maintenance Craft Trainees with work that parallels their current training modules as to enhance their skill level

  • Assure the crew assignment are prepared for the next days’ work schedule prior end of the shift

  • At a minimum of twice a year, formally and personally review with each employee their performance, strengths and improvement opportunities opposite the agreed upon Direct Report’s Roles Responsibilities and Expectations (RRE’s)

  • Key contributor toward the accomplishment of 1.5% Maintenance Cost as a percent of Replacement Asset Value (RAV)

  • Drive the % Carry Over work order to less than 5% of all work orders completed as this represents the adherence to the Daily Maintenance Work Schedule.

  • Frequently during the day, update the Operations Maintenance Gatekeeper and the Maintenance Scheduler of job completion status and potential carryover work for the following day.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent

  • 5+ years of industrial or military or technical /trade degree or equivalent experience in maintenance with a background pipefitter/millwright background

  • Operate computers and software systems to input data into a Computerized Maintenance Management System

  • Experience is working in a Union Environment

  • Ability to function and work in a highly matrixed organizational structure

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well through written, verbal, and listening skills.

  • Good organizational and planning skills are necessary in order to safely and efficiently complete fast paced multi-tasked assignments. These jobs may be as an individual or as a member of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability as a self-motivated leader of people, who is able to establish trust and credibility with peers and subordinates.

  • Demonstrated ability to respect diversity in culture, thinking, role, race, gender; to allow the individual to effectively deal with conflict resolution in a diverse work force.

  • Be able to learn, develop, and share new skills and knowledge with others, while setting standards and establish auditing techniques to assure compliance with job requirements.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of maintenance processes including planning and scheduling, use of computerized maintenance management software.

  • Previous experience working in a Maintenance Work Management Process

  • Demonstrated ability as a self-motivated leader of people who is able to establish trust and credibility with peers and subordinates.

  • Able to learn, develop, and share new skills and knowledge with others, while setting standards and establish auditing techniques to assure compliance with job requirements.

  • Experience using SAP as a computerized maintenance management system is a plus but not a requirement

Knowledge Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in Maintenance Leadership/Supervision in a Manufacturing Production Facility (may include related military experience)

  • 3 years’ experience reading and interpreting P&IDs

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and overcome operational problems

  • Rigging and rotating equipment knowledge

Primary Location: NA-United States-Virginia-Richmond

Organization: Safety & Construction

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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