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This first level supervisory position manages, leads, and directs the maintenance hourly work force across a 24 hour operation in our Ironmaking Division. Will coordinate all maintenance activities on an assigned shift or multiple shifts within a single operations department or unit. You will be responsible for safety, housekeeping, turn operations and downturn work execution, as outlined below.

  • Direct union craft employees who are responsible for maintaining operating equipment through time-based, predictive, and emergency actions.
  • Ability to work in extreme conditions (hot/cold, heights, stairs, ladders)
  • Supervises completion of work assignments and follows established department plans.
  • Enforces safety regulations, conducts daily safety communications, monitors monthly safety activities, and conducts safety inspections as needed.
  • Create, read, and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports.
  • Resolve equipment failures during scheduled shutdowns or “breakdown” action.
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and maintenance activities within or between departments.
  • Maintain spares inventory.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for employees.
  • Responsible for personal matters, including training, development, discipline, safety programs and policies for direct reports.
  • Resolves employee problems, complaints, or grievances.
  • Direct contractors as needed to support the department.
  • Other duties as assigned
Knowledge & Skills:
  • Able to read blue prints and schematics.
  • Knowledge of industrial power equipment – transformers, switchgear –up to 13.8kv, protective relays, including variable speed AC drives, Programmable Logic Controllers, and instrumentation.
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical drives, hydraulics and crane systems.
  • Able to problem solve and make decisions
  • Able to perform failure analysis.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
Required Experience & Education:
  • Three (3) years experience as a front-line maintenance supervisor in a heavy industrial environment, preferably in a steelmaking facility.
  • Associate degree in electrical engineering/electrical engineering technology  OR  High school diploma/GED from an accredited school and five (5) years front-line maintenance supervisory experience.

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