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Instant Brands (formerly Word Kitchen) Maintenance Production Section Lead in Corning, New York

Position Summary: Manages the day to day operational activities related to the Maintenance Department, including Facilities and Melting. Managing and oversight of Maintenance Supervisors and union employees responsible for maintaining the facility, utilties, mixhouse, batch delivery, and melting equipment. Analyze, organize, plan, schedule and direct Maintenance Supervisors in the activities required to assure maximum machine output with required product quality and with minimum downtime for equipment in support of the Corelle manufacturing process. To assist in the development and implementation of new, and in the improvement of existing, maintenance programs and practices including lubrication, inspection, overhaul, and repair of production equipment. To assess competency, develop and implement ongoing training programs to improve performance of assigned resources. Interface with all sister departments to ensure optimal facility performance per the Pressware Safety, Quality and Manufacturing standards.Primary Responsibilities:Plan & direct maintenance actions to minimize downtime and maximize equipment life.Identify Facilities and Melting issues and opportunities, coordinate in-house or contracted maintenance, and communicate with internal and external stakeholders. Assist in the estimation, planning, and implementation of machine maintenance facilities, equipment, and systems upgrades.Manage projects spanning the entire facility from inception through completion.Assist in the development and implementation of Preventive and Predictive Maintenance programs for both production and shop equipment.Enforce all plant safety rules and plant policies. Perform safety audits and process audits to ensure strict adherence.Collaborate with Management Teams in the hiring, training, mentoring, and disciplining of team members.Collaborate with Management and Union leadership to settle grievances. Champion 5S efforts throughout the plant.Recommends and prepare Maintenance staffing schedule levels, including off-shifts.Plans work and sets priorities for Maintenance Department.Recommends parts and material inventory levels.Identifies problems, provides troubleshooting expertise, and offers solutions.Recommends equipment purchases and or repairs.Defines training requirements based on assessment of competency.Understand and follow an established Collective Bargaining Agreement.Weekend and weeknight on-call.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelors Degree in preferred or Other Technically Related Degree. Minimum 2+ years of supervisory experience. Minimum 2+ years of maintenance experience. Preferred Qualifications:Experience leading employees in a union environment.Project management experience.Successful implementation of lean manufacturing principles. Instant Brands, Made for Together.Our Values: Instant Brands is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.