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Maintenance Supervisor at PPG Industries

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Temple, Texas





Job Description:

The Maintenance Supervisor, supervises maintenance employees to perform maintenance or service functions within established timing, quality, and cost parameters. Subordinates include skilled crafts such as electricians and machine repairman in addition to semi-skilled crafts.

Other responsibilities include:


  • On a daily basis the supervisor coordinates activities between the operations and maintenance.

  • This position requires a high level of technical proficiency to make informed decisions and assist subordinates in troubleshooting and problem solving and a high sense of urgency. The type of work performed usually includes troubleshooting of breakdown repairs, skilled fabrications, installation or replacement.

  • The incumbent is accountable for ensuring that all work and product produced is in accordance with established quality requirements. He/she assigns jobs and determines priorities based on established schedules however, considerable judgment is required to adjust the schedule in response to critical equipment breakdowns.

  • The Maintenance Supervisor is accountable for establishing shift schedules, prioritizing jobs, procuring material, and conducting preventive maintenance to ensure work continuity and balance. Schedules are coordinated with the plant to minimize down time, maximize production and maximize maintenance compliance and productivity.

  • Where opportunities exist, the incumbent is expected to recommend improvements in equipment and production methods consistent with cost and quality objectives.

  • The incumbent is responsible for selection, training, performance appraisal, discipline, safety in the maintenance department.

  • He/she implements plant/departmental safety initiatives to ensure the safety of the employees.

  • The Maintenance Supervisor communicates daily with the production and engineering leadership in support of the PM programs and emergency work.

  • The Maintenance Supervisor manages the core maintenance team on all three shifts daily.

  • The incumbent also liaises with Finance to ensure timely processing of all Maintenance department purchases.


  • High school diploma; 5-7 years in mechanical maintenance and/or related skilled trades. College or post-secondary technical training preferred.

  • Previous supervision experience. Previous experience supervising maintenance is strongly preferred.

  • Extensive technical knowledge of following plant unit operations (how they work, how to repair, safety considerations):

    • Facilities infrastructure (HVAC, Electric Power distribution, compressed air, water, sewer and other plant utilities like steam boiler, cooling tower and chillers).

    • Process equipment (Pumps, motors (incl. 3 phase), agitators/mixers, filling equipment, conveyors, consumer packaging equipment such as case packers, stretch wrappers)

    • Process Controls (instrumentation, basic controls on above unit operations)

    • Support equipment (rolling stock, material handling equipment)

    • PLC controls and process control networks preferred



  • Leadership skills to motivate, train and develop hourly maintenance workforce

  • Organization skills to plan department work, especially PMs, projects and process improvements

  • Teamwork and conflict resolution skills to support production and other departments

  • Problem solving skills (both technical and people) to address day to day downtime and opportunities for improvement.

  • Proficiency with CMMS (computerized maintenance management system). MicroMain experience preferred.

PPG: We protect and beautify the world.

At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers' biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

Why join us:

With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.


  • Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.

  • You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.

  • Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.

  • Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help theme propel their industries forward.

  • You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone's ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.

Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world.

PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.

PPG offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may request a copy of PPG's affirmative action plan by emailing ppgaap@ppg.com .

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity please see attached links:

http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/EO13665_PrescribedNondiscriminationPostingLanguage_JRFQA508c.pdf
https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf