Supervisor Maintenance
GAF Elk - Mobile, AL

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Job Description:
GAF, founded in 1886, is a $3 billion company with 3,200
employees and is a leader in the building materials
industry. As America's largest roofing manufacturer, GAF
has built a strong and solid product and customer
franchise driven by continuous product innovation and
through finding ways to better serve and connect with
its customers. The company also has other offerings in
high quality products including decking, railings,
ductwork, and specialty fabrics. GAF has sustained a
strong financial and operating performance over the past
several years, driven from its leading capabilities,
strong culture, and a business that is only partly
dependent on economic cycles in the construction
Labeled the best in quality and most-recommended by our
customers, GAF believes that employees remain our
greatest strength and best competitive advantage. Build
your future as we build the American dream one roof at a
We are looking for a Supervisor Maintenance who will
help manage the repair, alteration and preventative
maintenance of the plan to improve the productivity of
the operation. He/she will supervise maintenance
technicians in order to get both planned and unplanned
maintenance needs completed in an efficient and
effective manner. In conjunction with availability to
develop department and individual work schedules. The
incumbent will be rsponsible for safety, quality of
work, and productivity of maintenance technicians
through direct leadership and coordination with the
production department in a highly involved work place.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited

  • Supervise maintenance technicians and work performed
by contractors. Manage planned and unplanned maintenance
work and jobs for both daily and maintenance outages.
Provide on-the-spot, on-the-job equipment-related
expertise and technical guidance. Enhance communication
and coordination between maintenance and other
departments, especially the production department.
Provide input and feedback to the maintenance planner
and storeroom personnel to refine/finalize labor, parts,
priorities and methods. Manage work distribution
ensuring each employee has a full day's work each day
and that assigned work is within each employee's
knowledge and skill level. Ensure safety, quality,
timeliness, cost and thoroughness of work performed.
Supervise on-the-job performance of maintenance
technicians. Responds as first call-in contact for
maintenance emergencies.
  • Effectively manages the utilization of planned
maintenance hours to maximize machine line efficiency
and production volumes. Actively participate in the
planning, coordination, and implementation of
maintenance activities to ensure they are consistently
successfully completed in the allotted time frame while
ensuring the work completed allows for excellent machine
reliability. Follow up on issues that do not go as
planned during shutdowns and implement methods to
prevent future occurrences.
  • Provide a safe work place through adherence to company
safety policy, housekeeping and defined standards of
training. Lead maintenance department safety meetings.
Monitor compliance to safety policies and procedures,
conduct inspections of plant areas, and ensure
deficiencies found are resolved or appropriately
communicated. Ensure maintenance technicians are well
trained, involved, and committed to meeting department
expectations including following all safety
  • Provide leadership in department and administrative
support required to be an effective supervisor. Observe
employee work skills and provide on-the-job training,
tutoring and coaching. Suggest ways to improve methods,
procedures and work practices. Address performance
issues promptly and in a fair and consistent manner and
provide effective and timely feedback using the
performance evaluation process. Schedule work days and
off days of maintenance techs and track vacation as well
as floating holidays based on work requirements. Provide
direct input in the hiring of maintenance technicians
and assist with interviews for other positions such as
engineers. Identify continuing or new training
requirements for the department.
  • Support department expense target goals by minimizing
maintenance costs without negatively impacting operating
results. Support efforts to minimize cost for major
repair items and efforts to minimize purchased
maintenance costs by utilizing company personnel for
maintenance and capital projects versus using outside
contractor whenever possible. Evaluate alternative parts
or new suppliers to improve costs. Identify shop and
fabrication work opportunities that can be performed in
house versus being completed by outside resources.
  • Support efforts for the large capital projects within
the plant. Participate in maintenance efforts to review
equipment design, layout, and safety related aspects of
new equipment. Visit other GAF facilities and/or
equipment supplier locations to lean about new machinery
and maintenance needs. Communicate project plans and
progress to the maintenance department and be a conduit
for maintenance employee suggestions and concerns.
Ensure maintenance technicians understand changes that
will result from new equipment. Create, modify, and
review any maintenance policies and procedures
associated with this project.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements:
A high school diploma coupled with a minimum of 5 years
of demonstrated experience as a mechanic or electronic
technician in a high volume manufacturing operation,
preferably continuous process. Demonstrated experience
developing, prioritizing and executing plans to deliver
results and achieve operating objectives. Strong
problem-solving and failure analysis experience and
skills (KT, FMEA, FTA) with demonstrated application of
each for improving maintenance and reliability.
Demonstrated supervisory experience, intermediate
communication skills and MS Office & Maximo proficiency.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business coupled
with 4 – 6 years of demonstrated experience in a
manufacturing management. Intermediate proficiency with
MS Project. Demonstrated experience with preventive and
predictive maintenance program implementation.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package
including 401(k), medical, dental, vision, prescription
drug, tuition reimbursement, and a vacation package. At
GAF, we believe our employees are our greatest resource.
GAF is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer,
committed to workplace diversity. M/F/D/V.
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