MSA Safety

Engineering and Maintenance Manager I

2 weeks ago(1/5/2018 4:36 PM)
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Demonstrate your ability to create solutions and drive change as the Engineering and Maintenance Manager, Industrial Engineering.  In this exciting role, you’ll oversee a team of engineers to lead continuous improvement efforts as well as manage the strategic capital plan.  Prove your leadership, decision making and strategic skills while reporting to the Plant Manager


  • Lead Jacksonville industrial engineering team, maintaining the right mix of skills, staff size, and individual development activities to achieve organizational objectives; collaboratively set objectives for staff members, monitor progress, and provide coaching and support to achieve desired results; develop and maintain positive working relationships with individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside the Jacksonville plant
  • Actively advocate safety in all aspects of Jacksonville plant operations, adhering to company and site-specific safety policies, practices, and programs, lead ongoing efforts to improve workplace ergonomics
  • Develop and articulate continuous improvement vision, through a value stream perspective. Champion the timely and appropriate use of the MSA Operating System tools and behaviors, such as Kaizen, 6S Workplace Organization, SMED, Continuous Flow, Kanban, Problem Solving, Standard Work, Visual Controls, KPI Metrics and Action Trackers.
  • Lead initiatives to introduce new products into continuous serial mixed-model production, working collaboratively with product engineering to launch products on schedule at cost target
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of long-term manufacturing strategies at the Jacksonville plant, including efficient use of space; owning the overall square footage and site layout.
  • Lead the development and implementation of Jacksonville’s 5-year capital plan
  • Plan and manage engineering and maintenance budget and Plant conversion cost reduction plan to achieve annual goals.
  • Lead maintenance team to keep all equipment safe and working with preventive maintenance
  • Coordinate building maintenance projects with your team and contractors
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of task times, work instructions, routings, and other manufacturing documentation
  • Coordinate activities to review production order closeout variances, determine root causes, and implement corrective actions
  • Provide project management support for facilities efforts, as needed to support the 5-year capital plan.

Support environmental activities for the Jacksonville site, ensuring regulatory compliance


  • Proven ability to lead, develop, coach and motivate people; and to promote teamwork, individual accountability, and to influence attitudes and behaviors at all levels of the organization, both inside and outside the Jacksonville plant
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to lead a diverse workforce and provide the motivation and sense of urgency to achieve increasing levels of performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks, solve technical problem along with proven project management skills
  • Proven ability to act independently, to take personal initiative, and to follow initiatives through to completion
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Demonstrated ability to create innovative solutions and drive change.
  • Proven ability to project a positive, professional image and promote positive relations.
  • Excellent decision-making skills including the ability to identify project obstacles creatively develop alternative solutions. Make recommendations on course of action for approval and follow through on course of action.
    Up to 10% domestic trave

Education and experience required:

  • B.S. in an engineering discipline, preferably from an ABET accredited program
  • Eight or more years of relevant experience, including continuous improvement
    • M.S. degree may be substituted from up to 2 years of relevant experience.
    • PhD may be substituted for up to 4 years of relevant experience.


  • MS in Industrial Engineering or MBA
  • 5 Years manufacturing experience
  • 2 Years supervisory experience
  • Certification in Lean Manufacturing, familiarity with Six Sigma principles, and/or Continuous Improvement



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