Employment Opportunity

Job Code: GW-01192110075430
Salary Range: DOE
Job Location: IN--
City: Lafayette    State: IN


The principal challenge of this position is to lead and direct the 
engineering and maintenance resources in the fulfillment of 
Lafayette business objectives. This position leads, and is directly 
accountable for the Engineering, Machine Shop, and Facilities 
Maintenance Departments as well as the management of the 
maintenance workforce in a matrix organization. The incumbent must 
possess the ability to communicate effectively with all personnel, 
be forward thinking with the ability to get organizational support 
from the various departments and groups across Lafayette 
Operations. As a key member of the plant leadership team, this role 
requires ability to effectively work with all levels of the 
organization to find solutions and effectively manage the 
implementation in timely manner that benefits the overall plant.


Profile: This position is accountable for:


• Reporting to the Plant Manager, this position is responsible to 
set expectations for and manage the Lafayette Engineering and 
Facilities Maintenance Departments to support the plant and 
corporation strategic goals and objectives.

• A change agent capable of increasing proactive maintenance in a 
matrix organizational structure. Optimize Lafayette maintenance 
resources and use of work order system.

• Promoting and leading the development and application of 
predictive maintenance, Root Cause Analysis, Total Productive 
Maintenance and control/capability of critical processes.

• Maximizing the utilization of our internal machine shop and 
contracting out, when necessary, in accordance with union contract.

• Participating in the identification, recruitment, training, 
appraising and professional development of engineering and 
maintenance resources.



Essential Functions: The Engineering and Facilities Maintenance 
Manager within AEX requires technical and interpersonal skills 
essential to teamwork.  Major duties include but are not limited 

Developing policies and setting expectations to ensure that EHS 
objectives, activities, and plans are achieved.
Leading and participating in the development of an interdependent 
culture and an incident free workplace.
Leading and being directly accountable for the Engineering and 
Facilities Maintenance groups.
Developing strategic direction for the facility and managing the 
implementation of the plans including Capital planning and 
execution, optimization of internal resources, and improved overall 
plantwide OEE
Ability to communicate and present to all levels of the 
organization in an efficient and direct method
Ability to develop and foster team-based problem solving throughout 
the facility
Ability to manage multiple projects and activities in a fast-paced 
manufacturing environment.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent
10 years minimum of engineering or maintenance experience with a 
strong technical background
High degree of people skills to motivate and influence others
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Thorough understanding of Maintenance and Engineering practices
Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. 
Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time 
of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms 
Regulation (ITAR), which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines 
U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green 
Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


Preferred Qualifications:


Master’s Degree in Engineering or Business
10-15 years of maintenance experience with a strong technical 
Supervisory/management experience in a unionized environment
Experience in Oracle data base
Thorough knowledge of Extrusion and Casting processes and standard 
practices with experience in various technical assignments