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Fiat Chrysler Automobile Professional Maintenance Specialist in Kokomo, Indiana

Professional Maintenance Specialist

Job ID: S1262

Career Area: Manufacturing & Production

Job Category: Manufacturing-Maintenance

Location: Kokomo , IN

46902 , US

Date Posted: March 17, 2021

Brand: FCA Group

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Job Overview


The Professional Maintenance Specialist (PMS) ensures maintenance procedures and processes are well defined, understood and practiced by the skilled trades. The Professional Maintenance Specialist possesses a high level of technical understanding of their specific technology. The PMS ensures established standardized maintenance procedures are accurate and enable maintenance of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) including Mean Time Between Failure, Mean Time to Repair, Mean Time to Replace and Overall Equipment Efficiency (MTBF, MTTR, MTTr and OEE). The PMS is responsible for all standard maintenance procedures (SMPs) related to time based maintenance (TBM), and MTBF of the components and equipment in their assigned technology and/or area. The PMS ensures all requirements to return equipment to basic conditions and/or maintain basic conditions of their equipment/technology are met. The PMS addresses throughput, run to run, and downtime related issues with equipment in a production environment. The PMS coordinates activities according to World Class Manufacturing (WCM) standards (particularly the Autonomous and Professional Maintenance Pillar activities) while impacting the overall equipment effectiveness. Possess a general understanding of the Cost Deployment Pillar. Oversee costs related to their designated equipment/technology. Identify areas of waste and losses related to the designated equipment/technology through the appropriate and applicable CD Matrices. Actively support WCM methodology, through the use of Kaizens, aligned to the Kaizen targets based on Losses and Targets. Track Kaizens to closure through PDCA process. Communicate with Production Supervisors, Process Product Specialists (PPSs), Skilled Trades personnel, Process Improvement Manager (PIM), Professional Maintenance Leaders (PMLs), and Professional Maintenance Manager (PMM) to receive and provide feedback on emerging issues and important information through all appropriate communication tools.

Critical Behaviors: The PMS must possess the following characteristics: A Good Communicator; clear, concise and can simplify enough for Team members to understand issues and solutions. Good teamwork orientation; Team includes the equipment manufacturers, Manufacturing Engineering, PML and PMM, Skilled Trades, machine operators and any direct reports. Must have sense of initiative and responsibility. Have an ability to work and to learn under pressure. Can Coach, train and develop Skilled Trades Personnel and others on their designated technology. Attend and actively participate in training as directed or required based on current or future plant initiatives.

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Minimum of 3 years of industrial automation experience with project management experience

  • Ability to work any shift and overtime as required

  • Excellent organization, written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface with various levels of employees within all areas of the Plant from hourly represented employees to Senior Leadership as required

  • Ability to build effective business relationships with plant leadership and customers

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Demonstrated troubleshooting problem solving experience

  • Goal oriented self-starter with ability to lead teams

  • Ability to coach/mentor/develop skilled trade employees

  • Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical/engineering field

  • Experience in continuous improvement systems and lean manufacturing

  • Demonstrated ability to coach/mentor/develop team members

  • Previous experience working in a union environment

  • Green Belt/ Red X/ Six Sigma Training

  • Experience with: controls, robotics, drives and system level communication systems, sealing systems, glass cell systems, various conveyance systems, welding – all types, paint process and associated systems, vision systems and sensors use and application.

  • Experience in automotive / OEM body, paint, stamping press automation or general assembly.

  • Familiar with World Class Manufacturing pillar methodology and implementation

Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.

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