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Maintenance Supervisor - 3rd Shift

United States
Work Location:
North Carolina
Advertising End Date:
31 Oct 2019
Job Type:
About The Opportunity

To insure maximum uptime of equipment to meet production requirements by creating schedules and planning of manpower. To coach their team toward continuous improvement of product quality and production efficiency. To be responsible for safety, cleanliness, team building, and professional development of each associate in the Maintenance department.

Key Responsibilities
Comply with all company and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Diagnose machine operating problems, bearings, ball-screws, covers, belts, etc.


  • Maintain hydraulic systems.


  • Disassemble machinery in order to diagnose operating problems and restore to proper working order. Maintain wiring systems for robots, conveyors, machines, and building lighting; complex control panel troubleshooting, equipment sensors, PLC, cable problems.


  • Use electrical measurement tools such as multi-meters.


  • Troubleshoot and replace electrical motors.


  • Read mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic prints.


  • Weld and fabricate to get machines back up and running – if necessary. .


  • Must be able to diagnose problems with equipment that could be a combination of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic


  • Document all work in SAP.


  • Find replacement parts via machine manual or calling OEM and ordering parts needed by filling out proper part request forms


  • Provide leadership for a teambuilding environment.


  • Direct team members and maintain a physical presence.


  • Appraise the performance of team members.


  • Investigate, recommend and schedule training and development of maintenance technicians.


  • Maintain associate attendance information including vacation schedules.


  • Perform data entry functions relate to attendance and pay in KRONOS.


  • Insure that safety and housekeeping standards are met.


  • Plan for associate development.


  • Handle disciplinary problems, disputes or grievances effectively.


  • Work with Management, Supervisors, Engineering and other groups to insure customer requirements are met.


  • Develop and maintain associate work schedule.


  • Insure that correct process control and associated documentation is utilized.


  • Troubleshoot equipment and processes.


  • Assist in the improvement of departmental layout.


  • Insure conformance to GKN Policies, Work Instructions, and OSHA procedures.


  • Assist in corrective actions related to internal customer complaints.


  • Insure efficient upkeep equipment.


  • Recommend and implement process improvements.


  • Facilitate team meetings related to quality, cleanliness, safety, productivity and continuous improvement.


  • Insure notifications are started and work orders are completed in SAP.


  • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of this position.


  • Responsible for communication and enforcement of Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality policies and procedures

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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