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Ford Motor Company Production Supervisor-Maintenance (Final Area) in Chicago, Illinois


Job Title:

Production Supervisor-Maintenance (Final Area)

Job Description & Qualifications:

Job description

We build world-class vehicles in our plants around the world, constantly developing new technologies and processes to further increase our efficiency. It’s our people who really make the difference. We encourage all of our employees to think creatively to help us find better and more efficient ways to manufacture our vehicles.


  • Implement compliance with Safety Operating System practices to include, but not limited to: Combustion Safety; Energy Lockout; Pedestrian and Vehicle Safety; Working at Heights; Pre-Task Analysis (PTA); and licensing and safety training requirements

  • Perform safety inspections using corporate tools (OHSIM, MSS, SPRB) and conduct safety talks

  • Identify and ensure that safety hazards and unsafe practices are promptly corrected

  • Complete 100% of mandated Preventative Maintenance checks at the prescribed frequency

  • Drive Continuous Improvement through a focused maintenance program designed to reduce scrap and ensure reliability of error-proofing devices

  • Maintain automation in a state of compliance with specifications, fit, form, and contamination standards

  • Lead skilled trades/maintenance personnel to evaluate controls requirements for maintaining and improving production yields, throughput, and up time

  • Responsible for supervising day-to-day production processes, tooling, and operations related to automation equipment

  • Analyze equipment performance and work to improve efficiencies; actively participate in Constraint Review Process

  • Optimize throughput in accordance with budgets and cost objectives: meet or beat schedule

  • Meet FTT, inventory, cost, scrap, supply, and tooling expense targets

  • Minimize overtime by improving JPH, controlling absenteeism, using predictive maintenance programs; preparing for and fully utilizing down time; optimizing use of skilled labor throughout the day

  • Supervise material control (spare part inventory), repair and rebuild programs, and reliability and maintainability reviews

  • Build Team Leaders’ and Team Members’ capabilities

  • Create a conducive work environment for the team(s) to complete their assigned responsibilities/tasks; build and cultivate a team environment between production and maintenance

  • Assist and instruct maintenance troubleshooting techniques to improve mean time between failure and mean time to repair

  • Supervise preventive maintenance schedules, preventive and predictive inspections, and repairs to minimize down time

  • Coordinate and schedule manpower and materials to meet maintenance requirements to minimize down time; coordinate maintenance activities with other plant operations

  • Conduct root cause analysis of downtime issues to prevent recurrence (4D process)

  • Work with ME/PE to launch new programs or equipment, optimize floor layouts, coordinate equipment refurbishment, and develop standardized PM programs from FMEAs

  • Execute prioritized daily maintenance activities (predictive, preventive and crisis maintenance) obtaining full utilization of work force while optimizing available opportunities for all maintenance

  • Use Maximo for Maintenance (MFM) to document all maintenance activities (crisis and planned); provide quality assurance of MFM inputs to enable in-depth data analysis

  • Fully integrate Leak Tag and Jumper Tag process into daily operations

  • Lead and maintain support systems (plant powertrains (air, electrical, water, etc.), exhausts, heat exchangers, hydraulics, etc.)

  • Complete 100% of mandated EOS PMs at the prescribed frequency

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 2+ years technical work experience and troubleshooting in a Manufacturing environment

  • 1+ years of Microsoft Office experience to include Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

  • Prior experience leading a unionized workforce

  • Ability to work any shift as well as rotating shifts and weekends independently with limited supervision

  • 5+years in automotive experience

  • Capable of assigning work to unionized hourly workforce and holding employees accountable for following processes pertaining to daily work assignments in terms of safety, quality, and throughput

  • Body shop/stamping/paint/subassembly experience

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles

  • Knowledge of constraint management principles

  • Safety and Quality experience

Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we’re Built Ford Tough. We’re one team striving to make people’s lives better while bringing value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Ford Motor Company



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Manufacturing (MFG)