Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global supplier of innovative performance materials offering differentiated value propositions to a broad range of markets and applications such as Automotive, Apparel, Building Materials, Energy, Medical and Specialties. The company generates sales of over €900 million and has more than 20 manufacturing sites in 14 countries and more than 3,800 associates. Freudenberg Performance Materials has many years of experience in technical textiles and applications. The company attaches great importance to social and ecological responsibility.

Freudenberg Performance Materials is part of the Freudenberg Group. In 2015, the Freudenberg Group with its Seals and Vibration Control Technology, Performance Materials, Filtration, Household Products, Specialties and others business areas generated sales of almost €7.0 billion and employed approximately 42,000 people in 60 countries. For further information please go to www.freudenberg-pm.com.

The Electrical Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the completion of the day to day plant maintenance activities including all predictive & preventive maintenance and restorative maintenance activities. The position will be tasked with inspiring the Electrical Maintenance Organization to world class status by focusing on safe and productive workmanship to improve machine efficiency and utility. The position is expected to perform all of these activities while adhering to Freudenberg standards for safety, environmental awareness, quality, and other requirements of both internal and external customers. This position is also expected to take a leadership role in the overall Maintenance Department and drive a culture of Safety, Operational Excellence, and Accountability throughout the business.

Electrical Maintenance Supervisor

Your tasks

  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of the assigned maintenance group to ensure all organizational maintenance needs are addressed and completed in a safe and timely manner
  • Oversee the coordination between the Maintenance Planner/Scheduler, Production, and Planning in the scheduling of maintenance PMs and other work orders for the Maintenance Electricians
  • Provide and sustain a safe work environment in accordance with all US and Freudenberg Safety requirements through implementation and development of safe procedures
  • Provide training & guidance to others on preventative & predictive maintenance strategies and CMMS systems
  • Provide skilled electrical maintenance support to assist in troubleshooting, determining equipment malfunctions, and applying instrumentation skills to repair & restore equipment to operation
  • Assist in performing root cause failure analysis to eliminate repetitive failures or chronic electrical maintenance needs
  • Participate in identifying and implementing effective maintenance strategies for new assets
  • Assist in analyzing data, trends, and failure reports to determine equipment criticality, develop preventative & predictive maintenance schedules, and balance spare parts inventories
  • Assist in installations, repairs, and troubleshooting of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems including but not limited to PLCs, PCs, Power Distribution, Drives, and Test Equipment
  • Maintain Company-required performance and maintenance records
  • Perform scheduled Weekend On-Call duties as well as scheduled Production PMs and Project Outages
  • Other duties as assigned

Our expectations

  • 7+ Years of industrial maintenance experience working in a manufacturing environment, prior experience in Extrusion or Plastics Processing is a plus
  • Two-year technical degree in Industrial Electricity, Electronics, or related field preferred
  • Certificate in PLC, Electricity, Hydraulics, Pneumatics or Industrial Maintenance is required
  • Instrumentation and controls experience required
  • Knowledge and training in NFPA 70E electrical safety
  • Electrical license or ability to obtain
  • PLC, HMI and AC drive experience required, Siemens is a plus
  • Ability to manage and participate in projects of various size and scope including ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects to meet deadlines. Experience using Microsoft Project management software is a plus
  • Ability to effectively lead in-house electricians and outside contractors to complete necessary electrical work
  • Ability to coordinate with people in cross functional areas, and adapt to rapid change.
  • Experience in industrial networking with Ethernet, Profibus, and Profinet
  • Ability to program and trouble shoot PLC/HMI Systems
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be willing to take "on call" coverage and work flexible, non-traditional hours
  • Proven ability to resolve complicated technical problems, identify root causes, and creatively resolve issues
  • Good command of basic math, reading and writing is a must
  • Must interact well with all levels of personnel both internally and externally
  • Excellent sense of safety awareness and good housekeeping
  • Ability to obtain Powered Industrial Truck and Arial Lift Equipment certification
  • Position is located in Durham, NC
  • Exposure to high voltage electricity, heavy equipment and moving machinery, as well as forklift traffic, requires a high degree of safety consciousness
  • Work environment may include exposure to heat, cold, noise, dust, chemicals, and fumes
  • Pressure of shifting priorities and demanding schedules is routine
  • Working hours may fluctuate when assigned shift or weekend schedules change
  • Reports to Engineering Manager
  • Travel less than 10%

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce.

Do you have any questions?

Freudenberg Performance Materials LP
Christy Howard ∙ HR Dept. ∙ www.freudenberg-pm.com
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