Posted Apr 05
Ford Motor Company

Production Supervisor - Maintenance

Claycomo, MO, United States Full Time

Minimum Level of Education
High School/GED

At Ford Motor Company, we are taking our Maintenance Supervisors to the next level. These talented employees are now called ‘Process Coach - Maintenance’ and are the drivers of standardization and continuous improvement in the Ford Production System. At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community and the world in which we live.


  • Coach Safety, Quality and Productivity to ensure objectives are met through following standardized work
  • Optimize throughput in accordance with budgets and cost objectives
  • Support Kaizen (Continuous Improvement) and coach problem resolution to the lowest level
    Communication and Recognition
  • Meet FTT, inventory, cost, scrap, supply, and tooling expense targets
  • Build Team Leader and Team Member capability
  • Create a conducive work environment for the team(s) to complete their assigned responsibilities / tasks
  • Basic administration of supervisory responsibilities and documents
  • Coordination of Safety Operating System activities including overhead safety, lifting and rigging and Energy Control and Lockout procedures
  • Lead skilled trades/maintenance personnel to evaluate controls requirements for maintaining and improving production yields, output, and up time
  • Supervise preventive maintenance schedules, inspections and repairs to minimize down time
  • Coordinate and schedule manpower and materials to meet maintenance requirements to minimize down time
  • Responsible for monitoring day-to-day production processes, tooling, and operations related to automation equipment
  • Analyze equipment performance and work to improve efficiencies
  • Coordinate equipment refurbishment
  • Determine and correct root cause of controls related downtime issues
  • Optimize floor layouts
  • System issue resolution
  • Assist and teach maintenance troubleshooting techniques to improve mean time between failure and mean time to repair
  • Ensure start-up readiness for production
  • Coordination of maintenance activities with other plant operations
  • Identify and insure that safety hazards and unsafe practices are corrected and addressed
  • Ability to work any shift as well as rotating shifts and weekends
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Fundamental working knowledge of PLC logic and controls experience
  • Capable of assigning work to unionized hourly workforce and holding employees accountable for following processes pertaining to daily work assignments in terms safety, quality, and throughput
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict management skills
  • Performs other related duties as required

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 + years’ work experience and troubleshooting in a Manufacturing environment
  • 1+ years’ experience with Microsoft Office knowledge (Word/Excel/Outlook)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years automotive experience
  • Body shop/stamping/Paint/subassembly experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Knowledge of constraint management principles
  • Safety and Quality experience preferred
  • Prior experience managing a unionized work force experience
  • CNC Machining experience (PTO specific)
  • Helium leak stand experience (PTO specific)
  • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership in ONE FORD (leadership) behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills
The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

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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