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Maintenance Superintendent

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Category: Maintenance
Location: Sidney, OH, United States
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Auria is a leading global supplier of automotive acoustical and textile solutions. Formed in 2017 as a joint venture between Shanghai Shenda Co., Ltd., and International Automotive Components (IAC) Group, Auria is built on a 150-year transportation industry heritage.

Our product line includes highly engineered acoustical solutions for interior noise reduction, textile-based and compression-molded flooring products and other interior soft trim products, including package trays, trunk trim and wheel arch liners. Auria operates 17 manufacturing and 10 commercial, engineering and testing and tooling facilities in 11 countries and has nearly 4000 employees worldwide.

The Maintenance Superintendent will be responsible for the following:

  • Supervise multi-craft maintenance and apprentice personnel in a 3-shift, just-in-time, union manufacturing environment
  • Schedule daily, weekly, and monthly activities necessary to maintain the facility and to support production operations
  • Maintain and improve an effective preventive maintenance system that maximizes equipment efficiency and reliability and ensure efficient management of resources
  • Effectively manage inventories of spare parts and maintenance consumables
  • Ensure the delivery of optimal results against appropriate performance metrics, including downtime of equipment, schedule compliance, work backlog, and completion of safety-related activities
  • Develop, implement, and review maintenance processes/equipment to ensure compliance to policies, standards, regulatory requirements and ensure mitigation of risks
  • Plan, develop, and implement new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials
  • Support operations and engineering personnel to resolve process issues and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines and equipment
  • Provide technical support for efficient troubleshooting/problem solving activities and maintenance repair to maximize efficiencies and limit downtime
  • Perform follow-up analysis to identify and resolve recurring downtime/inefficient operations issues.
  • Coordinate maintenance activities to support design engineering changes on new and existing programs
  • Conduct skill assessments and provide training to improve skills within the Maintenance department
  • Assist with the Apprenticeship Committee
  • Meet with the UAW Skilled Trades committee and other UAW Committee representatives, as needed, to resolve Maintenance-related issues
  • Provide cost and timing estimates, as required, for tooling and equipment changes
  • Obtain quotes from and Interface with outside contractors, as needed
  • Oversee site security activities (including spill incidents,  evacuation situations, fire systems management,  water treatment, and regulatory compliance)

Education/ Experience:
  • Associates or Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Technical degree, preferred
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience in a Maintenance department, preferably in an Union environment


  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook)
  • Must be able to work any shift, weekends, and overtime when necessary
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, team-oriented, union environment
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills
  • Strong knowledge of tooling, equipment, engineering specifications, and cost reduction methods in automotive applications. Prefer experience with the following:
  • PLC with AB PLC5, SLC500, and Control Logix platforms
  • Motoman MRC, XRC, NX, and DX series robots in waterjet cutting, stapling, and gluing applications
  • Industrial vision systems including Keyence and Cognex
  • Working knowledge of the TS16949/ISO14001 standard