GE Appliances, a Haier company Total Productive Maintenance Engineer in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Total Productive Maintenance Engineer

The Challenge

The Total Productive Maintenance Engineer is responsible for developing, instituting and maintaining a Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) program for the factory. Coordinate with the plant maintenance and operations teams to lead &/ mentor TPM events within the factory in order to improve equipment and process performance.

What you will Do

Lead and execute the Total Production Maintenance (TPM) culture and program for the plant.

  • Drive the company standards within the factory and serve as a change agent for continuous improvement throughout the operation.

  • Lead TPM events within the factory and train the equipment operators and supervisors how to maintain continuous improvements.

  • Coordinate with the operations, maintenance and engineering teams to develop and improve autonomous, preventative, predictive, and reliability maintenance programs.

  • Provide status reports regarding the execution of TPM activities. Identify issues and provides recommendations to address roadblocks and areas of opportunity.

Provide coaching, mentoring and training on the application of TPM methodology, culture, and tools in one-on-one and group settings to reinforce knowledge and skills attained during TPM training.

  • Provide training on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), PDCA Principles, Root Cause & Problem Solving Techniques, Theory of Constraints, Visual Management, 5S, Autonomous Maintenance, Poka-Yoke, A3 Thinking & Kaizen

  • Coordinate with TPM Coach to execute a TPM learning/training plan for the factory. Create opportunities for employees to learn through their jobs and within the classroom. Make recommendations regarding the enhancement or development of training programs.

  • Influencing the many functions and positions within the plant to grow and evolve the TPM culture.

Expand TPM success by collaborating with TPM peers and company TPM Coach to identify and implement best practices into the central TPM program and standards.


What you need to Succeed

Position Requirement

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS+ degree in Engineering: Preferable in Industrial, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

  • 3+ years hands on experience in manufacturing equipment and processes

  • Experience with Lean & TPM manufacturing principles

  • Ability to work in large cross-functional teams and at multiple levels in the organization (both salaried and shop floor operators / skilled trades team members)

  • Good communication and influencing skills – will be expected to coach and influence cultural shift within the plant in addition to providing program report outs to cross-functional team.

  • Displays strong coaching and influencing skills, along with the ability to inspire employees and managers on all levels.

  • Must be goal-oriented and proactive in problem solving, coupled with creativity and a high energy level.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in equipment and/or facilities maintenance roles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a union environment

Working Conditions:

  • The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.

  • Working in this environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, work boots, and hardhats.

  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.