Mechanical Maintenance Specialist/Supervisor

    • Federal Way, WA

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Job Description:

Direct the daily operation of a Dow Jones printing plant mechanical maintenance

department with respect to meeting the pressroom, mailroom, and building equipment requirements necessary to meet customer expectations for reproduction quality, content freshness and productivity, while managing materials consumption cost effectively. Employ best performance practices, continuous improvement processes/procedures, staff schedules, and effective staff development to achieve results.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment that requires electrical and/or mechanical upkeep. Identify and resolve problems utilizing structured troubleshooting methods, techniques and tools for systems, electromechanical equipment, software applications and data communications.
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings and set equipment to meet tolerances of the drawings.
  • Communicate effectively with the press room, mailroom and other departments to ensure that maintenance programs underway at the plant are effective, carried out to achieve the highest level of quality available with today's manufacturing equipment, and are prioritized to address production quality requirements.
  • Direct machinist operations in a coordinated effort to assist the press room/mail room managers to continuously improve upon the Production Quality Score, which integrates key performance measures such as reproduction quality, content freshness, productivity, and cost effective materials consumption.
  • Work with the maintenance staff to troubleshoot, ensure that equipment is maintained in operating condition through preventive maintenance programs and accurate, useful timely maintenance records
  • Develop and maintain goals and objectives of the department.
  • Actively administer where applicable local labor agreements and company management guidelines/policies in coordination with the, technical services/production manager
  • Provide ongoing training and development on all job functions within the machinist or machinist/building department
  • With the technical services managers oversight develop and deliver written performance reviews (unless union contract provides another mechanism or specifically prohibits them) and development plans to the press staff annually. Maintain accurate written records of employee performance and disciplinary issues. Make salary recommendations where applicable, for the technical services manager review.
  • Assist in hiring, training, developing and maintaining a diverse, highly skilled staff.
  • Assist the technical services manager in implementing policies/practices regarding equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, regulatory agency safety, and environmental requirements.

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Job Category: Production Group

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