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Plant Technical Manager

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Lear Corporation
Physical Address

Selma, AL 36701
Job Description

Job Description

Preventive Maintenance Procedures

  • Ensures failure modes addressed are appropriate.
  • Performs cost/benefit analysis to set correct frequency of task (s).
  • Job Plans and Job Plan Library
  • Ensures that all assets in the EMP have a job plan on file (both proactive and reactive).

Bill of Materials

  • Supports the Maintenance Supervisor and Store with availability simulation to verify stores adjustments.
  • Alerts stores function when stocking modifications are warranted based on usage and failure analysis.

Engineered Maintenance Strategy

  • Responsible for changes to the Equipment Maintenance Plan based on analysis of asset failure data.
  • Alerts stores to changes in stocking levels to match changes in task frequency.

Outage/Turn Around Planning

  • Ensures use of Condition Monitoring is information included in turn-around the master plan decision making process.

Equipment Modification

  • Assist Maintenance Supervisor with reliability analysis of proposed equipment modifications
  • Makes specific recommendations to improve machinery performance and reliability based on analysis of process and failure data.
  • Parts Standardizations
  • Assists Maintenance Supervisor with reliability analysis of proposed changes.

MRO Adjustments

  • Responsible for analysis of spares usage and failure data to determine proper stocking levels based on failure data, usage and simulation modeling of the Engineered Maintenance Strategy.


  • Develops and manages the PdM/NDT process for the purpose of the early identification and elimination of asset defects.
  • 2nd tier resource for technical assistance
  • Responsible for alarm management.


  • Responsible to perform statistical analysis on machinery failure data and work order closing codes to determine whether adjustments to the Engineered Maintenance Strategy are warranted
  • Responsible for the development of (failure) codes for the WO system.

Asset Test Procedures (Return to Service)

  • Develops specific procedures for verification of an assets fitness for return to service
  • Verifies return-to-service procedures were performed.

Failure Investigation RCA & RCFA

  • Leads the Root Cause Analysis effort as a part of a proactive strategy.
  • Leads the Root Cause Analysis effort for sporadic failures (typically uses Logic Tree incident analysis).
  • Develops specific operational procedure changes to help mitigate future system failures.
  • Catalogues and databases the RCA/RCFSA results and subsequent items.
  • Analyzes plant wide failure data and downtime scenarios to calculate relevant trigger points for RCFA.

Technical Support of Daily Maintenance Effort

  • Provides technical assistance to maintenance supervisors, planners and crafts personnel in the form of specific, technical data on system configuration and performance.

Asset Hierarchy and Technical Specifications

  • Responsible for the design of the plant asset hierarchy.

Criticality Analysis

  • Responsible for the design and management of the asset criticality database and the failure modes criticality database.


  • Develops and utilizes specific metrics for the process, system, asset and component reliability.

Materials Management

  • Develops the preventive maintenance strategy for the stored spares.
  • Develops a testing strategy incoming new and rebuilt spares.
  • Develops a testing strategy for OEM testing compliance.

Reliability Centered Design

  • Applies reliability analysis methods to new designs to determine the process, system, asset and component reliability.
  • Determines single-point failures.
  • Reviews and/or develops commissioning procedures for new system, asset and component design.
  • Reviews and/or develops strategies for OEM warranty issues and claims.
  • Reviews and/or develops machinery modification plans to deal with single-point failure scenarios.
  • Develops specific maintenance and operational start-up procedures for new installations.
  • Responsible to develop/review new equipment purchase specifications for reliability and maintainability.

Operational Reliability

  • Uses reliability analysis tools to determine operational reliability of systems, assets and components.
  • Helps determine the QA/QC test points and procedures to maximize operational reliability.
  • Aides in the development of alarms designed to determine and verify acceptable operations.
  • Develop assessment activities centered on operability and performance optimization.
  • Develops operator care tasks as a part of the Equipment Maintenance Strategy.

Reliability Economics

  • Responsible for performing quantitative analysis on new projects/strategies and determining project/strategies viability based on corporate values and standards.

Technical Training

  • Analyzes process and/or failure data to determine the need for improved craft skills
  • Identifies/conducts/arranges technical training for PdM/NDT personnel.

Conducts/arranges general reliability training for all plant personnel.

Required Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or five years Plant Engineering Management experience in a foam manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with Polyurethane Foam Processing.
  • Working knowledge of budgets and financial statements..

Tracking Code: 4672-015

Job Location: Selma, Alabama, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

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