Maintenance Specialist Staff

Goodyear Global Topeka, KS
Goodyear. More Driven.

About the Position

The Maintenance Specialist is responsible for the operations and maintenance of equipment such as generators, boilers, turbines, compressors, or ventilating or refrigerating systems. Monitors equipment and operating conditions to ensure safety standards are met. The power house manager has full authority and may be considered lower middle management. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Leads and directs the work of others. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

Primary Responsibilities

* Develop and Execute activities involving continuous improvement tools, analysis of product irregularities, recommending solutions and facilitating cost down initiatives related to improving product costs. These duties would include training and instruction of appropriate team members and day-to-day floor support.

* Assist in identification of unacceptable performance through analysis and acquired technical knowledge of the product and process including waste and cost reduction.

* Assist in and learn process for prepare cost estimates, financially justifying project, prepare budgets, review design, supervise installation and commissioning.

* Assists in research of new equipment, systems, and processes to advance plant operations.

* Gain understanding and assist to ensure safety, environmental and other regulatory compliances by working with appropriate associates on EHS issues, following the implementation of MSR's, and continually improving the communication across all relevant departments.

* Participate in contractor management process and periodically audit contractor's work to ensure that safe work practices and standard operating procedures are followed.

Required Education and Experience

* Bachelor's degree in related field required.

* Relevant technical certifications preferred.

* Minimum (4) four years' experience working with multidisciplinary Engineering and Maintenance associates to achieve cost effective goals.

* Computerized layout, spreadsheet and database management.

* Excellent leadership, communication, organizational, team development, and time management skills.

* Strong commitment to continuous improvement and safety and environmental protection.

* Aptitude in mechanical, electrical and welding applications.

Desired Skills and Abilities

* Computer literate in Microsoft Office.

* Proven ability to gain results in a team environment.

* Fosters teamwork and communicates outcomes, expectations and common goals across the work unit.

* Leverages employee knowledge to develop alternate solutions and shares key learning's with others.

* Holds self-accountable to commitments while utilizing the appropriate resources to meet goals.

* Identifies new ideas and solutions, makes recommendations and creates implementation plans within own area.

* Ability to understand plant layouts, capital estimating, associate-man computations, tire manufacturing equipment processes.

* Equipment design experience and project engineering or project management role is preferred.


Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 66,000 people and manufactures its products in 49 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

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