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TPM Manager / Reliability Engineer

Company: ESPO Corporation
Location: Burlington
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: TPM Manager / Reliability Engineer

Location: Burlington, NC

Job Type and Duration: Direct Hire

Pay rate: 85-120k

The Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Manager will be responsible for building, leading, and executing client's TPM program to drive operational and equipment efficiencies and assisting in transforming the workplace.

Principles will include but are not limited to: Autonomous Maintenance (AM), Planned Maintenance (PM), Focused Improvement (FI), and Early Management (EM).

This role is a global role and will assist the plant leadership in the implementation of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) principles at our three manufacturing facilities.


  • Build and create the overall TPM plan implementation across the network. Responsibilities will include supporting Autonomous Maintenance (AM), Focused Improvement (FI), Planned Maintenance (PM), and Early Management (EM).
  • Implement and lead the AM Pillar. Provide support to the autonomous work groups aimed at KPI improvements and assist the autonomous work groups development through TPM Pillars and mentoring.
  • Improve and lead the PM Pillar. Provide support to the maintenance work groups and maintenance system developments across all the manufacturing sites. Builds capability in the PM team to effectively plan, schedule, and execute work; install and sustain the Breakdown Elimination.
  • Assist in developing the Focused Improvement Pillar and help drive a team-based and data driven culture. Utilize and analyze data to make informed decisions that help support business needs.
  • Maintains communication with other facilities in sharing "best practices to drive results and capability development.
  • Provide leadership and partner with our site leaders to improve our manufacturing lines. Participate in the development of strategies to achieve OEE objectives through loss elimination and capability building.
  • Coordinate with other functional areas to ensure accomplishment of overall strategic and plant objectives.
  • Understand and apply Key Performance Indicators and financial drivers.
  • Provides tracking and regular communication to various plant functions and teams regarding TPM implementation progress.
  • Builds capability by developing and executing training for operations, leadership and plant associates on methodologies, systems, and tools.
  • Promotes a change of culture within the group/site especially at the front-line level.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Required skills:

    • TPM Implementation experience and working knowledge of AM, PM, FI, and EM Pillars
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Analytically minded.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
    • Experience in planning and managing priorities.
    • Skills and experience in leading cross-functional teams across all levels of the organization
    • Building effective relationships amongst all levels of the organization
    • Being a change management agent

      Required Experience:

      • Must have a strong working knowledge of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) principles and experience with Autonomous Maintenance (AM), Planned Maintenance (PM), Focused Improvement (FI), and Early management (EM). Must also have strong experience in leading and managing the TPM implementation across multiple sites.
      • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or technical/business field
      • 3-5 years minimal of TPM experience in a manufacturing environment
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
      • Food or food packaging manufacturing background preferred.
      • General knowledge of ERP and CMMS systems
      • Formal Lean Six Sigma experience preferred
      • Maintenance management experience a plus.


        • Dental insurance
        • Health insurance
        • Health savings account
        • Life insurance
        • Paid time off.
        • Parental leave
        • Professional development assistance
        • Vision insurance


          • Day shift

            Supplemental pay types:

            • Bonus program available

              ESPO Corporation

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              We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workforce . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other attribute or protected characteristic by law. If you need assistance applying please contact us directly.


Keywords: ESPO Corporation, Burlington , TPM Manager / Reliability Engineer, Engineering , Burlington, North Carolina

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