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Total Productive / Preventative Maintenance Manager 

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RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. The company focuses on the aerospace industry and employs around 6’000 employees. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Three product groups, six countries, one team: Electronics, Spacecraft and Launchers are part of our product portfolio. In addition to Switzerland - which is RUAG Space's headquarters - we are also represented in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and test subsystems and equipment for use in space. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio all make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. We set trends and stand for innovation - embodied by numerous projects in the production of individual and sophisticated structures, mechanisms and launch vehicles.


RUAG Space USA is looking for a Total Productive/Preventative Maintenance (TPM) Manager for our manufacturing facility in Decatur, AL.  This role will oversee the maintenance and operation effectiveness of the plant equipment.


Main Tasks:

  • Establish a robust and standardized TPM program for the Decatur, AL and Titusville, FL facilities, with a view to revise current processes and standard operating procedures as needed.
  • Ensure the plant machinery and equipment are in a safe operating condition by completing preventative, planned, and corrective maintenance requirements. Create and maintain a safe and compliant working environment through adherence to all internal and external regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Effectively manage internal and external resources to maintain the machine operations in accordance with Engineering and Quality requirements.
  • Oversee plant reliability for industrial optimization with a view to continuously reduce cost through improved equipment operation, maintenance practices, and upgrades.
  • Review daily production effectiveness to identify opportunities for improvement and work with the Operations and Manufacturing Engineering teams to identify prevention actions that drive long term sustainment action plans.
  • Manage and organize the spare parts inventory and budget using lean manufacturing principles. Work to establish the optimal part quantities and re-order points to mitigate machine downtime.
  • Continuously develop and improve the plant's maintenance planning system so that it is an effective tool that helps reduce unplanned downtime and cost, whilst increasing machine productivity and maximizing throughput.

Requirements/Skill Set:

  • 10 years minimum of relevant experience
  • Must be a practitioner of Total Productive Maintenance, Lean and Continuous Improvement methodologies with experience establishing new systems / processes that meet or exceed the Quality, Cost and Delivery expectations of the company.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Space or Aerospace experience preferred


Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

RUAG Space USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

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Trinity, AL, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Production

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur

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