Mechanical Maintenance Lead in Blairsville, PA at Westinghouse Electric Company

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

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Job ID: 30106BR

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.AIf this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Maintenance Lead at our Blairsville, PA Plant.Your Day-to-Day:
Westinghouse Electric Company is seeking a Mechanical Maintenance Lead in the Maintenance department for its Specialty Metals Plant (SMP) located in Blairsville, Pennsylvania. The employees of SMP manufacture zirconium-alloy tubing products used in nuclear fuel assemblies for Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel, our licensees, and other customers worldwide. At our facility, we use state-of-the-art manufacturing and inspection systems to meet the exacting standards and demanding tolerances required by our customers.

In this position, the Mechanical Maintenance Lead is responsible for leading the mechanical maintenance department. This position reports directly to the site Maintenance Manager. This position will work with other professionals in order to improve production facilities, reduce the incidence of costly breakdowns and develop strategies to improve overall reliability and safety of the plant, personnel and production processes. This position is expected to analyze and resolve mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and piping issues on production equipment.

Major job responsibilities:
• Safety: Continual review, enforcement, and enhancement of worker safety via floor level observations, procedure adherence, and use of Human Performance Tools.
• Supervisory: Floor level supervision of maintenance personnel on a daily basis.
• Recordkeeping: Building and maintenance of yearly craft vacation schedules and daily time keeping and approval.
• Training: Developing and enhancing employee skill-sets through in-house training and / or recommended specialized training.
• Troubleshooting: Continuous running of equipment and machinery, identifying a problem, deduce its causes in the shortest time possible and put measures in place to prevent the problem from recurring.
• Designing maintenance strategies, procedures and methods.
• Controlling maintenance tools, stores, and equipment.
• Writing maintenance strategies to help with installation, commissioning and troubleshooting guidelines.
• Dealing with emergencies, unplanned problems and repairs.
• Carrying out quality and efficiency inspections on jobs.
• Carrying out routine scheduled maintenance work and reviewing completed work for expected outcome.
• Arranging procurement of emergent parts needs.
• Monitoring, controlling, and improving maintenance costs.
• Schedule daily work activities for maintenance crafts to ensure coverage of the machinery and equipment in case of breakdown.
• Project manage equipment installations, shutdowns, and maintenance rebuilds.
• Plan, organize, assign, direct, and monitor assigned personnel.
• Establish working relationships with union leadership to insure a cooperative environment.

Minimum Requirements:

Who You Are:As a successful candidate, you will bring the following to the team:
  • A successful candidate will have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent
  • Five or more years directly related experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Candidate must also be familiar with and/or have experience with the following: equipment and parts movement methods, equipment assembly / disassembly methods, laser alignment equipment, shearing and bending equipment, cranes and rigging equipment, data collection devices for predictive / preventive maintenance, lubrication principles of equipment, understanding of bearing removal and installation techniques, pump rebuild / installation, ability to read, interpret and update mechanical drawings, familiarity with PLC ladder logic preferred, and strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • The candidate must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to ensure multiple assignments are completed properly and on time and be able to effectively multi-task and handle changing work assignments, schedules, and priorities.
  • Experience supervising in a union environment is a plus.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office is required and SAP-PM is preferred.


"Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety & Quality First

  • Valuing Ethics, Integrity & Diversity

  • Passion for Serving Our Customers Globally

  • Dedication to Each Other Through Servant Leadership

  • Creating Value for Shareholders, Customers and Employees

  • Consistently Delivering Our Commitments.

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being. In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting link

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