Mechanical Drives and Lubrication Reliability Leader
Novelis Corporation

Atlanta, Georgia

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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Mechanical Drives and Lubrication Reliability Leader

Novelis is the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, producing an estimated 19 percent of the world's flat-rolled aluminum products. We work alongside our customers to provide innovative solutions to the aerospace, beverage can, automotive and high-end specialty markets.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Novelis has approximately 11,600 employees in 25 operating facilities on four continents and is investing close to $1.5 billion in global rolling and recycling expansions to meet the growing demand for our premium product.

Position Overview:

Novelis has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Drives and Lubrication Reliability Leader. In this roll, you would report to the Senior Manager of Reliability, for Novelis North America (NNA), and be part of the Manufacturing Excellence Group. This position is a key role of the newly developed "Reliability Center of Excellence" (RCoE) and would be considered a Subject Matter Expert (SME), for the region.

As a Mechanical Drives and Lubrication Leader, you will be responsible for improving the reliability of plant maintenance and operations, to support the high demand production levels needed to provide aluminum sheet to our customers. To achieve these goals, you will be required to coach and develop plant leadership as well as managing regional plant programs. With the new Focused 5 goals highlighting reduction of "losses", you will also be working with the plants and WCM leaders, regionally and locally, to find and minimize unplanned downtime, speed losses, total maintenance times and other non-value added work.

As this role has regional responsibility, you will be expected to travel to many of the 16 different plant locations, on a regular basis. This means that 40% to 60% of the time you could be on the road. However, considerations will be made for a good "work-life" balance. As part of this, good coordination and regular communications with each of the plant leaders will be a key part of your responsibilities and could also be performed virtually.

Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Drive improvements that promote Novelis' Focused 5 goals, with specific attention to Safety, Operational Excellence, Sustainability, People and Culture
  • Integrate World Class Manuf. And Reliability best practices into each plant's Sustaining and Strategic project improvements, relative to Mechanical Drives & Lube programs
  • Ensure plants make correct Capital investment choices around Mechanical Drives & Lubrication projects to help Novelis reduce unplanned downtime and avoid losses
  • Work with Global leaders to understand and manage Mech. Drives and Lubrication programs in NNA
  • Support initiatives to increase Capacity Release from Critical equipment in the Region, and assist with Mechanical and Lubrication Equipment Capital projects
  • Scouting for new Technologies and Best Practices
  • Evaluating the operating performance of facility systems and equipment to determine improvement potential
  • Participate in and Coach execution of RCA/RCFAs for Mech & Lubrication equipment
  • Work with the Regional and Global Reliability teams to develop Processes, Standards, Best practices and Strategies to maintain Critical Equipment, in the region
  • Support the Reliability Center of Excellence and provide regular updates and communications on projects, findings, roadblocks and support needed
Required Qualifications
  • Willing to travel 40% to 60% of the time
  • High School diploma/GED with Associate Degree or Technical training
  • 8+ years of experience in a Mechanical position, in a manufacturing setting
  • Operations, Maintenance or Engineering Leadership experience
  • Demonstrate Knowledge and Expertise in areas of:
  • Maintenance & Operations of Mechanical Drive Systems
  • Gearboxes, Spindles, Couplings, Bearings, Sprockets & Pulleys
  • Machinery Lubrication, Analysis, Lube Selection and Filtration
  • Precision Installation Techniques and Predictive Maintenance Techniques
  • Failure Analysis, FMEA techniques and Root Cause Analysis
  • Excellent Computer Skills, and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must be comfortable teaching, coaching and presenting to small teams and large groups, at all levels of the organization
  • Speaks/Writes English fluently and Communicates effectively
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Similar Field
  • 15+ years of experience in a Mechanical focused position, in an Aluminum Manufacturing setting
  • CMRP or CMRT certification (Maintenance & Reliability)
  • Lean Six Sigma Belt Training/Certification
  • Experience with Microsoft Project, and various CMMS Systems (Oracle, SAP, Maximo)
  • Project Management Experience with large Capital investments
  • Demonstrate Knowledge and Expertise in areas of:
  • Power Transmission Analysis, Vibration Analysis, Inspection & Reporting
  • Equipment Alignment, Balancing & Refurbishment of Mech. Systems
  • Mechanical Troubleshooting and Non-Destructive testing
  • Contingency Planning and Obsolescence Management
What We Offer:

Novelis benefits say a lot about how we care for each other. Our employees and their families have many different needs. As a result, our benefits offer choices on many levels and are high in quality, competitive in the marketplace, and affordable. These are a few of the benefits we offer to support you and your family's well-being:
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Health savings accounts - Company Funded Health Savings Account (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and Additional voluntary life coverage
  • Paid vacation and competitive personal time off
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Retirement savings plans - medical and prescription drug coverage through private exchange
  • Employee assistance programs - available 24/7 to you and your family
  • Wellness and Work Life Support - career development and educational assistance

Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoffs, recalls, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training, are without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This role offers a remote schedule. Novelis is committed to a Flex Work approach that empowers employees to maintain work-life balance while enjoying the benefits of a collaborative office environment.
Location Profile

Novelis' Global Corporate Headquarters is located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta Georgia and employs approximately 250 people. It is co-located with Novelis' North America regional office which employs approximately 225 people. Supporting its 24 operations worldwide Novelis' corporate office is home to the executive leadership team and global functions that support the automotive beverage can and high-end specialties value streams. The City of Atlanta provides a diverse and family-friendly place to live with countless museums cultural organizations and educational institutions including the Georgia Aquarium Woodruff Arts Center CNN Center Georgia Tech and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In the Atlanta area Novelis has strong community partnerships with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity GeorgiaFIRST and Agape Youth and Family Center in addition to many local museums and community groups.



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