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GKN Aerospace: Facilities Maintenance Manager

The following information was provided by GKN Aerospace


GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fueled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we’re inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We’re proud to play a part in protecting the world’s democracies. And we’re committed to putting sustainability at the center of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 12 countries we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. There are no limits to where you can take your career.


The annual salary range for this role is: 

$154,200.00 - $123,360.00


The Facilities and Maintenance Manager will be responsible for maximizing the effectiveness of our production equipment, facilities assets, and human resources in the Maintenance and Facilities Department.  Understands and adheres to established policies, procedures and methods.  Recommends and implements changes to improve assets, production and maintenance processes, and part quality; while reducing overall operating costs. 


  • Provides input into the business plans of the Site and is responsible for the management of the Production and Facility equipment to achieve the targets set.

  • Maintains a Safe, Healthy and Environmentally sound workplace.

  • The organization’s target is to be "Best in Class".

  • This requires a cultural change for the full maintenance organization, to include union maintenance personnel.

Components include: 

  • Ensures that performance criteria for individuals is established, understood, reviewed regularly and actions taken as needed to ensure performance.

  • Reviews competitive posture of unit with in-house and /or outside suppliers of similar services and recommends strategies to be the lowest cost, highest quality provider of products or services, within bargaining unit guidelines.

  • Insures prompt delivery of finished products or services to internal customers.  

  • Employs various communication styles and methods to keep internal customers informed of progress.

  • Assesses the skills of the team members and the needs of the organization.

  •  Fills gaps by developing individual team members through mentoring, formal and informal training programs.

  •  Implements hiring plans as necessary to fill any remaining gaps.

  • Maximizes equipment uptime by: Implementing total preventative maintenance (TPM) program; in partnership with the Operations group. Identifying critical spares requirements and maintaining sufficient stock Driving toward zero unplanned equipment downtime in the facility Driving the team to identify root causes for equipment downtime and effectively managing corrective action plans and efforts. 

  • Continually increasing the effectiveness of our computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).Responsible for directing the activities of all Maintenance and Facilities staff and collective bargaining unit personnel.

  • Responsible for cost control, staffing, Maintenance and Facility requirement forecasts.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as needed and assigned. Able to respond to issues on a 24/7 basis as needed.

  • Complies with government regulations and the company’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies.


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Maintenance and/or Facilities Management or related fields; Will consider 8 years of professional experience in facilities and/or maintenance management, in lieu of degree.

  • 5 years of experience in facilities maintenance for manufacturing or production.

  • 5 years of experience in management of maintenance departments and personnel. U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements. 


  • Strong leader with ability to cast vision, motivate, and drive accountability, while fostering and encouraging an ethical and positive workplace. 

  • Results driven leader with proven record of success.

  • Working knowledge and experience in maintenance for Union work environments.

  • Strategic leader with tactical and methodical execution.

  • Knowledge of automated manufacturing equipment and controls.

  • Thermal and chemical processing equipment. Maintenance of plant infrastructure.

  • Experience working in refinery type of manufacturing environments

We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organisation that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry; and is committed to pushing the boundaries even further. And with some of the best training on offer in the industry, who knows how far you can go?


Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. We believe that we can only achieve our ambitions through a coming together of diverse minds who enjoy collaborating in an inspirational environment. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know. We are the place where human dreams, plus human endeavor, shape the future of aerospace innovation and technology.

Facilities and Maintenance Manager Job Description
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