Jan 08, 2020

Maintenance and Reliability Manager

  • Carpenter Technology Corporation
  • Hartsville, South Carolina, USA
Full-time Management - Maintenance

Job Description

Talley Metals, a subsidiary of Carpenter Technology Corporation in Hartsville, South Carolina, is a mini mill supplying a variety of sizes and specifications of high-quality round, square and hexagonal stainless- steel bars for distribution. Carpenter acquired Talley in 1997 to increase manufacturing capacity within the corporation’s core Specialty Alloys Operations division.



  • Responsible for the cost effective reliability and failure minimization of all equipment for the Hartsville Operations. Investigates and resolved difficult root cause failure analysis to prevent failures. 
  • Assist, coach and teach personnel in complex root cause failure analysis which includes, but not limited to, the application of Failure Mode and Effective Analyst (FMEA), advanced root cause analysis (RCA), Statistical Methods and RCM.
  • Serve as the Hartsville Plant RCM Champion.  Provides tactical leadership to Maintenance department personnel. Act as a leading resource within Carpenter for development and implementation of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) programs and systems. Organize and direct workstreams focused on RCM.  Provide guidance, direction, and support to others, including peers. Act as a leader and ambassador for the Reliability Centered Maintenance culture of Carpenter.
  • Leads and drives optimized equipment maintenance plans (EMP’s) with all new equipment installations and modifications. Evaluates equipment improvements; reviews detailed data; analyzes data and reports results.  Performs equipment failure analysis (including preventative and unscheduled maintenance).   Troubleshoots and diagnoses difficult, infrequent problems with equipment.
  • Oversee the activities of skilled craftsmen, scheduling the day to day maintenance, repair, or replacement of plant equipment to ensure manufacturing efficiency, quality, and safety, while supporting the policies, goals, and objectives of the company. 
  • Establishes, maintains, and improves the maintenance planning and scheduling flow process.  Accountable for day-to-day detailed maintenance planning, repair/replacement of plant equipment, scheduling, cost estimating to maximize mechanical and electrical availability, while achieving budget targets in a safe, cost effective, and timely manner.  Provide planning support for projects and major maintenance events through planning techniques to effectively control maintenance activities and craft utilization. 
  • Create and support a culture of Continuous Improvement; provide leadership and direction to the maintenance personnel in the assigned area of responsibility, plan and execute Safety, 6S, Preventative and Corrective Maintenance.
  • Prepares and analyzes diagrams, charts, drawings, calculations, and reports of downtime data and provides recommendations for reducing outages.  Identifies, recommends, and implements solutions to downtime situations based on analysis of the manpower/equipment/reliability required to resolve the situation while considering cost limitations for equipment up/down time, repair/replacement costs, and availability of materials/equipment.
  • Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field. Certification in Reliability functions preferred.
  • 8+ years of job-related experience, including 5 or more years in a maintenance reliability leadership role with a proven track record of Reliability Centered Maintenance development and implementation. Project management experience required.   Quantitative, Statistical and Analytical skills required.
  • Working knowledge of reliability centered maintenance methodologies, best practices and systems.
  • Strong ability to drive continuous improvement. Ability to evaluate and analyze information and provide creative solutions.
  • Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, leadership and interactive skills and can work effectively across multiple cross functional boundaries.
  • Ability and motivation to promote high performance work environment and objectively evaluate performance. Ability to train and develop others.
  • Ability to structure tasks and manage changing priorities.
  • Ability to work with minimal direction, work in a production-oriented environment and use sound and logical thinking in choosing a particular course of action.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and lead multiple tasks and make appropriate decisions to complete objectives.

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