Aug 10, 2023

Reliability Manager

$120,000 - $150,000 yearly
  • Lozier Corporation
  • Omaha, NE, USA
Full-time Management - Maintenance

Job Description


Lozier is working on a large-scale strategic initiative, and we need an experienced manufacturing reliability leader for this multi-year project with previous experience leading plant-wide change.

Position Summary

The Maintenance Reliability Manager is a plant leader who is responsible for effectively managing both Maintenance Technicians and Supervisors to proactively implement best practices in reliability maintenance, and to develop procedures to enhance plant/equipment dependability going forward. This position will partner with top level leadership to pilot safety initiatives, equipment and process standardization, and root cause solutions that can be shared and implemented organization-wide (multi-plant). They will help develop, coordinate, and maintain current reliability focused activities, programs and training. They are responsible for the optimization of physical assets, as well as leading any necessary transformational changes in relation to streamlined maintenance and reliability processes and future strategies.

Essential Job Functions

  • Demonstrates leadership by championing Lozier’s Mission, Vision and Core Values and living the Lozier Leadership Model.
  • Instills trust, gaining the confidence of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Develops, motivates and enables technicians to meet both their career goals and the organization’s objectives. Helps instill mindset of being a lifetime learner.
  • Aligns with company leaders to help facilitate large-scale projects that include maintenance and process design as needed to ensure the plant adheres to current and future reliability and efficiency metrics. This should include aspects of safety, procurement practices, vendor performance, contractor management, and equipment set-up and design.
  • Makes quality decisions that move the organization forward consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Works collaboratively with all stakeholder functions to plan, organize, and justify costs for project implementation and preventive maintenance, and demonstrates problem solving and trouble shooting skills.
  • Assists the dedicated engineering teams with analysis and design review to create recommendations on necessary adjustment opportunities to leadership.
  • Leads a zero-injury safety culture through focus on safety initiatives, communication, and incident follow up corrective actions.
  • Builds strong teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals. Achieves this through individualized career development strategies.
  • Deploys and/or sustains proactive maintenance strategies under a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Supervises routine, preventive, and project maintenance and tool & die work assignments to optimize the reliability of plant equipment and the facilities.
  • Works collaboratively with production supervisors and managers to solve equipment problems, reduce costs and improve operations.
  • Maintains and consistently administers local policies to meet day-to-day operating requirements. Ensures that all regulatory standards and company policies are understood, supported and followed on the production floor.
  • Collaborates with support functions, including Learning & Development Team, to coordinate job training and provide training resources within the department.
  • Demonstrates regular attendance and timeliness in reporting to work, meetings and completing assignments.

Job Qualifications

Education: Associate degree or two-year certification in related technical field or equivalent experience. Bachelor degree in technical field preferred.

Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in an engineering, maintenance, or tool & die position; with at least 2 years of demonstrated success in leading/managing a technical area, such as manufacturing engineering, tool & die, or maintenance in a manufacturing setting, if degreed. Minimum 8 years of experience in an engineering, maintenance or tool & die position; with at least 4 years of demonstrated success in leading/managing a technical area, such as manufacturing engineering, tool & die, or maintenance in a manufacturing setting, if non-degreed.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent ability to develop leaders.
  • Ability to deploy structured problem solving tools.
  • Knowledge of industrial maintenance, tool, and die in a manufacturing setting.
  • Experience in driving continuous improvement.
  • Intermediate skill with Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Demonstrated mechanical and electrical knowledge including troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of preventive and predictive maintenance systems and procedures.


  • Must be able to navigate throughout a manufacturing facility or warehouse 75% of the day.
  • Must be flexible to cover for shifts other than the regularly assigned shift.

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