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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Maintenance Manager in Topeka, Kansas

Location: US-KS-TOPEKA-PLT-0133-2145

Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Heather Rodriguez

Sponsorship Available: No

Relocation Assistance Available: Yes

About the Position

Manage and direct the Business Center Maintenance activities. Establish and execute maintenance and engineering objectives to continuously improve equipment reliability. Manage and continuously improve preventive and predictive maintenance systems. Manage the Business Center maintenance staff to continuously improve maintenance and engineering labor utilization.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the continuous improvement of equipment reliability by driving PM and TPM systems in the Business Center.

  • Continue to develop more efficient preventive and predictive systems, with the end goal of driving down overall maintenance downtime.

  • Manage the schedules and work of the skilled trades’ associates to drive improved labor utilization. Ensure skilled trades’ associates are adequately trained.

  • Analyze costs of maintenance and engineering activities in the Business Center.

  • Analyze downtime information and implement solutions to repetitive problems.

  • Lead energy and environmental improvements in the Business Center.

  • Support capital projects from a Business Center perspective including participation/approval of new projects.

  • Ensure Business Center resources complete projects as needed.

  • Manage the engineering and maintenance costs of the Business Center in accordance with the annual AOP.

  • Continuously drive solutions that reduce cost including labor, overtime, parts, contractors, and operating items.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or 10-15 years heavy industrial manufacturing experience.

  • Minimum of five years engineering/maintenance management experience in an industrial environment.

  • Experience in leading continuous improvement initiatives including Preventive and Predictive maintenance systems.

  • Experience in a union environment (preferred).

  • Requires the ability to direct cross-functional work groups to achieve Business Center equipment reliability objectives, goals, and timeline.

  • Requires strong communication, business, technical, analytical, and planning skills.

Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Computerized layout, spreadsheet and database management.

  • Ability to understand plant layouts, capital estimating, associate-man computations and manufacturing equipment processes.

  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills.

  • Knowledge of PM and TPM methodologies.


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to .

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

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