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Maintenance Specialist


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: US-OH-AKRON-ICM-PLT - 0993-2210   
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 



Primary Purpose of Position:

The Maintenance Specialist drives reduction in overall maintenance downtime, while maintaining Equipment Safety, Quality, Productivity and Energy Standards. This position coordinates all planned maintenance activities within the area of responsibility. The incumbent manages the planned Maintenance Optimization Program to ensure compliance to the Maintenance Reliability Strategy for each piece of equipment.

He/She provides the necessary engineering and maintenance support to the Production Organization in order to promote the production of the highest quality product at the lowest possible cost.

Optimize storeroom inventory levels to sustain plant maintenance activities while minimizing inventory cost

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  •     Ensure all Safety, Environmental and other required Regulatory Compliances have been scheduled and completed per requirements. Ensure all applicable compliance activities (pressure vessel, relief value, substation inspections, etc.) are scheduled/completed per requirements and report status to appropriate associates
  • Lead efforts to meet Maintenance Objectives for planned work improvement, un-scheduled downtime reduction and other performance indicators - Monitor/report on the progress 
  • Manage the optimization of the Planned Maintenance Program and Maintenance Reliability Strategy for each piece of equipment (ensuring that all planned activities are value added)
  • Manage the stock of supplies/materials and maintain appropriate inventory levels
  • Support plant breakdown maintenance by: Supplying technical support, Participating/Leading root cause failure analysis, Creating an engineering solution to design/maintenance issues (when necessary)


  • Bachelors degree or in lieu of degree 7 or more years of relevant work experience


  • 2 or more years of experience in Engineering/Maintenance Management (in an Industrial Environment)
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary Technical Associates - To achieve cost-effective goals
  • Equipment Design experience, along with working in a Project Engineering or Project Management role - Desired
  • Experience in Problem-Solving Techniques (DMAIC, A3) – Desired
  • Experience with Plant Optimization/Operational Excellence - Desire


  • Ability to direct cross-functional work groups to achieve Operations Center and Facility Equipment Operational Objectives, Goals and Timeline
  • Ability to perform Computerized Layouts and Spreadsheet Data Management
  • Strong Organization, Communication, Business, Technical, Analytical, Planning and Scheduling skills
  • Ability to understand Plant Layouts, Capital Estimating, Associate-Man Computations, Tire Cost Structure and Manufacturing Equipment Processes
  • Demonstrated Leadership and Team-Building skills
  • Intimate knowledge of Maintenance Best Practices, Predictive Maintenance Concepts/Planning/Scheduling Functionality




Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 74,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 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 regard 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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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Facilities, Project Engineer, QA, Quality Assurance, Project Manager, Operations, Engineering, Technology, Quality

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