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Maintenance Specialist Staff


Topeka, KS, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: US-KS-TOPEKA-PLT-0133-2145   
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 



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Primary Purpose of Position:

The Maintenance Specialist Staff will lead & maintain equipment modifications to comply with all safety, environmental & other regulatory compliances.


This position will also lead the development, implementation & continuous improvement of maintenance strategies & work management systems in the Maintenance Shop, delivering safe, cost effective & reliable equipment performance to ensure operational safety, cost control, reliability & production targets are met or exceeded.


Forming & maintaining good relationships with all external service providers & management team members is important for this position. Will assist & support the sites in implementing best in class maintenance systems &processes.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop & execute activities involving continuous improvement tools, analysis of product irregularities, recommending solutions & facilitating cost down initiatives related to improving product costs. These duties would include training & instruction of appropriate team member’s day-to-day floor support.
  • Assist in identification of unacceptable performance through analysis & acquired technical knowledge of the product & process including waste & cost reduction.
  • Assist in & learn process for prepare cost estimates, financially justifying project, prepare budgets, review design, supervise installation & commissioning. Assists in research of new equipment, systems & processes to advance plant operations.
  • Gain understanding & assist to ensure safety, environmental & other regulatory compliances by working with appropriate associates on EHS issues, following the implementation of MSR’s & improving the communication across all relevant departments.
  • Participate in contractor management process & periodically assist with & contractor’s work to ensure that safe work practices & standards operating procedures are followed.



  • Bachelors degree or in lieu of degree, 9 or more years of experience. 



  • 4 years' experience working with multidisciplinary engineering & maintenance associates to achieve cost effective goals.
  • Proven ability to gain results in a team environment.  
  • Equipment design experience & project engineering or project management role is preferred.



· Computer literate in MS Office Suite, computerized layouts sheets & database management.

 · Excellent leadership, communication, organizational, team development & management skills.

· Strong commitment to continuous improvement, safety & environmental protection.

· Aptitude in mechanical, electrical & welding applications.

· Ability to understand plant layouts, capital estimating, associate-man computations & tire manufacturing equipment processes.


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 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: Topeka

Job Segment: Maintenance, QA, Quality Assurance, Welding, Project Engineer, Manufacturing, Technology, Quality, Engineering

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