Electrical Supervisor

Reno, NV, US, 89434

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.


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Onsite from our Reno NV Manufacturing Plant



The Electrical Maintenance Supervisor provides direction, coordination, and support for the daily execution of the electrical crew’s operating plan.  Working with the Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Engineers, Planners, Maintenance Supervisor, Operations and Safety, the Electrical Supervisor drives department productivity and quality of workmanship for the purpose of increasing overall availability and reliability of equipment.  As a leader of the Maintenance Department, the Electrical Maintenance Supervisor reports to the Maintenance Manager.


What You’ll Do:


Implements strategic vision for maintenance and reliability to correct, coordinate, and support plant maintenance functions by:  (65%)


  • Developing and implementing plans to reduce breakdowns, improve planned maintenance, optimize scheduled maintenance, and effectively execute down-day events;
  • Maintaining the facility in a safe manner and to a standard level of equipment availability;
  • Reviewing and observing the work of the maintenance electricians and directing development/training requirements;
  • Managing all maintenance wash up days;
  • Participating in the wash up day planning, half-time, and follow-up meetings;
  • Incorporating plant delay items into weekly wash ups;
  • Maintaining close contact with Maintenance Manager to ensure maintenance activities occur with minimal disruption to production operations;
  • Driving the analysis of all electrical down time incidents to root cause;
  • Communicating individual, department, plant, and corporate performance to the electrical maintenance technicians;
  • Recommending and implementing improvement in maintenance and operational procedures;
  • Touring the plant  to interact with production, quality, safety, and maintenance to help drive cultural change and to ensure appropriate work is being performed and customer’s needs are being met;
  • Participating in the maintenance and plant safety activities;
  • Driving divisional and department KPI’s;
  • Developing and promoting the use of the Company’s computer maintenance management system (CMMS) for equipment maintenance and reliability management;
  • Participating in down day planning, time to efficiency (TTE), backlog and other items as required;
  • Working with the Maintenance Planner to establish maintenance procedures in the CMMS;
  • Developing and leading projects to eliminate maintainability problems in the electrical department; and
  • Interfacing with mechanical, production, and other departments to facilitate the most effective maintenance solutions to avoid scheduling and delay issues.


Provides leadership to the Electrical Technicians by driving the development, implementation, and sustainability of a predictive and preventative maintenance system by:  (25%)


  • Performing and maintaining the work flow process (work identification, planning, scheduling, execution, and auditing);
  • Leading the continual improvement and integration of the CMMS into the maintenance and production work system;
  • Capturing and recording necessary equipment and material history;
  • Reviewing previous days work packages to check for follow up work and to ensure work orders are correctly closed out;
  • Providing accurate man-hours for each wash up day to facilitate decision-making; and
  • Working with storeroom personnel to ensure the Company has the right parts, at the right price, when the part is needed.
  • Auditing/Optimizing PLC programming changes. Both current and future states.


Manages career development and training for the Electricians by:  (10%)


  • Ensuring that the technicians remain proficient with advancing technologies;
  • Evaluating  the skill sets of technicians as compared to operational and maintenance needs of the plant; and
  • Developing and completing action plans to eliminate any gaps.


The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


Quantitative Dimensions

Decision Making:

The Electrical Supervisor balances priorities, manpower, material, and equipment availability to improve department and individual efficiency and performance.

Supervisory/Lead Responsibilities:

The Electrical Supervisor provides leadership, mentoring, and has supervisory responsibility for all Electrical Leads and Technicians.

Scope of Position:

The Electrical Supervisor directs coordinates, and supports all electrical and facilities activities.  These duties include electrical, mechanical, safety, engineering, Research & Development (R&D), and reliability functions. The Electrical Supervisor works with the Planner and Maintenance Engineer to provide the best possible tools and programs to all Electrical Technicians.  Working with the Maintenance Manager, the Electrical Supervisor drives the Electrical Department to increase reliability and availability of equipment.


What You’ll Bring:  


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Demonstrated advanced skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively coordinate activities and accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail and continual diligence about follow-up.
  • Strong desire to learn.
  • Well organized with the ability to multi-task.
  • Must be able to lead and be a part of cross functional teams. 
  • Knowledgeable of root cause and fault tree analysis techniques.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Sound judgment, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to manage the flow of all required information and documentation.
  • Ability to deliver sustainable and superior results.
  • Strong electrical and mechanical technical knowledge.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred) or equivalent combination of experience and certifications from an accredited apprenticeship program.
  • 2-3 or more years of electrical supervision experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • 1 or more years of experience planning/scheduling through hands-on experience, and/or working with Planners, Reliability Engineers, Project Engineers.
  • Prior Experience with corrective work orders, preventative/predictive work orders
  • CMMS skills with MP2 or other type of program.
  • Experience with PLC’s, Wonderware, RSLogix, AB Drives, Siemens Drives, and Device net.



  • Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues; problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Aligning Performance for Success: Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills: Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
  • Building Partnerships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  • Managing Conflict: Dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
  • Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Stress Tolerance: Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure, or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
  • Continuous Learning: Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
  • Gaining Commitment: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.
  • Information Monitoring: Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.


What You’ll Receive:


At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees. 

  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!
  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie
  • And more 


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James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

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