Equipment Maintenance Manager Skills & Competencies

Manager's Guide: Equipment Maintenance Manager

The Manager's Guide to the Equipment Maintenance Manager Role

This Manager's Guide includes:

  • The complete set of 40 Competencies expected from the role
  • 183 Interview questions for determining a candidate's skill level in each of 40 Competencies
  • 185 Coaching tips for helping incumbent to advance their skills in each of the 40 Competencies
  • 178 Development goals to help measure incumbents' progress in each of the 40 Competencies
  • 413 Recommended resources for progressing education in each of the 40 Competencies

Roles and Responsibilites

The primary responsibility of the Equipment Maintenance Manager is management, maintenance and construction of manufacturing facilities, associated infrastructure and manufacturing equipment.

The Equipment Maintenance Manager oversees proper functioning and maintenance of manufacturing equipment and technologies in a plant.

Organizational Role

The Equipment Maintenance Manager typically serves as member of first line management and is considered a senior professional within the organization. As such, the Equipment Maintenance Manager provides team or technical supervision. The organization will depend on this person's expertise and experience with complex technical activities. The Equipment Maintenance Manager generally is responsible for project management and consulting.

Equipment Maintenance Manager Job Responsibilities

The Equipment Maintenance Manager generally has the following responsibilities:

  • Assesses equipment performance; identifies improvement opportunities; implements performance improvements.
  • Works with equipment vendors to schedule routine or preventive maintenance; coordinates across functions. Monitors warranties.
  • Works closely with engineering and suppliers to troubleshoot equipment and manufacturing processes. Identifies recurring problems and recommends corrective measures.
  • Supervises a team of equipment maintenance specialists and their individual and team performance.

Equipment Maintenance Manager Competencies

The complete Equipment Maintenance Manager Manager's Guide includes the 40 key competencies expected of Equipment Maintenance Manager. The report defines each Competency in detail. The report also explains what level of proficiency Equipment Maintenance Manager should have in that Competency, as well as how important that Competency is to performing the role well.

Among the 40 Competencies for Equipment Maintenance Manager is...

Manufacturing Equipment

You may observe several behaviors in a person that could be strong indicators of his or her capabilities in the Manufacturing Equipment competency. The Equipment Maintenance Manager is expected to demonstrate Subject matter depth and breadth in the Manufacturing Equipment competency. To demonstrate Subject matter depth and breadth in the Manufacturing Equipment competency, one should demonstrate knowledge of the electrical, mechanical and logistics equipment used in manufacturing, including its safe usage, maintenance and storage.

  • Evaluates all major types of equipment used in company's manufacturing plants.
  • Defines policies, practices and guidelines for equipment installation and support.
  • Consults on planning, design, implementation and support of new equipment platforms.
  • Implements equipment or infrastructure changes to complex, wide-impact environments.
  • Discusses industry/marketplace trends and directions; cites relevant case studies.
  • Monitors organization's experience with major vendor equipment performance and support.

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