IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is seeking a MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT for our Davenport, Iowa client.

Our client, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading provider of aluminum sheet, plate, and extrusions, as well as innovative architectural products that advance the automotive, aerospace, commercial transportation, industrial and building, and construction markets. Building on more than a century of innovation, the company helps to transform the way we fly, drive, and build. They are proud that 77% of their employees are happy working for the company and would recommend it as a great place to work and that 80% of their employees would recommend their managers to others.

The company reaffirms its policy to provide equal employment opportunity in recruiting, hiring, upgrading and promotion, conditions and privileges of employment, company-sponsored training, access to facilities, educational assistance, social and recreational programs, compensation, benefits, transfers, discipline, layoffs, recalls or termination of employment to all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, genetic information, sex or age (within statutory limits). The company is in compliance with all relevant Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations.

This position is subject to Export Control Law

This position requires access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. §730, et seq.) and/or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Qualified candidate must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the relevant government agency. Business demands may require employer to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Our company affirms its policy to operate without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, genetic information, sex or age.


The objective of the Maintenance Superintendent is to lead a broad range of services that support the plant-wide maintenance and production organizations. The Maintenance Superintendent will develop and lead the plant’s maintenance planning and manpower and maintenance on the plant’s process furnaces. 

Furnace Quality Assurance: 

The Maintenance Superintendent is accountable for all aspects of the Furnace Quality Assurance (FQA) department. The FQA department maintains, calibrates, and performs surveys for all of the process furnaces and lab test furnaces. A major aspect of this department’s accountability is to ensure thermal operations meet customer and quality requirements for calibration, surveys and document retention and control.


The Maintenance Superintendent is accountable to manage the plantwide outage planning and craft manpower/contractor resources that match the business objectives – ultimately ensuring resources are available to perform the work needed safely and cost effectively.  This includes but not limited to: setting headcount levels needed for each classification in the plant and allocations within each department, annual evaluation of manpower needs at the plant and within departments, assessing actual manpower utilizations for continuous improvement in planning and cost controls, representing maintenance in Union negotiations for master contracts or local agreements, supporting HR to attain and sustain headcount levels needed for the business, and supporting the administrative side of managing the daily manpower tasks and scheduling.  This also includes managing contracted labor, the contracting out process, and leading the plant annual outage scheduling to avoid contractor and in-house resource conflicts.

The Maintenance Superintendent is to be accountable for results within the Thermal Operations department in the areas of Environment, Health and Safety, Productivity, Asset Management, People Development, Cost Control and Quality using ABS systems such as TPM, Kaizen, daily Management, 5S etc.

The Maintenance Superintendent will engage the resources at his/her disposal to meet the department objectives set by the Maintenance and Engineering Manager in support of the business objectives.  These objectives will be achieved without sacrificing a spirit of cooperation with other areas.

The Maintenance Superintendent will supervise an area of approximately 12 salaried resources including a Lead Tech, electrical and mechanical technicians, maintenance planners, and maintenance unit supervisors. The Maintenance Superintendent will supervise an area with ~50 hourly resources including electricians and mechanics.

The Maintenance Superintendent will report to the Maintenance and Engineering Manager of DPW & Satellites.


  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with machine repair.
  • Minimum of 3 years of labor relations experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of department management, including direct supervision for salaried supervisors and responsibility for hourly craft employees
  • Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing industry experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of maintenance experience
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • High level of technical/process expertise in a broad range of disciplines including:
  • Thermal operations and quality assurance
  • Craft manpower
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization.
  • Ability to lead a team.
  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Excellent root cause problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Results-oriented.
  • Strong logistics and planning skills.
  • Ability to lead organizational change.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to identify and implement cost reduction initiatives.

Our company has in place accessibility policies for accommodating employees with disabilities.  If you are selected for an interview and require accommodations, please let the recruiter or hiring manager know so that we can work to make reasonable adjustments that best suit your needs

Qualified and interested individuals are encouraged to apply to Stefanie Howse –