Engineering, Maintenance, Reliability, Automation Lead

Job Locations US-GA-Kennesaw
Job Type
Full Time

Position Overview

Position Overview: 

The Novelis Kennesaw team is seeking a R&D EMRA Lead, who will be accountable for maintenance, upgrades and capital projects at the Novelis Global Research and Technology Center in Kennesaw, GA.  The role will drive strategic planning, project delivery, and reliability centered maintenance for laboratory and pilot-scale manufacturing facilities, as well as office areas. The EMRA Lead and their team are also responsible for facility planning, capital project delivery, automation, reliability, and maintenance planning/execution.  

Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Define and deliver capital improvement projects for the facility and support other staff in delivery of their projects 
  • Define and implement a maintenance plan that that includes preventative, corrective, and reliability maintenance procedures 
  • Collaborate with EHS, IT, Procurement, Human Resources and other teams for seamless delivery of projects and services, resulting in excellent customer experience and minimal disruption to operations 
  • Utilize management of change processes to ensure successful improvement implementations 
  • Deliver engineering and automation services to scientists and engineers to support process and product development 
  • Ensure compliance of the building with all regulatory laws. Responsible for alerting R&D Director of building discrepancies 
  • Responsible for oversight of project and maintenance contractors, contractor safety, and contractor site access 
  • Manage portfolio of contracted services and maintenance contracts 
  • Manage site maintenance technician and automation engineer 
  • Oversite of contracted IT staff to ensure excellent trouble resolution and project implementation 
  • Ensure proper documentation of all infrastructure and compliance documentation for the building including up to-date drawings and single-lines 
  • Support office/space planning initiatives 
  • Measure and respond to site feedback throughout the year 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 5 years of experience in facility maintenance and operations management within a corporate environment 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Strong organizational and management skills to balance competing priorities 
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of maintenance processes, engineering practices, and critical building systems 
  • Proven record of success in service delivery, project delivery, and facilities maintenance management 
  • Working knowledge of NEC, NFPA, OSHA, and ASHRAE codes and standards. 


Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Construction Management. 
  • CMRP, PMP, or other relevant certifications. 
  • 10 years of experience in facility maintenance and operations management within a corporate environment. 


What We Offer: 

Novelis benefits say a lot about how we care for each other. Our employees and their families have many different needs. As a result, our benefits offer choices on many levels and are high in quality, competitive in the marketplace, and affordable. These are a few of the benefits we offer to support you and your family’s well-being: 

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance 
  • Health savings accounts – Company Funded Health Savings Account (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) 
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and Additional voluntary life coverage 
  • Paid vacation and competitive personal time off 
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match 
  • Retiree Medical Plans – medical and prescription drug coverage through Novelis sponsored Retiree Health Access 
  • Retirement Savings Account 
  • Employee assistance programs – available 24/7 to you and your family  
  • Wellness and Work Life Support - career development and educational assistance 


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Location Profile

Novelis’ Global Research and Technology Center located in Kennesaw Georgia within the greater Atlanta metropolitan area is a cutting-edge full-service research and technology hub that employs approximately 200 people including world-class engineers metallurgists chemists and scientists. The facility includes state-of-the-art lab equipment and a diverse mix of product pilot lines that bring innovative solutions to customers in the automotive beverage can and specialty markets. Kennesaw provides a diverse and family-friendly place to live with countless museums cultural opportunities and educational institutions. Novelis is committed to the Kennesaw community and supports a number of local charitable organizations including Habitat for Humanity as well as FIRST Robotics aimed at encouraging young people to pursue the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in order to spur the next generation of scientists and innovators. Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis including recruiting hiring placement promotion termination layoffs recalls transfers leaves of absence compensation and training are without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws.


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