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Maintenance Manager


USA - TX - Port Arthur - Oxbow Calcining LLC

Job Category: 


Education Level: 

Bachelor's Degree


Full Time

Job Description: 


Responsible for providing the maintenance and engineering support required to meet the plant objectives of safety, environmental, quality, and productivity consistent with operating goals.

Essential Job Duties:
• Comply with all of Oxbow’s Health & Safety Policies.
• Maintain safety standards to ensure all employees and contractors are complying with Oxbow Calcining’s policies to include, but not limited to: wearing proper personal protective equipment, maintaining housekeeping standards, reviewing and performing JSA’s and JSOP’s, confined space permits, hot work permits, lock-out tag-out procedures, and quarterly safety card compliance.
• Responsible for the maintenance and checking of safety devices, e.g., guards, pressure relief devices, safety systems, fire protection equipment, etc.
• Oversees the assignment of maintenance work orders and monitors the correction action.
• Instructs and supervises the supervisor to ensure that the maintenance personnel perform the necessary inspections, installations, and repairs in a safe and efficient manner.
• Advises personnel in other departments on matters relating to the safe and efficient functioning of plant equipment and facilities.
• Assist in the preparation of plant maintenance and capital project budgets.
• Develops, implements, and monitors programs to assure the efficient use of maintenance and contractor labor and material.
• Coordinates maintenance work with other departments to minimize overall cost of maintenance and to minimize downtime and delays.
• Initiates and carries out preventive maintenance schedules on equipment and facilities that would otherwise result in costly breakdown repairs.
• Consults with maintenance supervisor to ensure that needed spare parts are carried in the storeroom where such inventory would result in less downtime or more efficient maintenance.
• Requests supplies, spare parts, services per the Oxbow Procurement Policy giving sufficient details for ordering and adequate time for delivery.
• Develops plant maintenance procedures on new installations.
• Requests new and replacement parts or equipment that is of good quality and reliability and meets all federal, state, and Oxbow codes and specifications.
• Responds to employee suggestions or comments in a manner that will induce cooperative efforts.
• Observes and evaluates performance of the maintenance department personnel and initiates recommendations or disciplinary reports as necessary.
• Reviews, evaluates and advises plant manager on status of engineering projects for the plant.
• Performs or supervises special plant studies in support of plant projects.
• Coordinates and oversees maintenance projects performed by outside contractors.
• Monitors and controls the use of company-provided tools, equipment, and consumable items in the maintenance department.
• Ensures that the work areas, equipment, and work practices are in compliance with the regulatory codes, statues, and company requirements.
• Reports all injuries, regardless of seriousness, immediately to the plant manager.
• Advises the plant manager on matters relating to the improvement and the continued safe functioning of plant equipment and facilities.
• Assists in the development of written safety procedures prepared for job performed in the maintenance department.
• Ensures compliance with safety, personnel, timekeeping, payroll, attendance and other plant procedures or guidelines.
• Maintains communication with the plant manager on matters concerning daily activities and concerns.
• Works with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff.
• Supports management with special projects and workflow process improvements and other duties as assigned.
• Actively participate in plant health & safety processes, including safety committees, health & safety inspections, safety meetings/toolbox talks, job safety analysis (JSAs), incident/near miss investigations, and formal monthly safety training.
• Identify when Root Cause Analysis needs to be performed and assign team members to lead and participate.
• Reviews and approves RCA’s lead by the plant.
• Supports continual improvement, tracks and reports reliability and efficiency metrics, optimizes use of the computerized maintenance management system, develops and implements preventive/predictive maintenance programs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Familiar with NDT and Condition Monitoring techniques and their inspection programs.
• Be aware and comply with all health and safety rules and requirements applicable to their work and to the general safety of other employee’s.
• Communicates clearly and concisely in a variety of communication settings and styles. Effectively tailors the message to the needs of the audience.
• Clear and concise knowledge of grammar.
• Establishes goals and objectives, which are specific, measurable, achievable and relevant.
• Lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner.
• Ability to recognize environmental hazards, take appropriate action and notify proper personnel

Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in engineering, industrial technology or related field required.
• Minimum of ten years of industrial maintenance and managerial experience. Basic experience in Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Vocational training in related process preferred.
• Experience in Microsoft Project
• 5S or lean manufacturing.
• Six Sigma certifications.
• Experience with GANTT charts, network diagrams and planning tools (libraries, slotting, etc.).

Physical Requirements:
• Typically sits or stands for extended amount of time in front of a computer.
• Works in plant environment, which may include extreme working conditions and inclement weather conditions.
• As needed, lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
• Must be able to work in confined spaces, and in elevated work areas up to 160ft.
• Must be able to work with wrenches, pipe wrenches and other tools; requires turning and tightening nuts and bolts.
• Ability to climb stairs, ladders, and work at heights of approximately 160ft.
• Must be able to pass general physically fit testing.
• Must be trained in the safety requirements at the facility.
• Ability to communicate or exchange effectively, either written or oral, with other employees in the plant as well as with outside auditors/examiners.
• Requires frequent/constant work in areas with moving, vibrating, rotating equipment.
• Personal Protective Equipment required for the job include eye protection, hearing protection, hardhat, appropriate gloves for the task, steel-toed boots, dust mask, and fall protection.

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