Maintenance Superintendent

Assignment Description

The Maintenance Superintendent supervises the plant maintenance group, which consist of approximately 8 salary, wage, and contract employees.  They are responsible for safe and reliable operation of mechanical and electrical equipment, and all associated facilities.  They are expected to apply world class maintenance principles and practices, directing the following functions and activities:  Preventative Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Testing & Inspection, Mechanical Integrity, and Mechanical Excellence.


·       Lead the maintenance team to zero injuries and zero major incidents.

·       Observe employee work practices to ensure that safety policies are followed at all times.

·       Maintain the plant in good condition to ensure fitness for service, mechanical integrity, and reliability. 

·       Implement best practices procedures such as planning & scheduling, work order management, root cause analysis, and continuous improvement. 

·       Train and develop maintenance personnel in the safest and most economical methods of doing their work and continuously improve their skills.

·       Define maintenance objectives and develop departmental budget to attain objectives.

·       Measure, monitor, track and report Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to ensure attainment of maintenance objectives.  Use KPI’s to set and achieve Improvement objectives.

·       Implement preventative / predictive maintenance such as vibration analysis, lubrication, and inspections. 

·       Execute a continuous improvement program that leads to improved equipment reliability, efficiency of the work force, and cost.    

Qualifications Required

Essential Qualifications:

·       BS Degree in Engineering (preferably Mechanical Engineering)

·       7 or more years of experience in maintenance supervision or maintenance engineering

·       Extensive knowledge and experience applying Client HSE procedures to maintenance

·       Experience applying Key Performance Indicators to measure and improve maintenance performance.

·       Ability to manage multiple projects with varied priorities and drive them to closure.

·       Experience and knowledge of the design and maintenance of process equipment such as exchangers, vessels, centrifugal pumps, agitators, and compressors as well as electrical equipment and instrumentation.

·       Preventative / Predictive Maintenance.  Working knowledge of tools and techniques including vibration monitoring and analysis, infrared inspection, sound detection, oil analysis, and performance testing.

·       Maintenance Planning & Scheduling.  Understanding of the best practices for maintenance planning and scheduling such as detailed job planning, setting priorities, creating work schedules, and minimizing break ins. 

·       Knowledge of maintenance work practices like rigging, pipe fitting, welding, and alignment.

·       Computerized Maintenance Management Systems.  Functional use of SAP modules for maintenance, projects, and purchasing.

·       Maintenance Training & Work Cultures.  Experience defining training requirements and implementing the necessary training to ensure maintenance team members have the skills and knowledge required to accomplish departmental objectives. 

·       Ability to build and sustain a maintenance culture that attains the highest standards of quality, efficiency and safety.

Desired Qualifications:

·       General understanding of Client Engineering Standards and Specifications. 

·       Knowledge of material selection and corrosion.

·       Inventory & Procurement.  Stores inventory and purchasing management experience preferred. 

·       Reliability Centered Maintenance.  Knowledge and experience with the application of equipment criticality analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), preventive maintenance (PM) optimization, and spare parts strategies.  

·       Expertise in the measurement of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and its application as the key metric and tool to maximize the operational efficiency of plant equipment.

·       Project Management.  Knowledge and experience with the capital project process including scope development, cost estimating, engineering design, procurement, construction, and cost management.



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Melissa Macklin

New Johnsonville, TN

Chemical Company


Pos ID

15 mar 2022