Corpus Christi, TX

SUMMARY: The Maintenance & Reliability Manager is a senior level position at the site and will be tasked with development and implementation of an effective Reliability and Maintenance Program. The role will have the opportunity to directly impact approximately $2.5M in bottom line profits for the Chromium business via an improved reliability program and will have significant spend/control responsibilities with $1-2M in capital projects and oversight of the annual maintenance budget of $1.2M on an annual basis. Improvement of maintenance and reliability responsibilities will include but are not limited to_ infrastructure, preventive and predictive maintenance of equipment, as well as overall building and facilities maintenance. Additionally, the candidate will demonstrate the ability to provide technical guidance and asset information into the Project Process, Asset Reliability, and Asset Maintenance processes. The candidate will need the aptitude to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, both at the site as well as within the corporate network. Daily engagement and leadership of the hourly maintenance workforce is also a key responsibility of the role. In addition to providing the direction and responsibility to develop and guide the reliability program, the ideal candidate must be able to provide day-to-day technical assistance and troubleshooting throughout the plant including the instrumentation and electrical distribution. The candidate will partner with Engineering and Site Leadership, to identify, coordinate, and execute improvement projects across the entire site. Ability to participate and sometimes lead root cause investigation and failure analysis is critical. Ability to manage project safety in accordance with local and OSHA rules is required. Experience in electrical distribution through 13.8 KV, instrumentation (both pneumatic and electrical), PLCs, computers, and HMI’s is strongly preferred.

Works safely, maintains a safe work environment, attends safety training and other related meetings, and actively participates and drives all safety programs.
Ensure adherence to all Health & Safety procedures.
Responsible for the safety programs that are related to reliability functions such as Safe Work Permitting, HRP, Alive and Well, Take 2, lockout/tag out, confined space operations, hot work, Incident Reporting programs.
Ownership of design, implementation, and management of the Reliability program.
Design, appropriation/support for funding, and execution of capital projects in the $1-$5M range, primarily in support of equipment and/or facilities at the site.
Knows all safety standards including NFPA70 / NEC.
Ensures all incidents are report on a timely manner and per company requirements.
Completes Management of Change where appropriate.
Housekeeping – responsible for keeping work area clean (field and shop).
Double checks validity and trueness of all job permits.
Consistently partner with HSE and operations to keep an environmentally sound facility.
Knows and follows Emergency Response Plan.
Active participant in hazard and operability reviews.
Responsible for capital budgets within $1.1M for engineering and maintenance.
Build up and maintain clear communication and close cooperation with all relevant internal (plant staff, HSE, Quality, Packing/Shipping, etc.) and external departments.
Generate and implement ideas that improve safety, quality, and cost indicators, in line with operational and site goals.
Ensure maximum plant availability through the implementation and use of established reliability principles and optimal asset management.
Coordinate planned maintenance and connectivity with Operational needs.
Oversee plant preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance programs, including vibration analysis, oil analysis, lubrication, tank inspections, PSV inspections, and various other machine specific maintenance needs.
Responsible to manage a team of nine (9) Maintenance and I/E Technicians and contractors.
Identify and plan capital requirements (both mechanical and E/I) and execute projects to completion.
Support production as required, including potential weekends and shutdowns.
Ensure effective cost control for the area.
Proactively champion effective management of people resources and systems to efficiently support operations. Both internal and external.
Coordinates contract instrument and electrical services.
Maintain clear and reliable records of repairs and calibrations performed (JDE).
Ownership of storeroom levels and accuracy within ERP system (JDE).
Ownership of site Electrical / Mechanical documentation.
Designs must comply with the requirements of site standards and other appropriate quality standards.
Manage plant changes (projects and minor changes) in accordance with MOC procedures.
Identify training needs, both mechanical and E/I, to maintain the required skills and knowledge to perform the job to the necessary standard.

Sets high standards for self and others, actively follows procedures, suggests ways for improvements, and regularly checks operating key measures.
Find ways to enhance your own productivity. Takes individual responsibility for tasks providing full support to others and gives help and assistance readily.
Keeps self and others informed about changes to plant and equipment.
Provides annual performance reviews with subordinates.
Self-Directing – Continuous Improvement:
Sound knowledge of equipment can predict outcomes and demonstrates care for the plant and equipment. Persistent in getting things done with ability to prioritize activities.
Communicates with operators regarding the status of jobs. Works with all parties to ensure the job is performed to required specifications and improve on existing procedures where possible.
Decision Making and Organization Skills:
Aware of potential consequences of actions, systematic in selecting alternative courses before making decisions, and is able to quickly identify discrepancies between what is and what should be happening.
Problem Solving:
Ability to identify causes and effects in problem situations gathers information to diagnose and assess current situation, clarifying and defining problems. Confronts situations, reacting quickly and effectively in emergency situations, and reflects on the root cause to learn from experience.
Power failures in the plant require immediate attention and reallocation of the workforce despite other projects underway.
Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Civil Engineering with strong electrical and mechanical background.
Related experience providing leadership and technical support in manufacturing maintenance.
Maintenance management is required and a demonstrated strength in the I/E field.
Maintaining equipment used in the specialty chemicals industry.
Reliability practices.
Asset and cost structure management.
Asset condition monitoring technologies.
Able to lead and influence teams.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to collect and interpret data into information and fact-based solutions.
Evaluates processes based on measurable or verifiable criteria.
Culture of working is cooperative, seeking others’ opinions and a teamwork style environment, but prepared to challenge and influence others towards good practices.
Adaptable to ever changing situations
Ability to delegate and assign tasks to achieve plant and maintenance performance objectives.
Proficiency in the use of computer software programs systems (i.e., Lotus Notes, Word, Excel, Access, Intouch, PowerPoint, ERP systems, CMMS) is required.