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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, customer service, and efficiency.

Essential Job Duties:
• Manages the maintenance process to include prioritizing, planning scheduling, and executing work activities activities to include: routine repairs and maintenance of all plant equipment, preventive maintenance of safety, environmental, and critical process equipment, and installation of new
• 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.
• Prepares and/or assists 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.
• 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 and spare parts using standard company procedures 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.
• Monitors plant engineering organizational effectiveness and proposes organizational changes necessary to meet departmental objectives.
• 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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Communicates clearly and concisely in a variety of communication settings and styles. Effectively tailors the message to the needs of the audience.
• Establishes goals and objectives which are specific, measurable, achievable and relevant.
• Lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor degree in engineering or other maintenance related field preferred.
• Five to ten years of maintenance or supervisory/managerial experience required.

Physical Requirements:
• Typically 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.
• Must be able to handle working with petroleum coke products.
• Must be able to pass general physically fit testing.
• Must train in safety and hazmat requirements at the facility.
• Must be required to move about to coordinate work.
• Ability to communicate or exchange ideas by means of verbal or written word to impart information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed Instructions to other workers.
• Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
• Must be able to travel as needed.

NOTE: This job description reflects the company’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Assigned tasks are subject to change at any time due to company discretion, job requirements, reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Oxbow Carbon LLC is an EOE/ADA employer

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