Engineering and Maintenance Manager

Reports to V. P. of Operations
Direct Reports Supervisor for Engineering and Maintenance

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Maintain a safe and regulatory compliant work environment
  • Responsible for all aspects of engineering and maintenance at the StarChem manufacturing site
  • Manage the upkeep and maintenance of all plant equipment ensuring that all equipment is fully operational and safe to use
  • Provide cost-effective, well-engineered solutions to meet the requirements of the business and drive new engineering and construction projects to completion as required by the business

Duties & Responsibilities

Operational

  • Manage the maintenance and engineering group ensure that the group has the right mix of expertise required for plant maintenance
  • Schedule workload and assign duties on a daily basis to members of the maintenance group
  • Work with production manager to establish shorter-term project priorities in line with the immediate demands of production
  • Participate in monthly management meetings to give an update on key project status and discuss key project prioritization
  • Provide guidance to the management team in ways to invest capital to improve plant efficiencies and manufacturing flexibility

Preventive Maintenance

  • Establish a preventive maintenance program to ensure that all critical equipment is maintained and fully-functional
  • Use a software program to set a maintenance schedule on critical equipment and also to log new maintenance requests from manufacturing and EHS, as well as track maintenance history and cost of equipment
  • Perform regular equipment and site checks to ensure all equipment is functioning and safe to operate

Project Management

  • Drive all projects from an engineering perspective, deliver on time on budget results
  • Provide engineering expertise to develop capital expansion plans and equipment upgrades that meet business demands
  • Design equipment and modify existing equipment to ensure maximum manufacturing flexibility in the plant
  • Work to reduce costs by providing the most cost-effective engineering options
  • Develop relationships with vendors and contractors to ensure best service and pricing on any projects for StarChem
EHS & Regulatory
  • Maintain equipment to safety standards required by OSHA
  • Ensure all contractors working in the plant follow all the OSHA safety requirements
  • Maintain all inspections and records to equipment required by State and Federal Agencies

Education & Experience

  • Experience working in a Chemical Manufacturing plant, experience in RMP/PSM environment a plus
  • Understanding of Class I, Div II explosion-proof environment
  • Experience with computer-controlled automation of chemical processes using DCS (Seimens control system)
  • Minimum BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering and 5 years of experience in an engineering supervisory role
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