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Maintenance Reliability Superintendent - 2159 in Lake Charles, LA at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 11/18/2017

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Job Description

Position Summary: 

The Maintenance Superintendent- Reliability is responsible for providing the leadership necessary to improve site operations in the areas of safety, environmental, quality, cost and productivity through increased asset reliability with direct responsibility for reliability engineers and reliability technicians. Key areas of responsibility include management and mentoring of the site reliability engineers, reliability KPI development and monitoring, understanding of the maintenance work management system, technical support during unit turnarounds, assist in maintenance cost analysis and development of 5 year reliability driven major maintenance and capital plans, stationary equipment inspection group, and manage the site’s mechanical integrity program.  This person will interface between operations, maintenance, craft maintenance groups and the project engineering group. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities:  Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Support and drive accident prevention and environmental excellence, including 5S Housekeeping Improvements.
  • Enforce all plant safety rules and regulations and participate in regular safety meetings.
  • Drive reliability engineering work effort toward 80% cost reduction / process improvement and 20% technical support to the site.
  • Participate in departmental budget preparation; exercise cost control measures necessary to meet the budget requirements. Understand potential and actual impact to maintenance costs from reliability engineering efforts.
  • Support and drive development of detailed asset strategies for improved asset reliability.
  • Drive implementation of lubrication best practices.
  • Champion development and implementation of basic care rounds by mechanics, lubricators and operators.
  • Drive continuous improvement through Root Cause Analysis and implementation of corrective actions.
  • Responsible for improvement process and development of preventative, predictive and condition based maintenance asset strategies.
  • Participate in identifying needs and developing craft skills training.
  • Participate in various improvement or benchmarking projects as required.
  • Support Maintenance Management with cost analysis & reliability improvement plans.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining five (5) year maintenance and capital improvement plans. 
  • Assist with onboarding, training, and mentoring of new maintenance & reliability personnel.
  • Responsible for the appraisals of performance program of all personnel within the reliability engineering group.
  • Responsible for keeping maintenance personnel abreast of advancing technology in diagnostic techniques, repair procedures and preventative measures to assure optimum performance at minimum cost.
  • Responsible for managing the stationary equipment inspection group.
  • Responsible for developing maintenance procedures and processes site wide for Process Safety Management.
  • Developing training and career development plans for all reliability engineers.
  • Champion reliability training and awareness across the site for improved understanding and individual ownership.

Education and Experience:

Education:    B.S. in Engineering Required

Qualifications:  Minimum of 10 years of chemical plant maintenance and reliability experience required. Supervisory experience also required with supervision of professionals preferred. Good understanding of preventive and predictive maintenance technologies, asset strategies, mechanical integrity and reliable manufacturing.

Skills:  Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Good computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office Suite.  This position also requires a high degree of organizational skills and the ability to perform cost tracking and data analysis.

Core Competencies

Our Core Competencies are the commonly defined set of skills, knowledge, traits and motives required to be successful both individually and collectively.  All employees are rated on these five core competencies:  Safety Centered, Customer Focused, Results Driven, Productively Engaged, and Team Oriented.

Safety Centered

  • Creates and reinforces an environment of safe work practices and safe work conditions in which everyone is free from the risk of an injury.
  • Behavioral Indicators:
  • Participates in safety training and adheres to safety procedures for respective area of work as required.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of inherent risks of own job and how those risks can be mitigated with the applicable policies, procedures and equipment put in place to reduce risk of potential safety incidents.
  • Performs work in a safe manner, avoids improper conduct / behavior and takes action to prevent accidents to ensure the safety, health and welfare of self and others.
  • Demonstrates concern for the safety of self and others. Recognizes risks and acts to prevent adverse events or near misses.

Customer Focused

  • Demonstrates personal commitment to delivering exceptional customer service to internal stakeholders
  • Behavioral Indicators:
  • Balances the interests of customers and readily readjusts priorities to respond to customer requests.
  • Identifies and anticipates customer needs to take advantage of opportunities to provide exceptional service.
  • Seeks innovative approaches to improve customer satisfaction and removes barriers to exceptional service.
  • Considers the impact on customers when taking action, making changes or establishing new procedures.
  • Follows up and follows through to proactively manage customer expectations.

Productively Engaged

  • Displays interest, passion, energy and willingness in performing specified role and responsibilities
  • Behavior Indicators:
  • Demonstrates required knowledge and skills to effectively perform role and responsibilities.
  • Seeks continuous learning opportunities and experiences.
  • Volunteers for new opportunities and / or challenging assignments to develop new skills and gain additional work experiences.
  • Seeks opportunities to develop collaborative networks.
  • Embraces and acts upon feedback from others.
  • Explores new and improved ways to make meaningful contributions to team and organization.

Results Driven

  • Demonstrates the ability to act with urgency, drive positive actions and produce results.
  • Behavioral Indicators:
  • Delivers on goals and commitments with a focus on efficiency and continuous improvement.
  • Challenges self and others at all levels to consistently exceed performance standards and expectations.
  • Capitalizes on opportunities to set aggressive deadlines for self and others.
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to effectively initiate and drive change, meet change requirements and / or adjust to change.
  • Remains focused and persist to overcome obstacles that interfere with accomplishing results.
  • Follows up, follows through and accepts responsibility for the outcome of work.

Team Oriented

  • Treats others with dignity and respect and demonstrates the ability to work effectively with diverse personalities, perspectives and opinions.
  • Behavioral Indicators:
  • Establishes trust, credibility and sets a tone of cooperation and collaboration within the work group and organization.
  • Acts on opportunities to make contributions within and outside own team to help and support others.
  • Solicits and offers feedback on how people can work more effectively together.
  • Encourages open dialogue and information sharing with others throughout the organization.
  • Recognizes conflicting perspectives and initiates joint problem solving to determine the best course of action in various situations.
  • Demonstrates concern for others.
  • Recognizes and appropriately addresses hostile or harassing behavior.

Functional Competencies

Job specific competencies may be assigned by the department / direct manager.

Physical and Mental Demands:

Physical and mental demands can be found at the local facility.  Contact the EHS&S representative for more information. 



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