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Chemical Plant Maintenance Supervisor - VCM in Geismar, LA at Westlake Chemical Corporation

Date Posted: 7/19/2018

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Job Description


Westlake makes chemical and plastic products, which in turn make life better for people every day. We are a quality manufacturer and dependable global supplier of petrochemicals, plastics and building products. Our mission is to serve our clients by enhancing daily life through the products and services we provide. 

Directs and supervises a work force composed of Company employees and contract maintenance personnel in procedures and techniques of repairing, rebuilding and preventive maintenance of major mechanical equipment. Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.


Supervises all assigned crafts in maintenance department in the performance of repairs and preventive maintenance to all mechanical equipment.

Analyzes problems in malfunctioning units in Plant.

Assists in establishing standard maintenance procedures.

Requests major repair parts, materials and equipment for normal repairing and turnaround jobs.

Makes recommendations and executes approved modifications to equipment.

Organizes effective workforce for twenty-four hours maintenance capability.

Recommends necessary spare parts for major equipment in the Plant.

Plans and carries out preventive maintenance and repair maintenance work.

Contacts vendors to provide technical assistance required to obtain comparable bids on purchase of installation of equipment.

Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description

Comply with all Company policies and procedures.

Fully support Company goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence at strategic and tactical levels including reviewing area of responsibility for improvement opportunities to initiate projects or communicate ideas to management as well as active participation on project teams.


Five years of progressive experience in maintenance at a process plant.  


Five years "hands on" experience in plant maintenance with five years as a supervisor