Maintenance Manager

California, United States

Posted on 08/14/2019

Position Details




Manufacturing & Dist / Chemical


Installation / Maintenance / Repair

Job Level:

Standard Management (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

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We have an immediate opportunity for a high powered Maintenance Leader to join a global chemical / mineral company. You will provide leadership for a maintenance team of about 200 supporting multiple plants at this large complex. The teams supports a large site with multiple continuous process chemical manufacturing plants with two thermal/power cogeneration plants and material handling and packaging operations. This key leadership role will report directly to the VP-Operations.  If you are looking for a challenging role working with a close knit team of skilled professionals then this could be your ticket! 


Great affordability with lower than average housing cost and higher than average appreciation

  • An extensive corporate relocation program provided.
  • Career growth in a stable environment
  • Joining an International Leader with 14,000 employees worldwide
  • Great location for outdoors activities. You have great weather, you have mountains, desert, biking, hiking, snowboarding / skiing, boating, desert motorsports and golfing!


  • This key role has a strong compensation and benefits program that include medical/ dental insurance, FSA account, 401k match, Life / ADD insurance, disability, paid vacation, disability and education reimbursement. 



    • Create a reliability-centered maintenance strategy.
    • Improve reliability and asset uptime through equipment failure analysis and troubleshooting day-to-day problems, equipment operating performance and operating.
    • Implement asset productivity improvement programs in areas of uptime, mechanical integrity and reliability engineering.
    • Responsible for preventive, routine and emergency maintenance repairs, and/or replacement of plant equipment to ensure optimal equipment availability.
    • Ensure the varied trades, technicians and supervisors are aligned and have the proper balance of skills and training to execute and contribute to the overall asset management strategy.
    • Justify asset improvement and replacement projects that increase reliability and sustainability of the production and facility assets.
    • Support Project Engineers with large equipment refurbishments and new asset introduction
    • Participate in planning and executing turnarounds for the facilities.
    • Provide maintenance expertise in incident investigations
    • Set direction for maintenance organization and build organizational capability.
    • Perform performance reviews, skills matrix and training oversight, and recruiting.
    • Mentor the maintenance team to think strategically about downtime prevention and long-term resolution of equipment and maintenance problems.
    • Deploy continuous improvement methodologies to enhance the longevity and optimize the performance and availability of SVM’s equipment and facilities.
    • Be integral part of team that sets priorities and reviews SOP’s.
    • Be involved in design review of all MOC and technical documents related to mechanical equipment.
    • Support plant-based programs to improve asset efficiency, functionality, reliability and O&M cost for all production facilities.
    • Monitor metrics, including equipment failure records, to track results of maintenance efforts and provide trend information to the plant managers.
    • Identify and resolve recurring downtime / inefficient operational issues.


  • Comply with applicable State and Federal Regulations related to safety and environment



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Petroleum Engineering with relevant maintenance experience.
  • (Non-degreed candidates with greater than 10 years of equivalent experience with a strong maintenance and operations background will be considered.)
  • 7 + years relevant experience in a continuous process manufacturing manufacturing environment; heavy industry preferred such as chemical, refinery, pulp / paper, mineral processing operations.
  • 5+ years experience in large maintenance leadership role supervising both hourly and salaried employees
  • This person must have solid experience with a broad spectrum of maintenance disciplines, including preventative and predictive maintenance.
  • Must have experience with a CMMS system.


    • Experienced implementing maintenance and reliability improvements related to rotating equipment, vessels, piping, heat exchangers, columns, conveyors, rotary dryers and other mechanical equipment.
    • Ready to “roll up sleeves” and work at all levels of organization as circumstances require.
    • Possess strong technical knowledge of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation equipment.
    • Exposure to Lean Six Sigma preferred.
    • Budgeting experience preferred.
    • Strong analytical, verbal, writing and presentation skills are required.


  • Advanced education is a plus.
  • Professional training / certifications are a plus.