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Job No.: 212-2016
Job Title:Maintenance Supervisor - Buffalo,NY

Description: The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining maintenance procedures and processes, and directing the activities in the maintenance and reliability department in a cost effective manner. The Maintenance Supervisor will also be responsible for managing shutdowns and capital projects.


In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the Maintenance Supervisor is empowered to manage work priority, engage the proper resources to develop and implement equipment, process, and administrative standards, identify training opportunities throughout the plant, and recommend asset selection criteria and installation standards. The Maintenance Supervisor will monitor department performance relative to safety, environment, reliability, quality, efficiency, and cost control in order to continually improve performance.



  • Ensure all policies, guidelines and standards are practiced and enforced
  • OSHA Process Safety Management program 29 CFR 1910.119
  • EPA Risk Management Program 40 CFR Part 68
  • DHS Appropriations Act of 2007 CFATS program
  • All other applicable regulatory requirements as they apply
  • ACC/ Responsible Care
  • Alternate contact for regulatory agencies that visit the plant site
  • Incident investigation and mitigation to prevent recurrence
  • Near miss investigation and mitigation to strive for Beyond Zero
  • Recognize and reward employees that demonstrate outstanding HSE&S behavior
  • Complete and conduct applicable training as needed
  • Audit participation and mitigationJOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILTIIES
  • Safety, Quality, and Productivity of Maintenance Department
  • Maintenance Technician Training Program
  • Lean Manufacturing at PVS
    • CMMS
    • Maintenance Planning & Scheduling
    • Mechanical Integrity Program
    • Preventive Maintenance Optimization
    • Predictive Maintenance
    • Root Cause Failure Analysis
    • Failure Mode Trend Analysis
    • High Cost Equipment Analysis
    • Low (MTBF) Mean Time Between Failures Analysis
    • Critical Equipment Strategies
    • Precision Maintenance Practices
    • Craft Skills Enhancement
    • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Shutdown and Turnaround Planning, Scheduling, and Project Management
  • Zero overdue PM’s and HSES corrective actions
  • Project management for capital and expense projects
  • Project scope development and justification
  • Uphold the fundamentals of the Nicholson Nine
  • Recognize and reward good performance, correct poor performance
  • Celebrate success
  • Incident Commander and Emergency Response Team Member
  • Lean Manufacturing at PVS
  • Rotating on call Duty Supervisor
  • Department Cost Control
  • Department KPI’s (Key performance indicators)
  • Identify and facilitate training opportunities for Maintenance personnel
  • Provide support and vacation coverage for peers as neededSPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Excellent safety standards
    • Strong knowledge and experience with CMMS, PM Optimization, and RCFA Methodologies
    • Strong background with Maintenance Management Best Practices such as TPM/TPR
    • BS in Mechanical Engineering strongly preferred but not required for qualified candidates
    • Chemical manufacturing facility experience
    • Supervisor skills and experience
    • Leadership skills and experience
    • 40 Hour HAZWOPER certification
    • Respirator Fit Test
    • Positive change leader
    • Able to work effectively with competing priorities
    • Project management skills to ensure optimal life cycle costs, schedule, and budget
    • Verbal and written communication skills with multiple levels in the organization and external suppliers
    • Strong decision making skills
    • Strong diplomacy and interpersonal skills
    • Self-starter able to work alone and in groups
    • Good meeting facilitator
    • Good at developing consensus
    • Able to work as a team player and as a leader to promote a safe and reliable culture in the plant
    • Good time management skills and work ethic
    • Good working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project
      • 5 years of experience in maintenance
      • 2 years managing employees in a union facility
      • Experience working in a corrosive environment
      • Experience working in a PSM and RMP facility
      • Experience in applying industry RAGAGEPs – Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (API, NACE, ISA, ANSI, ASTM, NFPA, etc.)
      • Experience developing training program for Operators, Maintenance, and Engineers as it relates to process safety and equipment reliability
      • Experience in HAZOPs and LOPA
      • Experience in Six Sigma, 5S, FMECA and RCMS
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posting Date: 7/3/2017
Position Type: full-time
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