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Maintenance Supervisor Job

Date: Jan 3, 2018

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Maintenance Supervisor-1704577

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Maintenance Relief Supervisor is responsible for the safe, quality, and cost-effective execution of maintenance work in all maintenance areas. S/he will direct the activities of BASF and Contract employees while removing barriers to facilitate work execution productivity, for Routine, Turnaround, and Outage maintenance. This position provides expertise to support maintenance, operations, and capital project activities. Additionally, this role ensures a culture of continuous improvement employing LEAN Manufacturing tools.

Maintenance Supervisor (1704577) – Geismar, LA

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Partner with key stakeholders to develop goals for staff and execution teams which support department objectives. Drive implementation, monitor effectiveness, and take necessary actions to meet objectives. Provide coaching and direction to ensure that the team successfully meets targets. Track Team Performance for success (KPIs / Metrics).
- Coach Daily Support Team (DST) and advance mutually agreed upon development needs and training opportunities. Conduct job assignments considering developmental opportunities; train and coach so employees can be successful.
- Support the development of reliability targets, consistent with business needs, and recommend necessary actions to achieve committed results.
- Ensure that required capabilities and skills are maintained.
- Manage personnel items including: discipline, conflict resolution, consistent enforcement of rules and policies, change management, and engage in effective and clear communication.
- Focus on standardization and drive identified maintenance processes.
- Facilitate the execution of the maintenance work processes and activities. Provide overall leadership and direction to crafts for the safe and effective execution of work. This includes routine, turnaround, and outage maintenance.
- Ensure the application of all safety rules, assuring Maintenance personnel are aware of and employing safe working practices, and promote safety programs and behaviors.
- Facilitate first-time repair quality in an accurate, efficient, and effective manner to eliminate rework. Perform quality checks of executed work and utilize continuous feedback. Monitor and track team efficiency and quality of work.
- Facilitate work execution productivity as measured by Time-on-Tools. Remove barriers and obstacles encountered by the execution teams to maximize productivity.
- Ensure compliance to weekly schedule.
- Monitor defined area maintenance metrics and KPIs.
- Assist area stakeholders to define and confirm prioritization considering resource balancing.
- Provide daily communications, via reports, oral, and written communication, on the status of maintenance in the area, including job status information, incident/safety topics, production area information, best practices, and feedback.
- Drive the use of LEAN manufacturing tools to identify waste and drive continuous improvement to enhance the overall maintenance work process, and improve cost effectiveness and efficiency. Share with other areas and communicate lessons learned. Ensure consistent use of best practices within maintenance execution.
- Function as the repair expert for critical maintenance. Provide expert direction and guidance to crafts on critical maintenance items, repairs, and tasks.
- Provide detailed feedback, guidance, and direction to Planners, Schedulers, and Gatekeepers to optimize the overall maintenance processes.
- Provide feedback to appropriate individuals for all planned work orders to maximize effectiveness.
- Perform first-line troubleshooting, repair consultation, and support for crafts. Participate in or lead Root Cause Analyses.
- Coordinate the activities of third-party contractors.
- Stay abreast of current technology and maintenance practices.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelors degree with 5 plus years relevant industrial experience or a High School Diploma and 12 years in chemical/ petrochemical maintenance.
- Proven leadership experience preferred.
- Broad-based, hands-on knowledge and experience with various types of mechanical and/or instrument systems. Working knowledge of all maintenance crafts and a solid understanding of maintenance work processes.
- Deal effectively with the unknown and unexpected and possess the ability to handle non-routine and emergency activities (e.g., schedule breakers, plant shutdowns, start-up, commissioning).
- Able to communicate effectively with facts and figures along with the ability to influence, persuade, and negotiate. Strong interpersonal skills are required in this position.
- Proven ability to motivate and challenge maintenance crafts.
- Knowledge and experience to provide technical guidance in the absence of support staff.
- Must demonstrate the following competencies: Analytical Thinking, Coaching, Conflict Management, Customer Focus, Leading Employees to Success, Entrepreneurial Actions, Influencing & Impact, Leading, Quality Orientation & Attention to Detail, Striving for Achievement, Work Management.

This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

Primary Location: US-LA-Geismar
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-FTN-Engineering/Maintenance North America

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

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