Electrical Superintendent

Engineering New Braunfels, Texas


Position Summary


Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager, the Electrical Maintenance Superintendent ensures completion of electrical and instrumentation jobs with the highest level of safety, quality and effectiveness at optimum cost to maximize equipment availability.  Also implements effective and documented preventive and predictive maintenance practices and improvement projects [including capital].



Essential Functions

  • Works with the reliability engineer and mill engineer to plan and execute mill outage work.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting electrical issues and assists the mill engineer in troubleshooting process issues.
  • Set the priorities for the incoming work orders.
  • Responsible to implement and enforce the maintenance strategy as set by the maintenance manager.
  • Coordinate the organization, staffing and operational activities for assigned maintenance.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities, recommend and implement resulting policies and procedures.
  • Identify opportunities for improving maintenance methods and procedures; identify resource needs; review with appropriate management staff; implement improvements.
  • Direct, coordinate and review the work plan for assigned maintenance services and activities; assign work activities and projects; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work completion, methods and standard work; meet with other maintenance personnel to identify and resolve problems.
  • Gather and analyze data and work requests submitted to establish overall maintenance, major maintenance and preventative maintenance standards, programs and schedules.
  • Determine optimum methods of accomplishing work; analyze available budget and staff and elect to accomplish in-house or contract out work.
  • Administer maintenance contracts including specification development, bidding, monitoring and evaluation of finished work.
  • Evaluate mill maintenance personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
  • Participate in the development and administration of assigned budget.
  • Responsible for Electrical capital projects at the plant as needed. Provide technical support to the Corporate Capital Project Managers as needed.
  • To manage safety & Housekeeping, maintenance and personnel.
  • Conduct daily tool box talks.
  • Organize the cleaning of maintenance and electrical shops.
  • Ensure work place inspections are done every day.
  • Ensure pre-shift inspection of mobile vehicles as per MSHA criteria.
  • Make sure that safety risks and mitigating actions are discussed and followed for each job.
  • Provide site specific training to contractors and supervise them on site.
  • Implement company and MSHA safety regulations.
  • Plan and Schedule and prepare jobs a day in advance; make changes before work allocation based on break-in work.
  • Plan all activities for the plant’s OUTAGES (services/jobs, costs, resources);
  • Develop SOP’s for the electrical department and define inventory levels of spare parts with the Maintenance Manager and Warehouse supervisor.
  • Track weekly schedule compliance;
  • Contribute to the conception, acceptance and integration of new equipment and installation.
  • Ensure that the equipment is test run before handing over to operations and the condition predictors are documented.
  • Maintain current knowledge of emerging electrical technologies
  • Collect engineering data for use in preparation of cost estimates for capital projects and assist in the development of capital budgets and proposals for capital investment
  • Develop equipment specifications and prepare cost estimates for electrical projects
  • Ensure availability of critical spare parts for the electrical and instrumentation equipment.
  • Ensure Bill of Material [BOM] for all electrical equipment and instrumentation equipment.
  • Design, engineer and develop start-up procedures to commission new installations
  • Ensure that the work site is clean and well organized prior to, during and after completion of work.
  • Provide assistance in the preparation of annual maintenance budget.
  • Manage the weekly / monthly electrical costs to ensure being within budget.
  • Track and control over time; analyze reasons and suggest / implement mitigating actions.
  • Conduct / help in conducting investigations or Root Cause Failure Analyses for safety and equipment incidents.
  • Participate in meetings with parts and equipment service suppliers/vendors, help procurement negotiate prices, terms and contract agreements in compliance with Procurement policy
  • Manage the vacation schedule.
  • Engage and motivate employees through coaching, feedback, training, recognition, delegation and listening to them and treating them in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Conduct regular safety / employee engagement meetings.
  • Manage performance; provide timely feedback and opportunities for employees to improve their performance.
  • Conduct performance appraisals on time.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Responsible for the execution and the quality of electrical & instrumentation maintenance work carried out on plant equipment consistent with budgets, policies and deadlines.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of working methods and definitions of procedures.
  • Control and optimize equipment and tools to ensure job performance in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Manage proper scheduling of resources consistent with workload and performance capabilities. Schedule jobs a week in advance.  Goal is to achieve a minimum target of 75% compliance.
  • Ensure, upon completion of repairs, that equipment has been fully inspected, tested, cleaned and ready to be operated in a safe efficient manner.
  • Provide documented reporting in CMMS on repair jobs including consumption of materials, tools, workhours and skills, and fills equipment history files.
  • Take appropriate actions when electrical incidents occur.
  • Ensure PMs being carried out and documented in an effective manner.
  • Manage inventory of spare parts and ensure their availability with the storeroom clerk.



  • Engineering degree is desirable but not required.
  • 5 - 10 year experience in a mechanical maintenance role with direct reports.
  • Project management, installation, and capital project experience
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills; proven track record for creating employee ownership of safety, production, and quality
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks; good planning skills
  • Sound understanding of accounting practices; capable of completing accurate and thorough performance evaluations
  • Material handling systems and process design experience; knowledge of crushing and conveyor equipment required
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; excellent report writing; proficiency with AutoCad and Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Project
  • Demonstrated proficiency in basic computer skills (Outlook, Work, Excel and Power Point).
  • Physical Requirements
  • Walk on all types of surfaces (uneven and/or slippery ground)
  • Climb stairs and ladders as high as 350 feet in elevation
  • Ability to walk long distances, climb ladders, stairs and stockpiles, stoop and crawl under and into enclosed spaces
  • Visual acuity, speech & hearing, hand & eye coordination
  • Manual dexterity to operate equipment and use basic hand tools
  • Walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, reaching, twisting, balancing, repetitive motion, driving, and squatting to perform the essential functions of this production labor position
  • Must use proper Personal Protective Equipment as required

Working conditions

Works in all weather conditions including heat, cold, ice, rain and in high humidity and is required to work in all plant environments. Incumbent will be exposed to vibrating equipment and mechanical and electrical hazards and heights. . May have exposure to dust, cement, clay, gypsum, sand, diesel exhaust, lubricants, solvents, various fuels, etc. (See MSDS’s)


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled