Maintenance Manager

Maintenance Geismar, Louisiana


Position Summary

Manages the Methanex Geismar maintenance and reliability process to support safe and environmentally compliant production with continuous improvement in plant reliability and maintenance costs. 

Position Responsibilities

• Leads maintenance resources to achieve plant reliability in a safe and cost-competitive manner.
• Ensures department implementation and compliance with all Methanex policies and procedures.
• Identifies and executes continuous improvement opportunities to reduce maintenance costs and improve plant reliability.
• Manages the Maintenance Department costs within the approved budget.
• Ensures all Maintenance staff are adequately trained and competent to meet or exceed Methanex standards.
• Ensures that all maintenance work is competently planned, scheduled, and executed.
• Competently manages emergency equipment breakdowns to minimize downtime and financial impact.
• Ensures that effective inspection, preventive maintenance, and repair methods are established and executed.
• Coordinates and supports the Turnaround Manager in turnaround planning and execution efforts.
• Develops and maintains annual department budget and 5-year asset reliability plan.
• Develops, tracks, and reports key performance indicators (KPI’s).
• Supports and contributes to the mission, vision, and core principles of Methanex Leadership.
• Conducts personal and company affairs in an ethical, professional, and trustworthy manner.
• Ensures that the performance management system is competently and fairly applied to all department members.
• Leads a performance culture via continuous performance feedback, employee training and development, and succession and retention planning.
• Integral member of Geismar Site Management Team.
• Actively participates on the Site Management Team supporting all initiatives and policies established by SMT.
• Contributes to the organizational vision of Global Methanol Leadership and as a team member demonstrates the core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism.
• Conducts all business in a manner which supports the Responsible Care® ethic.
• Leads by example the Responsible Care® ethic in personal and professional daily life.
• Ensures compliance with OSHA, PSM, Responsible Care®, and ISO requirements.
• Ensures that all safety and reliability incidents at the Geismar facility are investigated and addressed to prevent or minimize any harm to employees, the community, or plant equipment.
• Participates on the Global Maintenance Management Team to ensure best practices are shared and implemented.
• Provides input into the Capital Planning process from a maintenance and reliability perspective.
• Works collaboratively with the Operations and Technical Departments to continuously improve plant reliability within the targeted maintenance budget. 

Position Qualifications

• High school diploma or equivalent required.
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Engineering preferred, OR equivalent related experience/combined education.
• Minimum 10 years experience in a plant operating environment.
• 5+ years management experience in the manufacturing industry, preferred.
• Demonstrated Leadership skills.
• Strong communication and employee motivation abilities.
• Planning, organization, and time management skills.
• Technical and problem-solving abilities.
• Effectiveness in high stress situations.
• Competence in all common computer applications.