Maintenance Superintendent – 2201710

| Geismar, LA

Maintenance Superintendent – 2201710



The Maintenance Superintendent reports directly to the Maintenance Manager and has overall responsibility for the all routine maintenance activities on the site. Overall responsibility means that the Maintenance Superintendent is ultimately responsible for the safety and well-being of Routine Company and Contractor Associates, both direct and indirectly reporting. In addition, the Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for maintaining up-to-date maintenance programs to insure plant safety and reliability. The Maintenance Superintendent is also responsible for the routine maintenance budget and maintenance expenditures under his direct control.

The Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for supporting non-turnaround maintenance of assets valued at $1.6 billion with a budget of approximately $30 million dollars. These assets include three MDI plants, three Pure MDI plants, a Variants unit, two Nitrobenzene/ Aniline plants, two DPA plants, Maleic Anhydride unit, an Effluent Handling area, various office buildings, laboratories, and associated grounds. During periods of routine maintenance activities, the Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for approximately 7 Direct Report Company associates and 160 contract personnel. The number of contract personnel is fluid, depending on the backlog of work activity and budget.

The Maintenance Superintendent reports to the Company Maintenance Manager. Reporting directly to the Maintenance Superintendent are Four Zone Engineers, Two Schedulers and One Planning Supervisor. The General Maintenance Contractor provides the liaison with the union halls (AFL-CIO) and their union craftsmen.


The Maintenance Superintendent interfaces closely with other Maintenance and Production Superintendents to ensure processes are executed to expected levels of Safety, Productivity and Quality. A close relationship is also expected with the General Maintenance Contractor’s Management to ensure proper levels of craft supervision.


Periodic communications take place with other Parent Company Maintenance personnel. Periodic communications are also held with key contractors and material suppliers.

The primary objective for Maintenance Superintendent is to keep the production units operating safely and as smoothly as possible with minimal downtime and costs. To achieve this goal this position is required to provide the best maintenance practices and systems to minimize mechanical failures.


The Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for routine maintenance execution and  requires extensive interfaces with the Production and Engineering Departments. The Maintenance Superintendent must insure that daily planning, scheduling, and execution capabilities are adequate.


The Maintenance Superintendent should insure that maintenance work is completed efficiently and to the highest standards and specifications. It is his responsibility to see that skilled and qualified craftsmen are used on all maintenance jobs. Systems should be in place to ensure that the above objectives are achieved.


Problem solving is generally directed within functional practices and company policies and usually requires interpolation based on prior knowledge and experience.



1.     Manage maintenance activities within the Mechanical function in a cost effective manner

2.     Continuously drive and execute maintenance process improvements to increase overall maintenance effectiveness and efficiency

3.     Delivery of mechanical maintenance jobs effectively and efficiently

4.     Delivering on KPIs including safety metrics and preventive/predictive maintenance

5.     On-time and on-budget delivery of maintenance reliability projects

6.     Ensuring appropriate skill and capability mix of technicians across the mechanical function

7.     Assessing mechanical maintenance staff competency levels versus site requirements

8.     Coaching and developing Company personnel, holding them accountable for delivery of results and supporting mutually agreed development needs

9.     Tracking and managing mechanical maintenance KPIs including wrench time, schedule compliance, and PM’s

10.  Working with Reliability supervisor and ZEs to make decisions on problem equipment

11.  Specifying equipment for replacement or improvement

12.  Assisting in determining how and whether to repair problem equipment

13.  Managing the overall mechanical work process execution and continuously working to identify improvements

14.  Managing execution of maintenance reliability projects

15.  Manages the maintenance budget to ensure high-quality, safety-focused maintenance is achieved cost-effectively


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