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  • Job reference: RMS0108908

Field Maintenance Supervisor

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Ohio
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 21/05/2012
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The Company:
Our client is a major oil and gas refinery in Northwest Ohio.

The Role:
The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the safe and efficient execution of maintenance work. Directs, appraises, counsels,
and coaches employees. Resources include, but are not limited to, refinery craftsmen, contractor personnel, and all required materials
in support of daily maintenance activities and area driven improvements or repair. This role includes the coordination with peers to
optimize site-wide utilization of craftsmen. Partners include Planning, Scheduling, Maintenance Engineering, Reliability and
Inspection. The Maintenance Supervisor plays a key role in ensuring optimal utilization of refinery maintenance resources to support
process unit mechanical availability for an assigned area of the refinery. Efficient execution of high quality work with minimal
rework is a primary goal. An important part of this role is providing a proactive maintenance focus within an area of responsibility.
This job description is intended to provide an overview of the position and does not include all the tasks that might be required to
provide support for your area job requirements.

Responsible for health, safety and environmental performance and awareness in area of responsibility to achieve our goals of no
accidents, no harm to people and no harm to the environment. Investigates accidents and near-misses. Prepares and conducts
safety meetings. Coordinates and participates in all refinery safety programs. Maintains a clean, safe work site and ensures
adequate housekeeping

• Understands and is compliant with all Control of Work (CoW) and Process Safety policies and procedures
• Administers and/or participates in the support of the Employee Policy. That is, everyone knows what is expected of them
(expectations/competencies), everyone has open discussions (appraisals) about performance issues, everyone is helped/helps
develop employee capabilities (personal development), and everyone will be listened to and involved in improving their team’s
performance (feedback)
• Supports refinery-wide supervision of routine activities of specialty services including asbestos management, scaffolding, high
pressure water blasting, vacuum truck operation and ground disturbances. Manages the refinery’s annual asbestos abatement
• Responsible for refinery-wide accountability associated with the roles of Asbestos Coordinator, Scaffolding Coordinator and
Cleaning Pad Coordinator
• Champions the safety assurance and auditing processes involving specialty services
• Improves refinery-wide utilization and coordination for specialty services
• Works with Ops Superintendent, Operations Coordinator, Maintenance Coordinator to build and enhance teamwork
• Coordinates maintenance activities for assigned jobs
• Develops and implements improved job methods, techniques, tools, and equipment for improving overall maintenance
• Optimizes the utilization of craftsmen, both within the area and across the site
• Assists Planning in defining scope of work, material lists, estimates and in reviewing bids
• Participates in weekly and daily scheduling meetings, providing information on ongoing jobs and maintenance priorities
• Assists in developing and justifying recommendations to address backlog management issues and overtime
• Responsible for job preparation activities, including assignment of craftsmen to jobs, reviewing scope of work, identifying and
communicating changes to plan, verifying availability of materials and tools, and confirming schedule viability
• Responsible for performing maintenance work in a safe, efficient and effective manner according to plan and for ensuring
quality of work
• Actively communicates status of work to Planning, Scheduling and the Process Team
• Determines changes in scope and appropriate course of action to minimize schedule impacts
• Ensures the appropriate technical resources are notified and consulted to test and evaluate equipment
• Verifies that the Operations Team is satisfied with work before equipment is returned to service
• Ensures accurate and complete data is captured regarding repair work, equipment data, changes to plan, and recommendations
for future work
• Creates and maintains a proactive focus towards equipment maintenance
• Develops and reports assigned performance measures and utilizes information to identify and institute improvements
• Supports Turnaround organizations as required
• Participates in training programs for refinery personnel
• Available to assist Shop Supervisor in counseling and coaching employees as required
• Administers the union - company labor agreement fairly and firmly, with an understanding and consideration for the company’s
position on issues. Coordinates actions and responses with other members of management. Investigates grievances thoroughly
and responds at first step. Participates in arbitration hearings as required
• Participates as a member of the Plant Emergency Operating Procedures (EOP) team

Actions performed by a Maintenance Supervisor have the potential to affect safety, the environment, and the community
• Utilize lessons learned and best practices to prevent further impact on safety and the environment
• Be proactive with waste minimization and handle waste generation utilizing procedures and waste handling procedures
• Work with operations to repair/replace equipment
OMS Element – Risk
• Understands and manages maintenance risks in regards to:
o Process Safety
o Personal Safety
o The Environment
o Health
o Security
• Recognizes and acts to improve work situations that impact the health and safety of others
• Assesses and mitigates all hazards associated with CoW Control of Work (CoW) and Process Safety
• Uses risk assessment procedures consistently and implements to avoid deviations
• Recognizes the importance that safety systems play in Process Safety
OMS Element – Procedures
• Observes all policies and procedures dealing with safety, health, environment, security of the facility, energy isolation and
Control of Work (CoW) and Process Safety
• Follows guidelines on how to deviate from procedures
• Applies principles for managing change
OMS Element – Asset
• Ensures that the maintenance equipment is repaired within equipment specifications to avoid situations that could harm
employees or the environment, damage the equipment, or decrease the equipment reliability
• Initiates the appropriate course of action to resolve any detected abnormalities
• Oversees that the work being performed follows the CoW process and appropriate checklist applicable for work
• Provides oversight minor preventative or routine maintenance on process equipment to increase equipment reliability and
communicates issues to the supervisor when necessary
OMS Element – Optimization
• Identifies equipment problems and their causes and takes steps to resolve the problems
• Analyzes and implements changes that result in improved efficiency, reduced operating costs and improved plant
• Collects and analyzes data using the available hardware and software
• Accomplishes the job with focus on quality, ensuring accuracy and completeness of outputs
OMS Element – Leadership
• Knows what information is available as a resource, accesses the information readily and uses the information routinely
• Effectively exchanges information with peers, management and other personnel
• Uses all of the communication tools appropriately and effectively
OMS Element – Organization
• Understands the overall site operations and how people, equipment and technology interact to affect operations
• Works effectively with team members and others to achieve production goals
• Has respect for others in the workplace regardless of race, gender, culture or position
• Effectively transfers and receives work related knowledge amongst other team members
• Actively seeks out know-how and best practices in relation to own work
OMS Element – Privilege to Operate
• Must operate the facility in compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requireme

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Educational Background: Requires minimum of 4-year college degree and 3 years refinery maintenance or project
related experience, or associates degree with 5 years relevant experience or a high school degree and minimum of 7
years relevant experience

2. Experience (years and nature): See Educational Background

3. Other: Specific skills and knowledge of maintenance work practices, equipment, and test methods. It is preferred that
this Supervisor has specific skills, knowledge and training in various specialty services including asbestos management,
scaffolding, high pressure water blasting, vacuum truck operation, ground disturbances, lead paint, etc. Recognizes
applicable codes and standards as applied to the maintenance of refining equipment. Is competent in reading technical
drawings. Understands the union-company labor agreement. Supervisory skills in directing, appraising, counseling, and
coaching employees. Management skills in scheduling, budgeting, and manpower requ
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