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Maintenance and Engineering Manager

Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60629

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 3543 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,900 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

  • Develops and executes programs to improve overall equipment efficiencies and plant reliability.
  • Manages day to day plant maintenance activities with focus on long term reliability improvements.
  • Leads the site maintenance team on developing work system structure to help achieve plant objectives and organizational culture.
  • Manages maintenance performance (safety, quality of work, efficiency, cost, equipment analysis) utilizing Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), defined maintenance metrics, and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Provides leadership to direct report employees along with facilitating career development, performance goals and feedback discussions.
  • Leads standardized training initiatives for the maintenance team; identifies and champions individual and team training needs.
  • Collaborates with plant teams including Operations and Engineering to support new product and technology implementations.
  • Ensures that the Maintenance team has proper resources for the execution of all tasks and projects.
  • Managescritical spare parts requirement to maintain optimal plant performance.
  • Ensures that a safe working environment is provided for all maintenance employees and all work is performed to meet the site’s environmental and PSM compliance requirements.
  • Participates in EHS incident investigations and completes corrective actions in a timely manner.
  • Oversees capital/maintenance outage events for successful planning and executions.
  • Develops and implements plant maintenance strategies and improvement initiatives.
  • Identifies, monitors, and maintains key performance indicators (KPI’s) for maintenance and communicates to the craftsman level.
  • Leads in the development and improvement of Preventative and Predictive maintenance programs and their implementation across the site.
  • Establishes and manages maintenance budget and continuously drives cost reduction.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required (Mechanical Engineering preferred)
  • 10+ years of experience in maintenance engineering field including leadership/management experience in petro-chemical plants
  • Working knowledge of PSM programs

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago