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Maintenance Manager -

Job ID 10659 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States;

Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program. Aroma Performance is a world’s largest integrated producer of vanillin for the flavors and fragrances industries and also produce synthetic intermediates used in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and electronics.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:
Solvay has an opportunity for a Maintenance Manager for our Baton Rouge Plant.  In this role you will direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities and workflow for each department (Ops, Transportation and Warehouse) engaged in the repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment, and in the maintenance of buildings, grounds and utility systems of the industrial plant.  
Main responsibilities:
  • Developing cost control/budget forecasting for the departments and will required to establish procedures for staying within budget regarding fixed cost.  
  • Establishes and leads the department in accomplishing short and long term improvement goals under guidance from the Plant Manager.  
  • Serves as first point of contact for Maintenance and mechanical issues.  Develops high standards for the department and maintains a culture of accountability.  
  • Oversees the Reliability department to improve equipment longevity.  
  • Ensures that equipment PMs are developed and executed properly.  
  • Recognizes equipment problems, immediate and longer term, and formulates action plans for improvement.  
  • Improves department compliance with work order Planning and Scheduling requirements.  Ensures that critical spares are readily available.  
  • Supports and participates in all required plant Health, Safety, Security and Environmental and World Class Manufacturing initiatives. 
  • Support capital activities by participating in design reviews and ensuring the maintainability of new projects.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required.  Discipline in Mechanical or Chemical preferred.
  • Minimum of 7+ years of engineering experience in a production environment.
  • Proven experience in team development and leadership.
  • Working knowledge of applicable mechanical codes, installation requirements and troubleshooting techniques
  • Ability to use various troubleshooting techniques to solve problems
  • Proven ability to plan and prioritize to accomplish goals
  • Proven experience is developing and implementing WCM and TPM initiatives, to include but not limited to, P&S, TA Planning, Capex process management, FEI/RCA and Cost Management.
  • Proficient with SAP. 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Project, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • At least three years of union experience in a manufacturing facility preferred


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