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Maintenance Supervisor E&I

Location US-IL-Sauget


Direct and oversee all phases of plant maintenance to ensure the safe, environmentally friendly and cost effective production of quality products to serve our customers. Manage/supervise a team of wage roll (union) employees.


  • Supervise subordinates, resolve employee problems and disciplinary issues in accordance with the Union contract.
  • Oversee and ensure development, implementation and monitoring of a comprehensive safety program in assigned area. Areas of accountability will include: documentation of safety activities, routine scheduling of safety meetings, interactive safety inspections, group safety observation programs, safety training JSA and JSR development, active reporting and corrective action program.  Foster a culture of safety.
  • Determine staffing needs and manpower requirements, plan and arrange for staff development and training based on appropriate skills assessment to ensure effective work assignments.
  • Provide guidance, direction to the maintenance staff on technical issues. Provide options and alternatives to resolve problems based on technical research (equipment files, work order history, etc.).
  • Conceive, develop and implement ongoing cost containment/improvement initiatives including:
  • General expense control and reduction
  • Employee overtime reduction and productivity improvement
  • Review of preventative and predictive maintenance techniques
  • Completion of repetitive failure analysis
  • Participate in the plant reliability program, routinely reviewing maintenance requests, backlogs, scheduling priorities and planning processes, etc. to minimize turnaround time and avoid unplanned outages.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Two-year degree/certificate or journeyman status
  • 5-7 years relevant work experience in Maintenance
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
  • Demonstrates an in-depth working knowledge of process equipment operation and applications; electrical systems, schematics & drawings
  • Thorough knowledge of field instrumentation (Emerson platform)
  • Working knowledge of NFPA 70E; construction standards
  • Demonstrates understanding of the budgeting process in a plant maintenance environment
  • Demonstrates understanding of OSHA regulations and a basic knowledge of local and state regulations concerning plant operation and construction; labor laws
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; presentation, facilitation, negotiation & conflict resolution skills
  • Able to manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Able to interact effectively with all levels of employees
  • Demonstrates computer literacy with regard to Afton’s routine applications (SAP, Microsoft Office, etc.) and is able to use appropriate software to solve engineering problems


  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
  • Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Self-Confident - The trait of being comfortable in making decisions for oneself.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Negotiation Skills - Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Responsible Care; EHS Management-Employ equipment, practices, and procedures which promote a healthy, safe, and secure work environment. Regulatory/Legal compliance.



Afton Chemical supports global operations through its corporate headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, and operates globally through local offices, research facilities and manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the world.

We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) matching contributions, pension, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and a casual working environment.



Equal Opportunity Employer


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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