NewMarket Services

Maintenance Supervisor

Location US-IL-Sauget


Direct and oversee all phases of mechanical 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 employees.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise subordinates, resolve employee problems and disciplinary issues in accordance with the Union contract. Consult with Human Resources as appropriate.
  • 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’s, active reporting and corrective action program.  Foster a culture of safety.
  • Execute maintenance work plans according to the maintenance schedule. Handling schedule breakers and emergency work by prioritizing and efficiently changing course to meet customer needs.
  • 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.).  Complete initial engineering design work/sketches and oversee implementation of resolution.
  • 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



  • 3+ years experience in Maintenance SupervisionTechnical Degree (Bachelor’s preferred
  • Technical Degree (Bachelor’s preferred)


  • Demonstrates an in-depth working knowledge of process equipment operation and applications
  • Demonstrates an in-depth working knowledge of piping systems, schematics and engineering drawings
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of construction standards
  • Demonstrates knowledge of ASME, ANSI codes
  • 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
  • Demonstrates basic understanding of electricity/electrical systems
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of labor laws
  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates effective presentation, facilitation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Able to manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Able to visualize the “Big Picture” while focusing on details to complete tasks
  • Able to interact effectively with all levels of employees
  • Able to cope with multiple interruptions
  • Able to troubleshoot mechanical systems/equipment
  • 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


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, 401K matching contributions, pension plan, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and a casual working environment.


An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 


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