Maintenance Supervisor at OXY, Inc. in La Porte, Texas

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Job Description:


Contribute. Grow. Lead...with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people. Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda - key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. For every product it makes, OxyChem's market position is No. 1 or No. 2 in the U.S.

In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and providing tremendous career development opportunities. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Maintenance Supervisor with our Manufacturing Facility/Chemical Plant located inLa Porte, Texas.

Essential Job Duties:

The candidate will be responsible for maintaining and optimizing instrument, electrical and analyzer systems in a safe, environmentally acceptable, productive, and economical way,while at the same time, minimizing production down time at the LaPorte VCM facility.

Supervises maintenance workers who perform maintenance service and repairs in the areas of analyzers, instrumentation, and electrical servicing to the OxyChem LaPorte VCM facility.

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the electrical, instrument and analyzer fields. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complex tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Key responsibilities of an Instrument/Analyzer/Electrical Supervisor include:

  • Maintains protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate and/or transport our products, as our highest priority.

  • Provides attention to detail, and dedication to work to ensure reliability of the work site as well as high quality product.

  • Ensures that yourself and others are respected, supported, and encouraged to grow and succeed in their job.

  • Ensures that department employees are focused on Process Safety and Risk Management objectives.

  • Reinforces employee OxyChem Chemical Commandment training and awarenesson a routine basis. Incorporates lessons learned into toolbox topics.

  • Coordinates maintenance activities with production, engineering, and other maintenance groups to assure timely and efficient repairs are performed daily and during plant outages.

  • Assigns jobs and provides field supervision for maintenance technicians on daily work activities as well as plant outages through the maintenance excellence program.

  • Works with planners and operations personnel to plan jobs through the maintenance excellence program making sure that all work orders are processed from a notification all the way through to the completion stage.

  • Helps process supervisors maintain their operations budgets by communicating the cost of maintenance materials, repaired equipment, and new equipment charged to their areas.

  • Works with process and maintenance engineers to assist them on daily activities and any projects that they may be needing assistance from the maintenance technicians.

  • Supports the maintenance assistant on issues such as time and labor, documentation of MOC's for review and signatures, making sure the maintenance technicians are accounted for on monthly meetings and training.

  • Assists the capital group for long term projects they may be working on or any projects that they may be having ongoing issues with.

  • Leads and coaches the maintenance technicians to assure that their expectations are met to be successful at their position.

  • Provides communications to the maintenance technicians on safety and environmental expectations, operating and maintenance issues and general plant communication.

  • Participates and conducts yearly evaluations for hourly employees.

  • Participates in the design and implementation of equipment and process improvements, material of construction improvements and efficiency and cost control improvements.

  • Specifiesrepair parts and materials and ensures that all repairs meet applicable engineering standards, jurisdictional codes and plant policies.

  • Actively supports and participates in programs to continually improve plant operations using quality tools.



  • High school diploma orGED

  • Ten plus years practical maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment which includes a good working knowledge of equipment, materials, techniques, and safeguards

  • Working knowledge of Routine Maintenance Program (RMP), regulations, and policies

  • High level of safety and environmental awareness and commitment - Working knowledge of SAP

  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively lead a team

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status



Primary Location

-United States-Texas-LaPorte