Maintenance Supervisor


Chicago, IL

18 July

Full Time

Position:              Maintenance Supervisor – Chicago


Description:  The Maintenance Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining maintenance procedures and processes, and directing the activities in the maintenance and reliability department in order to operate and maintain the plant to deliver products to customers in a safe, environmentally responsible, reliable, and cost effective manner.


In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the Maintenance Manager is empowered to manage work priority, engage the proper resources to develop and implement equipment, process, and administrative standards, identify training opportunities throughout the plant, and recommend asset selection criteria and installation standards.  The Maintenance Manager will monitor department metrics relative to safety, environment, reliability, quality, efficiency, and cost control in order to continually improve performance.



  • Ensure all policies, guidelines and standards are practiced and enforced
  • OSHA Process Safety Management 29 CFR 1910.119
  • EPA Risk Management Program 40 CFR Part 68
  • DHS Appropriations Act of 2007 CFATS
  • All other applicable regulatory requirements
  • ICCA Responsible Care
  • Alternate contact for regulatory agencies that visit the plant site
  • Incident investigation and mitigation to prevent recurrence
  • Near miss investigation and mitigation to strive for Beyond Zero
  • Recognize and reward employees that demonstrate outstanding HSE&S behavior
  • Complete and conduct applicable training as needed
  • Audit participation and mitigation



  • Maintenance Technician Training Program
  • Precision Manufacturing at PVS (PMP) in Production
    • CMMS
    • Maintenance Planning & Scheduling
    • Mechanical Integrity Program
    • Preventive Maintenance Optimization
    • Predictive Maintenance
    • Root Cause Failure Analysis
    • Failure Mode Trend Analysis
    • High Cost Equipment Analysis
    • Low MTBF Analysis
    • Critical Equipment Strategies
    • Precision Maintenance Practices
    • Craft Skills Enhancement
    • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Shutdown and Turnaround Planning, Scheduling, and Project Management
  • Zero overdue PM’s and HSES corrective actions
  • Project scope development and justification



  • The Nicholson Nine
  • Recognize and reward good performance, correct poor performance
  • Celebrate success
  • Incident Commander and Emergency Response Team Member
  • Precision Manufacturing at PVS (PMP)
  • Rotating Duty Supervisor
  • Department Cost Control
  • Department KPI’s
  • Identify and facilitate training opportunities for plant personnel
  • Provide support and vacation coverage for peers as needed



  • Excellent safety standards
  • Strong knowledge and experience with CMMS, PM Optimization, PdM Technologies, and RCFA Methodologies
  • Strong background with Maintenance Management Best Practices such as TPM
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering strongly preferred but not required for qualified candidates
  • Chemical manufacturing experience
  • Supervisor skills and experience
  • Leadership skills and experience
  • 40 Hour HAZWOPer certification
  • Respirator Fit Test
  • Positive change leader
  • Able to work effectively with competing priorities
  • Project management skills to ensure optimal life cycle costs, schedule, and budget
  • Verbal and written communication skills with multiple levels in the organization and external suppliers
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Strong diplomacy and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter able to work alone and in groups
  • Good meeting facilitator
  • Good at developing consensus
  • Able to work as a team player and as a leader to promote a safe and reliable culture in the plant
  • Good time management skills and work ethic
  • Good working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project



  • Experience working in a corrosive environment
  • Experience working in a PSM and RMP facility
  • Experience in applying industry RAGAGEPs – Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (API, NACE, ISA, ANSI, ASTM, NFPA, etc.)
  • Experience developing training program for Operators, Maintenance, and Engineers as it relates to process safety and equipment reliability
  • Experience in HAZOPs and LOPA
  • Experience in Six Sigma, 5S, FMECA and RCM


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


PVS values diversity and is committed to upholding the laws and regulations published by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As an equal opportunity employer, PVS makes all employment-related decisions based upon qualifications, merit and business needs.




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