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Lead Maintenance Specialist, Chemical Operations


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Job Title: Lead Maintenance Specialist, Chemical Operations
Location: Aurora, NC, South United States, USA
Company: Nutrien Ltd.
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Sales/Retail
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Lead Maintenance Specialist, Chemical Operations-(Aurora, North Carolina, U.S.A.)
At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.
Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 20,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.
We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.
Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.
This position reports directly to the Manager, Chemical Operations.
What you will do:
  • Coordinate maintenance and Operations activities in an assigned area of the facility
  • Coordinate and schedule daily maintenance activities by managing regulatory, project, production, and safety system activities to provide a productive maintenance program and to ensure the reliability of operating equipment
  • Support area Turnarounds, Start-Ups, and Shutdowns by ensuring needed resources are available to support operations and maintenance and groups, as needed
  • Interact regularly with unit operators
  • Provide guidance and advice on unit maintenance and reliability
  • Listen actively to unit operators concerning reliability or equipment issues
  • Communicate effectively to schedule maintenance downtime to assure minimal impact to production
  • Interact daily with area maintenance planners and schedulers to assure timely and effective completion of maintenance activities
  • Comply with all safety standards, policies, and procedures Prioritize work with maintenance group Proactive versus reactive approach, which includes responsibility for root cause failure analysis completion and equipment deficiency removals to increase reliabilityReview and approve work requests and assign appropriate priorities for maintenance work to be performedDevelop & maintain outage listsSupport and enforce the work management process to ensure consistency across the siteAssist operations personnel as needed in the preparation of equipment for maintenance activitiesAssist in overseeing plant operation and the direction of personnel in day to day activitiesWork hand-in-hand with area Production General Supervisors, and if appropriate, assume this role in their absenceAssist Lead Production Specialist in writing daily operating guidelinesEnsure MOCs are approved before work begins when an MOC is requiredGive input for developing operating and maintenance budgetsFocus on pre-planning versus reactive planningTrack and improv mean time between failurePM compliance and routine evaluation and tracking for critical PMsReview critical maintenance KPIs and setting action plans for improvementNotify area Superintendent of any overtime needed with detailed explanation, if neededComply with PSVs, vessel inspections, piping inspections, CUI, lifting devices, etc.Audit all safety check lists and unit record retentionContinuously improve plant reliability and work efficiency through proactive planning and executionReview maintenance and operational work execution performance through analysis of job delays and job executionAccount for budgetary items and labor costs associated with scheduling
    Develop and administer both short- and long-term planning activities
    Primary liaison for their assigned area
    Ensure compliance on predictive maintenance equipment, instruments, relief valves, interlocks, outage preparation, PSM requirements for Safety and Quality, Tap Roots, HAZOPS, Title V compliance, customer complaint audits, and insurance audits, to ensure work is performed in a timely manner
    Schedule, and execute maintenance activities for process equipment for shutdowns, turnarounds, and outages
    Communicate maintenance requirements to operations to ensure area work is prepared in a safe manner for maintenance activities
What you will bring:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 5-10 years’ experience in operational/maintenance process area along with 5+ years in a supervisory role
  • Post-secondary education in vocational-technical school in maintenance technology or craft area, is preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the chemical processes, mechanical equipment, and an understanding of best maintenance practices
  • Ability to make difficult trade-offs (thinking through risks and rewards) around work prioritization decisionsStrong conflict resolution skills to ensure correct prioritization decision is made even if unpopular Strong ownership to identify problems, collect data, establish key facts, draw valid conclusions, and develop solutionsAbility to balance a number of different issues at the same time such as PM compliance, backlog management, overtime levels, etc.
  • Adaptive leadership style to interact and communicate with subordinates, peers, and management
  • Ability to keep track of a frequently shifting set of to-do items that are a mix of immediate and long-term needs Ability to clearly explain their decision-making and be proactive on communication Technical knowledge and judgment to develop and recommend solutionsAbility to be comfortable interacting with all levels of management and other employeesAbility to express point-of-view with confidence to leadership
Are you a good match? Apply today!
Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics
This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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Job Post Date: 01/12/21
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