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Manager, Central Maintenance


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  79546
Facility:  Channelview/South Ops-130
Department:  CVO Central Maintenance
Division:  Americas Manufacturing

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.

Basic Function

This position leads the central maintenance organization for a world class chemical manufacturing site.  The position will coordinate daily activities for maintenance functions associated with planning, scheduling, facility services, site infrastructure programs and daily site maintenance performance.  The role combines a manufacturing management function with forward looking objectives to improve overall site maintenance performance.  These responsibilities include being a site champion of the maintenance workflow process, and plays a key role in the development & implementation of site-wide work processes to optimize delivery of efficient and effective maintenance. The incumbent provides leadership for the sitewide day-to-day maintenance planning and scheduling.  This position manages an annual maintenance & program budget of over $30MM and has eleven direct reports with a responsibility for 33 LyondellBasell employees and a contractor workforce varying from 130-300+ employees.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Development, implementation and auditing to assure consistent maintenance cost practices are used site wide.
•    Provides corporate reporting and analysis of site assets maintenance performance.
•    Development and implementation of maintenance processes in conjunction with the site’s maintenance and reliability managers designed to improve overall efficiency for site.
•    Development and consistent reporting of Reliability and Maintenance metrics. Provides analysis and improvement initiatives for common issues across the site.
•    Focal point for the execution of the site’s infrastructure programs including CUI, CUF and Paint programs working directly with the Mechanical Integrity leads for the site. Key deliverables for these programs include safety, quality, efficiency, inspection due dates, and budget performance targets.
•    Development and administration of routine maintenance general contractor and SIPA contractors maintenance service contracts from an operational/implementation perspective.
•    Focal point for internal audits for maintenance systems.
•    Leadership for internal and external benchmarking programs.
•    Act as liaison between manufacturing and other functional groups (IT, material management, legal etc.) in the development and implementation of enterprise work processes.
•    Provides expert service to manufacturing facilities in execution efficiency monitoring. This includes establishing best in class benchmark targets and recommendations to reach them.
•    Steer implementation of best practices within site maintenance to standardize technology across the site and speed technology transfer among areas. Justifies these initiatives with cost/benefit analysis to site management and senior leaders.


Min. Qualifications

•    Minimum of 10 years of manufacturing experience with an engineering degree or 15 years of manufacturing experience without a degree.  
•    Past experience in a maintenance or reliability leadership position is preferred.
•    Skills
o    Broad knowledge and experience involving a wide variety of chemical process equipment, hardware, and plant operations.
o    Sound working knowledge of company policies, plant operating and maintenance procedures, planning/scheduling, and equipment reliability, SAP, and health, safety, and environmental  requirements as related to company activities.
o    Strong leadership skills are required for the direction of technical and professional personnel and the coordination of outside services.
o    Leadership and management skills to effectively manage budgets, coordinate site wide priorities, and drive improvements.
o    Ability to evaluate conflicting information and arrive at a balanced judgment is essential.
o    Ability to develop a strategy and collaborate with the other Maintenance Managers to generate improvements.

Preferred Qualifications


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

Referral Bonus: 01,500.00



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