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Superintendent- Maintenance (Plant A)

Company: Axiall
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Westlake Chemical offers you the potential to enrich your work life and career experience in an entrepreneurial environment. We work together to enhance peoples' lives through our products and presence in the communities in which we operate.


We are looking for World-class talent to join our team as a Maintenance Superintendent in Lake Charles, LA. Westlake Chemical represents a new kind of chemistry company; one that works to responsibly harness applied chemistry to solve common problems, improve everyday life and drive human progress. Blending a strong, downstream building products business with core materials capabilities, Westlake Chemical delivers life-enhancing benefits. Westlake Chemical's chemical products can be found in high performance plastics, pulp and paper production packaging, chemical intermediates, pharmaceuticals, medical and agricultural applications and paints, acrylics and varnishes. With its scale and resources, Westlake Chemical is committed to being a leader in sustainable practices, a responsible environmental steward, and a force for progress.



May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Support and drive accident prevention and environmental excellence.
  • Ensure all maintenance activities are conducted in a safe and environmentally sound manner while adhering to all company policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for promoting teamwork, resolving conflict and building strong work relationships as well as providing training and counseling for his or her staff.
  • Participate in and promote continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for keeping maintenance personnel abreast of advancing technology in diagnostic techniques, repair procedures and preventative measures to assure optimum performance at minimum cost.
  • Provide leadership and coaching where necessary regarding all planning, scheduling and execution of routine, turnaround and outage maintenance work within the assigned work area.
  • Provide leadership and support to drive development of detailed asset strategies for improved asset reliability.
  • Ensure Root Cause Failure Analysis and/or troubleshooting procedures to solve repetitive equipment problems is being utilized.
  • Drive improved productivity, quality of work, and cost control in area of responsibility.
  • Monthly material and labor cost forecasting.
  • Annual budgeting process, forecasting, and cost reporting functions.
  • Participate and utilize various improvement or benchmarking projects as required.
  • Ensure adherence to the established work management process.
  • Support Maintenance Management with cost analysis & improvement plans.
  • Develop and maintain five (5) year maintenance and capital improvement plans.
  • Assist with onboarding, training, and mentoring of new maintenance personnel on various maintenance systems.
  • Implementation of contracting strategy cost control measures.
  • Communicate and review Maintenance performance metrics and KPI's with Maintenance and Operational personnel on a regular basis to improve understanding and to drive improved productivity and efficiencies.
  • Responsible for the appraisals of performance of all Maintenance personnel.
  • Ensure adherence to maintenance standards and procedures.


  • Proven Safety Leader
  • Engineering Degree required with minimum 10 years Operational and/or Maintenance experience in manufacturing
  • Previous experience in industrial plant operations with knowledge of maintenance, planning and scheduling requirements
  • Experience with MS Office and experience with SAP preferred or similar program
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Production, Maintenance and Engineering department peers, managers, supervisors and crafts persons
  • Successful candidate should exhibit individual initiative and constantly seek continuous improvement

Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.

If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities".

Keywords: Axiall, Lake Charles , Superintendent- Maintenance (Plant A), Other , Lake Charles, Louisiana

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