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Title:  Superintendent, Maintenance

Requisition ID:  12507-159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required

Role Summary

The Maintenance Superintendent provides leadership and direction to maintenance department to ensure all refinery goals are accomplished to the best possible results. This role focuses on safety, environmental, production, quality, and overall equipment reliability. The Maintenance Superintendent is accountable for managing and coordinating all assigned personnel.  This position is responsible for either the execution of work based on the schedule or the planning & scheduling functions.  This position is a key in promoting a culture focused on safe, environmentally compliant, and reliability centered operations.  As such is responsible to drive implementation and continuous improvement of established procedures and practices and champion initiatives. 

 Job Accountabilities

  • Manage and lead the activities of the Maintenance Team (either craft workforce or planners/schedulers) to ensure process safety, safety, environmental, reliability, and cost goals of the refinery are achieved.
  • Ensure compliance with safety, procedures and objectives and as well as acts, and regulations and the commitment to achieving a safe work environment through behavioral based safety leadership
  • Implement and manage the environmental requirements ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations and rules
  • Utilize sound human relations and communications skills to provide development of direct reports and motivation of staff resulting in a reliable and competent work force
  • Interview candidates, determine development needs, evaluate performance, and address personnel issues including training, coaching, mentoring and disciplining of  subordinates
  • Supervise, coach and mentor maintenance supervisors and planners/schedulers on maintenance priorities and schedules, policies and procedures, employee relations and work activities
  • Collaborate with Maintenance Leadership to set maintenance department objectives and strategies
  • Establishes department goals creating an atmosphere of continuous improvement
  • Develop and track department scorecard matrix of maintenance department’s goals, objectives and strategies; accountable for all field requisitioning functions including stores/stock inventory, and the preparation and execution of plant service contracts and related activities
  • Ensure proper training of technicians and specialists, proper documentation is provided for the timely completion of work, and all necessary tools are available and in good working order
  • Direct, supervise and provide technical guidance for plant maintenance work activities to keep plant equipment in good operating condition, and produce a favorable economic balance between maintenance costs and downtime.
  • Support turnaround and unit shutdown planning and execution through active participation in scope development, providing justification for work items, and providing support during commissioning of equipment, shutdown/startup and outage timeframe
  • Review equipment specifications and maintain equipment records,
  • Develop and manage preventative and predictive maintenance activities, procedures and programs
  • Assist in the development of maintenance department budget
  • Manage the department’s operational budget and provide periodic reports on its status
  • Initiate and coordinate service contracting functions to meet the company legal risk management and plant objectives
  • Provide general supervision of contractors
  • Manage maintenance work backlogs and verify priorities to meet plant goals
  • Approve requisitions and contract service authorizations within the Delegation of Authority limits
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

Required Characteristics

  • Bachelor’s Degree in industrial, engineer or business discipline with two (2) years of experience in maintenance role


  • High School diploma or GED with four (4) years of experience in maintenance role and two (2) years of experience in a maintenance leadership role; or Military equivalent experience
  • Proven leadership skills in a fast paced work environment
  • Proven communication skills
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and scheduling maintenance or turnaround work packages.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Proven knowledge of Maintenance CMMS software
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical, instrumentation and analytical equipment in regards to operation, maintenance and best reliability practices
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with deadlines in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong skills in areas of: operational analysis, budget, problem solving, project management, communication, organizational and leadership
  • Ability to achieve maintenance excellence by establishing and communicating goals
  • Solid organization skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to travel as required
  • Working knowledge of various industry standards such as API & NFPA
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background screening and drug screen

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

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