Maintenance Coordinator

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Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: Gastonia, NC, US, 28056

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 

Operation Maintenance Coordinator - Lubrizol Gastonia

The Operations Maintenance Coordinator (OMC) reports directly to the sites manufacturing manager and is responsible for communicating, planning, and coordinating maintenance/capital activities. The OMC is the primary contact for coordinating activities between maintenance and operation schedules/planning. The OMC is responsible for ensuring work is executed safely and efficiently per site policies by facilitating and owning the planning process between operations, maintenance, and capital project managers.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Uses SAP plant maintenance module transactions to document and manage production equipment issues:
    • Creates SAP work notifications for identified equipment issues.
    • Reviews existing SAP work notifications for problem description, functional location, priority and other details
    • Approves SAP work notifications before passing them on to Maintenance Dept Planner / Scheduler
  • Work closely with Production Dept Planner and Supervisor to understand production schedule and equipment availability and how each relates to prioritization and scheduling of maintenance work orders and capital project work.
    • Obtain production schedules & equipment availability from Production Dept Planners & Productions Supervisors
    • Communicate production schedules & equipment availability to Maintenance Dept Planner / Scheduler to support the creation of planned maintenance schedules.
    • Communicate production schedules & equipment availability to Capital Project Manager to support the creation of capital project construction schedules.
  •  Work closely with Production Operators and Maintenance Dept Planner / Scheduler & Supervisor to define and manage the safety requirements for maintenance work:
    • Quickly assess and communicate the basic LOTO, permitting and equipment recommissioning requirements when entering new SAP work notifications and reviewing existing SAP work notifications
    • Thoroughly define, review and approve complex LOTO & permitting plans for complex maintenance jobs
    • Thoroughly define, review and approve complex equipment recommissioning plans for complex maintenance jobs
    • Perform (or delegate as needed) LOTO & permitting responsibilities for planned maintenance jobs and capital project work.
    • Perform (or delegate as needed) equipment recommissioning responsibilities for planned maintenance jobs and capital project work.
    • Periodically check safety requirement compliance for maintenance technicians and contractors performing work within the production area


Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with plant maintenance and/or chemical plant operations.
  • Experience with computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), with a strong preference for SAP CMMS
  • Good communication ability across multiple level of the organization, including management, engineers, maintenance personnel, and plant operators.
  • Self-starter, motivated, diligent, and detail-oriented individual with strong organizational skills. Able to manage several projects and task simultaneously. 


Preferred Requirements – Experience / Education / Skills And Training

  • Excellent computer skills, preferably with SAP, Maximo, or closely related CMMS system in manufacturing environment
  • Hands-on experience with PSM Programs including Confined Space permitting, LOTO, Line Breaking etc.
  • Familiarity with OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) and related PSM topics
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 and cosmetic ingredient GMP

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work 8 hour shift for normal 5-shift / week schedule (M-F) with occasional overtime (later afternoons, nights, or weekends)
  • Ability to work in a non-climate controlled environment (indoor and outdoor)
  • Ability to sit, squat, stand, walk, and climb stairs on a routine basis (multiple times per shift) and climb ladders on an occasional basis
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 55 LBS
  • Ability to push and pull wheeled carts, or similar equipment
  • Ability to operate materials handling machinery like forklifts, pallet jacks, hand-trucks, etc...
  • Ability to use computer (keyboard, mouse, monitor) in a seated or standing position
  • Ability to be medically certified to wear a negative-pressure respirator and other PPE as required.

If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

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