Engineering & Maintenance Manager

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Date: Mar 31, 2024

Location: Wilmington, MA, US, 1887

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

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. 

Under the direction of the Plant Manager, The Engineering and Maintenance Manager leads both the improvement engineering functions and  the day-to-day maintenance operations in the Wilmington facility.  The role provides continuity between the production, quality, logistics, scheduling, utility and maintenance areas by leading his teams to continuously make process improvements while improving the day to day operations of the facility.  The role is also responsible for maintaining the entire facility and is the primary contact of all vendors outside of the building including the building owner.


Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Lead and exemplify a culture where ‘safety is a core value’ is a true belief and ensure safety accountability across the organization.
•    Provide leadership for operational excellence programs, including continuous improvement, root cause analysis, corrective and preventive action.
•    Provide leadership and direction to the plant maintenance and project engineering teams
•    Provide leadership in a sustainable preventative/predictive maintenance and reliability improvement programs
•    Oversee talent management and employee development and promote constructive employee relations.  Work closely with manufacturing to prioritize maintenance work to meet production demand
•    Lead planners/schedules in development of a daily maintenance schedule to meet production demands while minimizing production down time
•    Responsible for repair and maintenance of machines, tools, and equipment in the manufacturing operations
•    Oversee maintenance of the entire facility, including but not limited to, HVAC systems, plant utilities and operations.
•    Ensure best type of repairs and the most cost-effective means of completing a maintenance repair are used
•    Create and maintain critical spares stores inventory
•    Work closely with the Plant Manager to support development of the plant project list and the annual capital plan to ensure the highest priority projects are being worked on
•    Evaluate engineering requests and assign approved requests to internal project engineers or obtain necessary engineering resources to complete projects 
•    Ensure most effective technology and best engineering practices are used to complete improvement projects so that they meet the intent of the project while also meeting all regulatory, corporate and plant standards
•    Oversee and coordinate regular plant shutdowns with production and scheduling
•    Develop and oversee and responsible for the facility, maintenance and capital budgets.
•    Provide technical and engineering support for efficient troubleshooting and problem-solving activities to maximize efficiencies and limit downtime

•    Participate in the creation and safe execution of the annual capital plan.

•    Assist with external, internal, plant wide and departmental HSES and Quality assessments and audits.

•    Report all accidents, injuries, spills, releases, near misses and suggestions immediately to the HSES, HR and/or Plant Manager.

•    Actively participate as team member of the plant leadership team to help make the best decisions for the organizations 

Technical Requirements:

•    Minimum 10 years of maintenance and engineering experience in plant operations
•    Knowledge and experience in chemical manufacturing processes 
•    Experience in facility management
•    Experienced leader
•    Excellent interpersonal, motivational and organizational skills.
•    Ability to handle difficult issues and confidential information

Educational Requirements:

•    BS in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited college/university

Physical Requirements:
•    Time Factors/Weight Factors: Occasional—over 15% up to 40% of the time / Light 5# to 25#
                                                         Rarely—up to 15% of the time / Average –25# to 60#
•    Vision correctable to 20/20.
•    Climbing stairs
•    Hearing correctable to unamplified human voice.
•    Manual dexterity: excellent
•    Ability to complete and deliver oral/written reports.
•    Ability to meet safety, regulatory, and health guidelines without assistance.
•    Continuous mental/visual concentration.

In addition to the listed duties and requirements, all employees are required to comply with the following standards:
•    Regular punctual attendance.
•    Adherence to all safety rules and vigilance in safe workplace practices.
•    The consistent display of positive attitude.
•    Courtesy and respect toward co-workers, management, customers and suppliers.
•    Compliance with the laws of local, state, and federal government.
•    Behave in a manner that reflects positively on Lubrizol.
•    Take no actions detrimental to the success and reputation of Lubrizol.
•    Work whatever reasonable extra hours or overtime is necessary to successfully complete your work in a timely manner.
•    Comply with all the Standard Operating Procedures of Lubrizol.
•    Maintain your dress and grooming in a manner consistent with the professional image expected in your position.


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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