OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • Maintenance and Reliability Manager

    Job Locations US-OH-Mogadore
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/26/2019 12:39 PM)
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  • Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

    OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

    What are we looking for?

    The Maintenance and Reliability Manager is primarily responsible for maximizing plant uptime by minimizing unplanned equipment breakdown through the use of preventative and predictive maintenance techniques. The Maintenance and Reliability Manager is ultimately responsible for providing plant capacity assurance at the lowest possible total cost through a skilled, productive maintenance workforce. The Maintenance and Reliability Manager is also responsible for plant wide utilities operation as well as energy consumption optimization.

    The Maintenance and Reliability Manager plans and directs activities for the maintenance organization and develops a long range strategy, establishes standards, and improves, maintains, and repairs facilities and equipment to ensure optimal reliability and lowest life cycle cost. The Maintenance and Reliability Manager must also work to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. The Maintenance and Reliability Manager must lead and drive the continuous improvement efforts that impact plant reliability and conversion cost.

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Works with plant production, engineering, and EHS personnel to ensure that management of change (MOC) are complied with. Reviews and approves all equipment and drawing modifications and changes associated with MOC and mechanical integrity (MI) requirements which support OSHA 1910.119 Process Safety Management (PSM).
    • Manages the predictive maintenance (PDM) function and ensures that economically viable maintenance technologies that result in reduced plant downtime are implemented in the plant.
    • Identifies new product and technology enhancements that could provide reliability improvement and cost reduction.
    • Manages the preventive maintenance (PM) program and works with production and engineering to develop and maintain current PM procedures and schedules that “add value” to the plant.
    • Utilizes the “reliability centered maintenance” (RCM) methodology to ensure that the optimal maintenance practices are applied to each critical asset based upon its operating context.
    • Manages the plant maintenance budget and associated spending. Leads the maintenance budget development process annually and provides monthly spending analysis reports for plant personnel.
    • Participates in the development of the plant’s capital spending budget and site plan.
    • Administers, plans, coordinates, and executes company adopted standard maintenance programs and practices.
    • Manages the planning and execution of scheduled plant shutdowns / turnarounds.
    • Manages all facilities maintenance including buildings, yards, and grounds. Also manages all contract services associated with facilities and plant maintenance.
    • Works with planners, supervisors, and engineers to review equipment history files and assess plant equipment reliability. Formulates action plans to address unreliable equipment.
    • Manages and administers the plant’s CWMS (SAP) and ensures that its use is optimized to control cost and boost reliability.
    • Applies Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) techniques to help manufacturing areas address major reliability issues.
    • Manages the plant’s storeroom and works to minimize inventory value and operating cost while maximizing plant reliability. As such, manages and approves the set-up of all new spare parts.
    • Works with storeroom personnel to assess the storeroom’s performance level and its impact on unplanned equipment breakdown.
    • Ensures that acceptance standards for new, repaired, and rebuilt equipment are followed and that baseline conditions are established for such equipment.
    • Reviews new equipment designs and installations to ensure “maintenance free” or “maintenance prevention” designs have been addressed.
    • Provides technical support to the production department to resolve major sporadic or chronic equipment reliability problems.
    • Serves as the plant’s Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) resource and supports the implementation of TPM initiatives including autonomous operator maintenance.
    • Participates in plant HAZOP analyses conditions are established for such equipment.
    • Reviews new equipment designs and installations to ensure “maintenance free” or “maintenance prevention”.

    Who you are...

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar field.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Maintenance in a chemical facility.
    • Process Safety Management Knowledge.
    • Knowledge of ISO 9000 systems.
    • AutoCAD and SAP Knowledge.
    • Experience with ERP systems for work order tracking, inventory management, and PM tracking.
    • Process Safety Management Knowledge.
    • Knowledge of ISO 9000 systems.
    • AutoCAD and SAP Knowledge.
    • Experience with ERP systems for work order tracking, inventory management, and PM tracking.
    • Experience with reliability based maintenance approaches and predictive maintenance technologies.
    • Have the ability to work collaboratively and demonstrate effective listening skills.
    • High energy, productive, team player.
    • Strong leadership skills, with excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated project management skills, ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Ability to create and drive OMNOVA core values and maintain positive employee relations.
    • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) knowledge.
    • Must be able to come in on the off shifts as needed.
    • This is a salary exempt position with on call responsibilities.
    • Supervisor back-up, PM Shutdown support, off-hours coverage and weekend duty as required.
    • Minimal travel may be required, less than 5-10%. 

    Why OMNOVA?

    The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

    Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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