Maintenance Manager at PQ Corporation

Posted in Other 26 days ago.

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Location: Spring, Texas

Job Description:

For almost 200 years, PQ Corporation has envisioned the future of performance materials, chemicals and catalysts through collaborative innovation, making products that touch all of us, every day.

  • Cleaner Emissions - Our Catalysts and Refining Services products and solutions help companies produce vehicles with improved fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions.
  • Safer Travels - We produce highly engineered Performance Materials that help make highways and airports safer for drivers, pedestrians, pilots and passengers
  • Better Care - Our products are critical ingredients in consumer applications that help make teeth brighter and skin softer
  • Carbon-Free - With inorganic and carbon-free products, we contribute to improving the sustainability of our planet.

We are a leading global provider of specialty catalysts, materials, chemicals, and services that enable environmental improvements, enhance consumer products, and increase personal safety.

We are searching for a Maintenance Manager for our Refining Services/Eco Services division at our Houston, TX plant.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for the overall effectiveness of the mechanical and instrument/electrical maintenance functions. Utilize industry leading metrics to track the effectiveness of these three areas.
  • Responsible for the proper management of the Storeroom inventory.
  • Submit & manage yearly departmental budgets.
  • Provide long-term direction to the maintenance department.
  • Assist in ensuring equipment reliability by following good maintenance practices in repairs, inspections, preventive & predictive maintenance, as well as following the appropriate standards for new equipment installation.
  • Ensure all work is performed to comply with all applicable regulations (OSHA 1910.119, RMP, etc.)
  • Maintain an up to date plan for continuous improvement
  • Participate on both Enterprise as well as Management sponsored teams
  • Actively support and enforce the plant's HSE standards
  • Actively support and promote continuous improving performance standards
  • Manage Your area or Responsibility
  • Participate on the Houston Management Team any required Enterprise Teams
  • Lead Enterprise and Houston continuous improvement teams
  • Develop Subordinates
  • Support Management Team initiates and help drive change
  • Provide miscellaneous leadership such as rotating duty superintendent, Supervisor Safety Meetings and so forth.

Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall HSE performance for the Maintenance department
  • Responsible for the compliance to all regulatory requirements
  • Conduct periodic department safety meetings.
  • Adhere to & administer the Supervisor's Performance Standards
  • Responsible for ensuring that all maintenance employees are properly trained in all plant activities (HAZWOPER, Skills certifications, process overview, etc.)
  • Motivate employees to maintain HSE as #1 priority.
  • Responsible for providing training of new department members in the following:
  • Policies and procedures (PPE, operating manuals)
    • Monitoring of implementation of HSE activities and follow-up and correction of discrepancies
    • Participation in risk assessment audits (PHA, CTA, JSA, etc.) as applicable.
    • Incident investigations and corrective measures


Education and Work Experience Requirements:

  • 10-15 years of advanced Maintenance/Storeroom leadership


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Advanced education, MS, MA, or MBA or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Specific Job Requirements

  • Must be knowledgeable on maintenance best practices
  • Must be knowledgeable on Storeroom best practices
  • Must be knowledgeable in basic accounting & budgeting fundamentals
  • Must be able to perform mathematical calculations
  • Must be proficient with all applicable computer systems (MS Office, etc.)
  • Must be aware of applicable regulatory requirements
  • AP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software experience. This would include Oracle, PeopleSoft, JDE, etc.