Sr. Maintenance Manager Job


Beaumont, TX, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Maintenance
Posting Date:  Jun 13, 2024

Arkema Inc. is actively recruiting for a Sr. Maintenance Manager to support our Beaumont facility.  This role provides overall strategic direction for the Maintenance Department for the Beaumont facility. Drives the Equipment reliability through the Arkema Maintenance Operational Excellence program. Ensures all work is completed within Arkema Safety policies. Responsible for controlling multi-million dollar yearly budget.  This role is part of the Site Leadership Team.


The Beaumont Plant is located in Southeast Texas about 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and is about one hour drive east of Houston.  Our facility is responsible for the production of methyl mercaptan, ethyl mercaptan, dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and methylmercaptoproprionaldehyde (MMP).

This position is responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Providing safety leadership, management, and maintenance safety performance. This includes setting safety expectations and goals, developing safety programs and practices, monitoring safety program compliance, providing safety training, design and construction safety, pre-job safety analysis and process safety management, and performing safety audits and inspections for both Arkema and Nested contractors.
  • Develop and Implement world class maintenance work processes to improve maintenance efficiencies, improve productivity and reduce maintenance costs (Arkema Maintenance Operational Excellence Process).
  • This position is also responsible for continuous improvement initiatives in safety performance, equipment, uptime and cost management. 
  • Develop contractor management plan and monitor contractor performance. Develop and share both Arkema and Contractor Maintenance Performance Measurements (KPI’s) with Maintenance organization and site leadership team to track improvement progress.
  • Responsible for providing oversite, leadership, direction and management of the Maintenance activities in the plant. This includes developing maintenance strategies, annual plans, setting goals, expectations and priorities, reviewing and establishing the organizational structure.
  • Review new technologies and initiatives to improve work efficiency. Interact with Arkema and the Industry to identify best work practices and ensure consistent implementation at all sites.
  • Responsible for establishing maintenance cost control systems for department cost management.
  • Monitors cost performance and resources, adjusting priorities and forecasting maintenance needs. 
  • Support maintenance with yearly budget preparations and budget compliance through out the year. Support enhancements to improve cost plans and forecasts.
  •  Track Maintenance Performance Measurements (KPI’s) with maintenance organization and site leadership team to track improvement progress.
  • Perform maintenance benchmark and wrench time assessments to identify gaps and gap closure ideas to reduce cost and improve productivity.
  • Develop training master plan to provide adequate training at all levels within the maintenance organization. This plan needs to include both technical and personal development training.
  • Work with site manager to develop succession plan for the Maintenance Organization and identify training needs for each person. Develop and implement forward thinking strategies for enhancement of craft workforce quality and availability.
  • Manage and provides direction to the Maintenance groups. Manage safety performance and activities of nested and non-nested contractors.  
  • Participates in the planning and leads all craft related shutdown work.
  • Select, train and oversee a work force that is motivated, flexible in skills, cross-trained and technically astute ensuring an effective and motivated team
  • Identify skills development and training needs to maintain highly competent employees
  • Active member in plant leadership team driving safety, operations and cost excellence.


To be considered for this role, the following is required:

  • Bachelors in Engineering or related field
  • 15 years of relevant experience in petrochemical manufacturing environment
  • 5+ years leading and managing people
  • Excellent commuinications kills requireind with an emphasis on employee relations, presentations kills and leadership competencies. 
  • Excellent communication skills required with an emphasis on employee relations, presentation skills and leadership competencies.
  • Proven leadership of teams, organizations, projects, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills to communicate with hourly workforce, business leaders, customers, and company’s technical organization.
  • Proficient in SAP PM as well as Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated success in building and managing strong teams/organizations.
  • Ability to shift priorities and meet deadlines while showing tolerance to stress.
  • Solid judgment and problem analysis skills are required.
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot chemical processes.
  • Highly motivated team player able to work at a fast pace environment
  • Budget management experience a plus


Who we are? Arkema is a world leader in Innovative Materials for a Sustainable World with the ambition to become a pure Specialty Materials player.

We thrive as One Arkema, comprised of many businesses and brands including Bostik, ArrMaz, and more! and operating with a global reach in 55 countries with more than 21,100 employees. Each one contributes to positioning Arkema as a recognized leader of specialty chemicals and advanced materials, reporting annual sales of €9.5 billion, of which 2.9% allocated to R&D for 1,800 researchers in 17 R&D centers.

If you pursue excellence, love innovation and are inspired by challenges, we encourage you through to learn more about our values – Solidarity, Performance, Simplicity, Empowerment, and Inclusion – and how we concentrate on advances in bio-based and recyclable materials, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Changing the world requires the right formula. The right formula consists of our innovative and sustainable materials, and you. Join us to develop the materials of tomorrow and make a difference together. What are you made of?

The legal information below pertains specifically to positions posted in the United States, however we strive for diversity, equity and inclusion in all the countries that we hire.
Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting and hiring.

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