Maintenance Supervisor   

Job Description

Role Description

The primary responsibility of the Maintenance Supervisor (MS) is to ensure safe and quality execution of maintenance work at the Newark plant, enabling reliable operation of all equipment in the re-refinery, waste-water treatment, tank farm, truck and rail loading facilities.  The Maintenance Supervisor is the owner of the maintenance work process – prioritizing, planning, scheduling and executing maintenance work.  The MS ensures all safe work practices are followed – safe work permits, lock-out, tag-out (LOTO), hot work permits, confined space entry and others.  The MS ensures maintenance procedures are followed, directs execution of preventive and predictive maintenance tasks, and audits maintenance work for quality and timely completion.  The MS and team provide support to projects and turnaround execution.  The MS and team play a key role in executing much of the plant-wide mechanical integrity program.




–          Manage direct reports performance – set expectations, train, audit performance and give feedback

–          Ensure the Maintenance Team has the right capabilities; close capability gaps

–          Ensure timely and quality execution of safety instrumented systems tests and corrective actions when needed.

–           Ensure execution of certain inspection, testing and preventive maintenance (ITPM) tasks

–          Direct predictive and preventive maintenance (PPM) tasks for Maintenance, support PPM tasks in Operations

–          Owner of the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for the plant

–          Support root cause analysis (done by the plant mechanical engineer) on all mechanical failures, identify and execute corrective actions to prevent recurrence

–          Direct Evergreen and contractor maintenance for all routine maintenance and support project field execution as needed

–          Develop, implement and execute all maintenance turnarounds
Reporting Relationship

The Maintenance Supervisor reports to the Production Manager, leader of both the operations and maintenance teams at the Newark Plant.  Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor are the head mechanic and a team of 5 technicians, the plant electrician, the plant instrument technician, and the maintenance planner / scheduler / buyer.


–          B.S. in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree required

–          10 years refining or similar processing plant experience in an engineering role is essential

–          5 years minimum in a supervisory, management or leadership role is essential, preferably directing an hourly, union represented work force

–          Instrument or electrical experience preferred but not essential

–        Inspection and QA/QC experience preferred but not essential

–          Project management experience preferred but not essential



–          Competitive benefits package include 401(k), health insurance, vacation