Unit Manager - Maintenance

The Chemours Company – Memphis, TN

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Unit Manager

At Chemours, our purpose is to help create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through the power of chemistry!

The Chemours Company headquartered in Wilmington, DE has a Unit Manager position available in Memphis, TN. This is a highly visible, key role within the Company and the Operations function. This position will report to the Operations Director.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead in the promotion of a thorough safety and environmental stewardship culture. Ensure good engineering practices including RAGAGEP standards are followed. Contribute with managerial and leadership expertise to events that impact the safety, health and environmental performance of the site.
  • Plan, develop, and implement new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials.
  • Lead the selection, assignment, development, coaching and performance evaluation of the maintenance and reliability engineers and the maintenance supervisors.
  • Guide Maintenance Shops comprised of both Mechanical and E&I crafts with advanced skills
  • Guide site maintenance attrition forecasting and plan for hiring.
  • Develop a 5-year improvement plan for the maintenance team and programs.
  • Maintain a metric dashboard for maintenance that guides improvement and helps prioritize actions.
  • Develop self, direct reports, and other leaders and subordinates.
  • Develop yearly and monthly maintenance budgets and the activities to ensure alignment and achievement of budgets.
  • Develop a thorough cost management structure for Maintenance that identifies opportunities to improve our business and provides for short and long-term actions that reduce cost.
  • Provide overall leadership and direction for the site Work Management Program (WMP) to be cost competitive by utilizing correct application of best practices.
  • Support a Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS - SAP) and other associated resources.
  • Provide overall direction and vision for Turnaround (TAR) Planning processes and teams that plan and coordinate the implementation shutdowns.
  • Achieve the TAR budget, scope and schedule.
  • Lead Reliability Engineers in their responsibility to strengthen reliability improvements and identify gaps between the reliability goals and plant performance.
  • Set expectations for the reliability efforts to develop solutions to repetitive failures through root cause analysis and through preventive and predictive maintenance practices.
  • Continue to implement current reliability improvement programs seeking to achieve a more proactive work management process and a more capable relation between the maintenance activities and the business’ cost performance.
  • Inspect operating machines and equipment for conformance with operational standards.
  • Review new product plans and discuss equipment needs and modifications with design engineers.
  • Confer with management, engineering, and quality control personnel to resolve maintenance problems, and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines and equipment.
  • In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • Bachelor Degree or higher in Engineering or related discipline
  • 10-15 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry supporting maintenance and reliability programs, and managing direct reports.
  • Experience with Process Safety Management (PSM), specifically the safe direction of design changes at a plant, PHAs and Mechanical Integrity programs.
  • Thorough technical, critical thinking and organizational skills. Ability to define current states, opportunities and a plan to achieve future improved states.
  • Thorough computer skills in SAP, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • High levels of interpersonal skills. Ability to get things done through people. Ability to network with, learn from and influence other disciplines (Operations and Technical)
  • Thorough communication and technical writing skills. SAP experience related to plant maintenance and spare parts procurement systems
  • Thorough planning, scheduling, and time management skills
  • The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • 10-15 years’ experience in high hazard chemical manufacturing industry leading maintenance and reliability programs, and managing direct reports.
  • Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional.
  • Experience working in a Unionized environment
  • >3 years of experience in direct Union bargaining.
  • >3 years of experience in Reliability Engineering in a chemical manufacturing facility
  • Bachelor or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Thorough understanding of Mechanical Integrity and Quality Assurance Practices and systems
  • Work experience in the design, repairs, maintenance, reliability, failure modes, and/or inspection of chemical process equipment.
  • Familiar with reliability resources such as RCFA, FMEA, statistical analysis, Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Familiar with national standards such as API 510 & 570 & 653
  • Familiar with Six Sigma green belt and/or black belt certification
  • Chemours is an equal opportunity employer.

    Chemours is an E-Verify employer.

    Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation.

    Immigration sponsorship (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status) is not currently available for this position.

    In the spirit of customer centricity, refreshing simplicity, collective entrepreneurship, safety obsession, and unshakable integrity we are the home of some of the world’s greatest brands and greatest employees! Learn how you could be a catalyst for change at Chemours.


    At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join Chemours and discover what it means when we say “We Are Living Chemistry”.

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