IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is recruiting a MAINTENANCE MANAGER for our Beaumont, TX client.


This role reports to the Plant Manager. This position provides leadership to the site Maintenance, Maintenance repair and Operations Warehouse. Reporting to this position are: 25 direct and indirect employees and 10 nested contractors. Direct reports include Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Superintendent, Maintenance Scheduler/Warehouse Superintendent. In addition, this role has indirect responsibility for 22 hourly employees and 10 nested contract employees.

This role provides overall strategic direction for the Maintenance Department for the Beaumont facility. Drives equipment reliability through the Company’s Maintenance Operational Excellence program. Ensures all work is completed within Company Safety policies. Responsible for controlling multi-million-dollar yearly RPE and warehouse inventory budget. Work’s together with Good and Service Purchasing (GASP) to (1) select contractors (2) award contracts and (3) assure all contractors work is (A) performed in compliance with applicable codes, standards and procedures and (B) completed in a timely manner and within budget. Coordinate contractor maintenance activities with production and maintenance to ensure as little disruption as possible. Responsible for complying with all AIMS HESQ policies & practices including ISO-9001, OHSAS-18001 and RCMS. This includes compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements. For example, OSHA, EPA, TCEQ, etc. SMART ,champion for maintenance.

This role is part of the Site Leadership Team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities with % Breakdown:

Maintenance Process 50%

Responsible for 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 Site and Nested contractors.

This position is also responsible for continuous improvement initiatives in safety performance, equipment uptime, and cost management.

Develop and Implement world class maintenance work processes to improve maintenance efficiencies, improve productivity and reduce maintenance costs (company Maintenance Operational Excellence Process).

Develop and maintain departmental procedures and guidelines. Provides direction, oversight, coaching and assistance to maintenance organization on an on-going basis.

Develop contractor management plan and monitor contractor performance. Develop and share both company 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 company and the Industry to identify best work practices and ensure consistent implementation at all sites.

Seeks creative and innovative ways to reduce maintenance costs, improve productivity, and other value added items to maximize overall maintenance performance.

Maintenance Control 20%

$12MM budget responsibility

Responsible for establishing maintenance cost control systems for department cost management with direct

Monitors cost performance and resources, adjusting priorities and forecasting maintenance needs. Provides continuous feedback to the site manager and team members

Support maintenance with yearly budget preparations and budget compliance throughout the year. Support enhancements to improve cost plans and forecasts.

Track Maintenance Performance Measurements (KPI’s) with maintenance organization and site leadership

Perform maintenance benchmark and wrench time assessments to identify gaps and gap closure ideas to team to track improvement progress.   Reduce cost and improve productivity.

Analyze data and identify actionable items. Develop improvement plans, prepare presentations, and share information with maintenance organization and site leadership team. Implement recommendations and validate by performing regular audits.

Personnel Development and Leadership 30%.

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.

Manages and provides direction to the Maintenance groups.
Manages safety performance and activities of nested and non-nested contractors.
Works with purchasing department to devise contracts and service agreements.
Participates in the planning and leads all craft related shutdown work.
Select, train and oversees a work force that is motivated, flexible in skills, cross-trained and technically astute ensuring an effective and motivated team
Counsel on performance as appropriate

Identify skills development and training needs to maintain highly competent employees.
Active member in plant leadership team driving safety, operational, and cost excellence.
Create and execute yearly plant goals to meet or exceed business unit needs.
Assist with the roll-out of all corporate programs to ensure continuity and alignment between the site and maintenance department.

Take a leadership role in the Company Integrated Management System (AIMS)
Take a leadership role in the SMART (Company Operational Excellence Program)
Create a positive and proactive teamwork culture. Promote good communication and interaction among all the departments


15 years of relevant experience in petrochemical manufacturing environment.

5+ years leading and managing people
B.S in Engineering or related field (preferably mechanical or chemical engineering).
Greenbelt certification a plus
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
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-paced environment
Budget management experience a plus

They must have a bachelor’s degree. Prefer Mechanical or Chemical Engineer with experience in Maintenance as a Maintenance Supervisor or Superintendent and perhaps as a Maintenance Manager.  Needs to have strong leadership and mentoring abilities to hold people accountable and help them grow and perform.

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Word Document to