Maintenance Manager











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Maintenance Manager – (2103477) – Seneca, SC



Where the Chemistry Happens


We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for leading and providing oversight for the maintenance team as assigned. This function is to ensure a safe and efficient execution of plant maintenance, maintain a safe and reliable facility, oversee maintenance contractors to ensure effectiveness, and achieve BASF expectations for best-in-class maintenance performance. You will assure efficient and effective utilization of maintenance manpower, tools, and equipment. Areas of responsibility include administering the maintenance processes and budget compliance. 



You will be expected to lead and manage all maintenance roles and processes within the Seneca Site. This includes all manufacturing, shipping, and lab equipment, building equipment and infrastructure, rotating, stationary, and instrument and electrical equipment located within plant boundaries. You will be responsible for executing the MPI maintenance process, establishing a reliability focus throughout the area, ensuring a culture of continuous improvement, and safety excellence.  Additionally, you will be responsible for driving the strategic long-term vision for maintenance and reliability performance, maintenance process improvements, establishing a reliability focus throughout the plants and ensuring a culture of continuous improvement using LEAN Manufacturing tools.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success  


  • Leveraging your education in a technical discipline or your experience in a manufacturing environment, you will lead the development and implementation of the maintenance execution strategy and support reliability programs for the plant.


  • Demonstrating your supervisory experience in leading a plant maintenance team, you will provide leadership and supervision of maintenance personnel and activities including the planning and scheduling process to maintain job plans and daily schedules.


  • Your leadership skills with demonstrated excellence in communication and human relations skills will serve you well as you drive the plant Operational Excellence with respect to maintenance & reliability activities.  You will also use these skills as you monitor and validate maintenance performance with a focus on early trends to identify and analyze key performance indicators for the plant.


  • Your proven managerial experience in maintenance financial monitoring, analysis and cost control will be essential as you create and administer the maintenance budgets and ensure compliance.  Also, you will rely on this experience as you provide input and support managing the P&E (plants and equipment) budgets.


  • Your unwavering commitment to workplace health and safety will be evident as you comply with all environmental, safety, and health requirements, and foster an injury-free workplace by establishing high safety and housekeeping standards.  Additionally, you will ensure the application and employment of all safety rules and safe working practices by maintenance personnel.


  • Utilizing your experience leading and working on teams that strive for a culture of integration through goal alignment and cooperative initiatives, you will participate in and implement MOCs (Management of Change), PSSRs (Pre-Startup Safety Review), PHAs (Process Hazard Analysis), SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), and other regulatory processes as required.


  • Applying your technical expertise, you will maintain the mechanical integrity audit requirements related to internal and external audits for PSM/RMP, ISO, MIOSHA, cGMP, RC, DEQ and EGLE.  You will also use this experience to develop and implement preventive and predictive maintenance programs and best practices for mechanical and E/I equipment.


  • Your problem-solving and troubleshooting ability will be critical as you drive root cause failure analysis of equipment failures and implement corrective actions.  You will also use these abilities to identify continuous improvement opportunities to enhance the overall maintenance process and improve cost efficiency and effectiveness.


  • Successfully engaging within the organization, you will collaborate and coordinate with production management to minimize business impacts and equipment downtime by working closely with the maintenance planner/scheduler and facility gate keeper to coordinate maintenance activities. 


    Leading by example, you will foster an environment where diversity of perspectives across organizations results in development of high performing teams.


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Seneca, SC, US, 29678

BASF Corporation
PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina