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Central Shop Supervisor


INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA

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INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA

Central Shop Maintenance Supervisor




Battleground Manufacturing Complex

1230 Battleground Rd., La Porte, TX

Organizational context and job purpose

The O&P USA business includes the product lines Ethylene, propylene, butadiene, polypropylene and High density polyethylene.  Manufacturing sites include Chocolate Bayou Works (Alvin, TX), Battleground Manufacturing Complex (LA Porte, TX), and Carson, (Carson, CA), with a division office in League City, TX. 

Responsibilities AND Accountabilities

The Central Shop Maintenance Supervisor has the ultimate role to promote safety, ensure that the site meets its obligations of zero injuries, no harm to people, and no damage to the environment.

Works with proprietary and Contractor personnel to deliver economic metrics, increase reliability and productivity. The ability to analyze, troubleshoot and solve rotating equipment problems is essential in this role.      

This position is accountable for understanding and putting into practice the INEOS 20 Principles.

The Central Shop Maintenance Supervisor is a member of the Maintenance Team reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent. This position is responsible for management of:

  • The central shop rebuild / repair of rotating equipment with 3 FTE.
  • The BMC Machine Shop, with 1 FTE.
  • The Tool Room with 1 FTE (Contractor).
  • The Vehicle and Mobile Equipment shop utilizing onsite contractors to repair and maintain equipment.
  • The repairable item process of stores stock equipment.
  • Certifications of QCE and SCE equipment at BMC.
  • This position is also responsible for the leadership and development of Central Shop employee(s)

Most Important activities

  • This position is accountable for understanding and putting into practice the INEOS 20 Principles and has a special responsibility to cascade the understanding of these principles through their team.
  • Ensure HSE delivery and compliance for INEOS employees and contractors working within their area.
  • Responsible for development and cost reporting associated with capital spared equipment.
  • Ensuring the development of their direct reports.
  • Drive improvements in repair execution processes to optimize cash fixed costs.

Accountability 1: Safety performance

  • Support achievement of site target of reportable safety and environmental events.
  • Support and lead SHE activities, meetings, and inspections to ensure compliance with plant policies and procedures, OSHA, PSM, DOT, EPA, and RRCT.
  • Support HAZOPs, LOPA’s and SHE compliance audits by ensuring resources are available to participate and resolve recommendations by thoroughly evaluating rejection or implementation.
  • Promote, ensure, and sustain appropriate employee and management involvement in SHE systems and processes.
  • Ensure inspection records, QCE, and SCE related to the BMC tool room and area shops are current.
  • Ensure staff are competent on all policies and regulations.
  • Ensures adherence to policy, procedures and practices.
  • Attendance at daily, weekly and monthly safety meetings.
  • Ensures utilization of STEP cards, JSA’s, BSP’s, Gensuite.

Accountability 2: Ensure financial stewardship in area to meet development objectives

  • Manage costs to facilitate Total Cash Fixed Costs are at or below budget.
  • Maintain costs within budget for each cost center.
  • Work with contractors to reduce the average monthly dollar amount of overdue tool returns to the tool room.
  • Accrue costs in months that materials or services are received and continue to accrue until goods receipt or service entry is completed.
  • Work with suppliers to ensure invoices are received no later than 90 days after the materials or service was received.
  • Plan, manage and track costs in your area of responsibility to ensure monthly GFO forecasts are within +/- 15% of actual monthly costs.
  • Develop Central Shop planning and scheduling process to facilitate efficient and effective use of resources.
  • Participate in monthly review of open maintenance orders.

Accountability 3: Satisfy internal customers

  • Maintain an accurate inventory for the tool room.
  • Work with stores to maintain an accurate inventory of repairable and capital spared equipment within SAP.

Accountability: 4 Ensure effective stewardship of people

  • Ensure the work force is adequately trained and have the tools necessary to perform their roles safely and efficiently.
  • Mentor, coach, motivate, and evaluate team to deliver exceptional business performance by providing opportunities for development and enhancement of skills and competencies.
  • Conduct periodic performance review, workload prioritization and team meetings to maintain continuous delivery while enhancing team productivity.
  • Identify the resource levels required to provide adequate level of service to the business and our customers.
  • Identify and define training requirements and resource levels related to training and development.

Skills & Competencies and Experience:

Education and Experience:


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering or related field preferred.


  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in chemical, refining or industrial manufacturing.
  • Strong mechanical background and aptitude.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

Skills and Competencies:

Technical skills:

  • Knowledge of leading SHE activities, meetings, and inspections and to ensure compliance with plant policies and procedures, OSHA, PSM, DOT, EPA, and RRCT.
  • Proven commitment and delivery of SHE compliance. Proficient in use of SAP, Gensuite, Blue Cielo, MOC, Excel, Outlook, MS Word.
  • Analyze, troubleshoot, and solve rotating equipment problems with centrifugal pumps, reciprocating and rotary screw compressors, centrifugal and rotary lobe blowers, gearboxes, extruders and mixers, and various types of rotating equipment.

Behavioral skills:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Results-driven and impactful
  • Able to relate to multiple levels in the organization
  • Able to delegate and hold people accountable.
  • Possess integrity and able to engender trust
  • Strongly developed interpersonal, leadership and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead diverse groups of people successfully.
  • Possesses a track record of accomplishment in leading roles by driving accountability.
  • Strong demonstrated ability to manage, progress and deliver multiple and competing priorities.
  • Ability to positively influence others/promote philosophy.
  • Defines personal success in terms of the whole team.
  • Makes timely and effective decisions, includes use of good judgment and consideration of proper balance between benefits/risks.
  • Creates strong morale and spirit, feeling of belonging in team, broadly shares both routine and important tasks.
  • Acts as a technical resource for maintenance, reliability, and manufacturing teams.
  • Communicates to all levels of management and to other departments to explain problems and proposed solutions in the form of written notes of findings and recommendations as well as verbal discussions in meetings.
  • Participate in plant project teams, safety processes, HAZARD reviews, black/green belt projects, MOCs, RCFAs, etc.
  • Participate/lead root cause failure analysis investigations of rotating equipment issues.
  • Specify technical data for rotating equipment repairs, both in-house and outside shops. This can involve research utilizing the Internet, Intranet, OEM manuals, etc.
  • Create and update equipment bills of materials (BOMs) in SAP.
  • Set up spare parts in stores as needed.
  • Develop training materials and present to craftsmen as needs are identified.
  • Support capital projects including consultation for field installation, ergonomics, spare parts, equipment selection, etc.
  • Support SHE activities including monthly safety audits, Seahawk behavioral based safety system, support incident investigations.
  • Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of safety, maintenance, and operations management systems
  • Written and verbal communication and good interpersonal skills

Internal Applicants:

Interested internal candidates should submit their resume and/or profile + last 2 performance appraisals to the Hiring Manager (Supervisor) and HR Contact via e-mail.  Department Manager approval is required prior to applying for position.

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.

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