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Maintenance Supervisor

Job location : Sylacauga, Alabama
Created moment : 04/05/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04093

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Maintenance Supervisor

Job Summary

The Maintenance Supervisor will be responsible for the following areas:


  • Understand and adhere to all Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S ) policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Ensure all craft workers are compliant with all EH&S standing instructions and applicable Maintenance Procedures.
  • Maintain visible and active field presence to promote safe working environments.
  • Work with Operations and relevant stakeholders to investigate incidents and initiate immediate corrective action.
  • Communicate incident investigation findings with department and key stakeholders.


  • Act as Imerys Sylacauga Subject Matter Expert for all Mechanical Maintenance and repair of equipment 
  • Lead a crew of Maintenance Millwrights fabricators , pipefitters dust collector technicians and lubrication oilers and contractor staff , for the maintenance and repair of all plant mechanical maintenance . Includes supervisory requirements, such as, scheduling personnel to cover required work, documentation of work practices by individuals to ensure compliance to plant procedures and adherence to safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform gap assessments to identify value-added areas with the highest return on investment and/or risk.  
  • Lead continuous improvements in Mechanical , fabrication  strategies through development and application of effective reliability strategies such as: risk-based maintenance, identification and assessment of risks, root cause and bad actor analysis and spare parts reviews.
  • Provide capital projects and shutdown support through active participation in work scope development, peer reviews, design and procurement activities.
  • Work scope development for bids and conduct bid reviews. travel to shops for hold point inspections.
  •  Provide consultation and on-site support for installation, commissioning and/or start-up of equipment.  
  • Help Plan and schedule mechanical , fabrication , Installation and QA /QC  on a daily basis with assistance from work planner 
  • Provide support to major projects, shutdown reliability and maintenance on technical specifications, bid packages and technical submittal reviews for procurement.
  • Follow approved Imerys Sylacauga's procedures to inspect, test, repair, replace, as necessary, all types of mechanical and process equipment .  
  • Ensure preventative maintenance duties are performed on all major equipment and systems as well as emergency backup systems.      
  • Responsible for maintenance of complete equipment files, logs and drawings for all designated equipment.    
  • Responsible for inventory control and timely ordering of all spare parts, tools, materials and equipment required for normal plant maintenance. 
  •  Assist with forecasting needs for parts materials and equipment required for outages and special projects.  
  • Coordinate, conduct, analyze and interpret a wide variety of technical data 
  • Assist with root cause investigations of any operational incidents and assume lead role for those involving Mechanical and fabrication issues.
  • Plan, prepare and present training for Mechanical Maintenance and lubrication group and cross training for other plant personnel to increase capabilities and performance while enhancing safety levels.
  • Ensure MOCs are completed in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate the performance of maintenance personnel and make recommendations on training requirements .
  • initiate disciplinary warnings and institutes disciplinary action based on the Union contract 


  • Provide feedback and ensure meetings for the maintenance,operations and engineering teams on the availability of parts and status of execution are provided and documented  in a timely manner. 
  • Provide feedback on craft and vendor performance to Maintenance Reliability and Engineering Manager 
  • Ensure Maintenance craft-person are familiar with and aware of any changes to maintenance procedures


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a Maintenance Supervisor

IMERYS... Mineral Solutions to create tomorrow's world.  Imerys is a Paris based Global Leader, who transforms minerals into thousands of high valued specialty mineral products essential for our Customers' Products.

Imerys is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at Imerys are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Imerys will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Position Type

Full time



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To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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