DuPont Site Preventative and Predictive Maintenance First Line Manager in Richmond, Virginia

Site Preventative and Predictive Maintenance First Line Manager (Job Number: 193727W-01)


A PPM Maintenance First Line Manager (MFLM) is a site assignment and has direct line responsibility for the craftsmen with in multiple areas across the site. The primary duty is to assure the safe, orderly and efficient execution of all maintenance work.

Supervisory responsibilities include such items as safety, training, vacation scheduling, and administration of overtime and disability policies for their craftsmen. This role supervises mechanics, E&I technicians and lubricators responsible for inspection, testing and maintenance of various equipment across the site. The role may also provide supervision to shift personnel. This is a day based job, but requires overtime from time to time to meet business needs. There are inherent hazards in work, due to process conditions and large rotating equipment, safety is given the highest priority. This position reports directly to the Unit/Business Maintenance Manager.

Program responsibilities include:

  • Preventive and Predictive Maintenance management:

  • Vibration Analysis

  • Lubrication and Oil Analysis

  • Steam Trap Inspection and Repair

  • Process Computer Management

  • NFPA Fire Alarm and Suppression Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (ITM)

  • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

  • Site Contract of Work Process

  • Corporate Rigging Champion

Tasks and Duties:

  • Prepare Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) and Planned Predictive Maintenance (PdM) detailed check sheets

  • Assist Maintenance Crafts with the diagnosis of problems when appropriate. Perform this task as a teacher, to eliminate the need for future assistance under the same circumstance

  • At the appropriate frequency, evaluate the effectiveness of PPM and PdM, via content of the procedure and frequency of execution to optimize the process

  • As necessary, represent the Area in Project Planning from the perspective of what is required from both and maintenance and reliability standpoint for successful long-term operation and the elimination of failures

  • Working from the Area Performance Engineer’s “Bad Actors List” generate mitigation solutions to eliminate the failure mechanism

  • Conduct and participate in Root Cause Failure Analyses (RCFA), driving to the roots to a level that repeated failures are eliminated and assure that action items stemming from the investigate are completed on time and are of high

  • Responsible to complete actions stemming from new equipment MOC’s and to prepare and or completed the Maintenance and Production Readiness Check Sheets

  • Conduct and or participate in the Failure Mode and Effect Analysis for new equipment at the design stage and assure the action items developed in this process are completed Work closely with Maintenance Mechanics and or Operators to improve techniques that adversely affect equipment and quality

  • Establish systems and coach others to adopt a reliability centric work place and to perform failure analyses

  • Manage Contract of Work (COW) Process – act as liaison between area maintenance and resident construction, drive site compliance, review with local IBEW and ARWI leadership and train stakeholders

  • Champion Rigging safe work practices across the site by staffing area Overhead Crane Inspectors, auditing inspection checklists, lead critical mobile crane lift plans and aid maintenance with major repairs. Also, responsible for communicating OSHA and ANSI updates around Rigging inspection, testing and maintenance


Prioritization Methodology:

  • Understand, embrace, utilize the Plant Operations Goals

  • Acute understanding and application of the Unit Specific Key Drivers of Value and Risk Mitigation.

  • Basic economic skills of cost and benefit.

  • Working knowledge of the business plan and how it compliments the area reliability and maintenance plans and strategies.

  • Ability to prioritize reliability activities opposite the production/business plan.

Maintenance Work Management Process:

  • Functional and working knowledge of the Maintenance Excellence Work Process

  • Working knowledge of the following Roles Responsibilities and Expectations (RRE’s), to avoid needless overlap of duties and to avoid dropping hand-offs between other key roles

  • Maintenance Schedule

  • Maintenance Planner

  • Materials Coordinator

  • Operations Maintenance Gatekeeper

  • Maintenance First Line Supervisor

  • Strong and comprehensive knowledge of the operations equipment along with the necessary corrective and preventative maintenance efforts required for this operations equipment.

Technology Skills:

  • Demonstrated, strong working knowledge and practitioner of the Root Cause Failure Analysis methodology

  • Familiar with Vibration Analysis, Oil Analysis, Steam Distribution

  • Ability to lead and participate in Failure Mode and Effect Analyses (FMEA)

  • Capable to using the Site Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS = SAP) and all Microsoft Office Products

  • Conversant with Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) concepts, Risk Based Inspection (RBI) methodologies

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of unit operations, process equipment and technology

Training and Certifications:

  • National Crane Bureau (NACB) Overhead Crane Inspector and Maintenance Certifications

  • ICML Machinery Lubrication Technician I Certification

  • DuPont Corporate NFPA 17, NFPA 25 and NFPA 20 Training and Qualification

Primary Location: NA-United States-Virginia-Richmond

Organization: Safety & Construction

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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