Maintenance Supervisor – Planning 1 1

at Wacker Chemie AG
Location Calvert City, KY
Date Posted August 13, 2023
Job Type


Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.

To strengthen our team in
Calvert City,

we are looking for you as a(n)
Maintenance Supervisor - Planning 1 1.

This is Us:
You know us. You just didn’t know it. WACKER is a global chemical manufacturer that prides itself on “Creating Tomorrow’s Solutions”. WACKER materials are so versatile and adaptable, they have virtually unlimited applications just about anywhere imaginable, making WACKER an integral part of daily life. Whether it’s protecting buildings from the elements, a tube of toothpaste, a cell phone, airbags, or cosmetics, people from all over the world come into contact each day with our products and achievements. We are looking for capable, innovative, and enthusiastic achievers to join our team and grow with us. We are currently seeking an Electrical and Instrumentation Supervisor for our site in Calvert City, KY.

What you will do:
The Electrical and Instrumentation Supervisor position is responsible for the effective execution of all electrical and instrumentation and control valve work processes and will also be responsible for the efficient and effective use of all resources to conduct maintenance activities in this area which result in minimum downtime and maximum productivity. This position will be responsible for the control over quality, duration, costs, and thoroughness of the daily work, as well as train and motivate their employees, make tactical decisions to stay on schedule, and perform administrative/personnel functions. To fulfill these responsibilities in the most effective manner, this Supervisor is to manage work priority, engage the proper resources to develop a safe, effective and efficient work control plan. In addition, this Supervisor provides the equipment-related expertise and technical guidance on improving proactive and preventative maintenance and condition monitoring activities of electrical equipment, instrumentation, and control valves.

Supervise the electrical/instrument workforce to meet maintenance work schedules.
Minimize time lost between jobs, at breaks, at the end of each day.
Implement “best practices” across the entire site to reduce maintenance spending and increase maintenance efficiency.
Assign personnel to specific jobs unitizing their skill levels as well as providing cross-training.
Assure reasonably accurate distribution of time and materials to specific jobs.
Assure equipment history data was logged in SAP when job is completed.
Prompt and fair handling of grievances.
Make tactical decisions to stay on schedule.
Refine and finalize labor, parts, priorities, and methods.
Communicate with planner/schedulers, operations, and engineering on delays, issues, or ask for assistance to make every effort we stay on schedule.
Participate and support Wacker safety programs and PPE requirements and enforce plant safety rules and good housekeeping measures.
Implement the Basic Safety Process (BSP) – Maintain a BSP score of 100% compliance and achieve zero OSHA recordables.
Schedule overtime to complete jobs on schedule while maintaining the overtime target for the department.
Fill in duties of Manager in their absences.
Assist in conduct morning “Toolbox Meetings”.
Fill out and approve Vacation Requests for the I/E Technicians.
Interface with operations personnel to resolve daily production issues caused by electrical equipment and instrumentation failures and operational errors and to improve performance of the maintenance function.
Follow up on overruns and interruptions.
Assist in troubleshooting and diagnosis of equipment failures in order to eliminate re-work.
Identify and provide or obtain skills training required by each crewmember.
Give adequate time and attention to formal and on-the-job training and act upon request for support and help.
Provide “On Call” for Maintenance Department.
All other duties assigned.

What we need from you:

An A.S. degree in Industrial Technology or higher preferred.
3 years maintenance supervisory experience in a chemical plant is preferred
Experience working with or within Union labor force preferred
Experience with electrical components and instrumentation in an industrial chemical setting preferred
Must have a working knowledge of electrical equipment and an understanding of basic instrumentation
Must have solid interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
Good organizational skills.
Have adequate craft knowledge and skill to accurately estimate labor hours, material requirements, and skills needed to complete a job.
Must have a demonstrated ability to visualize and communicate execution of work.
Must have knowledge of plant equipment.

Life at Wacker:
Wacker is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We encourage our employees to be their authentic selves and desire team members that share these interests. You will be valued for your contributions and perspectives as we continue to grow together. Your career is important to us, and we want to foster a mutually beneficial relationship where you feel heard, understood, and fulfilled. We consider our employees’ overall health and satisfaction when creating a benefits package. Below are some of the additional incentives our employees enjoy.

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective Day 1
401(k) with company match
Tuition Reimbursement
Advancement Opportunities
Education Assistance Program
Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
Support for Community Involvement
Bonus Plans

What do we offer?

WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions.

WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.

Compensation and Incentive plans

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1

Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays

Paid parental leave

Wellbeing fund

Flexible hybrid work arrangements

401(k) with company match

Education Assistance Program

Career development and advancement opportunities

Support for Community Involvement

We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 25290

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.

A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a green card).

WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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