Maintenance Supervisor, Plaquemine


Description of
this vacancy

Company Overview:

Vopak is an independent infrastructure provider with an unrivaled network of 78 terminals in 23 countries and 25+ joint venture partners. We have a diversified portfolio which is a critical enabler for product flows today and in the future. We serve energy and manufacturing markets offering significant growth opportunities to our 1,000+ customers, including new products and services. We take pride in improving access to cleaner energy and feedstocks for a growing world population, ensuring safe, clean and efficient storage and handling of bulk liquid products and gases.


We are developing new infrastructure solutions to actively contribute to the introduction of future vital products, focusing on zero- and low-carbon hydrogen, ammonia, CO2 infrastructure, flow batteries and sustainable feedstocks. 


What We Offer:

  • Various flexible and hybrid work schedules.

  • Career development and growth opportunities.

  • Competitive, market-based compensation package depending on your experience and knowledge.

  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Account Options                        

  • Short Term/Long Term Disability Insurance 

  • Basic and Supplemental Life/AD&D Insurance                               

  • 401(k) Incentive Savings Plan

  • Paid Holidays (Fixed and floating)

  • Paid Time Off and Sick Days

  • Additional Benefits:

    • Tuition Reimbursement

    • Employee Assistance Program

    • Accident Insurance

    • Legal Plan

    • Critical Illness Insurance

    • Hospital Indemnity Insurance

    • Legal Plan

    • ID Theft Insurance

    • Universal Life


What you will do in this role:

The Maintenance Supervisor role is directly responsible and accountable for all terminal maintenance activities in Plaquemine, LA to ensure terminal assets are fully maintained, optimized and safe for employees and the environment.  This leadership role will oversee a team of maintenance technicians, driving priorities through the organization and transforming terminal maintenance from a reactive to a proactive service to our customers.

Your Core Responsibilities:

  • In close collaboration with the leadership team, defines and executes the strategy to transform maintenance service offering from reactive maintenance to proactive maintenance.

  • Analyses key maintenance performance KPI’s (work order close out, time to repair, etc.) to understand trends and develop action plans where necessary.

  • Assesses work forecast, prioritizes work assignments and ensures scopes of work are executed timely.

  • Manage monthly maintenance costs to remain on budget.

  • Ensures work performed meets all quality standards per industry, Vopak and customer standards.

  • Accountable for product movement to ensure operations are consistently performed according to Vopak and customer standards.

  • Assist maintenance engineer to perform root cause analysis to prevent future failure.

  • Proactively identifies and oversees the planning and execution of mechanical repairs.

  • Manage 3rd party contractors to understand improvements, while rewarding positive work practices.

  • Serves as a leader and mentor for maintenance team focusing on individual development, technical guidance, coaching, goal setting and prioritization.

  • Responsible for the overall health and safety of maintenance technician team and takes proactive steps to ensure day to day tasks are performed in a safe manner.

  • Responsible for environmental safety ensuring maintenance operations are conducted in a sustainable manner.

What We Expect: 

Soft Skills:

  • Self-starter, eager to create new standards and processes for an organization.

  • Solutions driven, always keeping operational standards and customer satisfaction in the forefront.

  • Highly collaborative within direct and indirect teams.

  • Highly proactive in anticipating customer needs.

  • Strong critical thinking skills.

  • Identifies process improvements to remove waste and enhance service delivery

  • Strong change management skills.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and strong active listener.

  • Driven to create and implement solutions from broad organizational goals.

Technical Skills Experience:

  • Experience in managing a direct team preferred

  • Experience training or mentoring employees

  • 2-5 years of experience using Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) SAP, MAXIMO, INFOR, ETC.) 

  • 5 to 8 years of experience (Combined or in One Craft): 

  • Pump Installation & Pump Repair – Millwright (MOST DESIRED)

  • Pipe Fitting or Welding – Pipe Fitter/Welder/Inspector

  • Tank Maintenance & Repair – Tank Rebuilds, Tank Inspection, Tank Repair

  • Electrical – High Voltage, Low Voltage, Breaker Repair/Repalcement

  • Instrumentation – Radar Levels, Tank Gauging, Flow Meters

  • Analyzers – Hydrocarbon Analyzers


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This position requires an employee to be exposed to outside elements.  Most extreme elements are heat in the summer months of up to 100°+ and some exposure to cold of generally no less than 0° in the winter months.  There will be exposure to various chemicals and compounds, including fumes and smells, some of them hazardous.  The employee will enter confined spaces and work in elevated environments, potentially for lengthy periods of time.  Employee must be able to wear PPE required by the location.  Loud sounds and vibrations will be experienced at times.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  All environments are safe with appropriate PPE.  


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk (sometimes over long distances and carrying tools weighing up to 15 pounds), crawl, sit, speak, and hear.  The employee is required, for extended periods of time, to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; the employee will be required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch; must be able to twist around repeatedly. The employee will be required to climb ladders and storage tanks up to 50’ in height. The employee will be required to enter confined spaces and crawl under rail cars or trucks. The employee will lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds including overhead; must be able to carry up to 25 pounds over a distance of up to 30 yards. The employee must be able to roll and tip dolly holding a 55-gallon trash receptacle. Must be able lift and secure hose flanges; align and connect/disconnect 6” to 8” hoses manually. Must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Employee may be required to travel by car, truck or other land vehicles.


Inclusion & Diversity:

Vopak stores vital products with care. Our commitment to care extends to all our stakeholders, including our own employees, new talents and people in our local communities around the globe. We believe that each individual has the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal opportunities and prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, political orientation or trade union membership, allowing everyone at Vopak to develop their full potential.

Additional Information:

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.  Company sponsorship for immigration or work visas will be reviewed on a case by case basis. 

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