2018-05-25

Machinery Planning & Execution Lead
Job Opportunity at The David Wood Company

Posted on May 25

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Location: Houston, TX
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4160472

Our client is a large chemical plant located near Houston, TX. They have a current need for an experienced Millwright who has moved into Maintenance Planning, with extensive experience with Centrifugal Compressors. They call this position a Machinery Planning & Execution Lead (MPEL).

POSITION:            
The Machinery Planning & Execution Lead is the key machinery knowledge anchor during the complete maintenance life cycle of a specifically assigned Special Purpose machinery train(s). The role and responsibilities will vary though the maintenance cycle (typically 10 years). The position will provide practical, machine specific, technical input during: equipment strategy development, abnormal event response, TA planning and execution, spare parts NPQC, GRS required TA peer assists, and supporting TA execution at other sites.     
 
RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Roles of increasing responsibility in Maintenance, typically prior experience as first class Millwright followed by progression to FLS/Specialist positions.  Experience supporting the execution of Major Machinery TAs.
 
SKILLS:
Leadership, teamwork, effective mentoring, effective cross discipline communication, highly organized, risk based problem solving,  self-motivated, innovative application of maintenance technologies, contracting strategy/development 
 
Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Bently System One, GPET, Primavera, site specific EHM systems, SAP/GEMS, GMOC
 
Responsibilities:
  • For assigned machinery trains, acts as machinery execution coordinator during TAs, leading up to 8 FLSs and 60 machinery labor contractors
  • For non-assigned machinery trains; ensure QA/QC of major machinery TA execution teams, overseeing multiple FLSs and approximately 15 machinery labor contractors
  • Significant mentorship of Machinery Engineers to transfer knowledge of field activities and accelerate development tof practical skills
  • Ensures detailed plans, quality spare parts, organizational support, etc., are in place to facilitate a 100% right first time maintenance execution and startup of Very Critical Equipment (VCE) major machinery trains that have significant economic impact to the business. This requires 3 years of detailed planning and preparation to execute a 6 to 8 week TA and an additional 1 year post-TA to ensure spare part gaps are closed and lessons learned are institutionalized/shared.
  • Creates sustained long term ownership and accountability for TA planning & execution quality
  • Developed at sites to ensure organizational continuity of machine specific knowledge
  • Co-located with site Machinery Engineers to facilitate knowledge transfer and accelerated development of practical skills in junior engineers
  • Has consistent R&R’s at each site to ensure efficient interaction with future Regional TA team
  • Serves as available pool of resources to effectively execute GRS required peer assists (CER3/4s) at other sites
  • Acts as additional TA deck execution quality “layer of protection” over inexperienced site FLSs
  • Must be an “Aspirational Position” for the highest potential mechanical wage personnel
  • Must have reasonable authority to allow detailed execution of work processes, especially post TA follow-ups which are seldom stewarded or recognized
  • Allows existing site Engineering resources to focus on improve items vs. TA planning in which they have no experience or formal training
  • Will require 4 to 8 weeks of extended travel/year including periodic night shift support
  • Sites with similar position have consistently demonstrated higher machinery TA execution performance
  • Responsible for identifying next up candidates for the job family and input on candidates’ development plans
  • Interacts with business teams during early machinery scoping/budgeting of major TAs
  • Significant interaction with labor companies regarding writing and negotiating contracts which requires incumbent to develop strong relationships over time.  Coordinates contracts and PO’s for >$1M with multiple major equipment vendors and labor companies.  Provides extensive support of Procurement organization in contracting process
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