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Maintenance Supervisor - Planning 1

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Date: May 14, 2021

Location: Calvert City, KY, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.


WACKER POLYMERS is the global technology leader in the development and production of redispersible powders, dispersions solid resins, powder binders and surface coating resins. At our Calvert City site, we are currently looking for a  Maintenance Supervisor - Planning 1 to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities

The Electrical and Instrumentation Supervisor position is responsible for the effective execution of all electrical and instrumentation and control valve work processes.  This role is 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.  Supervise the electrical/instrument workforce to meet maintenance work schedules minimizing 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.
  • 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, enforce plant safety rules and good housekeeping measures.  
  • Implement and maintain the Basic Safety Process (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 Scheduler/Planner and Manager in their absence and  provides "On Call" for Maintenance Department.
  • Assist in conduct morning "Toolbox Meetings".    
  • Provide and ensure proper tools are available for the I/E Technicians. 
  • Interface with operations personnel to resolve daily production issues caused by electrical equipment and instrumentation failures and operational errors to improve performance of the maintenance function and follow up on overruns and interruptions.   
  • Assist in troubleshooting and diagnosis of equipment failures in order to eliminate re-work. 
  • Train and motivate team members.  



  • Minimum 3 years manufacturing experience in a chemical plant is required.
  • Associates degree in Industrial Technology required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Must have solid interpersonal, communication, and 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.
  • Must have a working knowledge of electrical equipment and an understanding of basic instrumentation


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations !


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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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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