• General Supervisor, Maintenance-Chemical

    Job Locations US-NC-Aurora
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/4/2018 5:52 PM)
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    Leadership & Management
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  • Job Description

    General Supervisor, Maintenance-Chemical, Aurora, NC

    Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

    Reports to Chemical/Central Maintenance Superintendent. Oversees the management of multiple Supervisors and shift employees.

    The General Supervisor of Chemical Maintenance is responsible for overall effective leadership and direction of the Chemical Maintenance areas. This incumbent is also responsible for maintaining the technical expertise of the Department employees, monitoring their skill sets and development of training plans. Some of the key responsibilities of the Chemical Maintenance General Supervisor include, but are not limited to:

    Key Tasks:

    • Administer group safety meetings and shop safety inspections.
    • Meet with peers and subordinates to set schedule plans for the week and check daily progress.
    • Influence manpower requirements and salary adjustment requests.
    • Prepare annual operating budgets, capital expenditure requests, and control budget cost.
    • Evaluate and recommend capital needs for the group.
    • Evaluate quality standards for area maintenance responsibility.
    • Direct and coordinate the orderly and efficient operations of Chemical Maintenance crews, under supervision of Supervisors while carrying out duties as required by Superintendent and higher management.
    • Resolve problems relating to or interfering with meeting maintenance schedules.
    • Analyze and access methods of improving and reducing Maintenance operations costs.
    • Analyze personnel needs according to production flow and operations conditions.
    • Communicate daily with department Superintendent and department engineer to stay abreast of work schedules, planning changes, and critical timing of major projects.
    • Review and discuss discipline problems with Supervisor. Evaluate and review performance of assigned Supervisor.
    • Provide for training of personnel and Supervision and monitor personnel performance.
    • Communicate and support management goals and objectives to all employees.
    • Must possess the strength, and dexterity to personally inspect all areas of responsibility that may affect employee safety or environmental integrity.


    • The General Supervisor of Chemical Maintenance must know and apply correct management, operations disciplines to maintain the sustainability and reliability of the integrated systems of people, materials and equipment.
    • Have the ability to find solutions and resolve problems relating to or interfering with meeting maintenance schedules.
    • Possess strong communication skills whether it is formally, or informally through phone calls or emails in order to convey management goals and objectives to all employees within scope of supervision.
    • When issuing instructions to subordinates, maintenance supervisors must be able to provide clear, concise directions either verbally or in writing.
    •  Ability to be able to comprehend information received through training or communications with others.
    • Needs to have the capability of motivating others and developing staff members through coaching and effective leadership.
    • At times, it may be necessary to resolve disputes or handle complaints involving one or more workers.

    Essential Qualifications:

    • This position requires knowledge equivalent to high school graduate level, demonstrated and consistent compliance with safety and environmental goals, and record of team participation and a minimum of 5 years of direct supervisory experience.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the daily operations and processes within assigned department.
    • Must pass a pre-employment exam and drug screening.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelors degree in related field of study, along with 6+ years of direct supervisory experience.
    • Maintenance Craft Training Program
    • A working knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software is desirable.

    Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

    If this sounds like a good match, apply now.  This job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies. 

    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


    **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran


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