Jost Chemical Co.
  • 18-Mar-2019 to 31-May-2019 (CST)
  • Maintenance
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Full benefits, Medical, Dental, Short and long term disability, PTO,401K, on site gym



  • Works under general direction from the Plant Manager in a GMP regulated manufacturing environment operating under Q7A standards
  • Broad responsibility to provide industrial maintenance support and supervision for 40 direct reports engaged in maintaining and repairing physical structures and equipment, along with assisting in new capital projects


  • Provide technical expertise, equipment-based or repair technique based, which impacts availability and maintainability of facility (e.g., troubleshooting equipment problems, evaluating equipment design relative to its intended purpose)
  • Directs the analysis of mechanical and operational problems
  • Plan, organize, coordinate and oversee day to day maintenance and facility activities to assure the proper and efficient maintenance and repair of production and facilities
  • Assist in the hiring of candidates for welding, pipefitting, painting, insulating, electrical and general maintenance
  • Train and direct workers engaged in welding, pipefitting, painting, and general industrial maintenance tasks
  • Develop and prepare work schedules for crew and maintain coverage for plant operations 24/7
  • Assist in staffing activities for department; evaluate employee performance and recommend wage adjustments or change of status; initiate plans to motivate workers to achieve goals
  • Create, implement and maintain preventative maintenance program of production including inspection of plant equipment
  • Oversee maintenance software for PMs, inventory replenishing, etc. for internal and audit purposes
  • Prioritize repairs and assignments daily that it relates to production schedules and estimate worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment; establish and adjust work procedures to meet production schedules
  • Analyze and resolve work problems; assist workers in solving problems
  • Perform general plant maintenance (corrective and preventive tasks)
  • Inspect completed work for conformance to blueprints, specifications and standards; ensure repair documentation is maintained
  • Assist with facility maintenance
  • Lead maintenance team to observe all safety programs
  • Monthly team meetings
  • Represents the company's position and interest in dealing with outside contractors, vendors
  • Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew; actively support and provide leadership for company's initiatives; routinely focus on employees and customer needs
  • Work with Project Engineers and Management with Capital projects and allocations of resources
  • Assist Purchasing with inventory of appropriate Requisition tools, equipment and inventory replenishing system for parts



  • B.S. diploma required, supplemented by advanced engineering/ industrial mechanics training; B.S. degree in Engineering preferred
  • Seven (7) or more years experience in a manufacturing environment; previous supervision experience preferred
  • Knowledge of:
    • High level mathematics and English comprehension
    • Comprehensive level of electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems
    • Advanced level of safety, health and environmental rules and regulations, policies and procedures


  • Skill in:
    • Negotiations and cost-consciousness
    • Troubleshooting and maintaining mechanical and technical aspects of manufacturing equipment
    • Organization and self-motivation
    • Reading drawings, service manuals and blueprints
  • Ability to:
    • Train, supervise and motivate the work of others
    • Comprehend and interpret oral and written English instruction
    • Write routine reports and correspondence
    • Deal with problems involving several variables in multiple situations
    • Work in cold and hot (120F) environment
    • Lift up to 50 pounds and drive fork truck in safe and efficient manner
    • Operate and maintain wide variety of maintenance tools and equipment
    • Exhibit manual dexterity, perceptual speed and extent flexibility
    • Adopt to rapidly changing priorities based on business needs
    • Pass pre-employment physical with drug screen and physical capabilities test


  • Exempt


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