Electrical Maintenance Supervisor
Niagara Falls, Canada
20h ago

General Information

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress.

The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars : protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life.

The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems.

Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.

2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.

Technology Solutions is a global leader in specialty mining reagents, phosphine-based chemistry, and solutions for stabilization of polymers.

Its portfolio includes world class, leading-edge technologies and unrivaled technical service and applications expertise that support our customers in developing tailor-made solutions, in particular for mining, where Solvay's products allow customers to extract metal concentrates from increasingly more complex and depleted ores.

Job Overview and Responsibilities


  • Individual accountability for site HSE, Quality, Productivity, and Manufacturing Excellence objectives
  • Ensure all aspects / standards of the Responsible Care Safety Program are met
  • Lead the execution of electrical / instrumentation corrective and preventative maintenance work to achieve site production requirements safely and within budget
  • Work with Maintenance Planners to develop a workable weekly schedule according to work requirements provided by operations and maintenance resource availability
  • Actively engage in the area improvement teams to drive achievement of department objectives and continuous improvement initiatives and lead selected plan objectives.

  • Active daily coaching and leadership of Maintenance Electricians and Instrumentation Technicians
  • Lead electrical team, communicate expectations, monitor performance, and take corrective actions to address issues and ensure :
  • HSE compliance
  • Quality system requirements
  • Asset utilization necessary to meet S&OP plan
  • Maintenance productivity and on-time completion of work orders
  • Own the execution of all corrective and preventative electrical maintenance work
  • Ensure all aspects of Solvay Electrical Safety SPI are continuously followed
  • Ensure all work performed is of quality and meets expectations of the sites requirements
  • Manage the daily and weekly execution of the electrical maintenance schedule, schedule break-in work and communicate changes to all stakeholders
  • Assist Maintenance Planners with electrical job scoping including determining resource requirements, job methodology, job duration, parts and components required, etc.
  • Active management of electrical resource roster, scheduling contractors as required
  • Participate in the development of the work process improvement objectives and area improvement team goals
  • Fill in for mechanical maintenance supervisor as required.
  • Education and Experience

  • Electrical / Instrumentation Trade Certification or applicable Post-Secondary Education
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a maintenance supervision role
  • Skills

  • Chemical plant experience is preferred
  • Experience as a leader in a unionized environment preferred
  • Must have demonstrated ability to lead and motivate teams
  • Experience with using and working with a CMMS, working knowledge of SAP preferred
  • Excellent communication and skills and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated planning and organization skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Previous experience in conflict resolution and performance management.

  • Planning, Scheduling and Organization
  • Bias for Action & Achieving Results
  • Passion for Excellence
  • Must act in a professional manner and lead by example
  • Must abide by safety, quality and all other site policies and procedures.

  • Based at the Welland Site.
  • Required to regularly work in an office setting.
  • Weekend / Evening work may be required during special circumstances (shutdowns, critical breakdowns).

  • Reports to the Maintenance Manager
  • LI - RH1 Solvay is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal / Native American status or any other legally-protected factors.

    Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.

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