EVRAZ Group S.A. is a large vertically-integrated steel, mining and vanadium business with operations in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Europe, USA, Canada and South Africa and employs approximately 110,000 people. With revenues in excess of $13 billion, EVRAZ ranks as the 20th largest steel producer in the world based on crude steel production of 16.3 million tons in 2010. Our client is largely self-sufficient in respect of its iron ore and coking coal requirements with the majority of its internal consumption covered by its mining operations.
EVRAZ Group was founded in 1992 as a small metal trading company, Evrazmetall. During the first few years, the company’s turnover and field of activity steadily expanded. During the mid-1990s, Evrazmetall became involved in settling debts between Russian mining and metallurgy plants. The firm accumulated promissory notes of several steel plants, coal mines and concentrating factories. This led to a decision to acquire equity stakes in mining concerns. In 1995, EAM Group CJSC was founded, uniting several coal, ore and steel companies.
In June 2008, EVRAZ completed the acquisition of IPSCO‘s plate and tubular business in Canada. With this acquisition EVRAZ is now recognized as the leading North American producer of tubular products, particularly in respect of large diameter pipes.
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Reporting directly to the Director Maintenance, The Superintendent Maintenance is responsible for management of the overall maintenance organization at Regina (Steel and Tubular Business Divisions) which includes: management of maintenance for production equipment and infrastructure; management of maintenance budget; implementation of the unified maintenance methodology and approach; continuous improvement of maintenance services and spare parts management and inventory control. The position is responsible for 250 maintenance personnel operating at two sites.
Essential requirements for the role include:
- Implementation of EINA maintenance strategy.
- Ensure compliance with EINA maintenance strategy.
- Ensure unified maintenance methodology and approach at Regina
- Ensures proper maintenance of production equipment and infrastructure.
- Ensures utilization of maintenance reliability management tools and implementation of equipment reliability management process to reach agreed to level of equipment reliability and availability (SLA).
- Manage the maintenance planning and budgeting process and ensure maintenance budget compliance.
- Ensures the development of an effective preventive maintenance program to maintain production machinery and equipment in proper working condition.
- Performs effective management of all Maintenance General Supervisors.
- Inspects jobs in process and at completion to ensure that standards of workmanship and safety are maintained.
- Ensures optimum technical condition of the production equipment.
- Ensures maintenance performance mentoring and reporting.
- Manages inventories of maintenance material, supplies, and spare parts at target availability levels by ensuring that requisitions are initiated for purchase of parts or supplies; and periodic review of inventory levels to maintain optimum performance and efficiency at plant facilities.
- Recommends, plans, and implements equipment needs to improve production efficiency and/or achieve cost reduction.
- Working in conjunction with the Plant Engineer, defines maintenance replacement CAPEX and investment projects for Regina.
- Aligns with the VP-General manager to resolve maintenance issues at the plant location.
- Seven to ten years of progressively more responsible experience in maintenance management at a manufacturing plant site preferably steel utilizing a combination of technical, managerial, and financial expertise.
- Excellent skills in coordinating efforts of diverse personnel and motivating them to exceed performance objectives.
- Thorough knowledge of equipment reliability management process and preventive/predictive maintenance and continuous improvement techniques.
- Demonstrated change management experiences
- Evidence of having successfully managed environments that have experienced significant transformation
- Excellent organizational skills and problem solving skills
- Must be self-directed, highly motivated, and able to manage a complex workforce
- Proficient with computers, including spreadsheets and word processing
- Knowledge of metallurgy, steel forming and thermal processes
- Experience at a large complex heavy industrial facility
- Strong leadership capabilities
- Excels working in a team environment
Technical undergraduate degree, preferably in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Science, Metallurgy or Manufacturing; a master’s degree in business is highly preferred.