Area Reliability & Maintenance Support Manager

The Linde Group Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 2 months ago


Area Reliability & Maintenance Support Manager

We are a technology and applications leader with the industry knowledge and applications expertise to meet customer needs across industrial, food, medical, chemical and electronics industries. We offer over 120 years of proven experience in the safe and reliable production and delivery of industrial, medical and specialty gases. We're the talented people you know and trust, now with a new name.

Formed in 2019 after our business was acquired from Linde AG by Messer Group and CVC Capital Partners, we draw on a rich heritage of industrial gases expertise to meet customer needs. We know the industries we serve inside and out and we know our customers depend on us for more than just safe and reliable supply.

Today our deep understanding of industry trends and customer requirements allows us to collaborate intensely with customers to identify and develop long-term solutions that deliver competitive advantage. Our in-depth knowledge of customers' manufacturing processes enables turn-key engineering with minimal plant downtime, and our technology development capabilities are unrivaled


  • Ensures compliance with all safety, health, environmental and quality standards within the area

  • Proactively identify, develop and drive implementation of best maintenance practices to ensure equipment reliability, minimum cost, consistent supply of product, safe operations, and quality.

  • Ensure CO2 plants have appropriate engineering and maintenance documentation and that the documentation is maintained via EMOC procedures and in the SAP PM CMMS database.

  • Identify continuous improvement projects, develop business cases and then manage the projects to the proper scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Provide technical support and operational troubleshooting within the area and across areas when appropriate by gaining a working knowledge of compressors of various types, heat exchange equipment, centrifugal pumps, control valves, and instrumentation.

  • Represent the area as a member of the RNA CO2 peer team. Ensure the area's issues are represented in annual plans and give regional buy in to annual plans.

  • Ensure best practices are identified and shared across areas.

  • Oversee the preventative maintenance process and provide technical assistance to site technicians to ensure accurate and thorough completion of PM work orders.

  • Manage efficiency, upgrade, or maintenance projects to ensure scope, schedule and budget are met.

  • Lead root cause failure analysis for equipment failures at area CO2 facilities, identify lessons learned and share findings with peer team to reduce recurrence of reliability and safety related incidents.

  • Provide technical support regarding the various CBM programs and assist in driving the resolution of any deficiencies realized.

  • Know the plant deficiencies driving the UCOD cost (unplanned cost of downtime) for each CO2 facility and lead the effort in putting preventative measures in place to drive down costs

  • Be an advocate for change showing strong change leadership.

  • Have a working knowledge of SAP PM software and be a leader in driving the effective use of the tool for plant maintenance and equipment management.

  • Aid in development and review of annual budgets for CO2 operations in the area.

  • Lead year on year improvements to drive costs out and improve production performance.


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering Degree required- mechanical or electrical preferred

  • Demonstrated exceptional operational safety leadership

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in an operational and engineering environment

  • Knowledge of Root Cause Analysis, Cause and Effect or FMEA methodologies

  • Knowledge of predictive maintenance methodologies and technologies

  • Proven understanding of regulatory and industry standards and codes

  • CO2 and/or Air Separation experience and knowledge preferred

  • Working knowledge of SAP PM preferred

  • Six Sigma qualification a plus

Join us and you will be part of a company that values and supports your career. We offer competitive pay and benefits, with set schedules, steady work and opportunities for ongoing training and career progression.

Together we value innovation, efficiency and flexibility. Putting safety first, working with integrity and respect, we encourage everyone to find solutions for success. That means for our customers and for our colleagues. This makes us a great place to build a career where your skills are valued and developed.

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If you need assistance with the application or would like to request an accommodation, call (877) 243-1030.

Messer North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Company provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status or any legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable federal, state, or local laws

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Area Reliability & Maintenance Support Manager

The Linde Group