Maintenance Team Lead - Monaca, PA

Shell Monaca , PA 15061

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Site is located in the Pittsburgh, PA area (Monaca, PA). Not only are we building a world-class asset, we're building a world-class asset organization. This position is critical to the mission of team, and this will promise to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The position will initially report to one of the Area Maintenance Managers. The Maintenance Team is within a combined department consisting of: Engineering, Maintenance, Projects and Turnarounds.

The Maintenance Team Leader will be responsible prior to commissioning and start up to: hire his/her maintenance staff that have the both the skills and culture fit desired, support getting contracts in place, have the work processes in place including ways of working with OMC developed, have training and competency assessment of staff and crafts complete. The MTL will be key in designing and implementing a lean maintenance and defect elimination process as part of start-up and commissioning.

The purpose of the Maintenance Team Leader is to provide direction and supervision of craft within a specific discipline group Mechanical, Instrument/Electrical, or Non-routine. This position is responsible for helping the organization achieve maintenance excellence/reliability improvements by providing leadership for the execution of tasks conducted by crafts. This position plays a key role in the maintenance organization structure. Intense coordination/supervision of the crafts are key to success.


  • Manage, coach, and facilitate team of 8-12 Shell/Contractor craft to execute maintenance activities. Distribute and discuss jobs to craft daily. Communicate planned work to all personnel involved.

  • Manage break in jobs by close coordination with the Operations Maintenance Coordinator. Communicate on realistic timelines and resource capability.

  • Review the need for and line up OT as needed.

  • Identify any delays that would prevent schedule attainment.

  • Manage craft issues (absenteeism, vacation, grievances, productivity, hourly performance evaluations)

  • Promote craft flexibility.

  • Maintaining an understanding of standards and codes that pertain to their specific disciplines (DEPs, ANSI, NEC, NFPA, etc.).

  • Ensure all aspects of Safety, Environmental, and Quality are being met.

  • Identifying and justifying the need to adjust staffing levels by working through the Area Maintenance Manager. Participates in the hiring process by interviewing prospective employees.

  • Understanding, supporting and applying Shell's AMS manuals and recommended practices for best in class results.

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with technical assurance and maintenance procedures.

  • Providing performance evaluations, ranking/rating and career planning for the maintenance personnel in your team to the Area Maintenance Manager. The Team Leader is expected to use coaching and counseling techniques to develop the maintenance effectiveness skills of the craft team members.

  • Setting the tone and safety culture will be a big component of this role to ensure a personal and continuous care around the safety of anyone at site.


  • Working closely with craft team members and solicits input from all team members on opportunities for improvement.

  • Along with the craft team members, the Team Leader will constantly look for opportunities to improve cost effectiveness.

  • Provide feedback from work to the RCM focal point to improve preventative maintenance plans, optimize craft time, and drive reliability.


  • Assuring the crafts team members have the proper skills to manage and execute the work they are assigned. The Team Leader works with the technical disciplines to develop training plans to supplement weak areas, improve techniques/skills and introduce new equipment.

  • The Team Lead needs to become a qualified assessor and is accountable for assessing each craft team members to provide assurance on Skill level competency


  • Ensure all documentation is maintained, history is being captured, and any feedback is effectively being utilized. Be prepared for audits of this documentation.

  • Developing work strategies for run and maintain issues (pull, repair in place, design improvements, etc.).

  • Assisting the Area Maintenance Manager in the development and implementation of maintenance effectiveness programs and the tracking of these programs. The Team Leader looks for opportunities to eliminate low value work and replace it with vital work.

  • Participate in contract setup scoping, shop visits, and vendor selection.

  • Work and/or assist to eliminate bad actors by repair, replacement, or re-engineering. Much of this will be to drive the craft to recognize repeat issues and understand the root cause of issues. Guide and coach craft to use Causal Reasoning, whether it be for everyday troubleshooting or as feedback to engineers or production.

  • Understanding the maintenance budget and working with the OMC's and Area Maintenance Manager to meet these budgets. They should be able to identify and explain any discrepancy with their budget. Provide support to maintenance manager for budget planning. Must demonstrate fiscal responsibility by being aware of and supportive of maintenance budget and cost performance expectations.

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