Turnaround Maintenance Manager (Pocatello, ID)


Pocatello, ID, US, 83204-7510

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Turnaround Manager is responsible for providing the overall leadership and results for all performance aspects of plant outages including safety and environmental compliance, planning, staffing, controlling, functional oversight. The Turnaround Manager creates the project schedule, conducts required readiness reviews and directs execution including assigning owners and due dates for identified action items, assigns, and follows up on work, and reports performance to Senior Leadership. The Turnaround Manager is accountable for executing outages that supports schedule adherence and financial targets through maintaining effective oversight. This role requires a high level of professional communication both written and verbally to facilitate team success. A high proficiency in project planning and management, and ability to confront gaps in planning and execution performance is mandatory.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strengthen and improve safety in the workplace through compliance with regulations, polices, procedures, required inspections, and training.
  • Participate in and support the CARE about safety program. Encourage others to participate through your support of the program and influence as a leader.
  • Establishes adequate safety/environmental work process controls to safeguard employees and plant overall equipment effectiveness. Assigns functional area owners and establishes criteria for effective plant outage oversight and control to facilitate effective execution.
  • Locks scope and budget no later than 120 days prior to system outage. Develops project schedule and sets schedule challenge/review meetings with applicable contractors and area owners.
  • Develop pre-outage KPI’s including project progress planning and review milestones and assigns recovery action items as applicable for gaps identified in readiness reviews.
  • Ensures all applicable production procedures are accurate and procedure use and adherence is maintained. Performs work order audits and assigns owners to close maintenance planning gaps.
  • Performs pre-shutdown and pre-startup walkdowns, determines critical oversight requirements.
  • Identifies and implements process improvements to safety/environmental, workflow, functionality in response to lessons learned.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4-year college/university preferred.

Relevant Experience

  • Experience in Phosphate operations leading both salaried and hourly personnel.
  • Experience in managing large scale projects, executing to target KPI’s and adhering to deadlines.
  • Strong understanding of plant system methodology and sound production and maintenance techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, power point, word, outlook).
  • Strong motivational, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are a must.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and understand the interrelations within an industrial facility.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with human issues in both subordinates, peers and internal stakeholders. Ability to create and maintain cooperative and effective team building relationships. Ability to enforce accountability to close performance gaps.
  • JDE and SAP experience preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across all departments.
  • Experience in the successful planning and execution of complex projects, programs, and/or initiatives.
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Responsible for acquiring contractor bids for OPEX/CAPEX projects, determining oversight responsibility of contractors, is responsible for all vendor negotiations to meet budgetary constraints.  
  • Final decision maker for post scope lock adds/deletes based on priority criteria.  Identify single point vulnerabilities for overall equipment effectiveness and key facility maintenance items and ensures these are adequately addressed within the scope of all outages.
  • Maintains the Command Center including facilitation of update reporting, assigning recovery plans, reallocating resources as required to meet outage objectives. Will conduct postmortem review meetings with contractors and internal owners to drive continuous improvement for outage performance and enforce accountability.

Job Requisition ID: 16394

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): ABW Don Plant - Pocatello 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. **