Lubrication Supervisor



United States, Alabama, Muscle Shoals

Remote Position: 


February 10th, 2022



Primary Purpose

The Lubrication Supervisor will leadership to the team and will lead the efforts of the team in a way that will support the equipment needs of lubrication for the sustainment of the assets. 


Key Accountabilities

  • Maintains open communications between departments and the lubrication specialists to ensure lubrication needs are being met
  • Ensures that lubricants are managed per equipment designs
  • Holds team members accountable in the completion of VPMs and daily KPVs, and other routine responsibilities
  • Ensures that team members maintain continuous monitoring and control reporting of coolant and lube system health
  • Tracks and reports daily usage of lubrication and coolant material 


     Roles and Responsibilities

  • Attend Flash Meetings *(rotate between the departments). 
  • Review previous 24 hour’s shift reports, line up Lubrication Specialist’s as required, communicate daily safety message.
  • Review previous day’s work notifications with Maintenance Teams.
  • Perform daily management routine (rotate between departments).
  • Collaborate with Maintenance to make sure proper information is captured in event log for all delays or events on shifts.
  • Maintain an Action Register / Countermeasure Board, with weekly updates to current status for each outstanding item.
  • Track and report daily usage for Mill Coolants, Kerosene, Lubrication and Hydraulic systems creating graphs to highlight problem areas and provide weekly/monthly usage trends.
  • Assign PM’s to the Lube Specialists and follow up on completion/compliance for the team.
  • Ensure weekly/monthly/quarterly routine work is executed on schedule and as planned.
  • Ensure quarterly Inspection PM’s are completed in Oil House Area(s), to include ladders, extension cords, rigging, harnesses, eyewash stations.
  • Review and close PM’s daily as required.
  • Payroll to be verified daily to ensure team members are clocking at designated shift start/stop times and all time is accounted for.
  • Post work schedules, arrange overtime and manage vacations to ensure shifts are properly covered.
  • Post Job Bids as required and retain records for future reference.
  • Maintain housekeeping schedule. Assign & enforce housekeeping tasks. All shifts should be included and all areas of responsibility should be presentable at all times.
  • Perform audits and LST’s, to include permits being used and properly filled out. Verify compliance for GWPs, and LOTO.
  • Lead Monthly Communication Meetings as required. Retain sign offs of training.
  • Special Projects and Safety Audit projects – drive and assign task for completion
  • Attend Reliability Strategy Meetings to support Lubrication Excellence program
  • Participate in the development of quality job plans by working with planners.
  • Responsible for Team development, writing and reviewing of SOP(s) and SMP(s).
  • Audit Lubrication and Coolant Materials inventory, order as required to maintain adequate supplies at all times.
  • Escalation Protocol – Unplanned Downtime to be enforced and followed
  • Near Miss/Safety Protocol (Near Miss Incident Reporting) to be enforced and followed
  • Ensure crew has required training to support all tasks within area of responsibility.
  • Train/Mentor/Coach as needed
  • Area specific task as assigned.


Leadership competencies, technical skills requirement


                 Technical Skills and Experience:

  • 2 or 4 year degree in business administration/management or maintenance OR
  • 7 Years’ comparable industrial maintenance supervisory experience with proven track record
  • Must be willing to work a rotating work schedule that includes nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively in verbal or written formats
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills (8D methodology is a plus)
  • Knowledge of maintenance work management processes: planning, scheduling, and execution of preventive, predictive and corrective work
  • Knowledge of basic maintenance processes (e.g. welding, hydraulics/pneumatics, motors, pumps, instrumentation and controls).
  • Microsoft Project, Excel, Word proficiency required – HIGHLY SKILLED
  • Experience with SAP is a plus
  • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems Experience required
  • Exceptional team working skills


               Knowledge & skills:

  • Ability to work in a constrained environment (deadlines, costs, able to work under pressure) and ability to drive multiple projects in parallel, which interfere with each other
  • Ability to teach and coach others in sound maintenance decision making
  • Ability to create a positive, challenging and participative work environment.
  • Excellent decision making skills – Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
  • Ability to be flexible and to adjust priorities as necessary to meet changing conditions
  • Ability to drive results – Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances
  • Work Process Optimization – Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Team oriented – Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Ability to hold self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Excellent organizational skills – Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Excellent leadership skills – Provides direction, delegates and removes obstacles to get work done